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9.1 WHERE TO FROM HERE? Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 9.1 WHERE TO FROM HERE? Copy

  Congratulations on your successful completion of our Certificate in Music Production! We trust you have learned some invaluable lessons and tools to help you on your journey to becoming a successful Music Producer! To outline our 5 step ‘Roadmap for Success’ as described by Producer Joel Dowling; 1) Start Practising! ‘The long cuts end up…

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8.10 Receiving Feedback Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.10 Receiving Feedback Copy

In all aspects of music making: songwriting, production, mix and master it can be helpful to get some feedback. Choosing the right people for these roles is crucial.     1. Find someone with experience in that area. Find a songwriter to give feedback about your song. Find another producer to give feedback on your…

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8.9 Maintaining Efficiency Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.9 Maintaining Efficiency Copy

Being efficient is all about controlling distractions and putting in boundaries. The fact is, we all want to have momentum when we work, but just like most other endeavours, efficiency is like a muscle which needs to be exercised! Distractions are everywhere. Phones, TV, YouTube et.al. Having a workflow that keeps boundaries around these distractions,…

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8.8 Consistent Income Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.8 Consistent Income Copy

One of the great things about Production/Songwriting is the possibility of stable income.     Regular Clients. Music is just like any other industry. We have clients. We consistently do great work. We keep those clients We gain new clients. We consistently do great work. We keep those clients. The cycle continues! If you continue…

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8.7 Self Confidence Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.7 Self Confidence Copy

Boundaries In Thinking As creatives, we can often doubt ourselves. We doubt our abilities and can second guess the choices we make. Since a song is made up of hundreds of small decisions, second guessing is too easy. However, you need to understand and accept that no matter what level of proficiency you are at,…

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8.6 Collaboration Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.6 Collaboration Copy

One of the many joys we have in life is to create with others. Collaboration can bring the best out of all parties involved. It can also be highly damaging if we approach it in the wrong way. Following, are some thoughts about how to keep creativity levels high and frustration levels at a minimum.…

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8.5 The Royalties Conversation Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.5 The Royalties Conversation Copy

In this module we are going to cover the topic of royalty splits. Everyone has a different way of splitting songs up in terms of percentages so we will cover the pros and cons of each. Firstly, there is no right or wrong way to have the royalties discussion with other writers. The main thing…

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8.4 Dealing with Artist Management Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.4 Dealing with Artist Management Copy

At some point in your career, one of your artists will either have a manager, or be in the process of getting one. This is an important relationship for all three of you.     As the producer, we need to understand what the manager’s job is. Their primary role is to deal with the…

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8.3 Understanding The Industry Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.3 Understanding The Industry Copy

The music industry is filled with different types of people: musicians, managers, songwriters and everything in between. This module will explain a few different roles within the industry that you will encounter as a producer.     The Artist It’s important to understand the artist’s vision. Do they just want to record one song? Do…

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8.1 Three ways to deal with writer’s/producer’s block Copy

By Will Dove / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 8.1 Three ways to deal with writer’s/producer’s block Copy

Writer’s block is horrible. Sometimes it can feel like you’re incapable of finding the right way to create what’s in your head, other times it’s as if you just don’t have anything to create at all. These feelings can stick around for long periods of time, preventing us from doing what we were born to…

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