So you want to be a successful music producer? To be a successful music producer in 2022 is easier said than done. It’s definitely more hard work than you think. Here are a few basic life tips that can help you take your music career to the next level as long as you are willing to put in the hard work.
1. You Have To Be Self Aware
Art is subjective. What one may think is terrible, you might think is pretty good. However you should really critique how your music sounds.
How would you rate your music and your talent right now? Are you making the type of music that people would want to hear? Are you any good?..
You got into music in the first place because you love it and want to make what YOU want to hear. Correct? Well..
If you want a successful music career you have to remember that you need a audience to be successful. Even if you have a super niche audience, if nobody likes your music, and your music is terrible, nobody is going to be checking for you. Put your music out. Get feedback from people you respect. Take constructive criticism and apply it. Keep perfecting your craft and be the best you can for your audience.
2. Always Be A Student
Stay learning. Always be a student and keep perfecting your craft. Never think you know everything or that you know enough. The music industry is constantly changing and you have to constantly adapt. Find a mentor that’s in a position you want to be and learn as much as you can. Now days, there isn’t a excuse to why you don’t know how to do it. You are on the internet. Just LOOK IT UP!
3. Stay Consistent
Stay consistent. Keep learning, keep growing every single day. Small wins each day lead up to the big career wins. When you start seeing some success and gain a audience, no matter what do not DO NOT SLACK. Keep doing what you were doing that got you to this point so you can get better. Once you get comfortable and you slack, you lose your momentum.
4. Get Out And Network
At the end of the day, it’s really all about who you know and the relationships you have. The internet is great and you can build a successful career working online, but there is only so much you can do. Music is best when it’s a shared experience between other people and when you are collaborating. Get out from behind your computer and meet other producers, artists, A&Rs, and others that are doing what you want to do. You must build a genuine relationship with these people. Never try to force a relationship, just let it happen naturally. Your relationships can get you farther than anything else.
5. Find Your Own Lane
You are a brand. Find a way to stand you that is unique to you. It’s OK to get ideas from others but don’t take someone that is successful and completely try to copy their style and what they do. It’s already been done. Why listen and support a clone when you can support the real thing? Be yourself and figure out a unique way for you to stand out from the crowd that fits you. You are a creative, so be creative.