I recently posted a snippet from my newest "Breewind" video on instagram. The video shows how I made the pop beat on my site called, "Don't Call Me". I received a comment on the instagram post that I thought was interesting enough to share. This person said:
"Hey Sis! I love your passion and creativity! Speaking as a producer myself, and no harm intended, I don’t think it’s wise to share your process for free via social media outlets to gain exposure or followers. I’d recommend possibly sharing a sample of the finished product, then inviting others to learn of you for a fair price. To me, that’d be a win/win for you. Other than that, I think you’re VERY talented and are really good at what you do"
I read the comment, and thought about it for a bit, then ended up responding:
"I appreciate your suggestion. I don’t know that I think it’s ever unwise to give and share my creative process. Part of my mission in life is to help others maximize their creativity, and if sharing my creative process for free does that, I’m down to continue doing that. Thanks for watching."
Years ago, I might have agreed with this person. And being an independent artist with full-time dreams, I understand the importance of monetization. However, after some years in this thing, I've come to realize that understanding WHY I do what I do and putting that at the center of everything is even more important.
Like I said in my response comment, part of my mission is to help others maximize their creativity, and I hope that if you stick around for a bit, I'm able to do that for you personally by continuing to share my music journey and by offering artists and content creators beats that cultivate creativity.
Over on my YouTube channel, you can see the full video of how I made "Don't Call Me". (Because don't you hate it when you're texting someone and they call you? But I digress.)
If you're interested in seeing what went into that beat, you can click the thumbnail below. If you just want to hear the beat and/or download it for free.99, you can click here.
Thanks for reading. I hope this is helpful to you in someway or another, and I hope you're having the best week of your life thus far.