Get what you are owed

By Babacar on Dec 05, 2016 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

If you have your music on the internet, make sure you are getting what you are owed! Thats your work, and if people are listening to it you should be paid.

Make sure you copyright, become a member of ASCAP and SongExchange who can find all the places your music is being played and collect royalties for all of it.

 

It is easy to get ripped off in this business, so make sure you are getting what you deserve.

Using social media

By Babacar on Nov 07, 2016 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

I have recently discovered the importance of social media in running a business. I used to the it was just helpful but now I realize it is ESSENTIAL in running a business these days. Particularly in our line of work. It is basically FREE promotion. A great way to show people your work, without even going OUT. Just be sure to use the ones you feel comfortable with, you don’t have to do them ALL, and in fact it is probably more effective to have less, so you can focus more on the ones you have. It becomes a big time consumer. Instagram is by far most effective for artists. Twitter and Facebook are also key. These are the three I have started to put my time into. A great way to start getting your name and image out there before you maybe have enough to invest in real advertising…

Business

By Babacar on Oct 03, 2016 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Music producers starting out, don’t make much money, if any, from their music but still need to devote full time hours to it. A big part of being a music producer is business, and once you are successful there are many aspects of business you  will be into. Therefore it is important you have a good business mind. If you don’t have a natural business mind I would suggest taking a business class and studying about business.

When you re starting out and not making money it is important that you find a source of income that can be flexible and still allow you the time you need to focus on your music making! Also, have enough to invest in building it, buying the equipment, going to networking events, promoting, etc.

Networking

By Babacar on Sep 05, 2016 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Happy Labor Day and Welcome back! I took the summer off from blogs but now they will continue…But only the FIRST Monday of every month for now…

I used the summer to go to events (music festivals, shows, etc.) and make more connections.

One of the most important parts of our business as a producer is getting out and making connections…

Talk to artists about what you do, your style, your dream and what you believe in. Also, make sure you are talking to artists YOU believe in and whose style you like, and will compliment yours. Give them your card. Let them hear/see your work. Offer them good deals. This is how things will get started…

Also, other producers are a big part of your business as well. Collaboration can lead to big things so be sure not only to connect with the artists but your fellow producers as well.

 

Producer career overview

By Babacar on Jun 06, 2016 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Beat Maker/Producer career overview:

A Music Producer writes, arranges, produces and records songs for other artists and/or for their own projects. With the growth of home recording technology many Producers find themselves pulling double or triple duty as studio owners and sound engineers. There is a lot of work that goes into being a Producer outside of the studio as well, such as attending rehearsals, meetings, going out to shows. Social media is big, giving the ability to connect with more people then ever before, but in-person interaction of course is best. Half of producing is the music, the rest is sales…and as a producer you are the product you push.

Average Annual Earnings: $49,000

General Earnings Range: $25,000 to $1,000,000

Certified Music Producer

By Babacar on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized - 1 Comment

Its official. Just finished my last class. Certified music producer making dreams come true…

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Balancing time/making a schedule

By Babacar on May 16, 2016 in Uncategorized - 2 Comments

If you re a starter producer, as in its not your main profession/not paying your bills it is important to try to make yourself a schedule to make sure you get in enough and are able to create and advance…

I work two other jobs, am just finishing up school and have a family…so if I ever want to get anything done in the studio I need to sit down and make a plan…what days and times will I be working, when will be studio time and be able to have a day off with family and for rest.

It is important to make that studio time a time when you wont be rushed or distracted either so you can focus on making your best work.

Making business out of your studio

By Babacar on May 09, 2016 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Had enough of just recording yourself? Want to record other musicians and start generating some money off it?

Its all about word of mouth…people trust what they hear from friends. Also, recording studios can be very expensive, people love affordability, even more FREE!!!

Get someone in today FREE or a really good deal, make them happy and they’ll spread the word…

This is where it starts, and builds…

Being a music producer

By Babacar on May 02, 2016 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Being a music producer can mean discovering and helping shape the careers of some amazing musicians…but keep in mind, a music producer has plenty of responsibilities…all these responsibilities require musical skill and performance experience, combined with a thorough knowledge of musical genres and music and sound production in a recording studio. Many producers are self-employed. That type of music career means you also need to be adept at running your own business…

Beatmaking Tips

By Babacar on Apr 26, 2016 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

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