I worked in marketing for about 10 years with a large, well-known company. I really liked the job, but I really prefer not working for someone else. I wanted to be able to call the shots, so I put in my two weeks notice and left on good terms. I know enough now about music sync companies and other things that I should be able to do decently with my own group of employees and clients.
I have three friends who are also in marketing. Each of them expressed interest in working for me if I branched out on my own. I gave them enough notice before I quit so that they could do the same if they were serious about working for me. Luckily, each of them was up to the task, and I hired each of them. Continue reading I Have Started Up My Own Company
I have just begun to look for a nicer place to live, mostly one with a nicer person to deal with also. The place I am staying belongs to a company, but the president left one of his relatives in charge and this guy is pretty strange and extremely hard to get along with. It is not as though I am really happy with the way that they keep raising the rent either. I have been looking at web pages like this one, http://www.sol.com.sg and trying to figure out if I can afford the sort of place I want. Of course the big decision for me is whether or not to move in with my girlfriend. We have been dating since the last year of high school and all through college, although we did not go to the same college. Continue reading Trying to Figure out How Nice a Place I Can Afford
I would guess that there are not a lot of geniuses in prison, but there are probably a whole lot of people who think that they are smarter than they really are. I have one of those nice new ADT home security systems and apparently this guy who tried to break into my place believed that he was smart enough to bypass the system. At least that is what the police detective told me. Apparently some guy this genius knew sold him something which was supposed to hack into my security system. It seems more likely that the guy was not a great friend to this thief and was looking to remove him from the picture. That is what the detective thought at least. Continue reading Some Guy Tried to Break into My Place
Finding a venue for your band to play usually isn’t difficult. Most cities are overflowing with bars and clubs that welcome live entertainment. You might want to try a different type of venue to showcase your talent. With today’s focus on environmental concerns, your fans will appreciate it when you show you are willing to do your part. Outdoor venues have been around for as long as people have been able to carry a tune. They can be as simple as an open field for an afternoon acoustic arrangement. Most outdoor venues today will require the use of portable power or access to a nearby power source. These days, solar powered outdoor venues are becoming more popular and let music lovers share their appreciation for the earth, as well as your music.
A solar powered outdoor venue makes use of the sun’s energy to power all of your equipment, including amplifiers and lighting. Continue reading Solar Powered Outdoor Venues Help Your Band Go Green
A recent trip out to New York City made me realize how much a venue can really help or harm a band. I was visiting friends near New York for a good week or so while I was taking a break from work, and I had decided that I would try to catch as much music as I possibly could. After all, I love live music and I really don’t get to feel the whole ambiance of the city often. So, I figured that I would combine two of my favorite things in this activity. It was an enjoyable experience, but also a very interesting study.
First, I knew that I wanted to check out some of the smaller scenes. I played in a band in college that frequented pubs and bars, and so this was the environment that I knew best. We were a jam band, providing ambiance for any given bar, and so we thrived when people were active, talking, drinking, and not sitting with their hands quietly folded on their laps. Continue reading Checking out the Venues in New York City