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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Album Launch - Step 1

 So the first stages of getting my second album launched have already begun.  All songs have been written and so it was off to the recording studio this week to start recording drums for the first few songs and it's all sounding good so far. Thanks to drummer Cristiano Castellito. I'm hoping for a launch later this year but have to make sure everything is in place before I finally announce the date. There will be 14 songs (probably) on the album and one of them you can hear in the YouTube clip attached.  Some of the songs were written a few years ago so it's nice to finally hear them coming to life. The clip above was taken from a recent gig, where we performed a few songs for the very first time. Very exciting but nerve racking too. Can't wait until the next gig. You can find all updates of gigs on www.franclark.co.uk

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Seth Godin – Building a Musical Tribe

#109: Seth Godin – Building a Musical Tribe

You should check out this link. 

Quite inspired by this podcast. Building a following has got to be the hardest thing any band or musician has to do. There are some worthwhile pointers here but hard to follow to the letter because a lot of what is suggested will depend a lot on relying on friends and family.

If you are an orphan and complete loner then this way of making a mark with your music won't work - so beware.

What you will take away from this, though, is that no matter what, the product is the most important aspect of your career as a musician. It has to be polished and make sure it's the best it can be before you start telling people how great you are. I will be spending the next few weeks working on just that.  I've written some new tracks and I'm very proud of them and can't wait until I'm in the studio. Very soon I'll be able to test them out on you.