Saturday, May 16, 2009
To the Future
So, if you've kept up with my twitter (@ ChrisSligh) you know that I am no longer with Brash Music. I wanted to take a little time to quickly bring everyone up to date with what is going on.
Officially, Brash decided not to exercise the option to make my 2nd and final album on my deal. This was a decision that ultimately was a mutual decision, though Brash had the final decision. You see a lot of people who come out of record deals and claim it was mutual...I'm pretty sure they're not always mutual...in fact I have a couple of friends who were dropped that said at the time it was mutual, but if you asked them now, they'd admit that - though they weren't exactly surprised or necessarily upset with the new - they were dropped. In this case, I assure you, that though Brash had the ultimate decision, it had come to the place that both of us were ready for a decision.
Now, some may ask me how it could come to this, when they read my glowing words about Brash in the recent Christianity Today article. Everything I said about Brash in that article was remarkably true. The guys at Brash are incredible men who have integrity and are genuinely trying to make the record business better. My opinion of them has not changed through any of this.
Ultimately, what it came down to was that we disagreed on a very basic level on how this 2nd record should be treated. From what I can understand they liked the songs, so it wasn't that. It was how I wanted to treat the record and how I wanted to the record the record as well as the campaign I wanted to use in promoting the record. Also we disagreed on the co-production of the record and how much a co-producer should be used.
It's strange that something that seems so small on paper was so large in real life. But both of us were at a place where we weren't willing to budge on certain points - unfortunately the points we wouldn't budge on happened to be the exact same ones.
So...the next label will soon be announced. And the album will be recorded very soon. Hopefully we'll have a single out by the fall tour.
So, there are mixed emotions involved...ultimately parting ways was the best thing to happen. But it also stinks because I'm parting ways with great guys. But I look to the future with hope and excitement...
More to come...