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It’s a funny thing how people assume that, because I have a blog, I must be an extrovert. The truth is, this blog is my way of working around my introversion – it is how I deal with my desire to connect with people, without enduring the exhaustion that comes with doing it in person.
There are a lot of bloggers who are extroverts – so I understand why people are shocked when they meet me and find out I’m actually pretty quiet – but those bloggers tend to have blogs that are about nothing but themselves/selfies. That’s the easiest way to tell the difference.
If you read a blog that is actually about something rather than just about the blogger – they’re probably an introvert leaning on their blog as a way to engage in the self expression they find hard when surrounded by attention seeking extroverts.
It has nothing to do with not wanting to be around people – I need to see my friends regularly or I get really sad – it’s that I get incredibly tired after a day spent around a lot of people. This has become even more obvious to me since starting to work in an open concept office again, after working from home – all alone – for the past two years. My energy is drained by the end of the day and I need a nap once I get home.
There’s nothing wrong with being either/or, and ambiverts are the best. But introverts definitely get misunderstood the most – this beautiful animated video explains it well:
Thompson Holidays made this incredible genre map that shows how music genres have spread over time. Click here to launch the super cool interactive version.
Using research from sites such as Bass Culture, Wikipedia, The All Music Guide To Electronica and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, they came up with this map that shows where and when a music genre started, and how it spread. It’s absolutely fascinating to see just how one genre inspired and influenced the next.
They note that it’s impossible to know exactly when a genre began, so all genre births are placed within a 5 year period.
It’s interesting to see that the place of birth is rarely the location where the genre became most popular.
No doubt there are likely some historical inaccuracies and subgenres left out, which could easily be fixed with a more dedicated research team that isn’t quite so focused on just dance music – but this is a pretty solid and impressive start. I look forward to one day seeing a more rock focused/complete version of this map.
After freelancing for the past year, today I am heading back to the office life. In celebration of my return to the normal hours working world, I thought I’d present you with this helpful infographic.
Since I now work at Arts & Crafts, I think there will be no shortage of great music to listen to all day long, but for those of you who aren’t so lucky, I hope this helps!
What do you listen to at work?
This great infographic from The Music Bed shows the progression of vinyl over the past few decades, why vinyl has made such a strong comeback, and how it’s only going to get stronger as our lives get more and more digital.
Looking forward to finding out how much this growth has increased over 2013.
The next time some jerk (or your mom) tells you to get a real job, show them this great infographic from Seattle City Of Music (click image to make it larger).
Yes, making a decent salary as a musician (or any kind of freelance artist) is incredibly hard work, but it is definitely not impossible. Let these guys serve as an example of what you can make, if you work all possible revenue streams. They point out that the six major streams are: licensing and publishing, music sales, live performance, merch sales, studio work, and teaching music.
Interesting that they point to crowdsourcing, sponsorship and streaming (really!?) as the main predictions for musician’s future income.