My name is Meredith, and it’s time to kick start this musical journey for you guys. Imperfect Fifth came from an idea that popped into my head several years ago, when I was working in a law office having already lived what seemed to be an entirely different lifetime working in entertainment in New York. Imperfect Fifth was during the days before I was the Editor in Chief of Impose, it came at a time when I had way less of an idea of what I was doing in the industry, and crazily allowed my voice to be inhibited.

Through my last few years career-wise, I’ve discovered I don’t want to lose that voice that I have. I don’t want to lose the zest for music that keeps my heart pounding out of my chest. I don’t want to lose my integrity among the mess. I want to bring clear, positive messages to the world through music… and I want to write the words to justify the feelings that music gives us. I want to work with like-minded, brilliant people who are dreamers, but who are willing to put in the legwork to make those dreams a reality. I certainly have encountered that passion over the last few years, but especially in the last several weeks. So I’ve decided to see where this goes, and I hope you’re all kind of diggin’ it.

I’ll admit there will be some kinks to work out. I purchased the domain only Monday (yeah… two days ago) and didn’t get it verified to start building out until yesterday… right about at the point I locked myself out of my apartment with no keys, no money, no phone, and a pizza I had made fresh, sitting on the coffee table for Schmidt to devour. Right when I was ready to dig in (and not miss my TODAY deadline), I had to walk a mile to my sister’s house (Thank goodness she lives so close!), and try to get her attention with no doorbell installed and no phone or car outside to ease her mind into realizing it was me.

Basically I banged on windows and doors and yelled into her mail slot and open windows until she wasn’t afraid I was a robber anymore.

Eventually – with the help of my neighbor’s email address and some patience – I got back in. And yeah, I may have missed some good coding time, but I actually feel really good about introducing a site called “Imperfect Fifth” in this way. Imperfect, but still with something to say. That’s why I took my time with it today, and why I’ll be optimizing it as I go. It’s a learning process for me, because I’m doing it all on my own.

For now.

I say that because this sucker will grow. Quickly, like the sunflowers we used to brand it with for the first phase of its life. And I will embrace the community that has nurtured and supported me the last few seasons of my life, and we will continue to – in small steps – make the industry and our community a better place to reside. One piece of art at a time.

P.S. Ma! Dad! Happy Anniversary! {{definitely chose to launch today because of the importance of 9/13 in my life}}

**For more info on the name selection, check this sucker out. If you want a snazzy video like mine, head over to Elephant Social and find out all the cool things Erin can do with you! And if you’re still on the fence about me, find out all you need to know at!

Meredith Schneider