If you don't know, now you know.  I have a project coming soon, and it's something that I've been working on for the last three years.  That "working on" idea is not as concrete as it might seem; apart from making the music, there's a lot of "stuff" that has to happen before music gets released.

The music industry is rough, as I'm sure you've heard.  Most artists complain about it at one point in their careers or another.  But I don't want to complain about what I can't really change: business is business, bureaucracy is bureaucracy, and we're all out here dealing with the same thing.  So blaming the success or lack thereof of an artist on the arbitrariness of the powers that exist within the upper echelon of the industry is not a very fair assessment of any situation.

That being said, sometimes it's unfair.  Life's unfair, though, so it's best to just put your head down and work until you get to where you need to be.

Labels, executives, managers, agents, publicists, everyone: sometimes they help, sometimes they don't.  Making the music takes a long time (a single album is, a lot of the time, 10 songs picked from 100+).  Release scheduling takes a long time.  Agreements and negotiations take a long time.  Artwork and media preparation takes a long time.  Setting up promo takes a long time.  Getting other people to believe in something new and different takes a long time. That's just the way it is.

Just know that nothing can stop me.  Music (and more) is coming.

-RM

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