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What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:22 am
by annayarbrough
Hi all,

What are your musical goals/dreams for 2019?

For me - working towards finishing my next piano album, getting stuck back into songs instead of instrumentals, and hopefully pulling together an alt-pop EP. Maybe a collaboration or two, who knows. Will still be plugging away at the occasional cue, but those first goals are my focus!

What about you?

Can't wait to hearrrr 8-)

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:49 pm
by DRichardson
I've always wanted an established artist to cut a song of mine. I feel like I have made real progress this year on writing the right stuff. I've finally started getting forwards for my pop songs. So for 2019? Just a couple of number ones will do. :D Seriously though, a great film or TV placement for a song would be awesome. 2019 is going to be the year.

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:39 pm
by markismusic
annayarbrough wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:22 am
Hi all,

What are your musical goals/dreams for 2019?

For me - working towards finishing my next piano album, getting stuck back into songs instead of instrumentals, and hopefully pulling together an alt-pop EP. Maybe a collaboration or two, who knows. Will still be plugging away at the occasional cue, but those first goals are my focus!

What about you?

Can't wait to hearrrr 8-)
Hey Anna!
Just curious, are you finding you get more traction with songs instead of cues?
2019 goals for myself would be -

1. Finish recording/mixing/releasing my metalcore band 'Skylines' 2nd EP - (First EP link if you wanna hear some scary demon music haha also I'm playing drums - https://open.spotify.com/album/0xtFXzoSTk7Yzt09ric6vh)

2. Continue chugging along the cue train ideally with a goal of about 150 cues completed by the end of the year (1.5x this year)

3. Jump into the audio freelancing internet market for some short term cash (Upwork, Fiverr, etc.)

Honestly that's all i'm really focusing on... besides eating better and getting more (or any) exercise!
Trying to be careful not to overload myself and keep time available for music creation... not easy...
Good luck with your goals Anna. Happy holidays/new year! :D

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:29 pm
by Razor7Music
Great post.

I'll be building my catalog. Trying to hone my craft with more hooks throughout my tracks--instead of just the chorus! Wish me luck! :D

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:38 pm
by Unstar
My goal is to earn at least half of what I spent in plugins and software in 2018 :p

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:04 am
by TerrellBurt
I'm with Razor7Music, my main goal for 2019 is to build my catalog. That has been working the best for me so far.

If can do one new song/collaboration/co-write a week (possibly two a week but I want to be realistic), I will increase my catalog by 50 songs. It would also be ideal to get them all signed by varous music libraries.

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:16 pm
by CTWF
Music-related (I spare you the others):

1. Not getting up at 4:30 AM for the day (tell that the new baby ;) ), because proper sleep might be the most important thing for health and creative work energy. Huffington has written a whole book on it. :shock: According to what he told on TAXI TV in the past, I am also concerned that Michael L. does not get enough sleep.

2. Instead, sleep like we have always for possibly 100,000s of years before electric light was invented, that is "segmented": 8/9 PM - 12/1 AM, then maybe create some music for 2h, then sleep again 2/3-6/7.

3. Be less obviously MIDI-driven. :mrgreen:

4. Maybe start using a DAW. :roll:

5. Finish my first lyric video in January. :shock:

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:00 pm
by SubRivers
Produce more tracks!
Have made some inroads and contacts this last year but it has also coincided with a drop in my output.

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:36 am
by Casey H
Write more songs.

Decide what I want to be when I grow up.

:D Casey

Re: What are your 2019 goals?

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:52 am
by funsongs
Howdy, Miss Anna.
For this retirement-age Old-Guy :? 8-) , music & songwriting remains more of a focused hobby - not the business pursuit of you young entrepreneurs with the talent, skills, gear, and space to make the most of the TAXI opportunities.
While the rest of the world operates in the digital & VI world, I'm content to stick with acoustic instruments... including drums - they've been lonely in their cases for nearly 4 years. How sad!

So, to do that, my 2019 goal will be one main thing: find a live/work space where I can make noise without disturbing anyone.
Then maybe the other stuff will follow... we'll see.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & yours.