Category Archives: Music

Hit Music Producers Sound Off

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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.

Enjoy!

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PRODUCERS WEEK: Submit Your Music

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As I prepare for Producers Week next week, I felt like something was missing.

I’m already featuring interviews with hit producers, and producer managers to offer incredibly valuable information for aspiring producers looking for some industry insight. But it still felt like something was missing.

Then, I opened up questions for everybody to ask Midi Mafia any questions by leaving them in the comments right here on makingthemogul.com.

Still, I felt like something was missing.

I wanted to offer something else to complete the circle.

You’re already getting incredible insight and information from Producers Week. But what about an opportunity to place your music? That would complete the week.

I won’t lie to you, I completely freestyled this idea about 2 hours ago, so with the little time that I have, I wanted to create something that could benefit any upcoming producer.

So, I made a quick call, and – well, how’s an opportunity to place one of your beats with Young Money sound?

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The Making Of "My President Is Black"

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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.

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What You Can Learn From Ryan Leslie

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I’ve been waiting for this album for years. And when I say years, I mean, before his YouTube channel became a hit and before anybody knew who Cassie was.

I remember first hearing his music before he signed with Casablanca; some artists I knew had signed a deal with NextSelection at the time and R. Les was working with Cory Gunz & Latif. Back when I was jamming to “Me & U” before the Bad Boy stamp (I’ll leave that story for another day).

If you’ve heard R. Les’ album, you already know that the music is incredible. But there’s more to it than just that. I truly love this project because it’s a solid example of something I feel very strongly about: real vs fake.

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New Video: Trish – Don't Watch Me

*UPDATE; I’ve included the mp3 to stream & download below*

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Here’s a new video for a hot new artist by the name of Trish.

The song, “Don’t Watch Me” features JDiggz & Oh! and is produced by Tokeo.

The video was also produced by music video super-director, Lil X.

Check it out below and let me know what you think.

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