the-all-powerful-nerd asked: Do you like walruses?
Of course. In fact, when I nightblog I listen to my CD of walrus sounds.
"Sophia, why don’t you just buy your reeds from the store?"
EARLY MORNING REHEARSALS ON WEEKENDS
Have I Been Doing It Backwards?
Over the past 5 years I’ve been arranging all my songs using MIDI. And the goal was to grow it enough to be able to hire a full orchestra. With that, we could finally all leverage that for the ultimate goal: getting enough support for live performances in orchestra halls.
But we never got there.
I’ve tried everything, even so recently as hiring dancers to branch out the idea, but it didn’t work out as I planned.
Then last week it hit me: rather than writing orchestra music from the start, I should be growing into it.
Meaning, I should start small - string quartets - and slowly grow that over time. Maybe adding 1 or 2 musicians every few weeks as the idea grew (if it does at all).
So that’s what I’ll be doing for now on. So now “ForOrchestra” isn’t the weekly music you’ll hear, it will be the actual goal: to get the string quartets to be for orchestra!
It’s the dream. And dreams don’t die. Dreams are about telling stories, they’re about going on adventures, and they’re about bringing us together.
We have no time to worry about how we were doing it backwards, it’s time to look forward. Troops, to forward!
Anonymous asked: I used to see certain songs on Xbox Music and had even downloaded them, but they're gone now and I can't find them there anymore. Did certain agreement come to pass, or did something happen. I love your music but I cant do ITunes or amazon.
OK so here’s what happened. I was licensing all the songs myself using mechanicals and Harry Fox, but last month I got a serious letter from a music publisher that was about to go through litigation.
The reason? I slipped and forgot to send royalties one month.
How could that happen? Well, I was fine when I had 4 songs to keep track of, but after I reached 150 then it became almost impossible to keep track of. Even hiring a virtual assistant or someone wasn’t possible for various reasons.
So I had to take all my songs down - iTunes, Xbox, Zune, Amazon, Google Play - and am re-uploading them with a new distributor (Loudr) which will allow me to concentrate on music and not on royalty payments.
If you were paying attention last month I even took down my Youtube channel because I considered getting out of the internet space entirely. And I’ve been quiet this year as I’ve done more behind-the-scenes stuff.
But that all changes today! My songs should go live in a few days. I’m finishing up my songs, I’m in a new city, and I feel great.
I’m also working on some huge projects, which I’ll write about later today.
So in short: I’m sorry for the lack of keeping you up to date. But understand it was because I was scared about litigation from a simple mistake and got too big to keep up with everything.
It will all be back in a few days!