There are plenty of myths about making music. Oftentimes, newcomers to the industry have basic “Hollywood” stereotypes about it. In this article, we will help you debunk a couple of myths.
Myth No. 1: You have to wait for inspiration.
Inspiration is a wonderful thing. Do you remember that delightful itchy sensation you get when you step away from your computer? The itch that drives you to create. This irritation, however, does not always occur. It happens on a very uncommon basis with some producers. And what if we just have to wait?
No, It is essential to motivate yourself. Inspiration frequently strikes during the course of a workday. Even if you’re feeling uninspired, simply sit down and start making music.
You must inspire yourself personally. It is a waste of time to wait for inspiration. The time that could be spent on something else. This means you have to devote yourself to practice. Forget about inspiration and get to work. And then the inspiration will strike.
Myth No. 2: Routine and system are enemies of creativity and inspiration.
Breaking rules often results in creativity, and it can even be cultivated by breaking regulations.
But that doesn’t mean the rules aren’t valid!
When you explain to wannabe producers that making a musical product is a technological process, a set of acts, they are shocked. “How can you be creative when you set rules for yourself?!!!!!
A technological workflow is more than simply a set of rules; it is also something from which you can deviate to if you become stuck. For example, if you know that the next step after developing a chord progression is to create a melody. You won’t have to guess what to do next time.
Now, let’s get to the schedule. The daily routine is really vital for creativity. It takes significantly longer to enter the “inspiration zone” without the routine and ritual of preparing to make music.
The importance of daily routine cannot be overstated. Creativity and inspiration are simply habits.
Myth No. 3: It is difficult for a producer to make a profit.
This misconception is still widely held today. This misconception is really unsettling and must be debunked.
Making money as a producer isn’t easy, but it’s also not impossible. All you have to do is think beyond the box.
The traditional method is to earn money through performing in famous lifestyle clubs in Chicago or other big cities. However, this is not the only option, and it is not ideal for everyone.
There are numerous methods to earn money and even make a living from music creation. You can, for example:
- Start teaching.
- Sell samples and presets.
- Developing your business (blog, starting suggestions, post-production) “GHOST” production.
- Execute commissioned work.
This leads to responsibility, the creation of a business plan, the implementation of the plan, and the rejection of cynics and unbelievers. You start perceiving yourself as a professional music producer.