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#1173163 - 01/08/21 08:44 PM Collaboration Across All Areas In Music  
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I had a great conversation with Brian this afternoon, going over the business and who and what we are up against when it comes to lyric writing, production, mixing, mastering.

Brian's message, and I am sure we have all heard it before from others here in the know, was that to compete, it is a competition, with what is out there we have to do what they are doing. That again translates into lyric writing, production, mixing, and mastering.

I would imagine that many of us here are good and one but not good at another. Maybe you have the means and are proficient in production. Perhaps you have a killer voice and can write. Here, each of us trying to get noticed, as hard as that is, needs the help and can offer what they have to the mix.

I have tried in the past to "hook" up with collaborators, up with like-minded individuals, but that in itself is difficult, which leads to maybe paying out money for services when again, every one of us here has their strong suit.

So I am asking once again, "Who would like to join forces and try to compete with the competition?" It might help, but it won't hurt.

If you are, you can reply to this post or e-mail me at doug_murphy6@sympatico.ca

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#1173203 - 01/11/21 05:15 AM Re: Collaboration Across All Areas In Music [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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We are going to be doing several things in the coming months.

1. Hosting JPF Roadtrip Showcases where everyone plays a song, via Zoom (most likely). We are under no illusion of this reaching an outside audience. But that is NOT the point. Our goal, as was always the case, is for you to meet EACH OTHER. We need to build stronger bonds with each other. Seeing each other face to face is key. Taking away the shroud of anonymity of the internet (even among those who use their real names, seeing each other, hearing voices, see facial expressions, is critical. We have done these events all over the North America and Europe and we will be adding countries from around the world as well. We're excited to be doing this again!

2. We will be hosting workshops where you can ask questions of guests and they will teach important things like technology, recording stuff, songwriting tips, etc. I'd like to do them free, but we'll take it a step at a time.

3. We will be doing interviews and profiles of working musicians, especially those who are STILL working or making at least part of their living from music in these difficult times. I am really looking forward to this.

4. We will be re-launching our Chapter programs. We once had OVER 100 active chapters around the world. That took decades to build so we'll be starting with low hanging fruit and see how it goes. Live events made the chapters work, but perhaps we can take the Roadtrip format and relaunch monthly local showcases in each chapter like we once did.

All of this will start small. But we've done it all before and the technology has never been easier to make this happen. Even better, I used to have to drive city to city (we often had 30 events in 30 nights in 25 different cities on tours. This will be much easier on me. I know folks will want there to be "audiences" and that will come. If each of you get family and a friend or two to watch, we could have 30-100 viewers per show pretty easily. That's a great start.

If you'd like to volunteer to be a chapter coordinator in a city or "area" (think Dallas/Ft. Worth/Arlington and suburbs etc.) let me know. I think it will be fun. Our first challenge will be recruiting young artists to participate.


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#1173224 - 01/12/21 07:28 AM Re: Collaboration Across All Areas In Music [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Looking forward Brian.


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