Steven Adams Music is a resource run by me, Steven Adams (of course… 🙂 ), to help you learn the strategies and the process it takes to further your music career.
Who is Steven Adams?
AND HOW DOES HE KNOW ABOUT THIS STUFF?
I’m a family guy just turning 50 who started his music career at the ripe old age of 4. LOL.
I wanted to be out playing but my mom would make me come inside, stand next to the piano and sing until I found the correct pitch. If I was off pitch she would grab my ear and pull it in whichever direction I needed to go- up or down. HA!
While some would call this child abuse, I am thankful that my mom took the time to teach me how to sing on pitch. It is a gift I have carried with me my whole life.
A LITTLE ORIGIN STORY ABOUT S.A.M.
While I loved music, I really wasn’t active in it until I got into high school. I guess it was just part of my life and I really didn’t have an urge to develop it. That all changed when I was 16 years old.
When i was 16 years old, I got the opportunity to become the Music Director of our church (and would go on to hold that position for the next 32 years.) Notice I said BECOME… When I started in the role I really wasn’t a music director. I had to study and learn how to become a music director. And that is important to understand. — You may not be totally prepared when you get an opportunity, but don’t let that stop you. It may be such that you can learn on “the job” while you are doing it.
While in high school I was in all choir groups: Concert, Symphonic & Show choir, any and all musicals, went to Toronto and came in 2nd place at the International Choir Festival all the while still holding the position of Music Director at church. It was a busy time but that’s when I really found out how much I enjoyed being involved in music.
Fast forward from high school about 20 years. My wife and I had just gotten married. We had been asked to come sing for a night of revival at a friends church and had asked a friend of ours to come along. My wife and I were running over the couple songs we had planned to sing and from the back seat we heard our friend singing the 3rd harmony part. The 3 of us sounded pretty good together.
From that point on, my wife and I have been involved in singing in a group. Our friend sang with us for 3 or 4 years and then after that my cousin Andrew sang with us. We sang either at church and revivals mostly, but occasionally at other venues.
Then in 2016, I felt that we were being moved. I supposed I had felt the tug several times through the years but I had always dismissed it since I felt strongly about the responsibilities I had at the church, however at this time, it was too strong for me to deny so off we went. So we talked with the pastor and him wishing us well, we left our comfort zone seeking where our next journey would lead us…
We searched around for almost a year. We met a whole lot of really nice people, enjoyed singing with local churches but about 10 or ll months removed, I was starting to second guess myself. Maybe I had made the wrong decision. Maybe it was a mistake to step out of our comfort zone… I was starting to feel dejected until one night in late May. We were at a concert to see a nationally known recording group and once of the members who had had serious health problems made it a point to mention from the stage:
“The doctors told me I would never sing again. I would never tour again, but here I am… And I want to tell you tonight that if you have a desire to sing, you need to be out there doing it. If it’s your calling to do it, God will open doors for you, so be ready!”
Well, I felt like he was talking directly to me. We left that concert feeling hopeful and excited. And it didn’t take too long for that faithfulness to pay off… Just a couple months later I received a call I had been waiting my whole life for. A touring group had a couple openings and wanted to meet with us.
For the last year we have been traveling, singing, meeting people and encouraging them.
THIS IS WHERE STEVEN ADAMS MUSIC FITS IN AND WHY I DO WHAT I DO HERE.
While on the road we get to meet and hang out with other touring artists and groups. We’ve made good friends. While at concerts, events & conventions I have gotten a chance to see what other touring groups are doing. It was a bit concerning to me at what I saw. It’s no secret that the business of music has changed more over the last 5 – 10 years than in a long time. What was amazing to me is that some artist are still doing things that they did back in the 80’s…
Don’t misunderstand me. I know these artists are doing the best they can. It’s not for a lack of effort or trying. They are just doing what has worked in the past. The problem is, that doesn’t work any more. I mean, when I’m at a convention and walk by a booth that still has cassette tapes for sale…
I began to have that deep burning inside to help. Some artist may not know they need help. Some artists may know they need help but don’t know how to go about fixing things. This is where this website comes in. I want to help anyone that wants to improve their current level of their music career. It started out wanting to help these singers, but I quickly realized that it isn’t just singers, it’s musicians too.
YOU’RE NOT TOO LATE
If you haven’t started your journey toward your music career, don’t worry, you’re not alone and you’re not too late. Spend some time exploring the Start Here page to get a sense of what is involved. This page is designed to help you make good decisions on your own, without having to pay some sketchy “online guru.”
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I try to live by the motto, “make money by making the web a more wonderful place.” I have worked hard to build this site into a resource that not only helps you build your music career and avoid the false promises of over-night riches, but also helps you understand the real benefits of developing yourself.
After all, I have to be able to look my wife in the eye every day.
SAM Exists to Support You, In Every Way
THAT’S THE WONDERFUL POWER OF COMMUNITY
I also believe in not just taking but also giving. We are all here to help each other. I’ve built this site for you. I love hearing stories of your own successes—so much that I’ve built a special page just to highlight my readers’ successes.
Thanks for reading this! I’d love to have you join me and my community of other aspiring music artists.