I don't know about you, but all my adult life and most of my childhood I have had this burning desire to make music and to sing songs.

It seemed like the only way to come close to the explosions of colour and emotion that I felt inside me.

I call this burning to create music that is true to you, a “song”.

I have made music my career but still feel that there is a song in me waiting to explode.

Not just any old song, my song.

Because when I made music my career I wrote songs for other people, I wrote songs to brief, songs that I thought would land  the placements, or win awards.

Bur recently I've been feeling more inspired to write the songs that I want, that would inspire me if I heard them - but to do this, I think I must produce the music that most scares me to share. That I feel vulnerable to share, because it's different from the music I've made before and I worry about being judged or criticised.

What do you think you can do as a creative person to make sure that your true  song doesn’t get stifled and hidden?

The Quiet Whisper | Issue 29

Music In Your Heart

🧩 Templates Are Pretty Important, You Know

Templates in Logic; How to Save, Install and Delete Them
I use templates for new projects and albums that I am working on. They help me keep each track sounding like it is from the same sound world. Templates are also a great way to save time by not having to load up all the instruments in every new project.

🎙 Interview with Chris Davey

A couple of months back Chris was ever so kind to deliver a breakdown of how he produced his track Dream City. We had discussed getting him on the podcast to find out about his journey into trailer music and I had the pleasure of conducting the interview a few weeks back. Chris is a very talented, modest, driven composer and this all shows in his ever-growing list of placements.

Building a Career as a Trailer Music Career with Chris Davey
In this episode of The Trailer Music Composer’s Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Davey about his journey from working as a part-time labourer to landing regular placements as a trailer music composer. In the Podcast, We Cover: * How Chris first learned about trailer music * How…

🦸🏼‍♂️ DTF Project Update

I have now finished all three albums of piano music and I am super happy with the end product. The next step is to package all three albums with my wife's amazing artwork and get them ready for print-on-demand.

I have mocked up the artwork for the first album.

🎹 I'm Listening to

The other day I was sitting in a cafe enjoying a latte when Run into Flowers by M83 came on the radio, and it immediately filled me with nostalgia. I first got into M83 when I was at university around 2005 with their album Before the Dawn Heals Us. At that time, I felt full of inspiration and excitement for music and when I hear M83 it brings it all flooding back.

🥳 Sharing Successes

One of my students, Jake Cox, recently emailed me to share a recent success. He had contacted a publisher with one of his tracks and has now been asked to contribute a 5-track EP. Congratulations Jake, great news!  

❝ Quote of the week:

"Collecting the dots. Then connecting them. And then sharing the connections with those around you. This is how a creative human works. Collecting, connecting, sharing" - Amanda Palmer


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