A few days ago, Robin Blesch from WPFG Studios & WPMG Music offered me a position to be a music producer for ATX Minor Flex. The contracts would lasts two years, and the job description, work load, and everything else was crystal clear & ready to go. I just needed to sign on the dotted line.
They are three things in life I hope to accomplish. They are-
- Graduate from college.
- Fall in love.
- Sign a music contract.
By signing this document, I’d be crossing out one of the three most desired goals in my life. So it should be a no-brainer to the decision I was about to make… Yet, as I stared at the hard lines, I just didn’t feel the excitement I always envisioned. So I turned it down.
I’m not even exactly sure why, but this my preemptive conclusion to why I said no.
This was a contract to produce, create, and compose instrumentals for R&B, Hip/Hop and Fusion music for rappers and other artists. This wasn’t a contract for me to produce my OWN music under my name. I was just get credit for instrumentals, mixing, and producing. Although producing music for a living is how I’d want to live my life, the genre this contract specified wasn’t my absolute favorite. Nevertheless, a job opportunity is a job opportunity, and I should just take the position since it has to do with the music industry, right?
That was my initial thought, and I prepared to sign the papers, send them back, and climb aboard APXMF2011 the following morning. However, that night I realized I would never have the time to even consider doing this at the moment. I’m already a part-time librarian, enrolled in Texas State University & the Audio Engineering Institute of San Antonio a radio DJ, productions assistant, and promotions assistant and KTSW 89.9. Do I really need to add another priority to that list?
After wrestling with these conflicting ideas the whole night, I concluded that I didn’t. Although I would get paid producing the music, it won’t be enough to compensate for how much effort I would be putting in. Also, I would be forced to driving to Austin very often, and I do not have any idea where I’ll find the time to continuously do that. Last semester’s scheduled was packed, and I managed that adequately. But since I’m practically doubling my work load since then, I shouldn’t risk my sanity for my aspirations. So I’ll keep striving and waiting for the next opportunity.