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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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"I used to walk into a room full of people and wonder if they would like me. Now I look around and wonder if I'm going to like them." - Anonymous So, like, there are a TON of theories out there that contribute to why people become successful. I think it's so worth it to put some energy into researching and learning about these people. The information is endless (google is your best friend).  One of the most valuable things I've realized in my career is the importance of being confident. From the perspective of a music creator, it is...

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They say time is money. I guess that's true based on the way society is set up for human beings. In my opinion, time is more valuable than money. I've come to learn this a long time ago. Of course, money is required to maneuver and do certain things, but time is something that we don't have much control over. Once it's gone, it's gone forever. Money comes and goes. We earn it. We spend it. We earn more. We spend more. And this repeats. Over and over and over again. Money is a piece of paper that represents a...

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I did an "ask me anything" session on www.reddit.com yesterday, and one of the most popular questions from music producers was "How do I get more placements?". A "placement" (in the music production world) is when you create a beat and then sell it to another party for exclusive rights (like selling the piece of music to Taylor Swift, she records a song to it and decides to use it on her up-coming album). Or, maybe it's sold to MTV to be used as background music on a reality show. If you made it and sold it, it's considered a...

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