Thoughts From An ILLMIND

Confidence Is Key: How To GAIN By Utilizing Its Power

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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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Thank you...

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The Best Way To See Results: Spend Time Wisely

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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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10 Tips On How To Get More Placements

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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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The Difference Between A Music Producer & A Beat Maker

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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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