This re-post was worthwhile sharing with my fellow producers as it is realistic and it is inevitable for producers to encounter "rappers" whom are too tight to make money with money.
Do you think Dr. Dre deletes his stored music projects instantaneously after he is finished with his production work? – I think not! We know that it isn’t wise to do so, even if you may never intend to revise the song or instrumental again. Either way, it is still important to keep as many project files as you possibly can, whether you are an artist or a producer.
I see way to many music producers online hiding their faces behind a logo, or a photo of music gear. You need to stop that!
You need to work on building up your name and brand as a creator of quality music, and hiding your face doesn't help this. You need to have a unique online presence to help stand out, and displaying your face can do that.
I have come across tons of faceless beat selling websites / beat selling profiles that I easily forget because they all look the same.
But if you add your photo on your site, and show some personality, you can help the visitor of your website ( or Facebook or Twitter page ) feel a better connection to you because you display that you are a real person.
I include my photo and about information on this site because I want to connect with people. I know this is a must for me to succeed. I need to know people, and I need them to know me. I’m working on my overall brand. I want people to think of Mark Valenzuela as a hard working, helpful individual, that is talented at a number of things. This helps to build trust. I also need my face to be recognizable to be able to network with others.
So start promoting your face today.
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Daniel J. Hill
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Music is a powerful form of creativity and a powerful way to understand different social backgrounds from different genres. The art of music is vastly important for our day-to-day natural existence as humans who undergo a lot of tension and stress throughout our lives – which is generally caused by our own society anyway. Listening to many different genres of music is beneficial and here are seven reasons why.
Grand Theft Auto is, without a doubt, one of the best series in gaming along with many huge best-selling franchises such as Mario, Wii Games, The Sims, FIFA and et cetera. Grand Theft Auto is not only famous for its massively open worlds, brilliant missions and satisfying violence, but it is also widely famous for its humorous dialogues and characters. Throughout the whole series, we have encountered characters that are so comical that gets the easily amused laughing their butts out of their seats to a point where it is exceedingly bothersome. Since the long anticipated release of GTA V, we have been introduced with new interesting characters throughout the game, especially since the game has introduced gamers with the first three playable protagonists in the Grand Theft Auto series.
Here is a list of my top ten funniest characters in the GTA series.
Often, producers like you and me have a hard time deciding what sub-genre of hip hop the instrumental turns out to be. Especially when you make a beat for a specific sub-genre but then the finished product sounds totally the opposite to what you was aiming for. So, here is a list of the most common sub-genres of hip hop and I will briefly explain the type of elements you will hear in that sub-genre.
Beat-making has come a very long way since the 1970s-1990s being that most of the music was created using hardware and now music is produced using digital audio workstations. If someone took an interest in music production or “making beats”, then they can instantly consider buying the material that is required without having to spend a large sum of money. A simple Laptop and MIDI Controller can give anyone the opportunity to make music. As well as other technical equipment that is recommended to be used for music production, a storage device that has a large amount of space sometimes never crosses the mind of a beginning potential producer.
DJ Quik might be quitting for good.
The major West Coast hip hop producer and rapper tweeted on the 28 October 2013 announcing the end of his engineering and production services.
"It's official. I'm selling all my equipment. Furthermore, I will not remix or engineer for anyone from this day forward. Thanks true Fans."
Do you like what you do? Music production is your favourite hobby, right? If not, then why do you even attempt to create music?
Music is not just a typical day job that you do just to get paid on Friday so you can pay the bills. In order to get the best out of music, then you need to like what you do and you should always feel excitement and adrenaline when you’re making a beat.
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A stage name is extremely important when preparing to brand your music. Without a significant name, your target audience may not be able to identify your music which means you can easily be forgotten (not good). There is a lot to consider before launching your songs or beats which is mentioned in the article How to Brand Your Music which also briefly includes stage name creation. If you are finding it difficult to create a name for you music whether you are a DJ, Rap Artist, Singer, Band or Producer – this article will guide you to choose a suitable stage name.
Conejo and his hard new album, "The Meth Lab Procedure", talks narcotics on the streets and it's deadly uses. Features brilliant production by D-Funkdafied with the tracks - "We At The Bottom" and "Strangest Dreams". I recommend all hip hop fans pick up this new album in My Store Here and you can check out the two songs below.
Music has always been the best way to spread and express your true thoughts and emotions. Without a suitable atmosphere that goes well with your lyrics then the song may not work out – this is why instrumentals are extremely important for your music. The music producer is responsible for providing the beat that properly matches your style and the nature you are aiming for with the project you are working on. A music producer is also reliable for making sure it actually works and to make it a successful hit.
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If you’re new to making beats then I suppose you are wondering what “Producers-Block” or “Beat-Blocked” is… And, if you are no stranger to this phrase then you probably experienced it a lot throughout your music production years but you still wonder how to properly overcome it.Image Courtesy of www.123greetings.com
Have you ever heard of “Writers Block”? It mostly points towards songwriters and rappers who have a hard time attempting to compose new lyrics for a new song. They suffered a short-term loss in creativity to compose lyrics and they can’t seem to find enough inspiration to help write a new song. Producers-Block is very similar, but it applies to music producers when they lack creativity in making a beat. No matter what a producer does when hitting the keys and browsing through sound banks on the computer, they can’t seem to get a melody right or they're just not feeling the beat. Does this occasionally apply to you?
Being Producers-Blocked can make a producer lose motivation and almost want to give up but that is never the correct answer. A music producer needs to have a lot patience because music isn't an easy thing to make and it doesn't matter if you have made so many hits or not, every producer still have those depressing moments when they want to throw their keyboard out the window because they can’t make a new tune.Image Courtesy of www.pinopinion.com
There are several different ways to overcome this problem. Some methods work better for different producers and you must take the time to try different methods to find what works best for you.
I hope this has helped you for your future music production projects. Take into account how important the information is. Please share your methods and opinions below
Daniel J. Hill
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If you are having trouble trying to set up your MIDI keyboard to Reason then I recommend taking a look at this quick and simple how-to tutorial which will easily help you when setting up if you are a using a music production software like Reason as a beginner.
D-Funkdafied (Daniel J Hill)
After releasing Good Kid, M.A.A.D City in 2012, Kendrick Lamar has gained a huge following and is now becoming praised as the next big thing in rap music.
Kendrick Lamar, being a brilliant icon in the rap industry since his debut album "Section .80", was featured on Big Sean's track "Control which unfortunately was not released on his album "Hall of Fame" due to licensing issues - his verse blasts many other big names in the rap industry.
Propellerhead Reason Versus Fruity Loops (FL Studio) - They are both unique software's with its different yet similar features and they are more common in hip hop production. But, why chose Reason over FL Studio?
This sound is mostly famous for being used in a lot of old school West Coast and G-Funk hits throughout the 1990's. The lead was originally inspired by "Funky Worm" which was a funk song by the Ohio Players in the 1970's. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to properly create that West Coast synth lead you hear in a lot of tracks produced by Dr Dre, QD3 and many more producers who started with that G-Funk flavour in the 1990's!
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Daniel J Hill (D-Funkdafied)
I know! You have probably read a dozen articles already relating to music marketing whether you’re a music producer, band or artist. Marketing is the hardest part when trying to pursue a career in the music industry and it does take time. Regardless of social networking, SEO, building relationships and sharing music, there are factors you need to consider before you get into trying to connect with people online. This article will definitely help you realize the importance of what you need to do before you find potential clients and contacts.
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