Jon Bellion - The Making Of Pre-Occupied (Behind The Scenes)

Been following Jon Bellion for about a month now. The man has done a fantastic job of generating hype on his newest album by simply releasing clips of his creative process. Producers like me are going nuts with excitement at the opportunity to get a feel for his process and the way he hears things.

Cannot recommend him enough between the content and the music itself. Grab a FREE copy of his latest album THE DEFINITION right on his website: http://jonbellion.com/

So today is my last day on vacation. When I get back into Charlotte next week I’ll be cracking down on some new material now that I’ve finished a project that we’ll be announcing soon.

In the meantime, I’m sipping some coffee on the beach, reading my front page on reddit and I noticed this gem of an art collection: Disney Characters dressing up for Halloween. 

My favorite is pictured above - Aladdin and Abu as Ash Ketchum and Pikachu. Check out the series of artwork from Isaiah Stephens and find your favorite!

Also check out the artist’s work here: http://izzydoodledump.tumblr.com/

So today is my last day on vacation. When I get back into Charlotte next week I’ll be cracking down on some new material now that I’ve finished a project that we’ll be announcing soon.

In the meantime, I’m sipping some coffee on the beach, reading my front page on reddit and I noticed this gem of an art collection: Disney Characters dressing up for Halloween.

My favorite is pictured above - Aladdin and Abu as Ash Ketchum and Pikachu. Check out the series of artwork from Isaiah Stephens and find your favorite!

Also check out the artist’s work here: http://izzydoodledump.tumblr.com/

Getting some great views in this week. Doesn’t get any better than this.

Getting some great views in this week. Doesn’t get any better than this.

Finished this gem of a book while off on a little vacation. Austin Kleon comes in with another great, quick read for artists of all varieties like myself. 

The main point that drove home for me here is to focus on your process over your product. Prior to reading this book I found it difficult to find things to talk about over social media while in the middle of some deep studio sessions on a new remix. Kleon’s book opened up a world of ideas for me and I highly recommend this to any artist looking to expand their outlook on sharing what you do everyday to make your dream come to life.

It’s why I took the time to write this short post and share with you today 😊

Finished this gem of a book while off on a little vacation. Austin Kleon comes in with another great, quick read for artists of all varieties like myself.

The main point that drove home for me here is to focus on your process over your product. Prior to reading this book I found it difficult to find things to talk about over social media while in the middle of some deep studio sessions on a new remix. Kleon’s book opened up a world of ideas for me and I highly recommend this to any artist looking to expand their outlook on sharing what you do everyday to make your dream come to life.

It’s why I took the time to write this short post and share with you today 😊

Where’s The Time Gone?! 

So I set a goal for myself at the beginning of the year to write one song per month for the entire year.

Seems simple enough.

Well this far I’ve written only 6 as we have now completed a full nine months in 2014 (and my God it flew by!)

Now I’m left to figure out how I intend to finish out the year. The logical thing would be to shoot for 6 songs and catch up on my original goal. But let’s think about that for a second… There are 12 weeks left in the year. This puts me at 6 songs in 12 weeks. Up to this point in 2014, I’ve written 6 songs in 40 weeks.

Something tells me that the odds are against me… So now what?

With a full time job, 2014 has been a hard lesson in time management for me. I haven’t quite kept it up to the level I set out for myself, but in retrospect I’m seeing where I have had opportunities to work and instead went out with friends for the night, watched a movie, or engaged in some other form of distraction.

Word to the wise, take every moment you can. It all adds up in the end 😉 My time management skills are a work in progress.

Where’s The Time Gone?!

So I set a goal for myself at the beginning of the year to write one song per month for the entire year.

Seems simple enough.

Well this far I’ve written only 6 as we have now completed a full nine months in 2014 (and my God it flew by!)

Now I’m left to figure out how I intend to finish out the year. The logical thing would be to shoot for 6 songs and catch up on my original goal. But let’s think about that for a second… There are 12 weeks left in the year. This puts me at 6 songs in 12 weeks. Up to this point in 2014, I’ve written 6 songs in 40 weeks.

Something tells me that the odds are against me… So now what?

With a full time job, 2014 has been a hard lesson in time management for me. I haven’t quite kept it up to the level I set out for myself, but in retrospect I’m seeing where I have had opportunities to work and instead went out with friends for the night, watched a movie, or engaged in some other form of distraction.

Word to the wise, take every moment you can. It all adds up in the end 😉 My time management skills are a work in progress.

I should be focusing on writing a new song but instead I’m playing with lights. It’s Hump Day… I’m giving myself a pass.

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