May 24, 2013
People have stated that in the future, producer will make the DJ irrelevant. If this is true then that means that a producer will also have to do just as good of a job at mixing their own music, as they do producing their own music. They will not only have to create music, but know how to deliver it to the audiences and masses in front of them. Both sides of that coin are not easily accomplished. It can be compared to having people skill and having book smarts. You may know the tricks to producing music, but you will also have to learn how to sell it to your crowd.
Soundcloud and other resources like it have made the selling aspect simpler. I’m not talking about sales in the traditional sense, but sales in getting your name noticed and your music heard. For any producer, the hard part …
January 14, 2013
If you’re involved in the DJ community then you probably know all types of musicians. There are the DJs who live off of gigging and maybe even have residency at a local night club. You might even know some wedding DJs who get paid large sums of money to clap their hands and play songs from a track list. I’m sure we all know some producers as well – but a producer’s role isn’t as defined as much as the DJ’s is. At the bottom of the rung you have amateurs and hobbyists who are merely tinkering or jamming with their instruments. There is no “qualifable” reason for what they do other than their pure enjoyment. A step up from that you have producers who take their work a little more seriously – but again, the goal of their hard work is to create something for people’s enjoyment rather than …