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Q: why do you care so much about the economics and politics of music production?

A: because it's gamed to disadvantage anybody but cishet white dudes with money

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uspol, imperialism 

reminder that "US out of North America" is a very good leftist/progressive/social justice slogan, and should be used more often, if not daily

it's bandcamp friday and we have a new album out called Girls' Night

featuring the voices of Miku, Gumi and Rin

as usual it's name your price, from nothing to something

beyondthedarkness.bandcamp.com

because it's : I have some music on there. emergent.bandcamp.com/

It's all name your price, but every single cent helps a queer neurodivergent artist.

Poetry, arts hustle 

It feels a bit like I'm upsetting the apple cart, or whatever. Same goes for being public(ish) about being neurodivergent.

Being out as trans is like...people just try to...well, not talk about it. Cis people especially. Which is sort of hilarious, especially since a lot of my work as a performer has been like "Hi, here I am, being ~ very out as trans ~", since, oh, 2001 or so.

Don't forget y'all can email me anytime.

*crickets*

xD

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Poetry, arts hustle 

It's like getting published is a way of being part of the community. Which is fine, but, I mean...email me? Buy an album, including the ones that literally have a manuscript with them as an add-on? Go to my website? It's there for the taking, people.

But I tend to upend things in general, so why should this be an exception? (Spoilers: it's not an exception)

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Poetry, arts hustle 

Sometimes, I get this sense that other poets, literary-focused "page poets" especially, think I'm doing things all wrong. Especially since I don't really care about getting work published.

Not just because I'm mostly known as a performing poet, but because in the US, unlike publishing a novel or a work of non-fiction, it's a) not necessarily the best way to build an audience for your work, b) it pays for crap, if not amounting to a form of negative income, in a lot of cases.

In any case -- as with a lot of Nahre's videos, it's highly informative and well worth the time to take in and process, especially if you're in any discipline in the arts.

/end

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Sometimes, people who aren't in the arts, especially professionally, have all sorts of ideas about what it means to make a living doing this, which can frequently be, well, fanciful at best.

It's a hustle mixed with business mixed with wearing a lot of hats, not like "Oh yeah, you just go from stage to stage and have people support you, right?"

That would be called "being famous", which is a whole other thing, except when it's not.

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7 Unforgettable Lessons I Learned at the “World's Best Music School”

youtube.com/watch?v=6GwwZBYdZp

This video could also be titled "How to survive arts academia and start to build a career on your own terms".

Having two degrees in the arts and humanities, there's a lot to relate to in this video.

BTW, "career" here is a fancy way of saying "freelance", which is more often true than not for a lot of us who have gone this route.

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Music production, iOS 

Still in flux:

- If FL Studio is a good or better option

- *Maybe* better compartmentalization of stages in the creative process within a more robust DAW like Logic -- *but* that also runs the risk of things becoming too static, and fucking up the process in its own right. (I went through this with Maschine, but pushed my way through it).

- Reason??? (Reason 12 is sort of broken, sort of not, and Reason 11 is lumpy and quirky (but familiar) in its own right)

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Music production, iOS 

It's taken a while to get to the point here the complexity of using a DAW such as Logic is more exhausting than inspiring, but between that and lowering my standards a bit when it comes to having a polished sound -- which isn't needed in the beginning stages of recording anyway, if it's necessary at all -- I'm ready for something different here, for sure.

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Music production, iOS 

Not gonna lie, the limits of Gadget are what has held me back from producing in it -- but like I've been saying for a while now, most DAWs are way to complicated and fiddly for my needs, when it comes to sketching out ideas and starting tracks from them.

Also, this could just be my own preferences talking here, but Gadget on a Mac sounds like it has more headroom. I've felt that for a while now, but I haven't done a lot of testing as to why (or if) that's the case.

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Music production, iOS 

This is a really solid tutorial on producing basics in Gadget, not just for D&B, but all electronic music genres imo

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good morning, one and all. never buy an NFT of anything

self-dunk, piano things, YouTube 

Also -- at present, and for the past while, I've been working on other things, but I'm confident that it all will cycle back around. That approach doesn't necessarily work for everybody, but it does for me.

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self-dunk, piano things, YouTube 

More Nahre Sol, being amazing

How to Practice Without Getting Bored or Frustrated

youtube.com/watch?v=MNM0JOAJ0a

I studied classical, both violin and piano, and...whew, the emphasis on mechanical and/or athletic practice to the exclusion of everything else.

Sometimes, that's useful, but not all the frigging time, lol.

I'm a good improviser, but I still feel that "...is it ok that I'm making things up here?" vibe at times, especially if I'm on a difficult passage.

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More Korg Gadget:

Sample into Korg Gadget Abu Dhabi using iOS screen recorder

youtube.com/watch?v=8171f5JPgu

Gadget Abu Dhabi iOS sequence loop demo iOS video

youtube.com/watch?v=MfnUYmxQEH

(There's also other sample chopping apps on iOS, if you don't have Gadget)

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