The musician life - series of questions and answers for musicians by musicians.
The guide below was curated by MySphera through a collection of Twitter threads from our profile. In each of these threads we asked artists about their creative process, music consumption habits and growth as professional music maker. We've received great responses from artists of all sizes; Each coming from different musical backgrounds, career stages and genres.
At MySphera, we believe the best way to learn is always through experience, it can be your own or other's.
Besides that, we recommend ya'll check each the profile for each of the artists; besides sharing some powerful insights they all make amazing music.
So, get comfortable, take a deep breath and let's get to it! 1. What's the first thing you do when you start a new song?
Open Serum and play chords until I find a progression I connect with. Tap a bpm then record. Drop in new MIDI tracks and start layering in elements until I have something of a chorus section. Drop in percussion & side-chain, pump transients etc. Hot-swap these for hours. @Svenssko
Sing it in my head over and over, creating terrible lyrics in my head which change rapidly, then sit down at a piano and play something that is similar but completely different, round and round, until next door bang on the walls and still the song’s not right, and I can’t sleep. @LEDinosaurs
2. What's your personal favorite format for releasing music (Album, Single, EP)?
I agree with @DeadMethodUk, an #EP is more than a taste, but not an overwhelming 4-course meal. Ppl don't mind 12-15 straight minutes of you. @waleadefela
3. What was the most valuable tip you got when you started your music career?
Learn the Music Business, learn how to actually get paid, publishing, how to work in studio. @ThaBoogeymen
Always try to put out your best quality. Don't rush it. @ComoBrosBand
“Even Drake didn’t start out with a million fans. You’ll get there, just don’t quit” @socalking98
To take advice and opinions with a grain of salt. Even the worst criticism can have a useful bit of merit, just like the biggest compliment can be completely hollow. Basically take things into consideration, but never too seriously. @SemiIntentional
Get your own recording studio and invest and ho