I'm just gonna start by addressing my last blog. And I still stand by what I said.. sorta. Basically I read further into the agreements and they do allow people to stream it, you can make a video, etc etc. So all that is okay.
However, I found another thing that basically says these producers are getting 100% of the publishing rights. Its pretty confusing, the rights thing, so I don't wanna bore or confuse you. But pretty much... 100% publishing rights to the producer is bullshit. It should be 50/50. They put it a lot of work to do make the beat... absolutely. I put it a lot of work writing the lyrics, mixing and mastering it... so 50/50 is clearly the fair rights distribution for anyone with half a brain cell. (Yes I changed that cliche a bit, I like neurons)
ANYWAYS.. I'm not here to bitch. I'm actually super grateful to have the freedom to express myself. And half the time, the reason I do this music stuff, is cause I don't know what else to do! Its something that I've seen a lot of progress in and I'll never forget the first time I heard myself on a track while driving on the freeway. I was with my buddy Adam and it was cathartic, euphoric... something that words can't really describe. But it was so cool.
So I'm basically a drug addict. haha. Trying to get to that original high. jkjk, sorta. lol
Speaking of, even though its a plant, I actually don't blaze anymore which for many people that knew me in college... probably find that impossible. But its true! I'm on a much more productive vibe and its fun. Plus I've been in relationships (romantic and friendly) that have been based solely on weed and I want my relationships to be based on actual love that's all.
But honestly, if you wanna credit anyone for the factory of songs I've been able to produce, just thank Ashia. I didn't have a very good flow of thoughts until I met her. So I'm truly blessed to have crossed paths with Ashia Babcock.. my future wife.
DANG, thats wild to say... but its true!
And with everything calming down with the VID... I'm stoked. I've been memorizing my songs and ready to start performing again. I got a bunch of new songs, and theres just nothing better than doing my music live. I mean... music isn't just a recording art... its a performingggg art too! Welp... have a good weekend. Time for breakfast. =)