for the record
1/ First, listen to a lot of music of different genres and analyse it. What instruments can you hear? How is it arranged? Why do you like it? Read about music, musicians,
producers and music history, too. 2/ Playing at least one instrument will be a massive help. Train your ears, write songs, understand chords progressions and how it
interacts with melodies and phrasing. 3/ Know the technology. Read about analogue
and digital technologies, recording and mixing techniques. Getting an internship in a professional studio will also teach you a lot. 4/ Cut your teeth on small projects and experiment. Recording local bands and remixing songs you like are good starting points when developing your skills and own style. 5/ Follow your instincts and go for it. Start networking, print business cards and go to gigs
to meet musicians. Don’t follow the trend, set your own – remember, you’re an artist now.
Oh, and don’t forget to have fun.
Music producer JB Pilon counts you
in to setting up your own studio