Where would they promote themselves besides social media? How would a smartphone’s absence affect the creative process?
This fall, Black will produce and create an original podcast documenting a musician’s creative process and work over 30 days, only the musician is not allowed to use a smartphone during that time. Instead, they are given a Gabb Phone that can only call and text.
The musician participating is ( a 22-year-old independent singer and songwriter known throughout the community for playing violin on Franklin’s Main Street. He has released multiple singles, and his third will be released this November. He will work toward creating an album during the month without a smartphone.
“The goal at the end of the 30 days is to watch someone learn to have a healthy relationship with their phone and put it back in its place of becoming a resource and a tool and something that helps you to live our life instead of something that’s controlling your life,” Black said.