November ’15

Happy November, listeners!

Time is flying by. It feels like just yesterday that we made our launch and now we’re approaching 7 months? Crazy! Thank you to all who have stuck by us thus far. You have no idea how much your support means. Just by sending in your pitches and clicking on our content, you’re contributing to our mission and that feels wonderful. It’s great knowing that you trust us with your music.

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been reminded of how heavily I rely on music. I recently had the honor of attending a date on the 20th anniversary tour of Garbage’s debut album in Westbury, NY. Garbage has been my favorite band since I was about 14, so that show meant everything to me. I’m just going to call it the highlight of my year. As I watched my four favorite musicians in the world play the songs I’ve been listening to in my bedroom since middle school, I couldn’t help but get overly emotional (I do that a lot) about how influential music has been in my life. I’m kind of at a low point in my life right now, not sure where (or if) I belong while trying to navigate where this site may lead me down the road. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the music – the excitement I get from going out and buying a new album on release day, diving into the lyrics and feeling that overwhelming sense of peace that there is someone out there feeling the same way that I do, seeing my favorite artists live and of course, sharing their stories with all of you right here. It has always been this way, even as a child. I’d come home from school, drained from being forced into a world of extroverts, and just zone out to the music. While I feel like everything has been taken away from me this year, I’ve been holding on tight to music, knowing that it’s the one thing that cannot be taken from me.

My sanity, however, is a whole other story! Ever since I started this site, I have been bombarded with questions on when I’m going to start keeping up with other sites, which to me basically sounds like they’re asking me when I’m going to go against everything we stand for and start mimicking every other music blog out there in the webosphere. I hate to burst your bubbles, but that is never going to happen. If you want to read an immature, nasty review find another site that specializes in that. If you’re looking for what outfit to wear while you curate a playlist, please go away and never come back. We have a vision here at The Daily Listening that we believe surpasses anything you’ve ever seen before. We want to be the change you wish to see. We want to make artists and listeners smile whenever they hear our name, knowing that we’re not out to ruin their careers or perception of online media.

It all comes down to the music. Fortunately, music has a beautiful way of being open to interpretation. Whenever we share what we’re listening to, you better believe at some point, it got personal. I encourage you all to share your stories with us as much as possible. Our inbox is always open to anyone.

I may not have much right now but at least I have music – that is something I will be forever thankful for.

Listen. Love. Share. Repeat.