I called studio after studio and was met with the same, cold, emotionless response. I was left feeling that music is merely a cold, profit-driven business. While music is an industry, working with Ruby showed me that it is not as heartless as it seemed.
Upon calling Ruby I was met with enthusiasm and compassion. Despite my lack of money, she offered to meet with me. She took the time to get to know me, asking me about what it is I wanted to do with my music and what my music meant to me. She listened to me play every song and took the time to hear what I had to say about them.
I did not feel that I was merely a client. I did not feel that it was just about money, and at no point did I feel small or looked down upon for my lack of experience. Ruby took the time to listen because she truly loves music. This authenticity and genuine passion for creating are evident in working with her. I was inspired by learning what songwriting means to her, and through the advice she gave about how I could improve.
Ultimately, I was able to raise enough money for studio time. Working with Ruby, my dream became a reality. I was set up with an engineer who is incredibly knowledgeable (also super cool), and recording was one of the best experiences of my life.
Without Ruby’s kindness to listen and her encouragement to create, I probably would have never recorded anything. Ruby’s genuine passion for music, and desire to encourage creativity and art for everyone, no matter how big or small, is what we need more of in the music world today.
Throughout the process of getting my music up on Spotify, Ruby was always there to answer all of my questions, and in the end, I did not feel like I was simply a customer. Instead, I felt like an artist. Through working with Ruby, I formed relationships through a mutual love of music, that I would even dare to call friendship. I highly recommend working with Ruby!