Amateur Music Producers
Key pain points/frustrations for amateur music producers include limited time and resources and marketing/promotion struggles.
Limited Time and Resources
- According to Renegade Producer, amateur music producers whose livelihoods depend on other demanding jobs, have a hard time maintaining a balance between making music and their other jobs.
- These producers may have a full-time job and this may be taking most of their time and energy leaving them with very little time/energy left to invest in their career as music producers.
- According to EDMProd, "core problem producers struggle with is finding the energy to produce after working an 8-hour day. They work their 9-5, go to the gym, eat dinner, and they’re left feeling wiped out."
- One amateur music producer on the Kemper Profiler Forum said, "I work a full-time job that mostly involves sitting in front of a computer. While I love what I do, I often find myself lacking energy and proper "drive" for producing music at home during the week because it involves even more sitting and my back starts aching, after work I feel like moving about/working out, doing something other than sitting. So, what I often do instead, is go for a walk/run but when I’m done with recreation I often feel too tired to get anything serious done musically. At that point in the day, it’s often a bit of a struggle to get myself to even pick up the guitar. In terms of energy: I start my day off at 100%, but by the time I can dedicate an hour or two for music/guitar I’m at about 30%. LOL, reading this must sound like such a first-world problem. Don’t get me wrong, I feel very lucky to even be able to create music, but thinking how much more I could be making if, I had more time/energy, is sometimes depressing."
- According to a survey done by EDMProd on their Facebook page, 20 out of 1097 responses indicated that music producers were struggling with managing their time. About 15 out of 1097 responses indicated that music producers were struggling with money.
- According to Sound Oracle, "marketing is one of the biggest struggles for a lot of producers." Most amateur music producers become frustrated with the efforts required to get their music heard by other people.
- Ivan Corraliza, professionally known as ill Factor, before he became a full-time music producer said he was "frustrated while trying to get his music noticed."
- On Ivan's illfactormusic blog, he said, "I became frustrated with some of my efforts of trying to get my music noticed by more and more people. It led to bitterness, especially when others were striking success faster than I was."
- The EDMProd survey found 66 out of 1097 responses indicated that music producers struggle with marketing and promotion.
Popular Sources of Information
Popular sources of information and communication for amateur music producers include the EDMProd website, Hyperbits blog, Andrew Huang YouTube channel, Splice, and LANDR blog.
- Here is a link to the EDMProd website.
- The website contains a collection of technical tutorials that covers all aspects of music production. This includes more than 150 articles, videos, and podcasts.
- EDMProd is ranked among the top music production blogs in 2021 by Feedspot.
- According to its website, EDMProd has reached more than 5,855,623 producers with its content. The website has a lot of resources for amateur music producers such as articles, videos, and courses. Similarweb estimates that the website has received about 365,140 visitors. Most of the websites' visitors are from the United States.
- Here is a link to the blog.
- Hyperbits is an online music production school with posts, "guides, and resources for amateur and professionals in the music production world."
- Hyperbits is ranked among the top music production blogs in 2021 by Feedspot. It is also among the best music production blogs recommended by EDMProd.
- The Hyperbits blog contains a lot of articles that can help guide amateur music producers. Similarweb estimates that the website has received about 95,130 visitors.
- Here is the link to the Andrew Huang channel on YouTube.
- Andrew Huang is a "Toronto-based music and video producer with a penchant for working within absurd, self-imposed limitations."
- According to EDMProd, Andrew Huang is the "most popular music production channel on YouTube." The channel has more than 2.16 million subscribers. He also posts videos on beat-making and music production.
- Here is a link to the Splice website.
- Splice offers a platform where producers can search for each other and collaborate. Users can browse public sessions and also download free plugins. The Splice blog also offers tips, tutorials, interviews, and news about music production.
- According to Bloomberg, about 4 million people use Splice. Splice has become popular among amateur music producers who are constantly on the move.
- Producer Spot ranks Splice among the best websites for music production collaboration. Similarweb estimates that the website has received about 4.67 million visitors.
- Here is a link to the LANDR blog.
- LANDR is "an instant online music mastering tool." It also offers music production tips, creative inspiration, and videos.
- LANDR is ranked among the top music production blogs in 2021 by Feedspot. It is also among the best music production blogs recommended by EDMProd.
- Similarweb estimates that the website has received about 1.4 million visitors.