Why Did I Begin Music Talks? Founder Tracey Arbon
Founded by singer Tracey Arbon www.traceyarbon.com
Music Talks began late in October 2015 and is one of the first products from Chant La Bon.
I wanted to do something which people do not feel confused when trying to find music, and create a platform where it is not time consuming for the fans. Having a site where the artists can portray their own personality by providing their own story, which most people could relate to and easily find talent.
The reason for why I’m doing this, is, after many years away from music, I found I simply couldn’t do without it as a part of my everyday life. My personal story of the past 10 years has not been so great. My mother was diagnosed with brain cancer, I was her full time carer for 3 years, while my daughters were only 3 years old and 8 months old.
A year after she passed, my marriage broke down. After which, I met someone else, soon after that my eldest daughter became very ill, having missed half a year of school, followed by the diagnoses of my youngest daughter of being on the Autism Spectrum. Not long after that, my partner was diagnosed with cancer, and so on, I think you get the idea. 🙂
I never really look back and always try to go forward. As soon as my marriage break down and the passing of my mother, I was right in to find a job to keep us living and our heads above water……but after also suffering ongoing depression, I knew that enough was enough, and I had to drag myself to begin to live again. During the constant spanner being thrown my way, I had slowly felt I was losing my friends. I hate whinging, so I stopped calling people because my life was not that interesting with the constant dramas, and didn’t want them to feel, that all I had to talk about was my latest drama. This was not the person my friends knew me to be, so I stayed in hiding.
I knew I had to do something for myself and create a better story, for both me and my daughters. They need a happy mother! I started to get back into my passion of music.
And there it was, I began to find myself again.
I had started writing and recording my own music and reached a point of confusion.
While the internet has opened up amazing possibilities for artists, I found that when I began the planning for my own releases, I just wasn’t satisfied to be placed among the thousands of other artists with tracks on Soundcloud, Spotify etc.
While commercial radio is a long shot, and social media is great…I thought, ‘how are people supposed to find me in the first place’? My tracks are still sitting here and haven’t yet been released, as Music Talks has priority for the time being. But… I will get back to those tracks. I’m am a believer of not releasing something just for the sake of it. I want to be happy with it, and plan properly.
By providing music, and stories from the artists with their links, gives fans the tools to further access and follow new artists.
We had begun sharing stories from Australian artists, but have now extended beyond Australia and welcome all artists to submit, to help people find you. My ultimate plan is to have available an app for Music Talks when the time is right.
Hope you enjoy the site, and please let us know if there is something you would like to see.
If you would like to support Music Talks, you can become a sponsor on our Patreon page where you receive some great rewards. https://www.patreon.com/TraceyArbon