Music Producers, in a recent interview with Producer Grind, Cassius Jay (Credits: Migos, Young Thug, PartyNextDoor) talked about his secret to making 10 beats every day. In this video he explains how by cutting certain shortcuts he is able to compete with elite producers such as Metro Boomin in today's music industry. Aside from my reaction, I share my thoughts on his process and if it's necessary for other producers to use it.
Rappers, when I first began my career I was like many of you in that I unfortunately could not afford to pay for studio time. I had so many song ideas and I was eager to
get started but without a studio I started to doubt to possibilities. However instead of quitting I started reading anything I could get my hands on that talked about building my own home studio. Piece by piece I used money from my job to slowly build up my bedroom with the bare essentials. As I've gotten older I've kept this mentality close to me and although I can afford alot of the 'toys' now I actually prefer to pack light and keep my setup mobile. Here is how you can have my same setup for less than $1000
This FL Studio Tutorial will show you how to make your drums knock even if you are only using stock drums and presets.
Music Producers, are you suffering from drum nipplitus? Do your drums sound softer than a fingernail flicking a chest muscle? Here are 4 reasons your drums don't bang and how to correct it on FL Studio 12. - Curtiss King (CURTorials)
Music Producers, In this video Curtiss King will teach you how to use Melodic Loops in FL Studio 12 using two techniques: Resampling and Chord Variation on a Plug-In called Scaler. In the past I have tried to avoid using melodic loops at all cost. However, after watching the Cassius Jay interview with Producer Grind, I not only signed up to Splice, but I also decided to give the process a try.
This video will explain 3 SECRETS To Writing CATCHY Rap Hooks. Hooks are more important than they've probably ever been in Hip Hop. Some Rappers are blessed with a natural skill for writing hooks and finding melodies, but for those that struggle with writing rap hooks these secrets from Rapper Curtiss King should help you tremendously!
Rappers and Music Producers, promoting your music can be an expensive task. The more successful you become the more expensive it will be to promote your music. Whether you are a Rapper paying for exposure on blogs and pay to play shows or a music producer that pays for Facebook and Instagram Ads, it takes money to make money. However, as independent rappers and producers we all must start from somewhere and being broke is no excuse for not getting your music heard. Listen as rapper and producer Curtiss King explains creative ways to promote your music without a budget.
This week Instagram launched their highly anticipated video update IGTV. IGTV allows Instagram users to upload longer vertical videos as short as 1 minute and as long as 10 minutes.
This new Instagram update is guaranteed to give your Instagram followers a video experience usually reserved for YouTube. In this video tutorial Curtiss King gives you a Instagram TV step by step walk through so that you can begin sharing longer Instagram videos today!
Rappers and Music Producers, in this step by step tutorial Curtiss King shows you how to upload, sell, and distribute your music to music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora and more using DistroKid.
In the past I have used different online music distributors, but none have come close to the affordability and convenience of DistroKid.
Using DistroKid allows you pay a once a year fee of $19.99 to upload an UNLIMITED amount of songs and albums. Through DistroKid, your songs and albums upload sometimes go live as quick as 24 to 48 hours. Most importantly musicians retain 100% of their royalties and receive payments every month.
Music Producers, selling your first beat can feel like a very overwhelming task at times. There's nothing more frustrating than investing your money into a website, Airbit or Beatstars beat store, facebook and instagram ads, and equipment only to find that nobody is checking for your beats. Well hopefully by the end of this video Curtiss King will lace you with enough beat selling tips and tricks to get you your first beat sell.
Rapper Marketing 911 - How To Build A Fanbase - How To Make A Living Off Of Music
One of the most common questions artists ask me is "How do I build a fanbase?". That can be a complicated question to answer because no 2 artists are exactly alike. However there are important questions artists should ask themselves and crucial decisions they need to make before they should even think about building an audience. A clear goal and perspective is key my friend. S/O Kevin Kelly and his article!
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