2013: Year in Review

When I started 2013, I had no idea it would end as it has. 2013 began with a huge frustration concerning the music business. Though I identified the problem and came up with a sweet, sweet solution, that did not mean I could make it happen. In fact, I knew by myself that I could not make it happen.

Wondering about it and doubting that I had really come up with a solution to a real problem, I went to the Grammy’s in a bummed-out state. On Grammy day, I went to the pre-telecast ceremonies where the majority of the awards are given out. Four rows from the front, I watched for almost four hours as talent after talent from around the world walked up the steps and accepted their awards.

And you know what each and every one of them did for me that day? They confirmed my assessment of the situation and validated my solution. I came home determined to find what I needed to bring this new business to the world.

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I kid you not: To the world. You’re thinking, “Angela, honestly. The world? I doubt that, girl.”

The vision was clear at the beginning of the year, though the path was not. So I set about finding guides along that path. I invited them to punch holes in my vision. As of yet, holes have not been punched; mind you, I’m asking people who know how to punch holes in this subject. Instead, more and more validation of the solution keeps coming in.

I started an LLC with a partner whose speciality is key to rolling this out. I’m doing like all startup CEOs do, going out meeting and greeting and finding certain things that are needed such as green stuff, talent, and customers. It’s all rolling out and we’re taking it slow, not in a rush to “make it happen” on some arbitrary and short timeline. So stay tuned for that.

I’ve still been writing songs (that muse has not shut up, thank goodness), learning and applying music theory to everything musical I’m writing, finishing novels, and collaborating with some awesome talent.

I’ve had to dig into savings because I’m rolling out two new businesses and it takes money. Thank goodness I have some savings. So, 2013 was a watershed year for me. 2014 is looking interesting, too.

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