How To Avoid Alienation As A Bedroom Producer

Music production can, ironically, often be a solitary experience spent in a home or bedroom studio for long hours. Here are 8 tips to help you get more connected to the music world around you.  

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


One can also have listening parties. Make it casual and split them into 2 categories: 1) One party consisting of contemporaries, people who are familiar with the track making process. The feedback from this listening party covers the gritty details and mechanics of your efforts. 2) This party consists of people who provide "listener" feedback. They probably just say they like the track or don't, but that is valuable as then you know you will have to introduce elements that will capture a broader audience (if you are chasing a more commercial track). These parties are often better than playing out - no rehearsals, no load in or out, no back line, no percentages and you know the people attending. Simple.

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