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
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.”
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
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.
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
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