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Promoting Your Productions
Songs
I never understood people who claim they don't care if anyone hears the music they write. What's the point of spending all that time and shedding all those tears if you aren't going to let the cat out of the bag? "I write for myself," sounds to me like "I'm scared shitless that everyone will laugh me into therapy," or "my stuff is total crap and I know it."
"If you are writing good music and not putting it out then you wasting your time. I can't be any less ambiguous about it. Put it out under a pseudonym if you can't take the heat."
If you are writing good music and not putting it out then you wasting your time. I can't be any less ambiguous about it. Put it out under a pseudonym if you can't take the heat. Of course it's scary putting out songs into the big bad world where any yahoo with a laptop can flame your song and your talents. If you're a scrub wanna-be music journalist the first thing they let you do is reviews. Which is why reviews suck far more than the music they pretend to know everything about. However I would be lying through my teeth if I told you I didn't care when I got burned by a reviewer. A few years ago, a writer reviewing my first DJ mix CD managed to slag me three times in one paragraph. Now that takes some talent - and a lot of resentment, in my opinion. The fact remains that you'll never know if your stuff is any good unless you release it. It's all part of the process of getting better. It's best not to be too thin-skinned but the reverse - closing your mind to all comments and suggestions even if they are constructive is just as bad. Whether you've been DJing for years and you finally cut an original track or you've never spun a record in your life (except maybe to grab a drum loop) and you're all about production you've written a song and you just know it's great. So now you've got to take on a formidable challenge - getting people to listen to it. And we're not just talking about a few people. You want millions of people to hear your track - maybe billions. How do you do get the world to sit up and notice your latest - or even you first - creation? I have a few ideas. Writing your own songs or remixing someone else's music isn't as major an undertaking as it was a few years ago.
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