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How to Create Amazing Spotify Playlists

Neel Erickson
June 28th, 2019

This is a guest article written by TJ Jones, the Artist Relations Manager at Playlist Push. TJ has amassed over 75,000 profile followers and over 100,000 playlist followers amongst his top 20 playlists. TJ first started by creating playlists to play while he worked as an Uber driver – now he works with Playlist Push, which has reached more than … Read More

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Music Industry Advice With Jesse Brede

Music Industry Advice: Jesse Brede from Gravitas Recordings and Gravitas Create

Neel Erickson
June 21st, 2019

Welcome to the third installment of Music Industry Advice – our interview series with today’s most successful managers, label workers, and industry professionals. In this series, we share the results of our interviews with these experts – the stories of their successes and the strategies that got them there, from broad mindsets to specific techniques. In this third interview (catch … Read More

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Music Industry Advice: Neal O'Connor

Music Industry Advice: Neal O’Connor on Grey, Porter Robinson, and WAVEDASH

Neel Erickson
March 11th, 2019

The biggest success stories begin with a love of music, and Neal O’Connor’s is no exception:
“I’d figured out that I wanted to work in the music business when I was 18. I was a senior in high school playing in rock bands and stuff like that. I recognized that I wasn’t the best songwriter/guitarist, but I was the one who was running the business aspects of my high school bands. I was putting together press kit mailers, mailing them to all the local music venues in the San Francisco Bay area, and then harassing them with follow-up phone calls every day – just trying to get the band booked so we could go play for some people.”

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Music Industry Advice Ben Klein

Music Industry Advice: Ben Klein talks Jai Wolf and Chet Porter

Neel Erickson
March 13th, 2019

Here at Heroic Academy, we believe in sharing our secrets – especially when it comes to music industry advice. We’ve shared everything we’ve learned through our journeys with our artists – the exact strategies that led to our growth and success as well as what we learned from our mistakes and missed opportunities. But we certainly don’t know everything, and … Read More

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The EDM Production Roadmap

Neel Erickson
September 10th, 2019

In this article, we’re going to show you exactly what you need to do in your first year of EDM production to improve as much and as quickly as possible, starting from the ground up. We bet that with the right structure, what takes other people three years to master, you can reach in just one!
Whether you’ve never produced a track before or are at the early stages of your journey, this guide will help you fast track your learning and walk you through proficiency in a single year.

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Spotify Marketing Strategy

Budi Voogt, Jeffrey Yau, Tim van Doorne, & Neel Erickson
November 7th, 2018

Do you want your music to get more plays on Spotify and get included in the biggest playlists? In this post we outline our entire Spotify marketing strategy that helps our artists get featured on all the big Spotify playlists, such as: Mint, Today’s Top Hits, New Music Friday and many more. We walk you through: How to get Spotify … Read More

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Your Guide to Everything Reverb

Griffin Brown
February 12th, 2019

In this article, we cover all things reverb. From the anatomy of reverberation to historical techniques to modern day software solutions and best practices.

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Be A Pioneer, Stop Making DJ Mixes

Rain Robinson
October 2nd, 2017

In this article, we discuss why producers should focus on production and not on DJ mixes and DJ skills and how bookings come from the strength of the music.

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