Sharing my experience and answering your questions on music production, DJing, performing, marketing, management, and other aspects of the music industry.
Read more about the series and how to submit your questions in the advice section.
What to use, how to connect, set up and process in order to get a high-quality DJ set recorded live with crowd noise.
Sometimes when I announce a new show, people ask me in the comments or in private messagees: “What are you going to play?”. I’ll try to answer it here.
“Can I use any tracks I like for my podcast without changing them? Say, download them from the internet, mix them up, and put them on Apple Podcasts? Do I need permission from each label and artist?”. A legal advice
Two important techniques in DJing that might help you to control the energy level of the set and the dynamics of the dance floor.
“Tell me how you organize the process of listening to music: demos coming to the label and just new releases in different genres. Do you listen on the speakers or on headphones? How do you manage to stay focused on the music to listen to all the tracks thoroughly?”. Answering the questions from Nikolay Glazyrin
Making music “just for yourself” and “for a career” is a big difference. And here’s why.
“Alright, I’ve learned how to mix the tracks. What to do next? How to grow?”. Advice to Nikita
What are those and should you follow them? Let’s find out.
Sometimes I get questions in the advice series that boil down to, “Can I do this or that?” or “Can I not do that?
“What are the pros and cons of releasing a track directly through a distributor, without a label? What are the pitfalls of this process?”