Many readers here know this, but for those who don’t – for more than 8 years, I’ve been producing/remixing/mashing up digital music. It’s my hobby and the avenue that I focus idle brainpower when not working as an Internet marketing/PR professional or blogging.
My reasons for doing so are purely intrinsic, I openly share what I make under a creative commons license, and aside from selling one of my albums in 2007 as a CD and being in iTunes/Beatport for some selected productions, I don’t actively seek revenue for my work. Over time, many have asked why I do not actively attempt to monetize my art, and the answer is simple – it provides me something far more valuable: life balance.
It hit me the other day that while I’ve shared some of my experiences as a creative commons artist with you, I haven’t shared the back story to how I actually got into audio production, or how it has helped me achieve greater self-discipline in all my interests in life.