This site previously belonged to a music trio who formed the group Hush Collector. The group was formed in Brighton, United Kingdom and composed of singer ex Mojave 3, guitarist/singer Poppy Gonzalez and songwriter/singer Katie Mummery.
The image above was the CD cover of there album. They produced their first album in 2005 called ‘Flowby’ which was recorded and produced by Candy Cone.
The album had four tracks:
- It Don’t Matter
- Mountain Song
- Flowby &
- I Go Blind
I don’t know where they went after they released that album because they never recorded any other despite the fact that it received a warm reception and great reviews. Most of the positive reviews depicted their music as intended to not only seduce the listener with their intense spirited vocals and electric music which made their pop music to resonate so well with the listeners.
I recently bought this site and I’m re-purposing it with some music content. I couldn’t find much information about the group that I could publish, but will be publishing general music content such as how to record and publish music, joining a music band and honing your music skills, becoming a background singer, playing various music instruments, developing DJ/VJ skills and more information pertaining to music.
I’m intending to develop the site to be a music blog and will be sharing some information about what is currently happening in the showbiz industry and so on. Currently I have gathered some interesting stories about music composing and productions that I believe will be an inspiration to you. You can access the content by clicking on the various topics below.
Making it Big
Being a music professional is a tough business. For me, music was always my passion and the way I wanted to live my life no matter what. When I was a kid, my parents introduced me to music through our church and its choir. Way back then, I realized the huge power music could have over me and other people as well. When the choir started singing and we all joined in, I could feel that everyone was moved by those sounds and so was I.
Immediately, I wanted to start singing myself, which is something my family, they themselves very musical, supported. In high school, I quickly entered the band section and began playing a range of instruments, further increasing my music skills. In a space of a couple of years, I could play the guitar, the base, a bit of saxophone and the drums. All around me, both teenagers and adults were astonished by the way I absorbed music and quickly learned to reproduce it.
The same was true for my college, which I did only to appease my parents, but even then, I knew that I wanted to start working in the music business professionally. I didn’t want to lose time and effort on some music school that would try to stifle my creativity and transform me into a classical musician. I wanted to create soul and funk music tracks and do it as fast as I could. That is why I enrolled in the shortest business class and finished it very quickly.
I’m ready to make my dreams come true…
When I was done, I packed up my suitcases and took the bus to New York City. But there, it took me only several weeks to realize that I was almost broke and had not been able to do anything with my musical skills. Additionally, I lived in a really rough neighborhood, where I shared the floor with an old woman who survived breast cancer but still was always sick and a man who watched workout dvds all the time, keeping them on maximum volume.
I was very close to telling myself I failed and buying a ticket back to my small hometown. But then, I remembered what I learned about business and marketing at college. Because of this, I sat down to formulate a marketing plan. Before that, I was certain that my music will find listeners on its own. When this did not happen, I started thinking how I could change this. Over a course of a week, I created a YouTube channel and began uploading my music. At the same time, I opened profiles on all the social networks and began sharing these clips. Slowly, my work began spreading, first among my friends and then further to other people as well.
While I was doing this, the first requests for my live shows started coming in.
The first couple of ones were in the NYC local bars where I could appear and play as a single artist, just a simple singer-songwriter with a guitar. I did these for really low fees but it still made me feel fantastic. Most importantly, they showed me that my marketing approach was working. Soon, these small gigs became a regular thing and I continued to practice and upload my videos, which began to amass a small following of fans.
With the small but regular performance fee money I was making, I organized a three-man band. We started practicing and a month later, also performing. All the while, I was adamant on making my YouTube and other social media presence grow and expand. I began investing small amounts of money into paid ads, which brought me even more followers and devoted fans.
A year after I moved to New York my band had its first small tour of the New England region. It lasted 20 days and it was not a big deal, but it brought us some first serious fees and first big venues we could perform in. Because of the tour, thousands of new fans became my followers on social media and my first YouTube video went over one million views as I became known in national media.
The same year a big label approached me with a record deal
Today, I have a manager and a publicist company that advises me on my marketing needs. But, in spite of this and huge sums of money I now earn, I still make an effort on my social media to communicate with my fans. I know that they brought me this success and that as long as they think my music is cool, I will continue to find joy in playing and creating new material.