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Easy Steps to Becoming a Top Producer

allstarsbookings | April 10, 2019

When it comes to music producers, Don Jazzy and Masterkraft  is – known as the godfathers of House music – brought about a near-revolution into the world of Dance music. Over the years, the music they evolved has grown and newer themes have formed and spawned new genres in music. It brought hope for many enthusiasts who always wanted to create a little Dance music for fun and more so for those professionally inclined.

Are you among the enthusiasts that who would like to be a music producer? These days, it’s incredibly easy to get into producing Dance music in your own home and it isn’t all that expensive.

It’s pretty simple!

These days, the entire Dance music evolution is packed into one incredible piece of software. All you have to do to learn how to make music like a pro is install a good piece of music production software, or DAW (digital audio workstation), on your home computer or laptop.

With the help of a good music program, getting started with making Dance music is definitely a great deal easier than jumping in at the deep end – probably a lot easier than you may have ever imagined it. You do not need to know much about music theory and you do not have to be a technical expert. All you need is a home computer and a passion for dance music to create a good dance track.

To become a professional Dance music producer you need to identify what type of music you would like to specialise in. This should be the style you are most passionate about and want to get to grips with. You could choose from drum-n-bass, synth-pop, electropop, electronica, house, trance, electro… the list goes on. With a little research, you will find a host of options you could experiment with and you can take inspiration from other artists, both new and old, as well as growing trends to hone in on your style and work out what makes a good Dance production, in terms of arrangement, mood and instrumentation.

The opportunities

As a dance music producer, you can either write your own music and market it or collaborate with other artists in remixing. You could also work as freelance music producer. Another option is to write music for media and jingles for advertising agencies.

One can expect a decent salary as a dance music producer though it is difficult to find such jobs. There are, however, many an opportunity for freelancers and there are limitless returns if you are willing to put in a bit of hard work to establish yourself as a music producer.

What it takes?

With some dedicated work and good music sense, it is possible to create some excellent sounding tracks sitting right in your house and with the help of minimal instruments. To be able to reach a stature whereby you can deliver a decent track and quality sounding mix of a professional level, you need to invest some time and some concentrated effort. As the quality of work improves, you need to start looking into the marketing aspects of your career. This can be done through researching promotional websites, playing at parties and other gatherings, press releases, etc. and may even entail hiring a marketing company to get your name out there.

First Step – Take a crash course!

There are a number of dance music tutorials are available, which will help you initially to get going. Listening to music of popular artists that interests you will also help. The top favorites include the likes of Young Jonn, Shizzi, Pheelz, Tecno Miles, Maleek Berry, Legendury Beatz, Masterkraft, Don Jazzy, Sarz, Sess etc.

Be inspired!

DJ Young Jonn Being wicked doesn’t pay,but for young jonn,its paying off lol.
He is one of the hottest music producers of 2016 going into 2017,he gained steam in 2015 and ever since he has been dishing out and producing hits after hits.

In 2016 he bagged he the Producer of the Year award at the #Headies2016, he is also Notjustok hottest producer in Nigeria for the year 2016.

He has produced hits for artists like YBNL gang members Olamide and Lil Kesh,9ice, Dammy Krane, tKiss Daniel.

DJ Young Jonn music stands out because he makes his own music rather than remixing other peoples music. This should be an inspiration for anyone who dreams of making it big in the field of dance music production.

Shizzi.  One of the most prolific music producers in Nigeria,infact Davido and HKN Gang’s success in dishing out hot jams should he credited to him.
He has a way of producing the right sounds and beats for can make a song become an instant hit.
The downside of this is that Shizzi mostly produces songs for HKN Gang members but regardless he always delivers.
Remember Gobe and Skelewu? That was Shizzi, he was the one behind those hit jams.
What about Davido and Dammy Krane’s popular song “IZZUE?, what about Gbagbe Oshi by Davido? It was still cooked by Shizzi! He has also worked with May D and Wizkid.

Pheelz Mr Producer!! Just like how Shizzi is holding down the HKN Gang, Pheelz is also keeping it one hunnid for Olamide’s YBNL Gang. This dude right here has churned out hits after hits for Olamide and YBNL
–Olamide’s in house producer can be credited for songs like Durosoke, Rayban Abacha, Baddo Love etc.

He has also worked with Vector, do you remember Adekunle Gold‘s “Gold” classic album? That was Mr Pheelz.What about Olamide baddo “Eyan Mayweather” album?
That was Pheelz Mr Producer!!

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