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I think I was in grade 10 when I uploaded two of my instrumental recordings to Purevolume. I don't have the recordings anymore, but they were probably heavily influenced by Blink 182 and Sum41. By the next day, the songs had 60 plays, and I was so stoked. It's a pretty insignificant number, but it felt huge at the time. Suddenly, the music that I was making wasn't only being heard by family and the people that I jammed with. The songs slowly made their way to 1000 plays in about a year.
Putting my work in a place where it could be heard, and judged, by anyone was both exciting and scary. Honestly, it still is. It's a vulnerable position to be in, but getting my ideas out if my head and out into the world is always worth it.