5/9/14

My Apologies

I've been terrible getting back to my favorite bloggers. For those of you who read this blog, I'm sorry. For those of you who don't, oh well. The truth is, I don't know if I'll be getting any actual reading time for any blogs. I haven't read a single page off a book in months, and now even reading short blog stories is becoming a chore.

For those of you interested, here's what's been going on.

December was a great month for D4AM, it was the month I started making plans in advance for my little chunk of internet. I started getting just enough emails per week to not have to really research anything and just skip ahead to writing. January followed through with some pretty cool opportunities. To start things off, I got emails from Sony's record labels. Then Atlantic Records came through. Come march I was receiving 4-8 emails per day. I'd say the ratio of quality music is every one in three emails. I'm still getting around to submissions made early April.

Early motherfucking April, motherfuckers.

Month old emails are waiting for my go-ahead, and there's tons more piling up. I'm getting emails from artists personally asking for help and exposure, as well as from their managers and representatives. I've made friends, I've pissed a few people off, and I've gained enough attention to start racking in over a dozen emails per day now.

It seems after I wrote that one screenplay, everything was looking so good that everyone and their mothers wanted in on it. I do enjoy time off, though, so I've been creating a system. The future of D4AM is more than D4, I'm getting a team of writers together to tackle on all the emails and turn D4AM into an e-zine. For now all I offer is exposure, but I look forward to offering pay in the not-so-distant future.

Until that future arrives I'm gonna be swamped. I've got a couple of writers on my side and quite frankly, that's not enough. No promises for when I get around to your blogs, or even if I'll comment when I read them (like I've been doing lately.) For this all, I apologize.

I'm not used to apologizing for being awesome.

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Edit: You guys, I'm not leaving, I'm explaining my absence!
Second Edit: And thanks for the support!

14 comments:

  1. Well, I say, Go You! I'm happy for you. There's nothing better than seeing someone making money (soon) at what they love doing. What's that saying, you never work a day in your life if you love what you're doing? No, that's not it, but you know what I mean. I hope to see an e-zine soon. What will it be called??

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    1. Soon, sure. And I know what you're saying. I'm happy. So far it's just gonna be an expansion of D4AM.

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    2. Hey! Isn't it time for a post here? What? You too busy for the likes of us? haha

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    3. I almost had something up yesterday night, but it was driven by anger and I decided against it. But soon! I haven't forgotten, I'm just still trying to catch up with D4AM emails.

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  2. Whatever with your excuses.

    Nice post.

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  3. But seriously, I kid. That is some amazing news! Good for you. I can say I was there from almost the beginning!

    And I completely understand the whole time thing. While i will miss you always being around, i know where to find you if i need a fix!

    And if there is anything I can do from here to help you out, give me a shout!

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    1. It's not like I'm dropping off the face of the earth, I'm just being slow and I dislike leaving my favorite blogs me-less.

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    2. I dislike my blog being you-less, but it's am amazing reason!

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  4. That's awesome. We're both really glad to hear this, and incredibly stoked to see this team-run e-zine come to fruition. Very understandable reason for being you-less around the blogosphere.

    So, with that said. Regarding this...

    I'd say the ratio of quality music is every one in three emails.

    I'm just curious. Without naming names, how many of these submissions are just complete and total dogshit? I mean, bottom of the line, sounds like it was recorded with a laptop mic, no one knows how to play instruments, the vocalist sounds like an American Idol reject dogshit? And what do you even say to a submission like that, or do you just ignore it altogether?

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    1. Those are pretty rare. I think I got one submission that bad within the last few months, so what, 1 in 200? Kinda? The average low-tier coming my way is just over-produced pop attempting to be catchy. I make room for pop when it's well done, but there's a lot of people trying too hard, or being herded by a less-than-decent producer who manages to make them completely forgettable within minutes.

      When an artist contacts me personally I always respond, even if it's "Your music isn't up to my standards, here's what I don't like. Here's what I think you've got going for you." If some PR company or a manager is trying to push something that bad, it's usually ignored. Most they'll get out of me is a: Thanks, but no thanks.

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  5. That is so cool. I'd been thinking you were very professional in your reviews and such, and that you deserved to be an insider in the industry. Hats off to you :)

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