“I don’t read music. I couldn’t even pick out F on a keyboard.”
-Ne-Yo, at the ASCAP conference
This conference is incredible. We have had a whirlwind day, so I’m just going to say this and update more later: I am so inspired by this event. We are learning, networking, and exploring. It feels like we’re making our dreams come true.
The most inspiring moment today was seeing the Hollywood sign, and knowing that this is the town that the music industry revolves around. There’s no better place to be in order to become a professional. And even professionals don’t always have the skills that we are taught to believe are so important. Ne-Yo, for example, does all his work by ear. That kind of musicality is felt, not heard.
I’ll have more updates soon. For now, enjoy these snapshots!
Thanks for stopping by.
Featured photo by me. We are staying at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, which is connected to the Hollywood & Highlands Mall and a block away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.