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.
Also, read until the end (Conclusion) where we explain you the truth about saturation in music production.
So Is Music Production Saturated?
The music production industry has always been oversaturated with too many talented producers, singers, and artists that are making quality music. On the flipside, Too many people hoping to get famous quickly or simply wanting easy money also has led to an oversaturation as well.
The thing is – it doesn’t matter. If you love something enough to stay in music, be creative, and provide something that is missing in a specific genre, you don’t need to care much really.
Now, let’s go a little bit further on how to enter and give you tips that would help you along the way:
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 continually grow and 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.
First, you have to ask these questions about the most successful producers (and producers that are DJs simultaneously) –
- What are their routine?
- What do they do on daily basis?
- Why they are so consistent with delivering every single time they add/release a new tune?
- Can you do the same?
- Can you dedicate that much time and being consistent as they do?
- Are you ready to be successful? Some people have fear of success.
- Can you also be a DJ? (It’s a combo that bring you more attention and advantage in a long term – if you love what you do, why not?)
All these questions are crucial, and will determine how well you do on your music journey.
10 Steps How To Produce Electronic Music That Will Be Heard
- Choose with the right genre that you love
- Simply start with producing and don’t care too much about details from the beginning
- Once you find the genre you want to be in, compare your music with others and start to improve your sound
- After your track is done, publish it on platforms like Soundcloud or Hyppedit. Hyppedit is the easiest and fastest way to get feedback
- To increase chances of getting feedback on the other platforms you should also be proactive and comment / give feedback first (Youtube/Soundcloud etc.)
- Publish your music for free – people love free stuff, and if you make the quality track, there is a chance that somebody will support you
- Start managing other Social Media channels (We highly recommend using Instagram to show your lifestyle, studio, DAW, and how you spend your time. If you are a DJ, consider creating an account on Mixcloud and 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 (who are on the same level as you) and ask them for collaboration – this will work most of the time if your music is relevant and they feel it – Best would be if you can regularly meet each other and work 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 established Recording label that can organize gigs for you as a DJ
- Once, DJ, you can start playing music at parties, nightclubs, and festivals to expose yourself and enjoy what you do
How Do You Make a Living In The Music Industry?
One of the biggest challenges of working in an oversaturated market is finding a way to make money despite the challenge of facing other people reliably. When it comes to music production, there are several ways that you can make extra money or 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 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 grow their careers continually.
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 gain exposure.
Eventually, there is nothing like a saturation in music industry – doesn’t matter which genre you are in. When you are consistent in what you do, you work on your sound, improving it and putting all your effort to it, then it’s not relevant to ask that question because then you have to ask question – how CAN’T I be successful once you put everything to it? You just have to enjoy the process and not do it forcefully and success will come!
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.