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Learn how to play multiple instruments, learn how to read sheet music, master tempo's, perhaps even write your own music.

Learn how to use a soundboard. Learn how to use multiple computer programs. Some of the major pop producers use programs such as Cakewalk Sonar, Reason, or Pro Tools. Hip-hop and dance producers may use FL Studio, and this could be used for pop as well. Create some beats, and don't only write for one genre. Try doing punk, ska, rock, rap, r&b, country, funk, jazz, and the likes. The more genre's you do, the more broad your horizons, the more clients you can have.
Start networking. Create business cards. Tell your family and friends you're producing music. Post bulletins around your neighborhood. You will get clients in no time, if your prices are reasonable. Charge cheaply per hour, or per song. Do you have a cousin who is a great singer? A uncle who has a niche for playing the tuba. Produce them, but remember usually keep family and business separate.
Get an internship at a production company. Sure, its tough work, but you might get some free time in a real recording studio. Soon you might be more trusted and earn a paycheck.
Go to college. Get a degree. If music production doesn't work out, you have something to fall-back on. Sound engineering, or something to do with business would be a good choice.
After you receive a good income, you could save up, and start your own studio with your clients that you have gathered all this time, or can continue your job with a production company.
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Never stop loving music. Don't lose interest, and don't give up if you love what you're doing.....

Have fun with it, don't make it too stressful.

  • Never think you are too good for a client. Take every client that calls you, or comes in through the door.
  • Nothing is ever impossible. If you work hard and practice anything is possible, keep working for it.
  • Try practicing with friends.
  • You won't get enough money to live off of in the beginning, so you can work a full-time job, and produce in your spare time.
  • You never know how much money you will make in a year. One year you might make $40,000, the next year you might make $50.
  • Producers make two things: Music and Sacrifices.

Last edited by Hakuna; 1st January 2011 at 03:42 PM.. Reason: pasted the info in without needing to navigate away
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