Founded in 2002, Gian created Face the Music!, a commercial song critiquing workshop, to allow songwriters, music producers, and singers the opportunity to have their songs heard and get feedback by an audience of musical peers, and a panel of seasoned music industry professionals.
"2012 was a pivotal year for me," Gian explains, "I finished my transition as a growth expert, which entailed the completion of my studies in psychology. Developing mastery knowledge in another domain was grueling, but it stretched me in ways that forced me to examine how I think and feel, as well as my approach to helping others achieve career and life success. With a major revamping of my own career focus taking place, I not only scaled back on my activities in the music industry, but practically withdrew from them."
But that was last year. With a series of qualified guest hosts who kept the program alive at various conferences, Gian was able to view it from a perspective that was foreign to him: from the audience.
"Since I designed Face the Music! to be an interactive and constructive experience, being in the audience while others hosted the program enabled me to analyze the ways in which it can be - and needs to be - better," he says.
"Because I've recalibrated my thinking, and now view everything in terms of growth, and the removal of barriers that impede growth, I'm looking forward bringing a new perspective to one of my oldest programs that will elevate its quality, popularity, and benefits. My return as host completes my circle in that I've now applied my psychology training in all of my endeavors, except this fomat. I'm excited by the challenge and opportunity to add more value to the program," Gian declares.
The revamped version of Face the Music! will debut on January 26th at CLA's annual music business seminar, and will feature new panelists who will be first time contributors, but are experienced songwriters, producers, and engineers.
This is the first time that Face the Music! will be accepting submissions before the event, and allowing those whose music is chosen for critique to get into the seminar for free.
To submit your music with an Mp3, and for more information on CLA's annual music business seminar, vist this link: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/