So I’m thinking of hiring a music publicist to plug my upcoming album. As grateful as I am for all the gifts music has given me – and continues to give me – I need to push further.
I was speaking to a good friend recently on some of his recent music success and he mentioned a promotion campaign he did. This particular campaign is a little out of my price range but it certainly got me thinking.
I am at this point in my music career where I’ve released a shitload of content in a short amount of time and have really gone all-in. So I may as well go all in.
I’ve begun having a look at some publicist sites and seeing what they offer. Much like a gym, it’s hard to get a price list without sending an enquiry form. I am bracing for the sales calls.. My budget is around $1000.
I guess the goal here is to have my music heard by new people. It would be dope to have my music heard by some peeps in the Australian music industry but I’ll see what $1000 gets me lol.
A publicist or promotion campaign is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. While I am extremely grateful for how far I’ve come musically, I need to keep pushing. And while my beardcams are awesome and I plug the shit out of myself, it is only reaching so far. I won’t stop.. rather I will keep hustling and add some fuel to the fire.
Prim for Prime Minister
A lot of people post on socials about being staunchly opposed against paid promotion. Claiming they have got to where they currently are organically, fiercely independently and that they would never, ever pay for marketing.
Good on them I say.
If you are where you want to be musically and in-terms of public status and recognition in the game, then power to you.
The grind is most certainly real. I was listening to a track this morning and I remember thinking:
I’m better than this rapper.
That really hit me hard. I can’t afford to be bitter or resentful though. It’s easy for me to play that game and it brings me no peace. Instead, I can channel my energy into getting myself heard and following my dreams.
Currently I’m writing a track every 2 weeks on average. Recording a track a week in the studio at Uni and working in my mowing business and going to Uni full-time. Trying to find a balance amongst all this craziness and have some time for me and Angel can prove challenging at times, but I am making it work.
I feel like I am walking in the sunlight of the spirit.
I can reveal that my debut album is called Return to Emerald City and is produced entirely by the master producer Supaadry. It has 11 tracks and I have literally just finished writing the 9th track. It will be mixed by myself and my awesome production sensei Victor Rounds.
Things can easily seem overwhelming at times, especially with the music theory components at Uni. I’m getting better at trying to be gentle and understanding with myself.
I think it’s a combination of learning something new and challenging, being a perfectionist, and also absolutely sucking at it. I started taking keyboard lessons for my Secondary study and it is sooo challenging. I never knew how weak my wrists were lol.
Anyway, onwards and upwards. Certainly beats working at Hyundai.
As always, thanks for rocking with ya boi Prim!