Questions from readers to Mr. Ellis. Darrell Ellis has received over 80,000 views and request from music students, professionals, labels and enuterpenurs around the world. Matt, I would definitely not characterize music as being worse. Far from it I believe music has developed into us being able to produce wonderful content. To be more creative and to be able to use tools like we've never been able to before. I believe what is missing is the artistic value. You have to remember music has been around way before you and I came along and has evolved into us being able to produce some great things today. I recently met with a group of guys where we were able to discuss the days of seeing and working with the creativity of session musicians. Your horn sections, percussionist, string sections, etc. It brought about more then just music. We built relationships, discussed families and created music that lasted and mattered. This has no baring on producer's in popular music today.
Questions from readers to Mr. Ellis Working with a publisber is your best ber. True 20 years ago and still the same today. Trkue is most guys think they know publishing amd actually habe no vlue how it really work. As as arrist submittimg I've written the followimg below. I would highly recommend packaging your so g as you would be prese ting any other product. Today's market is much different then 15 yrs ago. Labels what to know what makes you different. Keep in mind that as much as they may lime your music, they are investing and expect a return on that investment. Here are a few tips, there be others that can provide info I may miss: 1. A damn good bio 2. Social following 3. Mix and mastered product (Yes mastering still matters) 5. Are you currently performing and where 6. Good photos And if at all possible have your management or attorney do your submission. Years ago while working a deal with Warner, they would not even discuss a deal unless through my attorneys. I'