Work and Play, Play and Work

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The room was a disaster.

A bomb blast at a publishing house wouldn’t have left such a mess.  Bits of sheet music were everywhere.  A guitar was thrown in a corner.  A light beat the tempo on a drum machine.

Max was draped over a computer screen.  The colorful lines of a Cubase score filled the other screen.

“I hope this week locked away in your music room has gotten this midlife crisis out of your system so you can return to work.”

Max turned to me.  “With over a million Youtube hits in the last hour, I’m at work.”

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Word count = 100

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44 thoughts on “Work and Play, Play and Work

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. I have a little music “studio” similar to this photo, but it is 100% for fun. Still, if i did make a profit… so the subject matter for the story was close at hand ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I agree, I’d sacrifice a week i(or two or three) if I thought I would be able to have a breakthrough to my dreams. Though it is a week holiday to do the recording plus a lifetime of practicing to know what to record. Thanks!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Back in the day when YouTube actually let real people make money from their videos, I averaged about a dollar for 500 view. If that is still pretty close, his million hits would be worth about $2,000. Not getting rich, but, as you said, if he is using it to get people to buy the song or even the album, well, it helps when we get paid to advertise ;) Yeah, it is always good to dream…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      A million isn’t too uncommon, but he said “in the last hour”, so if he can sustain that and get even a fraction of a percent over to buy the music… As for me personally, I would be happy if any of my videos got a thousand hits in a year ;)

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          That’s what I think, a good three months will get me a good first draft and perhaps a start on the second. I’ve been looking for a patron to subsidize my writing but so far no one has volunteered ;) Oh well, perhaps when I retire I can devote more time to writing. Or to music, for that matter…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is possible you are right – Google is making it harder and harder to make money from Youtube – it used to be any one could make money, now only a small handful of “stars” make money, so it is possible that his million views per hour came to naught, but it is also possible that some clicked on the amazon link to the download or played it from someplace else – Youtube is usually used as a gateway to the real revenue stream, not the end point, but some people make a lot of money from it.

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