Although this image seems to be missing a few suspects, below is an infographic showing some of the usual suspects involved with music being leaked before release:
As Producers Week comes to a close, I wanted to present you guys with something big.
I gathered some popular questions that many aspiring producers have, and sent them to a group of producers: some who are currently on their way up & others whose work you’re all very familiar with.
If you’ve ever wondered how producers’ answers differed when asked the same questions; now you’ll know.
These producers have too many hits to list, so for more information on each, I’ve included a link to each of their websites below each of their names.
This is the second half of a 2-part interview with Zach Katz. To read Part 1, please click here.
Do you focus more on placing J.R Rotem’s music with artists or are you more focused on placing music with film, television and video games?
We do both, but I primarily focus on placing his music with artists.
We have an incredible publisher that helps us, Sony/ATV. That’s one of the reasons to do a publishing deal – to add more people to your team. They have a full film, television & video game department, who I provide music to on a regular basis, and their job is to go out there and to secure placements.
So I don’t do it all alone; I have people on the team who can also help.
But that income is definitely valuable, and the name of the game – especially in this shrinking market – is to capitalize and bring in as many revenue sources as possible.
One issue many upcoming producers have is knowing when to do free production for an artist and when to start charging. Also, once they do charge, how much to charge. How do you recommend they approach that issue?
Welcome to Producers Week!
Producers Week is a one week themed “event” on MakingTheMogul.com that focuses on the producers.
Throughout the week, I will feature several hit producers and producer managers, offering insight into the business of music production.
Whether you’re just starting out and want to learn about how others started their careers, or you’ve been producing for a few years and feel like you still need further insight into the industry or a bigger opportunity – Producers Week is for you.
This is my first event of the kind on makingthemogul.com, so I welcome any and all comments/suggestions on how to make it better for the next time.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy it!
Now that Producers Week is completed, below is an index of all the features:
I’d like to announce that next week will be Producers Week, right here, on makingthemogul.com.
Producers Week will feature interviews and features with some high-profile producers and producer managers, as well as a report on this Saturday’s “So You Want To Be A Producer” webinar, presented by In The Know Seminars. (If you haven’t already registered for In The Know’s webinar, please do so by clicking here.)
As part of Producer’s Week, I would like to invite all upcoming music producers to post your questions for hit producers, Midi Mafia.
Whether you want to ask about getting into the game, selling beats, or plug-in selections, this is your opportunity to get insight and advice from Billboard charting producers.
Please leave your questions in the comments section below.
The deadline for questions is Saturday, March 14th, at 6:00pm EST.
If you ask 100 independent artists what they need in order to take their career to the next level, most of them are likely to say that they need a good manager, or that they need a booking agent.
Problem is, about 99 of them probably don’t understand what a manager and booking agent really does, or when it’s the right time to look for one.
Former major label A&R, Scott Austin, breaks down the roles of booking agents and managers for you in the 2 videos below.
Music production can be incredibly challenging to get into; especially when technology has made it possible for nearly anybody to have a fair shot at it. But whether you’re learning to produce in a music school or learning on your own, nothing can replace real, live examples of music you listen to every single day.
Earlier last week, I met with producers Dow Jones & Henny of Tha Bizness. During our conversation, we began discussing blogging, social media and different ways of using them effectively to not only connect with an audience, but also to educate others making their way up.
Seeing that Tha Bizness have their own blog, I suggested making a video walkthrough of some of the hits they’ve been creating.
Being the forward thinking guys they are, they were open to the idea.
In this impromptu video, the man himself, DJ Toomp, discusses the business of production and making it as a producer.
How did we get over 14,000 downloads in 48 hours?