Productivity is a key aspect of being successful in this industry. Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced producer, staying productive is essential in order to create high-quality music and meet deadlines. To do this, it's important to follow these five key productivity aspects: setting goals, creating a schedule, taking breaks, getting organized, and using technology.
First, setting goals is crucial. It gives you a clear idea of what you want to accomplish and allows you to work towards achieving them. For example, if your goal is to release a 5-track EP by the end of the quarter, you must set a goal to complete one track per week, select your top 5 songs and then send them for professional mix-downs.
Next, creating a schedule helps you to achieve your goals by dedicating specific and consistent time to each task related to your music production. For example, you might schedule Monday mornings for writing and composition, Tuesday afternoons for collaborations, and Friday mornings for watching NoFace Academy tutorials and applying that knowledge to your productions.
Taking breaks is also important to avoid burnout. It's essential to step away from your work and do something else for a bit, which can be a 15-minute break every hour. After that, you'll come back to work with a fresh perspective.
Getting organized is also crucial. Keeping your studio and your files organized will help you stay productive. When everything is in its place, you can focus on creating music rather than searching for a specific sound file or plugin.
Finally, using technology can help you stay productive. There are many tools and apps available that can help you stay on track with your schedule, such as a chronometer app, or apps that can help you organize your files and schedule your tasks. “Microsoft To Do” or “Notion” are some of our favorites! In conclusion, being a productive electronic music producer is essential for achieving success in this field. By setting goals, creating a schedule, taking breaks, getting organized, and using technology, you can stay focused and productive while creating high-quality music. Remember, productivity is key in order to achieve your goals and reach your full potential as a producer.
Next week we will go deep into how to properly set goals as a music producer in more detail, so stay tuned!