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3 Lies You’ve Been Told About Becoming a Professional Producer

You know what really grinds my gears?

When people spread misinformation about how to monetize your career as a producer.

So, today I want to clear up some of the biggest myths and misunderstandings that people, unfortunately, believe when it comes to going pro as a producer.

You might have heard one or more of these myths around the internet or from friends who aren't experts…

But I'm here to tell you, they're nothing more than words that people use to hold themselves back (and sometimes people use them as an excuse to never take action!)

 

Myth #1: You'll have to put in your 10,000 hours before you can get paid to produce

First of all, that 10,000-hour rule is so misrepresented that even Malcolm Gladwell (the creator of the idea) has said he's tried to distance himself from it. 

The reality is that, yes, 10,000 hours, on average, is the time it takes to master any one skill set.

However, there is an entire spectrum of work that you can get as a producer before...

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Why now is the best time to start a production company

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is today."
-Chinese Proverb

This might sound crazy but…

I truly believe that in this day and age, having a home studio is just as important as having strings on your guitar.

And I think the pandemic showed us that working from home is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity.

Which is why right now is the best time ever to build your home studio and start your production company. 

3 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Start a Production Company 

1) A Financially Smart Move for Music Producers

Starting your production company is now more cost effective than ever before. 

If you have a laptop, you could build a functioning home studio for under $1000 and be production-ready in a weekend! 

I love the sayinguse what you got until what you got pays for what you want

Case in point: My first home studio consisted of a used interface ($300), a used mic ($200),  and a wonky used...

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The ONE Question Every 6-Figure Producer Needs to Ask Themselves

The ONE Question Every 6-Figure Producer Needs to Ask Themselves:
AKA Why I stopped chasing “record deals” to find true happiness as a songwriter

I got kicked out of the house when I was 15 years old.

I’ve been on my own ever since, always struggling, always hustling, and always living in survival mode.

I’ve lived with friends’ parents, on people’s couches, and even in my car at one point.  

I was always that friend that my more successful friends always had to pick up the tab for if we went out to dinner.

I always had “hand-me-down”... well… everything…

…from furniture, to clothes, to makeup, you name it.

And I wouldn’t even think of buying myself anything new until the duct tape that held the old thing together was falling apart.

Still, my big “why” in wanting to build a successful career as a musician was so much more than just wanting financial freedom. I wanted to be a 6-figure...

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