Many people use music as a creative outlet. It is a global form of expression that allows individuals to dig into their ideas and vividly communicate their thoughts and emotions.
However, what is it about music that makes it creative? Why is any piece of art, by definition, a product of the imagination? Understanding these fundamental concepts is essential for being a great musician or audio producer, and it may help everyone appreciate music even better.
There is a reason why so many outstanding musicians and audio producers are described as daydreamers. Those who spend their days being creative for a living may appear lost in their brains since that is where they spend most of their time. However, as enticing as it may be for some creative individuals to dream endlessly, they will never have the ability to offer their work to the world until they take real action with their artistic imaginings and get creative.
Throughout music history, there have been musicians who have been dubbed “creative geniuses.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of these so-called geniuses, and his collection of work demonstrates that he possessed both imagination and originality.
As it turns out, the solution may be counter to the common opinion that he was just born with this incredible aptitude. Even Mozart stated that his tremendous artistic successes resulted from many years of intense, hard labor. It only proves that being creative and imaginative are both talents that must be practiced and developed.
Michael Blakey is another brilliant example of inventiveness in music history which is much more recent. Michael established three record labels produced, performed on, and promoted countless gold and platinum-selling records over his career. He co-founded 2KSounds (one of the earliest online record companies) and used the Internet to distribute music. Following the success of this new concept, 2KSounds formed a partnership with Virgin Records, and Michael was named President of the Record Division. Michael’s music career has evolved and expanded to encompass Artist Management, TV/Film production, and a variety of other entertainment-related ventures.
Michael Blakey began his musical career at a young age. By 19, he had already established himself as a resident producer at Berlin’s Hansa Ton Studios. Later, he began producing singles and LPs for numerous European musical performers.
He obtained substantial experience as a composer, producer, and session recording drummer in the United Kingdom and America during the 1980s and 1990s. He was the writer and drummer for the rock band Tidal Force in the 1990s, contributing to smash hits including ‘A Man Rides Through’ and ‘Station to Station.’
Blakey has collaborated with several renowned artists, including Brian McKnight, Coolio, Willie Nelson, Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, 2Pac, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Glen Campbell.
During his tenure at Platinum Records, Blakey collaborated with scientists to create the foundational technology for Forensic Frequency Separation Software. Sound experts effectively extracted a specific voice segment using this method by elevating the different frequencies inside the vocal while keeping it intact. This cutting-edge technology resulted in the development of the Patsy Cline Duets CD. With FFSS, modern vocalists might perform with the original artist. Blakey produced this album, which was published in 1999. Michael Blakey enlisted the assistance of a scientist to help him erase portions of Cline’s original vocals, after which he recreated the songs with additional orchestration and the voices of Willie Nelson, Glenn Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Crystal Gayle, Bob Carlisle, and others.
Michael brings up this similar mindset in interviews and videos, emphasizing the significance of attitude and determination in all aspects of his life. Michael has always had to work hard to distinguish himself as an entrepreneur in the ultra-competitive music and television production industries. Michael aspires to generate head and shoulders outcomes above the competition, regardless of the client or the difficulty, while customizing his production approach to his clients’ brand and skill. When engaging with significant companies and performers in the entertainment industry, Michael Blakey is in a league of his own.
Electra Star Management is Michael’s latest business, and has signed a host of fresh comic and musical artists. Blakey, a multi-award winning producer and former President of the 2k/Virgin Records Music Division.
Having a fine-tuned sense of imagination and a penchant for creativity are substantial assets that will help musicians achieve success in the music industry, whether they are working on the business or production side or anywhere in between.