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5 Music Production Workflow Tips (For Getting More Music Finished)

Music production workflow is one of the key elements of EDM production. If you aren't getting music finished, then you aren't getting music released.

However, if you find a workflow that works for you, you can build fans, earn money, play gigs, and basically...be a proper music producer, rather than just someone with lots of "great ideas", but nothing to show for it (other than a full hard drive!)...

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lempo

Interview with Lempo

If you want to get your music out to the world (or make a living from it), learn from someone who's already doing it.

I recently interviewed Grammy-shortlisted UK producer “Lempo” of Applique Music (A.K.A Mike McGuinness) about what it takes to succeed in the music industry. He's supported artists such as Hardwell, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Steve Aoki, The Prodigy, DJs all over the world, has music synced to television and often tops the download charts.

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Jason Grishkoff

Seeking Feedback for Your Tracks (and Why it's Essential)

Have you ever asked your Mum (or your friends) what they think of your tracks?

I know I have…we all do… and there’s a time and a place for it (usually when we want to feel good!), but it won’t help us improve.

Why not? Well, unless your Mum is one cool cat, or your friends are bang into production as much as you, the chances are they simply don’t have the impartial ear of a fellow producer.

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Getting Music Finished

The biggest problem with making EDM is getting music finished! Find out how here...

Weirdly enough, two of the most common questions people ask me are 1. "How do you find the time to make music? I'm so busy!" and 2. "How do I get tracks finished?". So how do we find the time to make music, and - once we have - how do we actually finish the tracks we start?

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4 Myths About Creativity (And How To Overcome Them)

It doesn’t matter whether we make music, paint, write, sing, dance, act or take part in any other creative pursuit…we get stuck more often (and in more ways) than we like to admit! There are 4 popular creative myths that - once dispelled - can be overcome with a few mental hacks...

Personally, one of my biggest issues in the past has been trying to find the time to make music. I mean, some of the songs I’ve worked on have ended up taking over 40 hours…that’s a whole working week! It causes a horrible nauseous feeling in my belly, where I think I don’t have enough time in my life to make music - especially when I factor in everything else (day job, girlfriend, friends, family, exercise, sleep, etc.) - so I try not making music, then end up feeling like I’m not expressing myself creatively - and get depressed!

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Hi...Welcome to EDMtips!

Hey guys and gals, welcome to our brand new learning resource for Electronic Dance Music producers - helping you get the most from your music and answering your questions on how to make EDM. Drop us an email at info@edmtips.com to let us know what you struggle with most in your music-making, from keyboard skills, music promotion, production techniques, getting gigs or finding inspiration, etc.

We'll do our best to answer your questions and look forward to getting some quality content up for you!

In the mean time, check out our in-depth analysis of Calvin Harris's track: "This Is What You Came For (featuring Rihanna)" - It provides some juicy insights into the techniques of one of the world's most successful EDM producers!

Cheers, and happy producing,

Will - EDMtips

Will from EDMtips