top article very true and honest, its nice to hear the truth from peeps. rob
bassboster hip hop is electronic music, Minimal electonica with poetry accompany. as for the article, Is in that kind of common sense? Work hard, self motivate, dedicate. these are atributes that are nessisary for all endevors not just musicians. maybe you should write an article on socializing and maintaing contacts (kisin ass) that would help me out. maybe there should be an article about contracts and sigining negotiations.
Yes in todays world the small are mutch more free to express themslves commercaly, But in the past few years the Industry changed Not for the better but for the worse. THere are fewer "superstars" and to many "wannabes" because lets face it AnyBody can Dj any body with a PC can produce tracks and anybody with a brain can Publish, Only a few can profit.
I agree with SonIQuarium and dj Fuego.
I personally miss the days where all electronic music was just that; electronic music. Now there are all these ridiculous genres and sub-genres.
My lack of "trend" and "commercial formulas" have always made my journey difficult for me, yet I will strive for artistry over set patterns and productions.
Excellent article, I did read the last one you wrote about how to become a DJ. I now have a regular spot in a big nightclub in Wales. Thanks for the advice, it is very rare you find people that give you advice most producers are take take take and no give.
I agree with SonIQuarium. Great ideas and advice, however, it doesn't seem to apply to the generalized areas that aren't big cities driven by culture. I've lost many opportunities for gigs here because I don't spin radio house or the same 10 top 40 tracks.
Thx to god that someone in america thinks that way,instead listening to that hip hop crap shit.electronic music was invented/found to offer something diferrent to pop and rap,and to comunicate with others thrue music.so stick with electronic and f*** hipi hopi
cool article :-)
GREAT ARTICLE....but if one is trying to achieve such goals in the EDM arena, in the USA. Odds are that success will never materalize. Maby some local success with in your "AREA". Its not because of Lack of Tallent. It is the basic fact that the USA has abandon EDM for the HIP HOP and Chessy Pop culture. This article is spot on when it talks about the ways in which one could achieve success. However, from my tours in America, most Local Djs have yet to find their sound (ie: they coppy the charts and their sets sound like a CD that has already been played or a Radio Show that has released its top 20.). Seem's like most "US" amature jocks/producers are trying to follow instead of lead. More risk takers are needed, more insight is needed, more self-expresstion is needed. I speak of experience, as an International DJ/Producer who makes a living on gigs and choon sales. American Tallent needs to compete better with the world, leave the chessy stuff for Britney Spears.
great article nelo hats off to u
Good stuff, just what I needed to hear. First thing I'm gonna do is go back and polish up my tracks and start hitting the download sites... Ah yeah, and I laughed out loud at this line - "1. Be wary of the industries 4 major pitfalls, alcohol, drugs, sex and scandal. Great in moderation but excess will lead to a dark career ending."
An informative read Nelo - Thanks dude....
great eye-opener. Got me a song on our local radio with some younger guys singing on the track. The info here helps in going forward with our dream. Thanks to you Nelo
Very nice read
That is a very good one, It`s what I`m doing now, and It`s working . I have my cd single on every digital download with out a records company and my song is on the radio with out paying the radio stations to spin my track. The most important is never give up if this song doesn`t work, then make a better one.
Intersting article, backing up some common knowledge with added wisdom. I agree on the fact that "being signed" is no longer particularly important. If you sign, all you are doing is giving away your profits in the long run. As a marketing specialist, I can tell you, sell yourself, and never sell yourself short. People will often bring you down, friends, haters, etc... but you have to believe in your own potential as a small business owner. You don't have to form a corporation, as long as you are starting out you are fine with a sole proprietorship option, and you don't need to register it with anyone. Tell people that you run your own label, and they'll ask "Who's on it?" Maybe it's just you if you are a DJ, or maybe you are a producer and have a DJ with you. It doesn't really matter. Once you make your own label, you must be wary of making remixes with unlicenced samples, as you may get sued, which, is not a positive thing. An imporatn aspect of what Nelo said is networking, just a few weeks ago someone apporached me to use my track in a movie through a social networking site. Lastly, as a business student, I learned that there is no greater pleasure than managin your own business where you don't have to answer to anyone else. The key point is to remember that YOU and your music are the success points of your business.
Real nice article Nelo :-)
This is a great article!! there should be mroe like this on IDJ!!
DJ White Raven
very good info took me a while to read but all of it was worth it now im gonna push harder for my music and expand it globally, thx nelo