If you can sing, play an instrument, or simply have a passion for music, you have thought of entering the world of music production at some point.
The music production industry has always been oversaturated with too many talented producers, singers, and artists. Too many people hoping to get famous quickly or simply wanting easy money has led to an oversaturation that makes it difficult for new people to enter the market.
You will be wondering just how new people then enter the industry when it is so difficult to shine among so many others. There are several things that you will need to know to enter this industry, what not to do and what time is the best time to enter with the skills you may have. Knowing just why the industry is oversaturated and who to work with will save you the trouble of becoming lost in a sea of others.
Here’s everything you need to know about the oversaturation in the music industry.
How Do You Enter The Music Production Industry?
To enter the music production industry you will need a lot of passion, and more importantly a lot of work and time. Anyone can join the industry, which means even if you know nothing about music if you take the time to learn all the right instruments and refine your talent you can enter the industry.
Refining your craft with the feedback you receive after each track you publish will help you to continually grow and always become a better artist. The trick to becoming successful in any industry is about who you know, and how hard you are willing to work to become successful.
How Do You Make a Living In The Music Industry?
One of the biggest challenges of working in a market that is oversaturated is finding a way to reliably make money despite the challenge of facing other people. When it comes to the industry of music production there are several ways that you can make extra money or just make money to become successful over time.
You can make money playing at local locations everywhere around you. Many artists start their careers by playing at local pubs, making music to set the mood, or as an opening act for more well-established bands.
This is an easy way to gain both exposure, experience, and most importantly money to continue funding your growth in the music production industry.
The modern world means that you can create an online following through which you can gain significant exposure. Through partnership programs on YouTube, distribution through Spotify or just finding funding through Patreon many artists and DJs have found stable income to continually grow their careers.
10 Steps How To Produce Music That Will Be Heard
- Choose the right genre that you just love
- Simply start with producing and don’t care too much about other things
- Compare your music with others and start to improve your sound
- After your track is done, publish it on platforms like Soundcloud or Hyppedit
- To get feedback, you have to be active beforehand and start commenting but only in that specific genre and on music that you really feel, also share and like tracks (Use the Soundcloud) – This way you can gain more followers fast in no time.
- Publish your music for free – people love free stuff and if you make the quality track, there is a chance that somebody will upload you on the YouTube channel
- Start managing other Social Media channels (We highly recommend using Instagram to show your lifestyle, your studio, DAW, and just how do you spend your time. In case you are a DJ, consider creating an account on Mixcloud, and also consider your own YouTube channel if you can be consistent with adding fresh content, don’t forget to use Facebook.
- Start networking with other artists (which are on the same level as you) and ask them for collaboration – this will work most of the times if your music is relevant and they feel it – Best would be if you can regularly meet each other and working closely so that way you can make better decisions when working on a tune rather than working online
- Release your music under a well-known Recording label that has a lot of followers and can organize the gigs for you
- Become a DJ and start playing your music at parties, nightclubs, and festivals to expose yourself in the most significant way
Who Does a Music Producer Work With?
Who a music producer works with varies greatly on what type of music they will be creating, they can either make music with their own unique sounds, work with a label to create an album or work with others in the music industry to collaborate.
Each one has its own advantages and can create many new avenues of exposure to many music producers. If the producer wants to release his own music under a different recording label he needs to work with that label, discussing the release date, the cover art, and how many tracks would be on the completed album.
Also, many music producers prefer to get their sounds heard through collaborations with others. Either through artists, singers, other music producers, or MCs, this allows a music producer to focus on their own sounds and get exposure to many. Collaborating means that your music will be heard by audiences that would normally never hear your music and allows those you are working with to also gain exposure.
Why Is Music Production Over-saturated?
There are many reasons industries become oversaturated with many suffering from not being able to provide enough jobs for every one skilled in the industry. The music production industry became oversaturated as more and more labels, producers, singers, and artists, in general, entered the market.
The music production industry has always been oversaturated, with many artists not sure what a music producer does when they first enter the industry. Rising in the industry requires more than luck or talent, it requires hard work and constantly building towards improvement.
Started as a rapper and songwriter back in 2015 then quickly and gradually developed his skills to become a beatmaker, music producer, sound designer and an audio engineer.