Tips, Strategies and Resources for Advanced Beginner Music Producers...
Yes! Independent music producers, beatmakers, artists and musicians can now make music, distribute music worldwide, and reap the rewards of their creations. It's awesome. That's not to say it's an easy path to follow though!
In one way we've never had it better. Digital music production has come long way since the early days when you could count the number of DAWs available on one hand. The cost of entry has gone down while the production tools have gotten faster and better. The possibilities for creative music production are near endless. Web music distribution and music promotion are also so cheap that it's near free.
In another way, for pretty much the same reasons I mentioned above, it's become easy to get overwhelmed with choices while it's difficult to get your music heard due to the mind-blasting amount of music that gets released every day. Add to that the fact that your music doesn't just compete with other music for people's attention. It competes with everything else on the Web. Ponder on that for a second!
Then there's the tough-tricky-touchy subject of money. The big money days of music are over, at least for the moment. Very few people live on music income alone. Mere financial survival as a music professional requires that we get creative in terms of how we fund our music and how we produce our income. For many producers this means the day job remains a thing. For others it means the creation of multiple sources of revenue. Then there's the label system of course.
The struggle is real and will continue to get even more so. It calls for skill, grit, flexibility and a unique, creative approach to not only your music but also your business.
Yes. The only sane response to this reality we now face is to step up our game. We have to combine various different skills, stacked together to form a unique talent that is valuable in some way to the marketplace.
This website gives you ideas, strategies, techniques and resources you can use to develop your music and also your business as an independent musician and producer.
Top producers are craft-focused, creative and have a professional work ethic and love for music. They also have a system to develop their knowledge and stack the production skills they need. When you get better at what you do, opportunities to expand your art and business will increase. So, focus on your music production craft, and stay focused no matter what!