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How to Make Electronic Music (step-by-step guide)

If you want to learn how to make electronic music, getting started can seem a bit daunting. Here are 19 steps to take in 2019 that will get you on your way to the main stage!

Almost every producer runs into this realization at some point in their musical journey: Producing electronic music is way more complex than they'd originally thought.

If you're a new producer, it can seem overwhelming. The software is daunting, the process is a mystery, and it seems like there are an infinite number of choices (spoiler: there are) - where do you even begin?

I remember that feeling, and I want to help ease that pain  - so I've laid out 19 steps to take as a new producer that'll leave you with a completed song idea and get you started on your journey.

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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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How to Succeed as an EDM Producer (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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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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