In many ways, 2020 was not the year that many of us thought it might be. Obviously, the global pandemic took center stage, and it feels like I spent a lot of time and effort doing my best to navigate the new reality of the year, and make needed adjustments to the best of my abilities.
In Life Is My Soundtrack news, I made a goal that I wanted to release 1 album a month for the year, and thanks in large part to the 100+ demos I compiled in 2019, I was able to meet that goal and a little more, with 13 total releases. I had a blast working through the songs, concentrating on arrangements and mixes, but I’m excited to get back to writing and plan on starting to write new music again in 2021.
The biggest change for me in my work was teaching, as I had to shift to an online mode (using Zoom and Facetime). It did present a few initial challenges, but once those were worked though, everything smoothed out and I was able to make it work the way I envisioned.
Given the current state of the world and 2020 in general, one of the highlights of my year was the NAMM Show in January. To be honest, NAMM is ALWAYS one of the highlights of my year, but looking back on it suddenly carries more significance than normal.
Other highlights of the year included continuing to do some mastering here and there, website re-designs for both christopherbright.com and lifeismysoundtrack.com, and continuing work on untitled projects/ideas that are still in the behind-the-scenes stage of development.
Thanks again to everyone for your support during the last year! I wish you all the best for 2021!