This course is a simple step-by-step guide on how you can become a successful music producer in a competitive industry.
At the end of this course, you will have learned about all the necessary tools that you will need in order to become a successful producer:
This is a course worth taking if you have a passion for creating music and want to spread it with a wider audience, and even make money from it through signing major deals with record labels to simply getting a job as a DJ.
What I've done is simplify what can be a confusing and troubling path through unknown territory in this cutthroat musical industry, so that pretty much anyone can become a successful music producer.
In this section, I will give a brief outline of the course (i.e. what we will be covering) and introduce myself as your Udemy instructor.
Before we begin the course, I will give some tips on what you'll need before embarking on this journey of ours and give a bit more detail on how I will structure the course.
We will quickly overview in this section some of the questions you should ask yourself before going and picking your genre.
Here we will explore some of the countless types of music your productions may fall under. This could be anything from electronic music to indie music.
In this lecture, we will delve deeper into what constitutes a genre and the different types of genres you can encounter.
In this penultimate lecture to the lecture, we will explore the final level of depth you have to go to in order to classify your music.
In the final part of this section, we will try to understand what it means to be unique with your music.
We will briefly go over what a home studio is for and a list of what you will need.
We will explore some of the different audio interfaces out there.
We will look into the different types of microphones you can find and some of the equipment needed to accompany them.
We will look at various studio monitors and why you need them.
We will look at the importance of having headphones when producing and which ones are out there.
We will look at why MIDI keyboards and/or controllers are necessary.
We will look into what DAWs, Plugins and VSTs are and how they can help you improve your music.
We will look at the best way to set up your home studio and some basic rules to abide by.
We will discuss why having a strong brand is so important.
In this lecture, we will look at how you can find a suitable name for your producer brand.
We will look at your different options of getting a logo, and why it is important to have one.
We will now look at the best way to go about creating your album artwork and why being repetitive is key.
We will learn about how to present yourself on social media and the importance of branding imaging.
In this lecture, we will learn about the importance of staying consistent across the board with our branding.
We will learn about why promotion is the key to opening the gate to success as a music producer.
We will look at the importance of utilising Hype Machine-listed blogs for promotion.
In this lecture, we will look into how you can use Soundcloud Networks to promote your songs.
We will look at the various music channels on YouTube which you can submit your music to for promotion.
We will look at how you can contact artists' management to request support from them as well as local DJs.
We will learn what record labels actually do, what they can be used for and why people focus so much on signing to them.
In this lecture, we will look at both the pros and the cons of signing to a major label.
We will learn about the pros and cons of signing to an independent label.
We will learn about the various ways in which you can physically perform your songs and the pros and cons of each.
Students will learn in this lecture about playing their songs as a DJ and the equipment you will require.
Students will learn in this lecture about performing their songs as an artist and the equipment you will require.
We will learn of the many different ways in which you can get gigs at bars, clubs and also festivals to perform your music.
We will quickly go over what we have learned throughout this course.
Thank you for taking this course and joining me on this journey to becoming a successful music producer.
I'm a student living in the South of England (that's in the UK!) that adores entertaining and teaching people in as fun a way possible. I have been producing music professionally for some years now as well as being a voice actor for over 50 different companies including Allianz Insurance and the National Trust.