I've always been intrigued by the emotional aspect of what makes people want to listen to a song over and over again.
As well as the opposite; Why do people dislike a song and skip it after 30 seconds?
Why do you still like listening to the same songs from 20 years ago?
Why do we all have this one song that we still listen to at least once or twice every month?
Whether you are producing a song, producing a concert or directing a movie.
The goal is to:
- Work and impress a crowd
- Entertain them
- Take them on an emotional journey
- Hold their attention
- And go out with a bang
Not entertaining the crowd will make them leave…
Not taking them on a journey means they'll get bored and leave…
Not keeping their attention means you're not getting them interested in what you have to show.
And not going out with a bang means you gave them no reason to tell their friends. Through all the shows that I've played I've learned that people often base their whole opinion on the last thing they see or hear.
To make sure that all my live shows and songs include all of these components, I had to create a system.
Without a framework or checklist, there's no way to keep the same amount of consistent quality.
If you put systems in place, chances are you're less likely to screw up.
Think about a pilot. They have certain procedures in check that will keep them from making mistakes.
Even if they already performed that same action a thousand times before. A checklist or system still needs to be followed to prevent them from making a misstep.