If you’re like most producers, navigating the music industry can seem like a pretty daunting prospect.
With little information out there on the ‘right’ way to approach labels, or how to actually get your music in the hands of the right people, making an impact in an industry often working behind closed doors is a real cause of confusion and overwhelm for many.
So this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Enamour, a rising star of the progessive house scene, who describes his journey from local warmup DJ to in-demand producer releasing on labels like Anjunadeep, Future Classic, Lane 8’s This Never Happened, Rufus Du Sol’s Rose Avenue, Desert Hearts Black, mau5trap and more, all in a matter of a few years.
Not only does he share the strategies he used for building contacts in the music industry, and securing releases on the biggest labels in his genre, Enamour also dives into his creative rituals, how he generates ideas and expands them into full tracks, and gives us a sneak peak into some of his favourite tools to use in the studio.
So if you’re looking to write your best music and break through onto bigger and better labels, you are going to LOVE this episode.
Listen to this week’s episode of the Finish More Music podcast now!
- Don’t send labels tracks you think they’ll like just because it sounds like their previous releases.
- Prioritise writing music that fulfills you first and foremost, and a label will be out there to suit it.
- “It’s about the song, not about the label. Sure they have the audience, but the audience isn’t going to love you just because you released on it. They’re going to love you because you wrote a great song.”
- You can’t be successful without having personal relationships with people that can be honest and give you advice.
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