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Pursuing you passion for music by becoming a music producer

Engineer_at_audio_consoleBeing a music producer is an incredibly lucrative job if you do it well. It is a lifelong goal for many people and a lot will fall short, but how do you turn your love of music in such a fantastic job?

One way is by actually playing music. If you have some talent with an instrument or can sing or, now we have the huge dubstep scene, can use a computer well, then you might well be able to boost your way up in the music industry. Once you are playing regularly and making some money, you will begin to gather crowds and gain proper fans. This is a massive advantage as the more popular you become, the better contacts you will make.

Let’s face it, if you are a lead guitarist in a great band then you are going to be attending events with more important people than your average Joe. From here you can get out of playing and try a get a job at a record label. Here you might start as an assistant music producer or even lower. If you’re really ambitious, you can work towards acceptance at a top rate musical school like Berklee or the Peabody Institute, but that certainly doesn’t guarantee success. You will have to work your way up until you get to that goal of being the man (or woman) in charge of an artist’s music.

The other main way is to work the way up right from the bottom. Try to practice as much as possible and see if you can find a friend to help with their band/music. If you start small and build up it will take a while but as long as you put the effort to talk to as many people in the industry as possible then you will eventually get your break. Don’t just look for the best; you are going to have to take whatever you can get at first. Movies, television and advertising all need music too, so if you are struggling to find work, why not search around these industries too.

Overall, there are many paths to take but at some point you are going to have to get a lucky break. It’s sad to say but it’s not all based around talent. If you make as many contacts as possible then this will stand you in really good stead for the future. Once you have got a job in some form of production company you can begin to work your way up and earn more. Good luck!

Motivation: Nothing Just Happens On Its Own

4978627798_f17eeae09e_nEvery time you hear quotes about procrastination, stop and think about how effective they are for you. For many, hearing about procrastination seems to only trigger stress, since the word “procrastination” reminds people of what they are putting off for tomorrow! To alleviate that stress, they put it off even more, and it becomes a perpetual cycle of fear and being unproductive.

However, in order to work on overcoming procrastination, you need to realize that the motivation to work on what you are putting off comes from within. Wouldn’t you think that our mind would want us to do what needs to be done right away? You’d be surprised. The human brain is a fascinating machine, and it is probably the most advanced thing on the planet when it comes to rationalizing being lax putting things off for the next day. Continue reading