Competition vs collaboration...

It is kind of hard to wake up and understand how’s this thing, competition vs collaboration in music… there is too much noise around and you can get easily confused!

Let’s relax for a moment and think about it: did you enjoy Return to Forever? Or Yes? or Prince? Of course… and so many others! And you know why? Because it was all about collaboration! Yes, all these guys are talented and work hard every day, which allows them to be together when it comes the most, allows them to understand each other, how to continue with an idea and work with it; basically allows them to collaborate.

So, it’s quite simple… and that actually applies everywhere, in recording (how many tips I learnt from musicians - like where to place a mic, what to expect soundwise), in mixing, in music production… 

Nonetheless, in the life of a musical group there are tensions and conflicts over personalities, that’s nothing new. However, when the real musicians are having a conflict over some ideas, they actually collaborate and get somewhere. And it makes me feel good when I can help in this process, when I have people in the studio…

One thing is clear: modern music, while it looks competitive, is based on collaboration… and we need to keep it that way!

Stay tuned,

Flo Fandango


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