Thoughts From An ILLMIND

A complete guide to releasing NFT's as a MUSIC PRODUCER

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NFT stands for (non-fungible token). It's been all the rage these past few weeks. The question is: should up-coming music producers, who are still relatively unknown, release their own NFT drum kits, beats, sample packs? My short and quick answer is: not yet.. Read further so I can explain.... First of all, let's quickly explore what an NFT actually is and why people are going so crazy over it. The simple explanation is that it's a digital "token" containing information that proves ownership of a digital product. It's public, it's powerful and it works. Never in the history of digital...

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How This Concept Changed My Life Forever (AND WON ME A GRAMMY)

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Back in 2008 I started an event called “BLAP”. It stood for Beats Love Alcohol Party. It was an event where 5 music producers (with their laptops) set up at a bar/venue atmosphere to take turns playing their beats. It was kind of like a “beat cypher”, but with alcohol, food, strangers and a good time. It was a vibe.   That same year I released a mixtape called “BLAPS RHYMES & LIFE” and threw a release party. The tape was a compilation of songs I produced with mostly up-coming artists, who at the time I was working closely with...

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Instagram Broke And It Changed My Life

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Let me start by saying it didn't LITERALLY change my life. Ok, maybe a little. 

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How I Went From NOTHING to Making My First MILLION In Music

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Let me warn you right now before you read this. This is not about money. This is not about some "get rich quick" scheme. I f*ckin' hate those.  Continue reading and you'll soon see how this all ties together. Picture this. I'm in a cafe in Vancouver, BC (which, right now at this moment I literally am). No, I'm not here with a midi keyboard making beats. I'm sitting here drinking an oatmilk latte like the true Brooklyn hipster that I am, wondering why Uber or Lyft doesn't work in Vancouver. I'm spoiled. I know. So, I'm sitting here feeling...

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The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Music Producers

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"Been a while, I shouldn't of left you..." Back on my blogging bull-ish. I've been thinking about this one for a while, so let's talk about it. Over the years I've compiled a sort of "to-do" list in my brain of what makes a music producer tick. Being a producer myself, and having interacted and interviewed many successful producers (via my Podcast BLAPCHAT which you should absolutely subscribe to) I think I've found a nice set of bullet points to point out the common denominator habits of the successful. Here we go. THEY PUT THE WORK IN - Work ethic....

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