We’ve spoken a lot about songwriting and how difficult it can be to write when you’re feeling unmotivated, if you haven’t already make sure you check out our other songwriting guide because we will be giving you a few more tips for songwriting when you’re having writers block.
Every songwriter goes through periods of deflation, when anything and everything you write just doesn’t seem to cut it but hopefully we can help you get back on track and inspire you to write your next hit song.
If you’ve been sticking to the same old routine then you probably haven’t been challenging yourself and instead you have been playing the same material over and over. It’s great to have a certain style or sound that defines you as an artist but that doesn’t mean you can’t begin to incorporate something new into your sound to freshen things up slightly, you might find that it brings some new inspiration.
Take a moment to think about your songwrit
If you’re interested in joining the music industry the hardest part can be figuring out which path to take, there’s so many different areas within the business that it can be difficult to know which one is perfect for you. Hopefully with can help you narrow down your choices and find the ideal path to take. Once you’ve decided which one is the best fit make sure you look at our different how to guides to get you started in your chosen area.
We’ve spoken a lot about being a freelance musician or DJ which we have many guides on; today we will be taking a deeper look into other industry careers.
Firstly one of the most popular careers to take within the industry is within a record label; this could be starting your own or working for a label. The best thing about starting your own is your freedom to work with whoever you choose and you play a part in every aspect of making music, from choosing the artist to planning the marketing and to
Radio can be a great outlet for independent and upcoming artists, there are some great opportunities available for new musicians including the BBC Music Introducing where you can upload your music, open to everyone this is a great experience which has been shown to bring success to great artists such as Florence and the Machine and Two Door Cinema Blub so it’s definitely worth sending your music off for the chance to feature on radio.
Something to do in the meantime is to continue to feature your music online, building an online presence is one of the best ways to get your music heard, we’ve seen numerous artists come from YouTube and other platforms so getting your music on a blog or playlist feature will help you get found by those looking for new talent to put on radio. A big part of getting your music on the radio is through word of mouth so make friends and work with other artists, you may get heard by the right person.
You can always go old school and send in a
Although it may seem like getting your music into adverts is the easiest of the Medias, it’s still a lengthy process and you are not guaranteed a spot within an ad. Here are a few things that may help you get your music into advertisement. As mentioned a few times its important to join a licensing company if you haven’t already, they will take care of all the legal paperwork and such.
Work to the requirements of adverts, the most common ads will not use your lyrics so even if you feel it’s vital to the song it’s important to make sure you your instrumentals are strong, you don’t want the lyrics to hold the music. Otherwise you will have less of a chance of getting chosen. The most important thing is to be ready, advertising moves fast. Prepare everything so if the opportunity arises to put your music forward you already have a great pitch.
Since the rise of advertising such as the famous John Lewis ads every Christmas having your music featured within these adverts
We’ve recently covered gaming and what it takes to get your music into the industry; we will now be taking a deeper look into TV and films. Although similar they do have different requirements, and TV and film is probably one of the best ways to get exposure and gain huge success if it’s in a hit show or award winning film.
The similarities between games and TV/films is being able to understand how music affects moments within the scenes, just like gaming genre and environment determine the type of music used. In film and TV you have a never ending list of genres and music will differ when comparing comedy to a period drama or horror to a romance. Not only is a genre important but common scenario such as cliff hangers, deaths and dramatic moments will determine the type of music. And just like gaming is vital that you research and gain knowledge of the industry and how music within films and TV has changed over the years.
When you are making music with the idea of p
Trying to get your videos noticed on Youtube can be a whole task in itself. You’ve got a great thumbnail, title and a bunch of tags but you still aren’t getting the views you want? We wanted to give you a few extra things you can do to help boast your channel. Obviously being an overnight success is rare so keep in mind that it may take a while for your channel to take off but as long as you are consistent and continue making quality content with these few additions you will see results.
Take full advantage of the community as it will be the best way to gain views and subscribers. If you aren’t already makes sure you are subscribing and commenting on other videos similar to yours, getting to know people in the community who have the same passion for music as you. You’d be surprised at how many small channels are willing to support each other so just be genuine, kind and respectful and you will find that you will gain views simply for others within the community and the fans
We recently provided some tips and tricks for DJing with a day job but we know that there are many musicians, DJs and producers who want to quit their job for music and making that decision is extremely hard so we want to give you a few things to consider in the hope it may help with your decision. If you can tick off these things then you are ready to quit and pursue your passion for music.
First things first, take a moment to think about your decision. Pursuing a music career is demanding, grueling and takes a lot of hard work and the ability to accept failure is a part of the process. Make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons; it’s a simple question but an important step. Another question you want to ask yourself is if you’re ready, do you feel like you have enough skill and knowledge behind you to make it full time. Artists will continue to learn and grow throughout their career but it’s important to make sure your craft is at a good level before quitting.
We’ve spoken a lot about what it takes to become a DJ, producer and musician but one of the most sort after and popular career paths to purse when it comes to music is gaming, TV and film. All require similar things but we will be focusing on gaming today, it’s possibly the hardest type of media to get your music onto but not impossible. If you’re already an established producer or composer you have a much better chance however we will assume you are somewhat of a beginner looking for some tips.
One of the most important qualities you must have is a love of gaming; I’m sure that if you’re looking into composing music for a game that you must want to combine your passion for games and music. You need to have a wide knowledge of gaming and the different genres, studios and systems. Every system and genre has different requirements, Nintendo games sound different to action/shooter games so it’s important that you know the difference and keep up to date with the latest music in
We’ve spoken a lot about DJing and what it takes to become a successful DJ/Musician but for all of those out there who are looking to pursue a career as a music producer we wanted to give you a few tips to get you started. Being a producer is very different to being a DJ or pop star, you’re essentially in charge of everything that goes on backstage. The role of a producer is definitely a low key one; however is a very important one. Producers are responsible for helping artists get everything out of their talent, overseeing the creation of music as well as coaching musicians and organizing bookings.
It takes a lot of hard work to make a name for yourself in the industry especially as a producer; here are a few steps you can take to get started. One of the more obvious ones is to be a musician, it makes sense that you know what you’re talking about when coaching musicians and overseeing song writing. Being a musician first is the best place to start if you want to become a s
Its easy to have all these goals and aspirations but the hard part is really going for it and working hard to make it happen. Everything takes time and perseverance and DJing is no different, however there are a few things that might help you along your way.
The number one advice anyone can give is to work hard and to be determined. In the end its about how much time and effort you put into something. Whilst getting those gigs is important, practice and working towards improving on your skill will pay off in the end. I’m sure you will go through stages of not booking gigs and that’s okay as long as you use that time wisely to find your own sound, a unique sound that you can offer others.
And with that being said finding your sound is one of the most important aspects and will most likely determine your success. It’s a competitive industry and with that means you need to stand out, creating something new and refreshing will help you