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As a music producer, I’ve had the great pleasure of being a part of many album releases. It’s always so exciting sending new songs out into the world and seeing how the general base of music listeners react to it. However, on the business side I’ve learned that this excitement can quickly fade if a record is a flop. I want to save you from that frustration and it’s better to plan ahead than to try and play doctor with an album that’s already been released. So here are 7 steps you need to take before your next album release!

How deep have you really dived into FL Studio’s mixer? Let me show you some of my top tricks to make the most of one of the most powerful mixer environments out there! Before we start, if you are interested in learning more about music production in general, be sure to check out my daily podcast Producer Cast!

This is one of the most powerful shortcuts in all of FL Studio. When moved to FL Studio after years as an Ableton user, one of the most hardest things to manage was keeping the channel rack, mixer, and patterns organized. …

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I’ve been producing music for 12 years. Soon, I will be able to say 13 years. Here’s the thing though… I just started making money in 2020. That’s a lot of paying it forward and it’s part of why the music industry has a bad reputation as an extremely hard field in which to gain traction. …

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Every year, I try to match the “CEO” reading schedule of at least one book a week. This year I fell a little bit short with only about 30, although I’m right in the middle of some really gargantuan books like Tim Ferriss’s The Tools of Titans and Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor.

For every book I include in this list, I will add a bit of explanation on why I loved it and why it is helpful for musicians. Most of these aren’t really music books, but the 8 I am listing here are 100% relevant! …

It might be hard to believe but often the best business is done when value is given away generously. My religious beliefs have always told me that generosity is good, but I always suspected that this altruistic principle was ineffective in business. As it turns out, the timeless value of generosity still holds true today.

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I used to always get bogged down useless music industry legalities. To be fair this is the way the music industry has operated historically. At a young age, I focused intently on learning everything I possibly could about the business side of this industry. To…

I remember working as young as 13 (shhh!) installing floors, painting walls, and doing other manual labor jobs.

Even since that young of an age, I knew that I wanted to have a career in music. I wanted to make money making hit songs that everybody loves. So, any step I could afford to take toward that goal I did.

What I really wanted was the financial freedom to spend my days doing what I love… making music. I wanted to be able to make my own hours fueling my creativity instead of fueling some other job.

Unfortunately, there always…

Would you believe it if I told you that attitude has played a bigger role in deciding my income as a music producer than anything else in my career? It’s not manifestation, it’s not affirmation, it’s not any particular sales pitch. It’s all about attitude.

I used to always think that my skillset meant that I was owed something. I’d spent thousands of hours honing my craft and assumed that meant I was owed clientele. …

It doesn’t take an accountant to tell you that making music is expensive. There are countless people and businesses asking for money from budding musicians around every corner. Gear manufacturers, producers, studios, marketers, random Instagram models with a couple thousand followers who think they’re marketers, you name it!

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I understand this myself. To be entirely honest, I’ve lost count of how much money I’ve spent over the years on my music. …

Listen, almost no music producer gets into the game with the intention of doing paperwork and tracking receipts. Also, almost no music producer is stable financially. This core skill has perhaps contributed to my career growth more than even my ability to make music happen. Before I started accounting for my business, I experienced roadblock after roadblock. This changed it!

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If you’re a music producer you need to be able to invest in your craft… That much is a given. I’ve always done my best to do this, but over more than a decade of music production I’ve noticed that…

I’m a producer today with tons of artist connections and handful of successful online ventures. But before that, I faced tons of failure as an artist. The studio was expensive, beats were expensive, maintaining appearances was expensive, but the payoffs were cheap. A series of bad decisions without any experienced guidance nearly left me dead.

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I would work on music regularly, but struggled to materialize the vision into a completed project. I wanted to have records that sold big numbers, got plaques, and boosted my notoriety. I wanted the cars, money, and everything else that comes to the rich and…

Andrew Lowe (andrew!)

Andrew Lowe is a serial music entrepreneur. Founder of True Vine Music Group, Producer Cast, Champion Gold Music, and KeyPlugs. FREE BEATS:

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