This blog has been a little neglected! We are now four events into Micro Music with the fifth less than two weeks away. It still amazes me that I have managed to set up a company and arrange events that people have come along to. It is a very good feeling and a lot of fun, but a lot more work than I anticipated. I knew there would be an investment in my time, but I did underestimate how much time would be required.
So, what takes the time? There is communicating with musicians, venues and charities of course which is fine and what I expected to have to do. The real time has been social media. I came into this project as a somewhat occasional user of Facebook and that was about all. Now I find myself learning the intricate arts of Facebook algorithms and Instagram Stories. All good fun and I can see the Micro Music community beginning to gradually grow. The other time taker (is that a real phrase?) is the admin and other bits and bobs. Keeping track of finances and plans as well as creating posters and flyers. One day when this is big enough and I have a team of people…
In the first four events I have had some amazing musicians and I am very grateful to them for saying yes. We really do have a strong pool of local talented musicians. So far everyone has been a solo artist or a duo – no bands. This is largely down to my limited equipment set-up and my inexperience. Both of which I would love to improve over the next few months. There are some excellent bands that I would love to invite to play so I will keep working on this one.
If you haven’t made it to an event yet, then please do try. It is always lovely to see new faces each time. Supporting local music, businesses and charities is what it is all about!