Improving The Local Music Scene

•November 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Both on our Blog and in the Recording Studio, we endeavor to foster a supportive atmosphere where artistic people can thrive without fear of rejection by those who don’t understand the creative process.  We also look for ways to help artists further their careers in other ways as well.  We believe, as the old saying goes, “When the water comes into the harbor, all the ships rise.”  In other words, what’s good for one is good for all.
Wouldn’t it be great if that attitude prevailed on the local music scene as well?
One would think that since we don’t always have a supportive community among those who are not artists, that we would surely have a supportive and encouraging community among ourselves.  This isn’t always the case.
Unfortunately, some try to make themselves bigger by tearing others down.  Rather than advance their own careers and increase their own skills.  It’s easier for them to undermine and discourage “the competition.”  While it’s no excuse, it’s easy to see why some are like this. They’ve become like their environment.  This is why it is so crucial that we be vigilant to guard our gifts so we don’t become like the negative influences around us.
A comment we hear all too often is, “The local music scene is so cut-throat and everyone is just looking out for themselves”.  This is usually followed by statements like, “If we would all just help each other, the local scene would be so much better.” 
Others seem to have a different take all together.  They see people helping each other by sharing gigs and letting each other know about available opportunities.
Both scenarios seem to be accurate depending on the individuals involved. That would certainly be consistent with human nature.
But why is this so?  Could it be that some people have an abundance mentality while others have a scarcity mentality?  Is it a matter of some having a healthy self-esteem while others are more insecure?  Is it the “glass half empty, glass half full” thing?  Or is it something else all together?
Wouldn’t it be great if our local music scene became one the world takes notice of?  It can be.  But it takes a concerted effort on the part of all creative people to make it that way.  We must work together to make it so.  Even if we don’t particularly like another person’s art, their success can be instrumental to our own success.  If what they’re doing brings notice to our local scene then it helps us all.
So what’s been your experience?  And how can we make things better?


A Supportive Community

•October 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

nounoften attributive\kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē\
 – a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society; joint ownership or participation
A supportive community is a group of people who will help you through challenging times and celebrate with you in great times. It’s a group of people who have a commitment to you and who are there when you need them.  It’s also a group of people you are committed to when they need you.
Among creative people, there isn’t always a readily available supportive community.  We want to change that here.  This isn’t to say that you’ll hear everything you want here.  You may hear things from your community that don’t make you feel great.  But sometimes we need someone to shake us up to wake us up for only the truth will set us free.  That’s how we know someone really does want what’s best for us.
Your peer group will have a major effect on your forward progress.  The people you choose to listen to can propel you forward or pull you backward.  For some people, their nuclear and extended families serve as their support communities. If you have a family like this, you are truly fortunate.  Not everyone is so blessed. In fact, often well-meaning friends and family members don’t want to lose you when you succeed so they will subconsciously try to erode your confidence in your dream.  The key is to guard your dream at all times.  You must choose who you listen to. Love your family but choose your peers.
When we need support it’s easy to look for “what’s in it for me” but often that’s the wrong approach.  A lot of the times, we getwhat we need by giving what we need.
Help us build our community by sharing this blog site with your friends who will also benefit from the support they’ll get here.

Doing The “Impossible”

•October 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

We were told we’d never make it.  We were told Pittsburgh couldn’t support a world-class recording studio.  Well . . . they were WRONG!!  Sure, it’s been extremely challenging at times but it’s also been an incredible ride.  No great story is complete without the tension and release of drama.
Maybe you’ve been told to give up on your dream.  Maybe you’ve been told that the odds are stacked against you.  They were stacked against us too. But we persevered and we overcame.  You can too!!  We are kindred spirits at Audible Images.  We understand the need for, and offer, a supportive environment where you’re respected and encouraged to do the “impossible.”  Remember, it’s only impossible if you give up.  We did it and you can too!  Sure, it may be difficult, but anything of value comes at a price.  Remember, that the “impossible” is the material from which Greatness is made.
We invite you to comment, ask questions and make suggestions on this blog.  We want, most of all, to make this a community where you, the artist, can come to find inspiration in a world that doesn’t often support artists.
Let’s do the “Impossible” together!

•October 23, 2012 • 1 Comment

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