Producing and selling music can be quite a challenge, especially if you are a newbie in music production. The pressure to sound like an experienced professional is petty strong, despite being a music producer, on a first glance, seems like an effortless job.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to smoothly find your path of becoming a successful music producer.
Be well informed on all kinds of music
Keep in mind that best producers are ones that embrace all kinds of music: from R’nB’, EDM, rock, country or heavy metal, etc. No matter the music genre, they respect all their clients equally and provide them with the best quality. In order to do so, you must love, respect and embrace all music, no matter if it is in accordance with your own preferences. You shouldn’t enter the music industry with only money, glamour or fame on your mind – that mindset won’t get you anywhere near them.
The best way to establish your self as a professional is to listen and criticize dozens of records and try to learn what makes one song better than the other. Your top priority should be making an excellent song so you should be persistent in finding out how to make good EDM tracks or any other.
Don’t hesitate to learn new skills from tutorials
Tutorials are not a specific guide on making music, yet consider it as a source that can help you to understand how to use your DAW. Don’t underestimate YoutTube! There are plenty of great videos that can inspire you, motivate you to learn more and teach you important lessons.
Mixing and mastering is another thing you need to learn and despite it’s not the only criteria that would make you a good producer, the best ones today have excellent engineering skills.
Leverage tutorials to learn how various musical elements work together and how can you create a professional piece out of them.
Be different from others, find an original style
Why should you keep following the same old path or obeying the rules that you can simply break to create your own lane and set new records? Producers who have really made a difference in the music industry all have something in common: they discovered their own lane and inputted their sense of individualism and creativity into the music they produce. – claim guys from SupremeTracks.
Producing music with your own signature was profitable for famous producers like Phil Spector or Jack Douglas. Listen to how they add something original to every single track, how they bring their creativity to them.
Nothing goes without hard work
However, none of this is possible without hard work and dedication. Write down your goals, develop an entrepreneurial mindset since every track you’ll work on should be your very own project, no matter the artists you work for. Yes, it will take many hours in order to develop a certain skill, yet don’t get discouraged, stay persistent.
Even the best producers in the world once sounded terrible (no, it is not a harsh word!). Try to learn as much as possible and you won’t lack in improvement and good results!
Create and nurture relationships
Building a network is important for every business and music production is no exception. No matter how talented or skillful you are, if nobody knows about the work you’ve done it will be very hard to make it in the industry. Work on your self-promotion, visit relevant events, participate in industry discussions and try to connect and maintain the relationship with people from the industry.
Leverage social media both for establishing yourself as a professional and getting connected with others.
Don’t let the competition discourage you. Yes, there are many great music producers but there is a place for you to show your talent as well. Stay passionate about music, don’t lose motivation and success will come eventually!