Sunday, 30 December 2012

2012 Roundup

Blimey is it that time of year already?!

After the peaks and (at times pretty deep) troughs of last year, 2012 by contrast turned out to be rather unblemished professionally-speaking. In fact the goals that I set myself on January 1st were all met, with several surprise happenings of the happy variety also occurring, so I can’t complain eh? I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, but perhaps I ought to from now on - In fact, there’s the first...

Looking back I’m pretty staggered by the tally of achievements: In summary, 2012 was the year in which I released a semi-solo album, produced / arranged / mixed this and another critically acclaimed project, co-produced a third, began mixing another, mastered thirteen more (plus several standalone tracks), ran a successful crowd-funding (PledgeMusic) campaign, received generous reviews via the blogosphere and selected international print press, guested on numerous radio stations (inc. the BBC), got radio airplay via these and specialist web stations / podcasts, had my production / arrangement / mix work featured on an international cover-mount CD, appeared on a music industry panel, gave audio master-classes, launched my online film series, agreed to became a trustee of a wonderful arts organisation, and won the South West Music Awards 'Best Producer' accolade. And this is just the stuff I can recall off the top of my head.

It was also a year in which I met lots of great people and had the pleasure to work with some of them. My musical family continued to grow, but I still managed to see existing friends from afar playing up-close, which is always a pleasure. Plus, I turned some stuff down...

Thank you hugely to all who have been on the ride with me, and to the many (old friends and new) who’ve supported my work. It really does mean a lot :-) I can’t wait to see where the cards land at the end of 2013! There are several exciting projects already in the works that I haven’t yet fully announced, with others in the planning stages. Oh, and I’m continuing to listen to "the inner voice"...

"Happy New Year" folks!

Lee x