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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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This comparison is an absolute cause for debate. It's a very interesting animal to dissect, so let's get right to it. To me, a "beat maker" is someone who creates "beats". Nowadays, it's usually done on some type of computer. A beat machine (like an MPC or sampling keyboard) is the same thing. They are just pieces of hardware with their own internal CPU systems. So for the sake of argument, let's just say that 99% of modern music is done on a system that contains an internal CPU (yes, the Game Of Thrones intro theme song was entirely done...

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You know, there's a few quotes floating around regarding longevity. One of them is something along the lines of "the industry is a marathon, not a sprint". I'm sure that isn't exactly accurate word for word, but what matters more is the actual meaning behind it. Let's take a closer look at this, shall we? So, what is a marathon? Well, it's a race. A super duper long one. I'm no marathon runner, but I know that there is a hell of a lot that goes into participating and preparing in a marathon, let alone WINNING one. It's about stamina....

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