Did that get your attention? Did it worry you a bit? Well, take a deep breath and relax for a moment. I was just using that awful trick to get your attention. Music will always equal life, as it will always speak the words that we cannot, and get us through trying times in our lives. I simply said that because the Facebook page that is connected to this website has been called Music = Life for the past three years, and that is soon to be changing.
I can hear it now, people are reading this blog from behind their screens silently questioning me on why I'm changing the name. The answer is fairly simple, its because 'Music = Life' sounds very generic, and Immortal Music is unique. You may be asking, "Well, why didn't you just always call 'Music = Life' Immortal Music?"
The page existed first. I made the page out of pure boredom and a passion for music on August 24, 2010. The very idea of Immortal Music did not come into existence until early 2011. There were various forms of Immortal Music created before I got to this point, of which you see today, but they all were under different names, or on a smaller scale. In fact, the first couple of websites and blogs I had about music were just called Music = Life right along with the page, because I wanted to make sure people realized that the two were connected.
Then I thought of the name Immortal Music, in the summer of 2011, and tried to find a hosting website to hold Immortal Music the way I wanted it to be. It took a while, and a few failed versions of the site, but I finally found this one and I love it. I named it what I did because it hit me one day that nothing is immortal, except music. The creators we all know and love may fade and die out, but there's always going to be someone creating music. Its forever changing and evolving, and always has been that way. I think that's an incredible thing, and I wanted to honor that.
Now I'm sure several people out there are wondering why I never tried to change the name of the page in the past then. Why now? To be honest, I kept forgetting that it was an option, and even when I did remember, I assumed that I would not be able to get the change. I just sort of counted myself out, and assumed I'd be ignored, so every time I went to do it, I'd talk myself out of it. Yesterday on November 8, I decided to go ahead and do it. Worst thing that could happen is that they say no, right? Right. Well, at first, it appeared as though they did say no, but just as I decided to bother them again this morning, I saw that they've started processing my request.
On November 22, 2013, Music = Life is going to be changed to Immortal Music. I wanted to bring this up to people officially, on and off of the page, in hopes that more people would see it. I don't want that day to come and for people to be worried and wondering, "Where's Music = Life?" and "What's Immortal Music?" It is also important that I mention something else that the Facebook administrator said to me about the name change. Its not going to be first thing on the 22nd, its going to be around 3:00 EST, because that's around the same time of day I requested the change. So don't be alarmed if you look at the page in the morning of that day and it says "Music = Life" and then you come back in the afternoon to see "Immortal Music." Its nothing to worry about.
There's also a deeper meaning behind why I wanted to change the name, and I hope people can understand this. Many of you said "Well, we like the page regardless of its name! We like it for what it is, not the name." First, I want to say thank you for that. That means very much to me, and I appreciate your support more than I can even begin to describe. Second, and I have explained this to a couple of people anyways, I have always in my mind, seen the page as much more than just a fun little Facebook page for me to talk to people on. I've always seen it as a more interactive part of my website, and a place for me to not only feel connected with fellow music lovers, but a place where I can give those who need it support. Whether its their band needs supporting, or they need someone to talk to on a personal level. That's what the page is to me, its a support group, in a way. To some, that may seem pointless, silly even, to me, its a very big deal. I have big plans for my life, and Immortal Music the website, and soon to be the page, are just the beginning of that.
I felt the name change would be a step in the right direction for where I need to be. I felt if the name of the site and the name of the page matched, maybe more people would take it all seriously, just like I do. On top of that, as I said previously, Immortal Music is unique, and Music = Life is not. I feel that plays a big factor in being taken seriously. I don't mean taken seriously by fans, because if I'm honest, most people read my website, or check the page simply for the love of music. I mean other people in the industry I am trying to break into. I know for a fact that band members and managers have seen what I do, whether its the website, my YouTube channel or the page, I know its seen by other professionals and while I always will have my own twist on things, I do want to be taken more a professional and less like a fan. Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't. If it doesn't work, then that's fine. At least the page will have a more attention grabbing name, and I'll be able to share the love of music with even more people.
Regardless of what's going to happen in the future, or what's happened in the past, I am truly grateful for it all. Its all going to get me somewhere and I am honored to have people supporting me.
Thank you very much for your support, and understanding. It means a lot to me, and I hope anyone reading this enjoys the changes to the page, and all the updates on the site and YouTube.
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