Thursday, 3 October 2013

Music Artist & Student

So its 4 weeks into my lectures at university and I cannot tell you how inspired I feel about the whole experience. My lecturers, have achieved so many amazing things, that I could only ever dream about doing, but doing this music business degree has helped me realise that if I work hard enough and compete, I will succeed. 

When I first started at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) one of my lecturers suggested to the class that we make a blog to get our opinions heard, out into the industry. For myself, as an artist this was hard for me to adapt as I want to be known for my singing, not my opinions online.The course was hard to get my head around at first because we're taught from the business side of things not the artist point of view which I am used to, but I guess now that i'm a student, I have to adapt. I stepped into this degree programme because at least if I don't get as far as I hoped, I can have career in the industry that I am so passionate about. The dream is to be successful. Whether it be within a singing career or working for a major record label where I will get the chance to help develop others. 

This is not a post saying that i'm giving up the singing, because i'm not done yet, no way. I haven't made my stamp on the industry the way I want too. In fact, behind the scenes I have been working on original content, have some established brands getting behind me and that is a-mazing as I was just the girl who started out on twitcam singing in her bathroom. 

I've also realised that over the past couple of weeks I am truly blessed to have such a massive amount of online support, literally you guys make or break me. Yesterday, I had a lecture where an A&R guy called Darrin from Distiller Records came in to do a masterclass. For the second half of the class people got to showcase their music and who they are as brand to Darrin. 

One of the most asked questions was...

"Whats your fanbase like?"
"How many followers do you have?"
"What are your stats?"

Many of the peoples replies were "a few hundred" and I was just sitting there thinking... I have 45,000 twitter followers, thousands of facebook likes and hundreds of thousands youtube views. yikes. I am blessed.

I didn't want to showcase my work to Darrin because, I have a good understanding of what labels and A&R people are looking for. I've been developing myself as an artist along with my management for a while to make sure I get this right. So when this next single hits later this year, you'll notice a change in professionalism across all platforms. (Making everything fluid if you like) You'll know what time of artist I am, you'll know my sound and you'll know my style. I'm not changing, I'm still the same old me, still that girl. But this is so exciting, because this will be the start of my VEVO channel and other fabulous things.

I'm still Rebecca Roberts the artist, but i'm also Rebecca Roberts the music industry business student now. So get ready for some opinions on music and lets showcase some talent. I want to hear what you've been loving and hating music wise, lets get our opinion as a team heard.


Becca xo


Thursday, 15 August 2013

The A Level Experience / University

As many of you know, today is results day. Today is that day where you find out whether the amount of work you actually put in last year was good enough to get you into your first choice university. eeeeek.

So last year I had no clue what I wanted to do, literally being at sixthform and being quizzed was the worst...
"What do you want to do with your life?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?"
"Are your grades good enough?"

Sixthform in itself wasn't easy for me, I was different. Doing the whole 'singing thing' and being beccalish was hard. Very few people actually knew me personally and had based their judgements on what they had seen online, hence why I kept my head down and was quite shy as I really didn't want any attention on top of what i'd already got. 

I remember these girls made a piss take video of me which they had filmed at school and put it on facebook as a laugh. You know what, I know what I do isn't the norm but I am quite capable of taking the mick out of what I do (it is funny sometimes, I know) I really don't take life too seriously, but you know, that video was a tad immature and slightly hurt me. But hey, you know what? If any of you are going through/went though a similar situation, it gets better... trust me :)

You know what probably made me laugh the most, a girl who was involved in making the video actually came up to me at prom and apologised/complimented me. WTF? It seems to be that when people actually figure out that you're getting someone they realise what they've done. silly right? 

I'm not a shy person at all, haha, in fact the quite the opposite and I think some people mistook my confidence as arrogance. So yeah... it was it wasn't the best time for me, but I did meet some amazing people who i'm genuinely gonna miss so much in my life.

It was horrible not knowing what to do and if you know me well enough you'll know that i'm literally the most indecisive person ever. But, eventually I did it, I applied for music business/management courses, combing my passion with my studies, the perfect combo.

I discovered a place called 'The Academy of Contemporary Music' a year back, and when I went to one of the open days I fell in love with the place. A place dedicated to music and people like me, perfecto

A year later, 
i'm soooo happy :) 

If you guys got results, I hope you did really well and got into the uni that you wanted! 

Becca xo.

p.s. look what my boyfriend got me for our year anniversary, so cute!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A Year On

Rebecca & Callum
A Year On

So today is a special day, a day to reminisce and reflect on all of the memories i've shared with my boyfriend for the past year. Yes, I know what you're thinking, a year, crazy right? Well you're very right, crazy but unchangeable.

Once upon a time (a year ago),  I met this guy called Callum through some of my mutual friends. Summer last year was a time where the majority of us had passed our driving tests and therefore the freedom could begin. We all used to drive up to this place with a pretty view looking over london and literally sit/listen to music/talk/laugh and this is sort of where it all began. (I feel slightly cringey going into detail, but seen as this is my first blog post, I really wanna involve you guys in my life as much as possible, and my boyfriend is a big part of my life so yeahp, I guess i'll continue, haha) 

I remember the first conversation we had was about Vans, and how Callum needed to go shopping to get some new ones, so me being me, (the shopaholic) suggested we should go shopping and as Callum's car was broken and I was excited to drive anywhere, I offered to take us. I guess you'd call that our first date, one of the best first dates for sure, shopping, hell yes!

From then on, we spent most of our time together. We'd go on late night drives, watch the stars and talk about literally EVERYTHING! I don't think I've ever trusted someone so much so soon (apart from kayleigh) which was a really good feeling. Anyways, things progressed and one night, Callum drove back home from Reading as he was on a BMW training course (he's an apprentice btw) bearing in mind this journey would be a 3 hour round trip, that was pretty dedicated! On that night a year ago today, we got together.

"Can we make it official?'
"Becca Official"
haha (can't believe I said that)

We've done so much over the past year it would be hard to write about it all, but all I can say is that I'm one lucky girlie and i'm happy.

I honestly cannot believe i'm putting this on the internet, i'm one crazy girl.


p.s. i'll be posting on a variety of things, such as general life and beauty/fashion.
I hope you guys enjoy my posts, tomorrow is results day. eeek. good luck xx
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