1. Pray before you act. ( Proverbs 3:5)
2. Make sure your lyrics and music concepts are together.
3. Go to a studio that have competent engineers and excellent equipment.
4. Always use musicians and vocalist that are on your level or better. ( Get the best)
5. As a producer and artist, be able to explain your concepts and ideas to your team. And direct with love and patience. You know your music, but they don’t.
6. Listen to what others hear as well. When you have your musicians let them feel and play what comes out of them. Then give feedback. No one wants to be micro-managed. No One!
7. Your engineer is your best friend. Use their ear, ideals, and creativity to expand you to another plain in your playing and writing. These are the people whole bring your project to life. Your mixing and mastering is everything. You can have the best musicians, incredible writers, strong promotions, and great social media, but if your mix and/or mastering is horrible, you won’t last.
8. Make sure you vocalists and lead vocalists fit your music. James Brown said, if it feels right, and sounds right, then it must be right!! ( I am speaking on music here. lol)
9. Have a strong marketing team to help push your project. ( Oh and this includes you as well. If you don’t push, who will?)
10. Excellent website so people can follow you. Facebook and Instagram are fine, but if you can go father in your promoting endeavor, do it. A website is a reflection of you and your work. And it allows the consumer learn more about you in depth.