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
March 28th, 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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Audio Lingo 101 & How to Deal with Everyone’s Feedback

Griffin Brown
April 16th, 2018

The clock strikes midnight. You’ve haven’t gotten up for 3 days working on this mix. Or at least that’s what it feels like. You’re up to your ears in EQs and compressors and come to a startling conclusion: “I don’t know what this sounds like anymore.” Your reference for balance is skewed. You can’t tell if what you’re doing is … Read More

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Time Management For Producers: 6 Tips On Working Like A Pro

Joey Tuholski
June 15th, 2017

Hey. 👋 I will mainly be talking about my personal experience throughout this article, but will also include advice from some of our own artists at Heroic and more. “Okay, but who the heck are you and why should I listen to you?” So a little about me then… I want to start off by saying that I am not … Read More

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