Over the years of working with music and people in the music industry, I have accumulated experience, which over time has formed into a structured framework of knowledge. And I want to carry that knowledge forward.
I’m working on a full-fledged training course for DJs and producers. There won’t be recipes for quick success, promises of world fame after the first release, or abstractions from theorists. Instead, it will be a consistent system of learning and practical advice from personal experience.
I can’t tell you yet when the course will be available, but if you’re interested — leave your mail and I’ll let you know when it launches.
Satisfied to hang acoustic panels in the new studio
In the advice series, I’m happy to share my experiences and answer readers’ questions about music production, DJing, performances, marketing, management, and other aspects of the music industry. The series has been running since 2015, and since then I’ve written more than a hundred articles for DJs and producers.
I usually perform as a DJ, but sometimes I also give public talks in the educational format of lectures and master classes.
I would be glad to speak at a conference, electronic music school, or any other music-educational event. If you would like to invite me as a speaker, please get in touch.
The monster article How Much It Costs to Be an Electronic Musician”, which appeared in the main Russian finance magazine, tells newcomers about the economics of the profession: how much it costs to run a studio, what you really need and what you can save on, and how much producers make.
The article “How To Send Demos To Record Labels on DJ TechTools community pages is aimed to help beginner producers to release their tracks on record labels and tells about typical mistakes when sending demos.
Made a cool project that I'll be able to tell you about soon.
I like to share knowledge and explain it to readers in simple words. I will be happy to be involved in an interesting project if it provides people with some value and my professional skills in the field of music, education and marketing will come in handy. For example, I can write an article, help to create a course, make a series of automated emails in Mailchimp, or another educational product. Let me know if I can help you.
In 2017, I made the Psytrance Guide, a site with an overview of all psytrance subgenres. You can read about each style, listen to examples, and learn typical BPM range. It’s an educational and entertaining resource, made on pure enthusiasm.
If you are a millennial, you probably remember the Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music. How awesome it was! As a music lover and a person who like when things are organised nicely, I used to spend hours on that site.
I was always thinking, too bad that guide is abandoned, outdated, and hence no longer reflect the variety of genres we have today, in Psytrance in particular. But then I realised: I can do it myself. I can do a website that probably won’t be that cool and fancy like the Ishkur’s guide, but fun and informative enough especially for those who are new to Psytrance. And in fact, I did. More on that on the blog.
The site had a «viral» effect: within the first few days of its launch, it had been shared three thousand times. Since then it has been visited almost 250,000 times, and the Facebook shares counter is approaching ten thousand.
Armin van Buuren refers to Psytrance Guide in his master class on masterclass.com.
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