The most important things we musicians require now a days is the acknowledgement on how to complete a song and generating revenue from it. Here you can learn A – Z ways to finish a song and even after finishing where and how you can publish and earn from it which is the real challenge. But guys trust me it is no challenge, it just a mixture of a little investment plus hard working plus most importantly smart working. So, starting from the initial from song production to its distribution and earning from it. The ways given below, check them out and solve your problem.
Steps to complete a song
1. Deciding what to make!
The first and foremost steps towards is to decide what you have to make.
It includes deciding the following
genre of the song like an Orchestral, Rock n Pop, EDM like Future bass, House, Big Room, Dubstep
feel ( which is the most important aspect to make a song )
and story or a motive behind the song. ( this is not necessary to know earlier, you can decide it later also )
Once the decision is made on what to make here is the next step to follow.
2. Initiation & completion of the song
Once you have decide on what to make. Start by initiating the structure of the song which includes:
The primary – Lyrics or you can simply say song writing on your theme. ( If you have vocal part in it )
The secondary – Composition. This gives us the melodies on how the song moves or what is the form or structure of the song.
The tertiary – Having a musical arrangement of the song or in simple words giving music to the song. Also recording the song if their are any vocals or live increments.
The last – Mixing and mastering.
These steps are a just the heading, for more understanding read the steps below.
Decide the pattern and form of the song for clear example the sequence of Introduction, verse, pre – chorus, chorus, bridge, stanza etc.
Start writing either by creating a story in your mind or remembering a real life situation in your life or by cooking up a story and feeling it, then start write the words.
It is important to feel what you write and know what message you are displaying through your song.
Rhyme the sentences. This is important so that you can later on make a melody on it in a flow and rhythm.
Read out and know if your message is well delivered or not. If not then edit or re-write the lyrics.
Composing is all about giving song the melody in its proper form and is the most important step for a songs success because if it does not sound good then nobody will like to listen it again and again.
Start by choosing a scale and a chord progression. If your song is in a sad feel, usually you can use the chord progression of a minor scale and if you want a song of happy or peppy – party feel then you can use the chord progression of a major scale. But it is not necessary that a minor and major scale chord progression gives sad and happy sounds respectively. It is upto you how you can curve your melodies and give it a proper shape.
You can play different rhythm patterns in your guitar or different kind of piano arpeggiators in the chord progression you have decided and then start singing the lyrics in the definitive feel you require.
Try to make catchy compositions and see where it goes and ask your fellowships, friends or family that is it going well or not. Then take further steps to complete your project.
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Music arrangement is about giving music to the lyrics and composition you have made.
If you are a music arranger then their must be no problem to you in initiating this step but if not then you can hire some good music arranger and the mixing mastering artist for your project.
There are many softwares on which the music is made like Ableton live, FL Studio, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro X, Steinberg Cubase, Propellerhead Reason, Apple Garageband and many more.
Hiring a good music arranger and then a mixing – mastering artist is always too costly per song. That is why it is considered the best if the singer, lyricist is music producer himself- One man army.
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The supportive links are given below. You must check them.
Recording of the song & things to check
This is a part under music production only.
Recording not only means recording the voice but also the recording of the live instruments you require for your song.
Many people do recording in their recording studios on per hour charge basis or even per song.
The main things you need to check before you hire a sound engineer before recording is:
The equipments. Check wether the equipments like microphone, mixer, sound card are updated and not too old or are present like the pop filter, headphones etc for the sake of good quality recording.
The acoustics of both the controller room and the recording room to get a clean noise free recording.
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Mixing & Mastering
Mixing and mastering is done after all the above mentioned steps are completed.
It is most important as it cleans our sounds in a very simple language, and put effects to the sounds.
Mostly music producers are arrangers and mixing mastering artist as well. And it is more important to find a good mixing and mastering artist.
Mastering is the final step of completion of the song. It is balances sound levels into proper meters and giving final output.
Below at the end of the post are given sources of very good music producers and sound engineers by our team analysis for reference who give online services as well. They are very cost effective hence can provide the best of quality.
Businessfrom the song.
This is the main task, generating business or earning money from the in which you have invested your time, hardwork and money. Here are some essentials you must know and do in order to make money out of your projects.
Everything is useless if you do not license your music.
Licensing your song prevents your song from being stolen and if somebody else uses your music then you can earn from their revenue or claim and earn.
It is a proof that you own the music and you have full rights to it.
You can contact some agents who license the music. The links of music licensing are given at the post end below.
Distribution of the song means that you send it to various platforms from which you can earn your revenue.
On these platforms you cannot put your songs directly like Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Ghana, Saavan etc.
Here are some Distributers who distribute your songs to these platforms.
HERE ARE SOME SUPPORTIVE LINKS YOU CAN CONTACT.
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