Archive for September 24, 2011

2011 Fall Perspective and more…

September 24, 2011

Hello All,

To the tens of people who happen to stumbled onto this blog of mine, welcome! And I promise you nothing but my honesty and my share of perspective in the past 10 months.

It has been quite an interesting experience in regards to the release of my debut album “TwinkleU”. Lots of songwriters and musicians dreamed of that moment….the moment when their music is finally ready to come out of their computers deeply hidden in the files and ready to be shown to the world. I’m one of them and what I didn’t anticipate is the part after your album drops.
Yay! It’s finally out, uh……now what??

Well, with a non-existent budget and unlike other artists who normally would have a team of people cooking, stirring and making all kinds of noise in order to create a buzz. The fact that everything is being handled and figured out between my producer Frank and I. We simply had nothing to loose but to try and experiment with various online companies that offer glimpses of hope and opportunities to independent artists like me. Who knew that the existence of my music was going to be heavily dependent on my presence online? It just didn’t occur to me until my album was released a week later that I’ve realized that I would have to plug myself into social media outlets as well as online music marketing/networking mediums like I’m a 19 year old intern with nothing better to do but to sit infront of the screen and supposedly to be excited about the fact that I need to get more “followers” and find more people to “follow” me. Eventhough I might look like I would get carded everywhere I go, I’m no longer in the 18 to 21 bracket and this online thing has become such a taxing event. Don’t get me wrong, after all I still embodied that “super anal asian focused” mind set and work ethic to get things done no matter how hard it is. Oh and don’t even assume that I have achieved lots of sales from my music because it has got to do with the fact that we don’t have nearly enough funding to launch a full marketing campaign therefore no one really knows about my music. I do sincerely thank those who had purchased my CD when it first came out and I’m eternally grateful. But this online thing is so vague and so unpredictably taxing that I just like to take this opportunity to rant a little……just a little.

On the other hand, I have had quite a blast making the 3.5 music videos that we have created so far. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, “Magic”, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star CLUB Mix” and the revised version of”Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. It was a lot of work and boy did it cost us a lot but I rather be creating something rather than doing the social media thing….a quote from the wonderfully wicked and talented Betty White “…and now that I do know what it is, I have to say…it sounds like a huge waste of time…”. I would like to share with you that I mainly put together the video of “T.T.L.S. Club Mix”, from coming up with the idea to putting together the video production down to doing my own hair and I am very proud of it.

I’ve been so distractingly involved with the virtual world that I almost forgot that I love to perform and interact with people and make them feel sound substance and have a good time. So please check out our music videos and check in once in awhile as I will be performing here and there. In spring 2012, I will be presenting my last Graduate Recital followed by a concert at . Also I will be putting together a summer mini-tour showcasing my pop materials as well as my upcoming classical materials.

You shall expect to see me in person.
for you.

Thanks for reading,
Cris Law/TwinkleU