zach zurn // singer | songwriter | producer

SINGER | SONGWRITER | PRODUCER

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we're all imposters

Music Bed is one of my favorite places to go to feel inspired and to learn about creativity as a whole. They just put out this article that felt like was written directly to me.

If you're an artist or a creative of any type (I believe every human), then you can sympathize with the insecurities that come with the craft. Read this article, be encouraged, and let a weight be lifted off of your shoulders.

NEW LICENSING PARTNERSHIP // SONGFREEDOM

I am stoked to announce I've just reached an agreement with an amazing music licensing website called Songfreedom to sell licenses to my catalog for artistic & creative uses. Songfreedom exists to provide high quality music to videographers, directors, and more for their creative projects.

Songfreedom is a great service and provides amazing resources to all types of creatives! If you'd like to license any of my tunes, check out the catalog here at Songfreedom!

|| CLICK HERE TO VIEW ZACH'S CATALOG AT SONGFREEDOM ||

WHY do you create? // MAKE

WHY DO YOU CREATE?

After finishing up post-production on the Musicbed's recently released feature length documentaryMusicbed CEO Daniel McCarthy talked about why they decided to make this film. His response is below.

"We didn’t necessarily want to talk about the process of creating. We wanted to talk about why we create. I do think a lot of people talk about the creative process, I don’t think anyone has talked about what drives us to create.
We’ve been making short films as a company for a long time, and we’ve noticed something. Almost every comment we read about the films — they’re not dissecting the story. They’re not saying how it impacted them. Every comment is, ‘What did you shoot this on? What lens?’ It’s all how-to crap. They’re wondering how they can imitate something. They’re asking the wrong question. You keep asking us ‘how’, but you didn’t ask us ‘why.’ It’s indicative of a much larger problem, one that people in the creative world have battled since art was a thing.
It’s time to have a conversation about what drives us to create — passion or success. I think one of the strongest values we have at Musicbed is relationships. The basis of a good relationship is vulnerability. If we want to build real relationships, I think it requires that we get real with people.
My hope is that creatives can see the film for what it is, and that they can see themselves in each one of these characters. Not everyone that watches it is going to be a filmmaker or a musician. I think the act of creating is so basic-level human, that if you see it from the big picture, it doesn’t matter what you do as a career."

Read the rest of the article here and check out the Musicbed's feature length documentary here or below.

This documentary is a question. A conversation starter. It’s an examination of the reasons we create and the things that drive us to make something new — passion or success. See MAKE, a feature-length documentary featuring Reed Morano, ASC, Aaron Draplin, Eliot Rausch and more, now on Vimeo On Demand! http://mscbd.fm/29GT1tm Listen to the soundtrack here: mscbd.fm/29W3JKv Read Why We Made a Feature-Length Documentary: mscbd.fm/whywmdk Meet the cast here: make.musicbed.com/cast

STEAL // Creativity

I've heard a certain group of individuals called the "creatives": painters, musicians, novelists, dancers, and more. This seems limiting; it seems exclusive.

Isn't every human creative? We were created and we are constantly creating. Whether we are editing videos, passing a ball, or nursing a child while cooking dinner, it takes creativity, ingenuity, and smarts.

This book has changed my perspective, and I guarantee it will change yours, too. If you are a creative, AKA a human being, you will benefit from this book.

Learn how to steal like an artist and read this book by Austin Kleon. Click here.