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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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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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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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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Collab bro? The art of strategic partnership for mutual growth

Jeffrey Yau & Ruth Jiang
February 18th, 2019

Collaborations. There’s something about that word that’s so intrinsic and unique to electronic music and the culture. You don’t often see rock musicians or heavy metal bands teaming up on tracks. But in electronic music? It happens all the time. Whether it’s Porter Robinson & Madeon working out of a professional studio or two regular bedroom producers working thousands of … Read More

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The Producer’s Guide To Remixing: how to pick tracks, get the rights and still release original music

Budi, Jeffrey & Ruth
December 11th, 2018

Many of the biggest electronic music stars rose to fame because of remixing. By picking the right tracks, they were able to piggyback on the popularity of new hits or renowned classics, creating a platform for their future original releases. To remix successfully, you need to pick the right record, get the timing right, acquire the rights and add something special to the original. And when your trajectory is on the up, you need to learn to combine it with releasing originals. In this article we’ll show you how to do all of it.

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