I don't know of a single producer that doesn't want to be crushing it on Spotify, but sadly about 90% of them aren't crushing it at all... The vast majority of producers are feeling down on themselves and frustrated to the point of wanting to quit on their dreams... this is beyond unacceptable to me.
Dawphobia: Why You’re Not Making Music As Much As You’d Like Let’s be real – opening the DAW is scary. Whenever we as producers think about making music, we encounter this force that stops us from doing just that. Author Steven Pressfield calls it ‘the resistance’. Writer James Clear calls it ‘friction‘.
Ever watched a movie called The Founder? It’s a biographical drama about Ray Kroc, the man who turned McDonald’s into an empire. One of the keys to his success was process management and workflow. In other words, “How fast can we get something out the door and into the customer’s hands.”
I've been making music as a full-time career for a little over 6 years now, and I wouldn't have been able to do it without reading/listening to these 12 books. I hope you'll take the time to invest in your mind, so that you can live the life that you want to be living in the very near future! Note: I strongly recommend
#1: Scribble on the piano roll This might sound really dumb at first, but hear me out. Music theory and songwriting skills are good tools to have, but sometimes you need to throw some paint on the canvas and work from there. To do this, you basically just load up an instrument (a piano normally works well for this)
1. Understand that attaining any level of success isn’t easy. It takes work. 2. Dive in and be inspired by an array of different kinds of music, it’ll be overwhelming but helpful in the long run. 3. Listen to different kinds of music. Even music you don’t particularly like. 4. Analyze your favorite artist’s work...
Level 1: Complete Nobody You’ve just started making music, or you’re stepping into a new genre/ scene that you’re not known in... or maybe you’ve been making music for a while and you’ve decided it’s time you started your artist project. Either way – you don’t have the street cred. If you have previous experience
What you’ll learn in this article This article contains 15 tips that will actually help you, if you put in the time and effort. They aren’t going to make you the next Calvin Harris or Rihanna, but if your music is good, these tips will take you to the next level. The first five tips are on how to think about music mark
1. Save a copy of your most successful project and use it as a template. Open up one of your best projects from the past, save as, and just delete the midi and vocals but keep the drums, fx, etc. as a template to get you started on your next track. 2. Tweak your best midi files. You can use an old melody you made...
Making a career out of music is a dream for most music producers, but it seems so out of reach for most... And not to mention that there is so much you ‘should’ be doing, and as a result, you’re not sure what to focus on or disregard. To help, here are some of my favorite tips I’ve come up with over the years.
In the music streaming community one of the often-overlooked components to success is your own personality. In the EDM space, this is even more essential. How many times have you listened to an artist even more than before after seeing a video or story with them? I know I have many times. In fact, the science behind it...