Dj Life

The Importance of Online Music PR for EDM and Urban Music Artists

November 10, 2017
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In today’s world it seems that everyone wants to be a singer, rapper, producer etc, the list goes on and on, but it has not always been something that has been achievable to the masses due to restriction such as finding a label that will sign you, and once finding a label, getting a contract that allows the artist to have the creative control they desire. However for a while now the music industry has started to evolve, making the once impossible very possible and its down to two key things, the uprising of the independent record label and the birth of web 2.0, it is now possible for everyone to musician or record label owner.

Now it is no longer necessary for aspiring musicians to even be signed to a label, be it and indie or a major. With the birth of web 2.0 it is possible for artist to be visible within their market with the use of online tools to map out some form of PR strategy. We are no longer restricted to hearing new artists via radio play and the record store’s new artist sections. In today’s society everybody is online with their own individual online presence enabling them to interact with the masses through the use of social media, which includes social networks, websites and Apps. This now means that as an artist you have an audience of maximum reach as there are no limits to your distribution.

A couple of UK artist we can see that heavily use online PR within the urban scene includes the likes of, Wiley, Skepta, JME, Lethal Bizzle and the list continues. These artists use social media including Twitter, Facebook and official websites to interact with fans and keep them up to date on new releases, tours, competitions, merchandise availability and also to show the world that they are human through normal interaction and conversation with their fan base.

Music Production

Make Your Own Dance Music Online

November 10, 2017
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With the internet evolving all the time, it is quickly becoming easier for you to do things that you might not have ever dreamed possible. This includes the ability to make your own dance music online, that will have a packed club paying attention and waiting for your next hit.

This process begins with you finding a website that will connect you with the software you need. Online there are hundreds of websites that are devoted to helping you to make the strongest dance music possible. They just require that you do spend some time focusing on the progression of the track and ensure that it gets the heart pounding.

Audacity Is a Free, Open Source editor that you can use on a Mac, Windows or Linux computer. It really is a great tool for people that want`s to start making music online, and is beginner friendly.

The only problem i found with this free software is that one`s you have change the audio and don’t like it, you can not go back and tweak the composer or EQ again. You will have to start over, unless you get a paid tool that is. The tool will convert your finished song into MP3 format, which is not really that good, WAV is better if you want to send it to a producer, But it will help you learn how to make music online, and when you ready, go for a pro tool. Once you have selected between a couple different options, it will be time for you to look at the tutorials that they offer. The goal is going to be to get a deep understanding of how you can create your own dance music, while remaining in the confines of the software you are using.

Typically, these tutorials will touch on everything from the kinds of beats that can be found in dance music, to how you can take compression’s and supercharge the music that you are producing in the process. With the tutorial out of the way, you can then begin to flesh out a track and make it your own. Often, this starts by simply choosing your core instrument and then creating a small track sample. When you have the beat and general sound in place, you can begin to flesh out the song, so it comes across as fresh and vibrant. It will be important that you maintain the flow, for the best results possible.

For example, if you have a hard driven heavy dance beat, you wouldn’t suddenly change it to a ballad as the progression isn’t natural. Sound effects are going to be the next important element that your track is going to need, in order to be successful. Often, this will be tricks like compression in the music that gives it some depth and a life of its own.

Music Production

Have a Dance Music Video – Be a Self-Made Star

November 10, 2017
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With gyrating people, dizzying lights, and sexual suggestions, a dance music videos is absolutely a feast for both the auditory and visual senses. If you are an artist, perhaps you should release one as well!

You can be a self-made artist like Marie Digby (2 million hits on the channels) and Mia Rose (35 million hits), thanks to the popularity of YouTube and Me-Media in general. To shoot a dance music video, you simply need to mix your film making and dancing talents together.

People For Hire

When producing a music video, you have to go one step higher than home videos of yourself and your friends dancing to “Thriller”. The following are the people you must get:

  • The back-up dancers need to remain that way – back-up! They shouldn’t overshadow you. You are the video’s star, after all!
  • The choreographer needs to have new moves to contribute. He must also know how keep your expertise highlighted.
  • The director oversees everything. Pick him cautiously with his expertise and your budget in mind.
  • The cameraman should know his thing. After all, you want all your best shots captured!

Your dance music videos won’t be complete without these people. You can also get optional professionals such as a production designer and director of photography, depending on your budget. You can even get a choreographer who will also serve as back-up, or a director/cameraman in one. But it is impossible to do it all by your lonesome, so don’t even dream about it!

Your Video Shoot

Before you make the video, you have to create a storyboard with the whole concept of what you wish to achieve. Decide which factor you want focused on – your dance moves, or the special effects.

Do not be disheartened if you have to re-shoot scenes. The most famous artists go through this, too. This renders your online dance music video dance music videos as polished as possible.

Video Upload

When you are finally done, upload your video to YouTube. And while waiting for those hits to come, why not shoot another? Watch out, J.Lo!

Dj Life

Get Your Dance Music Playing Now!

November 10, 2017
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In whatever area you will want to make yourself wealthy and famed, you need to embody the enthusiasm and patience, the courage and gumption to succeed spectacularly. Or else, you’ll never grow out of being a dreamer.

And with the aggressive rivalry in the dance music business today, your ambition of succeeding will have its adequate share of difficulties. There is no need to worry, though. Examples and tips for success in this kind of industry are available so you may have what all hopeful DJ’s like – people on the groove to their beat and hefty bank accounts. Now, wouldn’t you welcome the thought of that?

Be Seen, Be Heard

Ascertain that you are visible as this is possibly the best method in getting to the top of the heap. Do not just have other people discover you, go to them and flaunt your skills. People must notice you, hear you and sing praises to your music. You can do this by following these simple tips:

Get close to dance music aficionados by enlisting in online groups. With the Internet, you can easily tap the influence of social connections and make this work to your benefit so industry honchos looking for new talent will get to know you.

Be part of events where dance music enthusiasts and producers gather. You can get to know them, emulate them and take advantage of their networks, too.

Take advantage of the freebies that the Internet offers. With the rising popularity of video sites such as YouTube and dropyourtalent.com, you can now easily upload your music videos and ask your network to spread the news. Of course, be accountable for the quality and quantity of your uploaded videos.

Introduce yourself through your very own website. With this, you’ll have the chance to promote your profile, your work and your dance life. Remember, you’re your greatest marketing collateral.

Being recognized worldwide means letting go of shyness and having temerity. This is the only sure shot at taking a chance of the fame and fortune that the business has to offer.

Be You, Be Them

It’s true, the battle is fierce; therefore, you have to stand out. You need to have your own style of music, one that carries your individuality. Otherwise, you might just end up being an imitator.

Tiesto, for example, had to constantly reinvent himself in the earlier years before he became the leading producer of trance and electronic dance music now. He used to be an enthusiast of hardcore tracks, and of acid house music.

You should make your own music, as what the other great DJ’s like Tiesto, Fatboy Slim, Paul van Dyke did. It is important that you “find your own beat.”

But by finding yourself, you must remember that you are playing for others. They want to be “in” and they patronize everything that is “in”, thus, you must ascertain that your music is within the current trends of music. They should also be fun so others will buy it, and they must sound unique and original.

You must be deliberate in everything that you do, though. This means that you need to practice, produce, listen to beats and produce your own mix. This is exactly what DJ-ing is all about so you must do this over and over again, if you need to.

Soon enough, you’ll find yourself at the top of success in dance music!