Unfamiliar Territory: The Music Business

It is hard for certain people to recognize a good opportunity when one comes their way, I am learning. In Houston, this past weekend, I visited this jazz bar that I would normally not step into. It was a comfortable lounge, very art-sy and trendy, but the crowd was not my usual crowd. While I was there, there was this really sultry, smooth sounding jazz vocalist singing – and this person has the voice and the look of what I am in need for, for a song I have to finish for a major producer. I approached him, told him how he could get exposure “out the ass” for working on this song… And he just kinda gave major excuses. He was nervous I could tell, by his shaky hands and all, but he said “I’ll be studying for a final… I will be teaching a class on Monday… blah, blah” He handed me his card with his shaky hand and that was that. So I was thinking, maybe he is beating himself up right now, give him a call anyway. Called today, same excuse! Then he told me he wants to sing jazz. Jazz only. That’s fine and dandy to want to sing jazz music- however, everyone knows in the music business, when you are a new artist, you chill and do what you have to do to get out there. Do a album or two, then convert to your desired style. Kanye had to do it, Akon did it, etc, etc. The song that he would be singing is very vivid, like jazz, but is more on the alternative, rock, tip. Now I have to search for someone else… again… deadline approaching… stress central…

I guess this move to the south was a bad idea… May have to go back to the east coast to get my business once again. What’s up with people, nowadays? If it was me I would have jumped on it.

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2 Responses to “Unfamiliar Territory: The Music Business”

  1. Don't Be a Slut Says:

    Being a performer is scary … you get your ass kicked – a lot. He may have been through a bunch of bull with other so-called producers before you and may have been wary about putting himself out ther again. Ya never know…P.S. Thanks for stopping by Don’t Be a Slut – appreciate it!

  2. Some people are really afraid of success, or maybe they are happy with what they have. I don’t know… I always think it’s really unfair when people don’t make the most of their good luck. So many others out there are trying and are not so lucky!

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