Demos mostly done! Eight tracks are finished, two tracks need some minor adjustments, and one last minute track is still under construction, but once they're all finished they will be sent off to the Copyright Office, and once I hear back from them, I'm taking over the internet. Yes. Taking over.
I suppose eleven tracks is kind of a lot for a demo, but if I'm going to pay a filing fee, I might as well get my money's worth. Plus, I'm not going to force anyone to listen to all of them. I know that I still have a lot to learn when it comes mixing, writing and playing, but I've realized that at some point you just have to release the birds into the woods and let the world happen to them. Hopefully, the world will be welcoming and kind to my birds...
As this stage of the quest draws to a close, I can feel the approach of another exit that others have gotten off on. I could very easily post my songs to the internet and just hope that I'm discovered--wait for someone to find me. I could get complacent and put my faith in...my recordings? Karma? Ha. People get off here. It's easy to do. After putting so much energy in already, it's easy to think that your dues have been paid or that you "deserve" a break, but you don't. I don't. Nope.
This isn't the destination and I must remember that. This is buying plane tickets or filling the gas tank. I really haven't gone very far yet--the next step is where the real traveling happens. What is the next step? After getting all the social media outlets going and my website up, I will be putting a band together, finding gigs and performing (solo if necessary), and shopping labels and publishers. There's still so much to do, but that's what makes life awesome!