Today I wanted to share with you what I believe are of the most important lessons I learned in the last 6 and half years of producing music.

 

WE LEARN BY FAILING

 

No amount of planning or preparation can guarantee a positive outcome.

Sure, we obviously need to plan a few things, but we shouldn’t let perfectionism get in the way of our end goals. We normally adapt as we proceed in our journey, and that’s the only way to move closer to your goals.

 

LESS IS MORE

 

A powerful mix isn’t achieved by adding dozens of instruments, but by selecting the right ones.

Instead, only use instruments that contribute to the vibe of the track, and focus on making them sound as best as they can.

 

USING PATCHES ISN’T ILLEGAL

 

When I started making music I used to worry about using only custom patches I made.

In reality, not even the most talented producers do this, so I decided to cut the bullshit and focus on the one thing that mattered, music!

Just don’t use ONLY pre-made patches or you’ll sound like everybody else ;P

 

HOARDING PLUGINS ISN’T COOL

 

Using tons of VSTs doesn’t make you cooler, it makes you slower.

Instead, learn how to use just a couple of synths and you’ll be faster when laying out your tracks

 

BEING OVERLY TECHNICAL WON’T HELP YOU

 

Achieving a perfect mix may make you feel like a producer god, but that alone won’t get you fans. Selecting killer sounds is still key, but if the track has no vibe, people won’t care about your killer snare.

To put it simply: if the vibe sucks, the track will suck.

 

NOBODY GIVES A SHIT

 

We are so worried about what other people think that we sometimes put a project on standby for months or even years!

People have their daily issues to worry about, so they’ll forget about the shitty photo you just posted before you know it.

 

OVERNIGHT SUCCESS DOESN’T EXIST

 

Every single one of your favorite artists reached success only after having been through a lot of unsuccessful phases.

This shit takes time and patience, so if you work hard you can get there too!

 

YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN…

 

…until you’ve made yourself interesting enough for others to join you!

An artist is just like a brand. and like any other brand, You need to develop it before others are willing to invest their time and money into it.

Labels, for example, look for artists with a relatively solid social media presence before signing artists.

So, start developing a compelling artist image, and learning how to network in the industry; Success will follow!

 

What about you?

What are the most important lessons YOU have learned? Comment below!