Shows how broad, diverse and unpredictable the music industry is. Back in 2005 I was going to shows with a little digital camera, never once with the thought in my head that I’d be able to turn it into a career. 8 years on and I’ve not only managed to go full time self employed but the photography has spiked off in all kinds of wonderful tangents that I didn’t expect. Amongst other things I’m now working for one of my favourite companies ever, making videos, managing bands, running press and social networking for a multitude of different people, and helping to organise indie festivals. This summer I also get to expand the CV a little bit further with some festival stage management and artist liaison. And today I got confirmation of a short term contract working for The Voice as one of their professional scouts.
If I had a chance to sit back and look at it all I’d think WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED? Whilst grinning into my cup of tea. No time for that though.
Days like this are why I’m glad I never gave up when it got tough.
The first in a run of short promo vids for Redfest. By promo vids I mean sticking a camera in Redfest 2013 artists’ faces and then posting up whatever they say, totally unedited. As you can see, it’s probably going to produce interesting results.