Sam Newsome

Sam Newsome
"The potential for the saxophone is unlimited." - Steve Lacy



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Monday, August 13, 2018

Thought of the day: Outsider/Insider




When you decide to become an artist, even when you become famous, you’re still an outsider. So get used to it. And for the record: Being an outsider or insider is usually not about the number of fans you have, nor the amount of money you have, but the vision you have. Embrace it. Share it.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thought of the day: Ruler


Most people live in a world that they inherit. Artists live in a world that they create. And not just any world, a micro-world.  Even though it starts off small,  it can become so influential that it changes the macro-world at large. Don't settle for macro-world citizenry. Become a micro-world ruler. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thought of the day: Having a Job


I'm a big proponent of artists/musicians getting 9-5 jobs. It's nothing wrong with paying the bills while continuing to stay focused on your vision. Is it better to be continually gigging and having lost your direction, or selectively gigging keeping your focus intact?

Thought of the day: The Harvest




I release recordings for three reasons:

1. So I won’t forget them.

2. So I can share them.

3. So I can then move on to the next thing.

Focus not on the harvest, but on planting the seeds. Fertile the world with your uniqueness.
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Thought of the day: A New Business Paradigm





Old way: 
  • Artist makes demo;
  • Artist gives demo to manager;
  • Manager gives demo to lawyer;
  • Lawyer gives demo to A&R rep;
  • A&R rep signs artist to label;
  • Label records artist;
  • Label releases record to the world.
New way: 
  • Artist makes recording;
  • Artist makes recording available to the world.

Thought of the day: Hope



Many don’t realize we’re experiencing a music business revolution. That’s because they’re telling themselves a story from the 1980s. This is a new day of abundance, filled with hope, and opportunities to share and connect. Don't squander it.  Start telling yourself a new story.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Thought of the day: Doing the Work




As artists:

Do the work people don’t know needs to be done;

Do the work people don’t want to do;

Do the work people are afraid to do;

Do the work that years later, people will say, “Man, I wish I had done that.”

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