I heard back from Angry Nerd Productions. They have two of my songs to include on their compilation cd to raise money for Le Bonheur. I have been asked to perform at fundraising events and visit the children at the hospital as well. Honestly, it doesn't get much better than that!
Got an email yesterday asking if I would be willing to represent local Memphis artists during an effort to raise money and awareness for Le Bonheur. A production company is going to make a compilation cd of local artists and the proceeds will all go towards the cause. I have been asked to donate one of my tracks for the cd, perform at fundraising events and visit the hospital. This is by far the most important thing that I have ever participated in musically. I am feeling very blessed right now!!
I feel like I've spent the past year begging for every "follow" and "like" I have on my other networking sites. All of you struggling artists know exactly what I am talking about. It is rough! It dawned on me a few days ago that I needed to start utilizing my Reverb page a little more and start asking other artists that sympathize with this struggle. I've gotten more response out of all of my fellow artists in two days that I could on the others sites in several months. It made me realize just how supportive this "music community" can be that I am struggling to make it in. We are all out there striving for the same exact thing. We all want more "likes" and new "followers." We each want people to accept something that is very intimate to us......our music! So....I just want to thank each and every artist that became my fan, took the time to like my page, follow me or stop by and leave a comment. You have no idea how much I appreciate that small of a gesture. Not to mention I believe it is a huge compliment to have another artist compliment your work! I wish the best of luck to all of you and hope that this new year is good to each and every one of you! I love you all! May we continue to stick together!!!!!
So I've finally released the EP and I feel as though the hard part has just begun. I never realized how hard all of this would be, but I'm not giving up b/c it makes me so very happy. I feel like I'm finally complete. Whole again! Like I lost a part of myself a long time ago.....but now each and every time I'm on stage I feel like I'm exactly where I need to be.