One of today’s major businesses is electronic music. This musical genre is gaining more and more followers and musicians who want to devote themselves to it professionally. However, in some countries there is no specific electronic music training for those interested in this style.
Therefore, in this article, we are going to give some advice and notions for those who want to enter the music industry through this door.
The great impact of electronic music
One thing you must be clear about is that reggaeton is also generated electronically. That is to say, the musical bases, the effects and the edition of the songs look for an increasingly electronic sound. That’s why we’re going to include it in this genre.
Well, the songs of electronic music and reggaeton are the ones that lead the lists of the most listened in practically all the countries of the world. Why? Because that’s what today’s audience likes.
To give you an idea, let’s talk about the numbers of these two musical genres. In Latin America, the reggaeton industry has grown by 12%. Something that is reflected in the fortunes of the referents of this genre today.
The best-known Maluma amasses a fortune of 12 million dollars. Pitbull has 65 million thanks to his successes with other famous artists.
How to study electronic music
In many countries this type of studies is developed privately and without a university degree. In Argentina, for example, there are regulated courses of this knowledge but in other countries the options are more limited and, of course, almost always in the private sphere.
However, although there are entities that do offer studies that can be related in a certain way to the knowledge necessary to be a DJ or producer, they are not very professional.
Studios for DJ and Music Producer?
As we mentioned before, DJ studios and/or producers as such do not exist in almost any country as a university. However, there is the possibility of studying music production in the private sphere.
This knowledge, although it does serve to guide the skills of a person interested in being part of the music industry, is often not enough. On the contrary, they leave a lot of gaps in some areas that are essential to manage in order to exercise this profession. For example, the reliability of training.
These courses can be of great help for those who want to dedicate themselves to this world since the main thing is to know how to produce quality music. However, this knowledge will have to be complemented with patience and a lot of practice a posteriori in order to get a name in this industry.
Knowledge of musical theory
Musical Production training programs need to include musical notions. That is to say, to be a producer of your own music or for other types of artists you must have certain control over harmonies, rhythms, chords… Nor is it necessary that you have studied a music career but a basic or average training will benefit when it comes to composing and creating original pieces.
Above all, it is important to have notions about the different musical genres. Actually, the public is always looking for originality and a fusion of sounds that you would never imagine. Therefore, the greater the references of these professionals, the richer their creations will be.
Audio editing and recording
On the other hand, having some knowledge about microphones and the different types that exist, about how to set up sound, how a mixer works, the material needed to record professionally or how to acoustically treat your workspace will be essential in case you want to record voices, physical instruments and mix correctly.
Complementary courses and seminars
Another option is to attend specific courses and seminars that offer more focused information on small areas of the profession. Thus, there are official and unofficial courses in which you are taught how to handle publishing programs, in which you learn more about musical composition or that provide guidance on innovations in the world of electronic music.
Although this is a way to specialize in order to improve the performance and quality of the producer’s work, it does not take up time apart. Time that could have been better used if there were a specific training direct to what we want.
Why music business doesn’t stop working in some countries
The failure to promote music studies in some countries is one of the clearest reasons why this industry is barely present. There is a lot of talent, but without the right training and knowledge this is useless.
Musical training should be much more focused on living from music and not so much on deep musical knowledge that makes it impossible to combine different formations. Nowadays you can be a genius playing an instrument (or several) or singing but you will not have knowledge about how to live from it.