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Networking for music producers in 2021 [3 actionable steps]

Actionable tips about networking for music producers in 2021

It’s happened to us all before.

You find an artist that sparks your interest on either Social Media or while you’re listening to music.

And then you think to yourself, “Man, I’d love to collab with them.”

But then you either send a DM and never get a reply back, or you have a quick conversation that leads to nothing but exchanging each other’s tracks and some small talk.

Maybe you even get as far as sending some stems, but then, in the end, the collab ends up falling through, and so do your hopes for another release.

If this is in any way relatable, then try these three tips to increase your networking game and to finally get more songs released.

 

NETWORKING FOR MUSIC PRODUCERS

TIP #1: UNDERSTANDING VALUE.

The best way to collaborate with bigger artists is through mutual artist connections. Tip #2 will discuss more this.

Another great way is by catching their attention with your...

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10 Ways to Grow Your YouTube Channel as a Music Producer in 2021

A constant source of social media frustration for upcoming music producers is YouTube. Why? Because there's a lot involved in gaining critical mass on YouTube. I'd argue that it takes a lot more work and consistency than Instagram or Tik Tok.

The following tips will give you some ways to grow your YouTube channel in 2021 and beyond:

1. Understand the type of channel you are building

Are you building a music-only channel where you only upload music you've produced? Or are you building a channel where you have music and other types of content? These are important questions to consider as you roll out your YouTube presence.

2. Plan your content release schedule

 How often are you going to be releasing music? You should consider releasing at least monthly. Will you be putting out mixes for people to enjoy? Maybe you can film a DJ set in a cool location. Behind the scenes footage, vlogs, get creative! Document what you're up to and be consistent about it.

If you're...

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Top 10 No Copyright Music Options for YouTube in 2021

As a YouTuber, background music can be a tricky area for you to navigate because of royalty / copyright issues. This is because if you put music in your video that isn't cleared, your entire video can be demonetized!

So how do you avoid painful copyright strikes and pick the right music to use? By using so-called free no copyright music instead. The popular term refers to certain YouTube channels and Record Labels who have decided to give you the ability to use their music royalty-free of charge in exchange for receiving credit in your video's description. 

Below are 10 of the best options for royalty-free music you can use in your YouTube videos:

 

1. NoFace Records

Let's throw our imprint in first. With 5 releases per week and over 150 songs already in the catalog, you'll be sure to find some YouTuber-friendly electronic music options ranging from high energy, commercial, to chill vibes. No copyright strikes to worry about, feel free to use the...

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5 Ways How To Get Ahead In The Music Industry By Helping Others

music business Nov 25, 2020

NoFace Fam, often times we think about me, me, me. Right? What can this person do for me? How can I get ahead? When will this playlist get back to me?

But guess what? Everyone else is thinking about themselves too, so sometimes the best way to help yourself is to help others!

Here are a few examples of how to do this:

1) Connect People In Your Network

Let's say you know 2 producers, or a record label and a producer, or a publishing company and a talented songwriter, a good mixing and mastering person, or whatever you have in your network that someone else might need. They will appreciate you for it and building that kind of good will builds momentum over time.

2) Share Resources

Know a good playlist to pitch? Share its contact info with those who nee it. Have a blog that's open to reviewing singles? Share. Have you found a particularly good Whatsapp, Discord, or Reddit community? Pass that info along.

3) Book Suggestions

Sometimes a simple book / article / post...

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4 Types of Songwriter Royalties Explained

music business Nov 25, 2020

I'd like to explain 4 different types of music royalties. As a producer or songwriter, I hope this helps you understand royalties better without the complex terms or language that's sometimes used around these things.

When you're producing electronic music, you are typically considered the songwriter. Here are 4 types of music royalties you can expect from your music:

 

1) Streaming Royalties

 

This is a fancy way of saying royalties from music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, XBox, YouTube, and so on.

 

2) Digital Download Mechanical Royalties

Well that's a mouthful of a term, isn't it? It means when your song is purchased on itunes, amazon, beatport, or any other digital store.

 

3) Physical Mechanical Royalties

This is a music industry jargon which means someone buys your Single, EP, or Albumin the physical form. In a music store, a vending machine for music, at walmart, and so on.

 

4) Analog Performance Royalties

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6 Music Industry Jobs: How Much Money You Can Make

music business Nov 24, 2020

This is a list of 6 music industry jobs along with brief job descriptions, as well as the estimated salary ranges. Whether you decide to work exclusively as a music artist or to also take on a music industry job, the choice is yours, we're here to give you as many options as possible!

 

1) Recording Engineer

Salary Range: $25,000 - $100,000+

A recording engineer (or audio engineer) captures sounds. This studio lab rat mixes, edits, works with digital audio and analog as needed, and much more. Imagine being in studio sessions all the time with producers and artists and helping them record some amazing music as well as editing it. 

 

2) Artist Manager

Salary Range: $50,000 - $1 Million+

The CEO of an Artist's team, the manager works with booking agencies, record labels, publishing companies, press, publishing companies, tour managers, press, marketing,  merch, etc to move the artist forward.

This is a very intensive job and you will literally have...

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The Ultimate Guide To PR Agencies in Electronic Music

music business May 30, 2020

 

Electronic Producers, Record Labels, Nightclubs, and Festivals often seek out attention to help grow their brands. We've compiled a list of PR Agencies for you in the Electronic space for you ranging from affordable to expensive. Hope this helps!

 

Additive Music PR

Clients: Mark Knight, Ministry of Sound, Labelworx

Located In: UK

Website: http://www.additivepr.com/

 

Biz 3

Clients: Skrillex, OWSLA, Bassnectar

Located In: Los Angeles and Chicago

Website: http://biz3.net/

 

Get In! PR

Clients: Ultra Music Festival, Cat Dealers, John Digweed, Armin van Buuren

Located In: New York and London

 Website: https://getinpr.com/

 

Listen Up

Clients: Marshmello, Fisher, Eric Prydz, Axtone, Spinnin' Records

Located In: Los Angeles and London

Website: https://www.listen-up.biz/

 

The Media Nanny

Clients: David Guetta, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens

Located In: Amsterdam

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