Getting DJ gigs in a flooded music industry is tough, especially if you want to showcase your latest productions to a live audience for the first time, it can be quite a nerve-racking experience. However, how do you get to that stage when you know no one in the music industry, and you've got no connections or solid relationships with the right people? Where do you start as an upcoming producer? When you’ve perhaps been a hermit for so long, trying to perfect your music for years locked away in your studio? All for that one moment to finally get the chance to get your first DJ gig and cement a residency position at your local nightclub.
Do you ever feel like you have a major distraction or perhaps a concentration problem? I certainly did and sometimes I still feel like this; I have just learned to manage it in order to finish more music. If you feel like you have lost your creative mojo and lack some drive, motivation and discipline like I did, then this blog will most definitely serve you well.
All I ask is that you give at least a couple of these activities a go.
Everybody makes mistakes, it’s a given, but these mistakes cost me so much learning time in a big way, so in me writing this blog my purpose is for you to not make the same. As a music producer, it can be hard to get the outcomes you want, it's hard to articulate an idea from your head onto your D.A.W, especially when you are a less experienced producer. What I have learnt after 6 years of music production is that to learn faster and get the feeling of job satisfaction, some certain practices should be avoided, or at least be noted. These are the 5 mistakes that cost me time.