In order to do music full time and build a music career you have to be strategic as a music creator. Your knowledge of music marketing and brand development will only take you so far if you're holding yourself back unintentionally. The problem is that 95% of people make this common mistake and it ruins their chances of ever finding any real success with their music. This video might hurt your feelings, but I don't care. I just want to make sure that you're aware of one of the biggest mistakes most music creators make so that you can avoid doing it in your own journey.

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16 hours 53 min ago

I recently went to CLEVELAND, OH to meet with up and coming producers, songwriters, etc at a private studio. We talked about the business of music publishing, what it is and what companies & organizations can help you. I go in depth about what kind of deals there are and its details, what kind of deal is right for you. We also got into TV/movie syncs and how to go about building relationships with music supervisors, how I like to work with songwriters, critiqued each other's music and so much more. VISIT MY WEBSITE to grab tickets for the next time I'm in your city!

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16 hours 56 min ago

Part 2 in the Mixing with Waves Plugins series, mixing a rap verse start to finish! In this tutorial, we'll setup reverb and delay aux tracks, blend our overdubs, apply pitch correction and process ad-libs with fun effects.

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16 hours 57 min ago

A demo video of Klevgrand's Degrader plugin. It's a resampler and bitcrusher effect that's very different from their other plugins. Also, I tested out the new FL Studio 20.0.4 update.

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16 hours 57 min ago

0:38 Getting Into Music
2:42 Kicking The Door Open
4:20 Rising Producers + Internet Money
6:25 What’s Next?

Internet Money founder, Taz Taylor, and the producer behind hits for Drake, Juice Wrld, 03 Greedo, and more stopped by Mass Appeal for the latest Open Space. Watch the 21-year-old producer talk the formation of Internet Money, why producer unions won't work, and his plans to dominate the airwaves for the next few years.

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Should all DJs know how to scratch? DJ TLM discusses on this episode of "Share the Knowledge." Subscribe to DJcityTV:

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Producer J. Reid shows us how he created the "Ganja Burn" instrumental for Nicki Minaj's recent album "Queen."

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