Most of the Dj's and artist of electronic music began their careers as a home producer or even a party Dj, and that's when we didn't have the busy life we have today when we used to have that precious time to research, to find stuff to be inspired and create new songs. But how we are going to do this now? When most of our time is consumed by the music business, promoting or on a tour?
I bet you used to think how wonderful would be when you'll have your own tour on different countries and how much cultures you would dive in to be inspired, I bet you used to dream this when you were producing at your room, in your hometown. And now, you arrived on that point, but you realized that time is money and you will only stay in that country enough time for your gig and the place you will mostly spend your time will be the airport. Or you are dealing with the fan base, releasing new singles and music videos, what you thought it would be so easy like you would have time to do everything when in reality you have to be part of every process so it will be done in time and in your artist concept. But it's your dream, things are great, and this is really how it works, but you are not a machine, you need to produce and show the world new stuff but to do that you need to drink the water of creativity somewhere, and you are too tired, too stressed to do it in the same way you used to at the beginning. There's no going back, what could work now?!
What I do began with just a few folders on the computer and now is basically a library. The process is similar to a home producer, every producer knows they have to build a library of sounds and instruments that will help him create the sound that is on his mind. So usually you can download libraries, record samples... Until you have your own lab and a good producer is never satisfied, always keep searching for more. But as an artist you will have to search even more than just songs or sounds, you will have to search stories, art, cultures, other artists... to inspired you emotionally enough so you can create a new concept, song, image or even a strategy of promotion. My mother is a scientist and she taught me well how to research and gather information. Because of you as an artist, you are already sensitive and creative but as a producer, to stimulate your mind and even have the right references so you can bring your idea into reality you have to have the library. You want to know your advantage, internet, cell phone or your MacBook, it's your library, do it the way you wanted, only you need to understand it.
Want to know more tips? how to unite the theme of your song, with a music video in the same concept, that is also on "The Trend" of the moment and have everything to do with your current artist concept. Yes, it seems impossible, especially because the trend last so little and you have to have everything ready and already for promotion to catch that wave. Like I always say, it's not when you release a single or a music video, it's when people already listen to it. And with your library, you will have more changes to be on time.
And as I said before here, time is money. Don't ignore your creative process, make it work for you, or this will cause you problems.
How is your library? What do you mean? Is it there a site or an app?
Yes, I can give you a hundred of tips!
If you read articles, search the magazines, you are doing right!
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Written by @The Kraken Music