Driven by our need to fulfill our dream, to be making a living by solely doing what makes us truly happy, we often end up losing ourselves. We all begin our journey with a child’s gaze upon imaginary realms, where one can ride the wind and fly. We saw our surrounding as an enormous canvas, where entire worlds can emerge with a snap of our fingers. As creators, we create. Music can be a living thing than can lift an audience and sale them to their memories or dreams. It wasn’t “created” by man to do just that, it “is” man. It is a form of expression. It is a language, and as such, it is meant to convey a message, to describe something, to speak. But that purpose often seems to engage a battle with the reality of our society, where in order for one to survive, one has to produce that vile and irrational thing we call “money”. And often the market’s needs seem to draw away from what we want to say through our music. So we begin to walk on a different path, a path of silence, where we become mute translators of other’s voices. Where we do not create anymore. Enslaved conjurers that sale their magic to the highest bidder, crawling on the floors of golden cages, gazing our reflection on the shinny shoes of our customers, traitors to our gagged hearts witch try to scream, but only a pitiful whisper slides it’s way out of our mouths instead…...”yes master”... And when we look into our eyes in the mirror, don’t we wonder..is this my dream?
So I’m assuming you’re buying ukulele, bro?
Everyone buys one eventually…. lol
What great words! I guess it is a dialogue with a conscience?
Mate – relax… Selling music on AJ doesn’t mean giving up on your dreams… One of the best things about selling music this way is that there is no one forcing you to write stuff you’re not passionate about. For most of us AJ isn’t the primary source of income anyway.
I found your post a little bleak and over the top quite frankly. If you feel like an enslaved conjurer I feel sorry for you. I get enormous joy out of writing music – working for clients is fun also as it tests ones ability to write in different styles and under deadlines – which often produces great stuff too by forcing one to make choices and commit to them.
You might want to approach the AJ thing with a more positive mindset. Good luck dude. I hope your dreams remain uncrushed…
lol … dreams uncrushed?? Man literature is another toy for me to use and abuse. I had fun writing this. As for the context of it, it is neither of the above. It is a long-term strategy options exploration. Because eventually the only way to make great music that sales, is to feel it in your bones. So one should choose only projects that engages him. Audiojungle has nothing to do my dreams anyway. It is just another playground for me like all the others. Cheers everybody
Do what you love and the money will follow
What he meant is, That he is going to buy ME a ukulele! So nice of him!