I remember frustration. Irritation. I remember finishing a phone-call, sitting on my bed, thinking, this is not how it should be done. Feeling my age and my innocence used against me, biting me in the ass. I remember saying to myself, I’m going to figure out a better way.
Since my first album; “Naturally” came out, I’ve learned all the ways a musician can get screwed over in this industry. I’ve experienced it first hand and I’ve heard so many other people’s stories about how they didn’t know any better. Most people just shrug their shoulders and say, “That’s the music business…”
DOES IT HAVE TO BE?
What if we could shake things up a little bit? Break the chain. What if we worked with real musicians on the basis on their talent, not on their marketability. What if we went around the big recording contracts and artists didn’t have to sell their souls to be successful?
WHAT IF WE MADE MUSIC FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC?
Well, that idea is what sparked Pinfeather Studios.
WHAT WE ARE RIGHT NOW…
Right now, we’re a studio. One producer, one editor, one songwriting coach, one music teacher. One person. Me. But we have five clients scheduled for this year and we’re working on building up and out in all directions. We’re working with people who may or may not become famous pop stars, but want to make some music. It’s simple, but it’s exactly what it needs to be.
WHAT THE VISION IS…
The vision is not only one working studio, but many. Each one ready to serve talented musicians with a team of talented producers and agents. Editors, marketing agents, radio and tv agents, working to help get your music heard. Music teachers of all styles and crafts. Libraries and writing spaces for the exploring songwriter to spend hours in. Workshops every week, covering every subject. Teachers, writers, musicians, all helping one another to make music. A Build-A-Bear-Workshop type business, where we provide all the tools the musician needs. They only need to come to the one-stop-shop and reach out and grab it. No scary contracts, no secret deals, no gimmicks. The artist keeps their art and we get to help. Call it a fantasy, but the best dreams are sometimes the most fanciful.
So that’s what I’m working towards. It’s a long way away, but each step is not only important, but fun and meaningful. I’m not exactly sure what it’s going to look like or how it’s going to happen, but that’s the most exciting part. Music should be more than a popularity contest. More than a cold, meaningless industry. It should connect and unite and inspire. It has the capability to do that, we just need to get out of the way.
We’re growing our feathers. We’ve just barely left the nest.