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Turn your dreams into reality


Most individuals dream about what they want to accomplish in life but never succeed at pursuing it. Unlike them, I've been working my ass off for the past year in graduate school building a successful business plan for my company. I believe a business plan shows the difference between someone who is pursuing a goal, from someone who is creating a career. Previous articles that I've read about entrepreneurs and other businessmen have taught me the valuable lesson of believing in my product even when others don't. As a musician and producer competition is amongst many people everywhere. No matter how many instruments I play or information I take in, there will always be another person who is highly trained and can do the exact things I am capable of doing. Therefore, I have to believe that my product is a valuable resource towards bringing in revenue to my company. Creating music is extremely hard but music is just a sound unless it touches someones heart.
Warren Buffet taught me that patience is a virtue. After reading what Buffet went through when losing money in a long term investment, I've realized that opening a music studio will start out slow, but given time, finances, and commitment put into the equipment, musicians, and engineering, it will gradually gain its ground. Some of the changes I've included in my plan include increasing my Start-up cost to have enough revenue for the equipment and the staff, and downsizing on the available space I need for my company.

When creating a Music Studio Business Plan I feel that investors will take an in-depth look at the start-up cost of the company, and the competition. There are a lot of music studios across the world and to open up another one will only be considered as chaos to an investors eye. By allowing the investor to see how my company is unique and different from other studios within its area will give them more insight of why there is a need to open another studio.
One of the major lessons I've learned from reading about entrepreneurs is that investing money into what a person believes in can increase his or her revenue in due time. With my music studio opening in downtown Miami, Florida,  revenue will be negative in the beginning stages due to clientele within the company, as well as finances for the building, equipment, and software programs. As a brand and a company I will have to invest in advertisement in order to develop a following. If I am able to create a following for my company, continue to network with other studios, and create a well-round background amongst my studio, then my studio will then begin to make its way to the top of the charts.

References:
http://www.acuvuecolorcontactlenses.net/business-plans/
http://www.relativelydigital.com/2010/10/why-advertising-needs-entrepreneurs/ 

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Investing money

Investing money in the right business can turn someones life into a wealthy fairy tale. Here are two entrepreneurs who have invested their time and money wisely into products they believe in and successfully have been rewarded gracefully.



Warren Edward Buffet was born August 30, 1930 and is considered to be one of the most successful investors in the world based on the amount of capital he started with and what he was able to grow it into (collegeinvestor.com). At a young age Buffett was astonished with the business of making money work for him. At 6, he purchased 6-packs of Coca Cola form his grandfathers grocery store for twenty five cents and resold each of the bottles for a nickel, pocketing a five cent profit. At 11, Buffet bought three shares of Cities Services Preferred for $38 dollars. The shares dropped below what he paid and when they rebounded back up to $40 dollars Buffet made a bad decision and sold his shares; little did he know that the shares would continue to increase up to $200 dollars a share. This taught Buffet a basic lesson when investing: Patience is a virtue.


Buffet never intended on going to college, yet his father persuaded him to attend a business college. After attending a couple of colleges and receiving his degree within three years, Buffet was introduced to famed investors Ben Graham and David Dodd who taught him an experience that would forever change his life. Through the years Buffet has made over $60 billion dollars and is known as "Wizard of Omaha," for his investments. "Buffett’s investment focus is very simple…buying companies for a low price, improving them via management or other changes, and realizing long term improvements in stock prices. He looks for companies he understands and keeps it very simple. Many have criticized him for avoiding tech companies and other industries, but by sticking to what he knows, he has been able to realize amazing return," (collegeinvsetor.com).  




Daymond John is also a great entrepreneur who knew that investing money could increase his financial situation. He is best known as the founder, president and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on ABC reality TV series Shark Tank Daymond created distinctive and fashionable sportswear and a host of other related gear. FUBU’s phenomenal success made mainstream apparel companies realize the potential for fashionable sportswear that appeals not just to trendsetting urban youth but to mainstream teens as well (womensconference.com). Daymond and his mother mortgaged the home they collectively owned for $100,000 in start-up capital. Soon, the home was turned into a makeshift factory and office space. Daymond looks for the start-up cost when investing in a business. He determines if the business will progress in a fast manner to receive his funds back with interest. Daymond has invested the most money on ABC's Shark Tank and continues to invest in businesses he feels that will increase his revenue (brain.com). 


References:
http://www.glamoroustrash.com/2010/06/warren-buffett-youre-my-hero-again-you.html
http://goodmenproject.com/good-is-good/stop-coddling-billionaires-says-warren-buffet/
http://blogs.radiotown.com/timewithkim/2010/04/15/daymond-john-fubu-foundershark-on-abcs-shark-tank/
http://www.womensconference.org/daymond-john/

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R.I.P. Heavy D

"R.I.P. heavy D" was what many people were saying when they found out that Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D, had pasted away.


Heavy D was a rapper, singer, record producer, and someone who educated fans on Hip Hop. He loved his fashion to be different than most entertainers and had a great personality. He was best known for his hype and performances with his group Heavy D and the Boyz. They had a number of hits over the years, including “Now that we found love,” “Girlz, they love me,” and I got nothing but love.” Their breakout album came with 1989's "Big Tyme," which included the hits "Somebody for me" and "We got our own thang” (yahoo.com).

Heavy D gained even more fame by singing the theme song of the television program In Living Color and also MADtv. He enjoyed the cameras and took on acting in the 90’s as well. Heavy D appeared on shows, including “In Living Color” and “MADtv.” Here he caught the attention of viewers with his fresh smooth style of talking and his relaxing swagger. 

Heavy D had been out the Hip Hop game for a while and was beginning to make a musical comeback. After 15 years of hibernation, he had made his first live performance at a tribute concert for Michael Jackson in London (TMZ.com). Heavy D made his last televised performance October 1st when he performed at the B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, Georgia (BET.com).

He was found unconscious in his Beverly Hills home on November eighth and pasted away an hour later at the hospital. Heavy D was a phenomenal performer and will live on through the eyes of Hip Hop forever.


You can watch his last live performance at the “BET Hip Hop Awards” below. R.I.P. Heavy D.  

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Girlfriends and Music

Is it cool to have a girlfriend in the industry? I think so... It's just hard. Many artist write from the affection that they have between a connection with another person. At the same time, many artist write about the break-up of a relationship and what they got out of the experience. Sometimes relationships can end in a good way were the two partners are still friends but, sometimes it can end with a lot of drama.

For Instance, Nelly and Ashanti
Through out the years of hip-hop, people have been confused on whether these two were considered a couple. Even though they never said they were official, fans around the world believed that they had something going on. Both of them have made music about each other and are always seen out together having a great time. Now, rumor has it, Nelly and Ashanti were never officially together and only kept a platonic relationship between themselves


Usher and Chili were considered to be the best couple in the music industry. There love for each other was shown through out lyrics in each others music. But, when the break-up came, the music they shared with their fans changed. Usher came out with an album entitled Confessions, a cd that contained songs about his relationship with chili. One of the songs on the album entitled "Burn," opened up the eyes of fans as they were introduced to Usher not being faithful. Even though the relationship ended pretty rough, Ushers album became the second top best selling album of 2000's decade in the US (ushernow.com).
In my opinion, it just goes to show that relationships are very hard to control in the industry when your entire life is set on pleasing your audience. I believe that if you can find someone that is worth giving your all to, then take the time and build a strong relationship with them. if you can build a strong relationship, then nothing can come between the two of you. Below, are a few couples who are continuing to develop and build their relationship within the music industry.

Jay-Z & Beyonce (above)

Swiss Beats & Alicia Keys (to right)

Timbaland & Monique (bottom right)

Snoop Dogg & Shante (below)












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Music vs. Love vs. life



Life has a way of changing for the good or bad. Through the years, I’ve learned that you have to be able to balance all three. I grew up with music. It’s been a part of my life since age two. The best Christmas present I’ve ever received from my father was a drum-set. Since then, I’ve created music to be my foundation of life. It has molded me into a positive, creative person who enjoys producing and recording music that listeners love. I value everyone I meet because they create music individually without even knowing it. Music helps get me through the good and bad times. I define music as the soul of my heart.  


Love…
I love music as if it were my wife. I see music as a dark-skinned beautiful woman, attractive to the eyes, crazy but sweet, and yet lovable even through the hard times. Music is hard to create at times. The wrong song can get on your nerves, but at the same time be the easiest song to remember. It also has a way of touching your heart with out doing anything except being unique. Its melody can be melodic and smooth like ocean waves that crescendo in your vanes. I define my love (my wife) for music as a dream that’s coming true.








Life...
Life has its ups and downs but you have to be willing to accomplish what you were set out to pursue. I feel that I am pushing towards putting all my goals in place. It’s very hard trying to stay motivated at times because I’m in Orlando with no family. I tend to procrastinate a lot, which causes me to fall short on my grades (sometimes). I am recreating how I advertise myself and hopefully it will pay off in due time. 

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MUSIC is the new FASHION...(where's the money)

After fame in the music industry, artists tend to go into other industries such as real estate, acting, and fashion. Fashion plays an important role in making money for entrepreneurs who pursue this industry. There are many artists who are already successful and more to come. Here are two artists that I commend for their accomplishments and impact in the fashion industry.


Sean John Combs started his clothing line, Sean John Clothing Incorporated in 1998. Its clothing was focused on urban sportswear and reached out to the low, middle, and high class of fashion. Sean John has reached revenues that exceed over $100 million dollars per year and is often recognized at the award ceremony for the Council of Fashion Designers of America in New York. (Seancombs.com) Sean John also produced the first nationally televised runway show during Fall Fashion Week when it simultaneously aired live on E! Television and the Style Network. Sean John is also one of my favorite clothing lines to wear and I highly recommend his signature cologne, Unforgettable.


Shawn Corey Carter also known as Jay-Z is my favorite entrepreneur in the business industry.  He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010. Jay-Z is part owner of the New Jersey Nets and also husband to R&B superstar BeyoncĂ©, who also has her own clothing line Dereon. Jay-Z created Rocawear in 1999 and has exceeded revenues over $700 million. (Jay-Z.com) In March 2009, Rocawear launched its first social networking site, offering style news, music, fashion, and cultural connections. Jay-Z is one of my favorite artists because he grew up with a goal that he was going to be on top of hip-hop.



Overall, I feel that after my success in the music industry hits its peak, I will then want to pursue my career/name and other industries such as film, fashion, and more. I value making money and if my name or success helps me create a buzz in a different genre of trends, then I am willing to take that risk and pursue my passion at being successful in that field as well.  

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Attorney Shannon Ligon



Attorney Shannon Ligon is a wonderful woman whom I met at a Black Student Union meeting on campus when I first began my education at Full Sail. Her law firm Ligon LawGroup is based through out Florida. Ligon was very inspirational when coming to talk to our group on campus and created a positive mindset for how successful I would want my career to be. I had the pleasure of interviewing and getting to know Ligon on a personal level.
            Attorney Ligon received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida State University. While doing this, she also studied International Business abroad at the Universidad de Valencia in Valencia, Spain. She also received her certification in Television & Radio Broadcasting from CSB School of Broadcasting back in 2004. Ligon has worked in the Entertainment field for almost a decade. She has worked in the entertainment and sports industry for the past 8 years and has been involved in managing artist and athletes, A & R’s, as well as collecting numerous trusted networking contacts throughout the past 9+ years.
            When interviewing Attorney Ligon, she broke down how she handles contracts within her company. Whether it was upholding the law and duties as an attorney, acquiring endorsements from her clients, (artist and athletes), or copyright infringement, Ligon says she has experienced it all. As a musician and producer, I asked Ligon has there ever been a situation where a beat or song was either stolen or borrowed from someone without them knowing and if so, did they ever find out?
            Ligon brought up a story about her working with Richard DeLuca of Integrated Sports Management Company. She explained that working with DeLuca opened her eyes to new endorsements deals and how she had to negotiate for her clients based on their needs as well as acquire the needs of the companies that were being endorsed.
“Copyright infringement can be a very slippery slope. Take for example, a beat is mixed and used, the beat is not making any money. You may send a cease & desist letter rather than suing the individual. One of the ways you can ensure there is no “bad blood” or “black balling” is to consider using that individuals beats in the future. Just because someone may possibly infringe on your intellectual property doesn’t mean that you, (the artist or producer), wont want to work with them again; you just want to be recognized for your work and/or compensated. Always be careful “who” you decide to sue; you never want to rub the “right person” the wrong way.”
 She also stated that there are plenty of times when major artists find a beat and want to use it, but cannot find the originator of the created beat. The producer is then not found until they possibly hear their beat/s on an album.
Attorney Shannon Ligon is a great person to listen to and has motivated me to learn more about the law, therefore knowing how to protect myself in certain situations. I am very pleased in meeting Ligon and hope she continues to pursue her career at a high level in the Entertainment Law field.

             

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Rappers in trouble with the law

Artist, musicians, and entertainers throughout the industry never think about legal issues until something happens and they're sitting in court defending themselves. Lawsuits can make or break a successful business/artist and recreate the direction they are pursuing. 



There are so many rappers in trouble with the law. In October of 2010, promoter Carl Davis filed a lawsuit against rapper Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., better known by his stage name T.I. It was explained that Davis and Jervon Morgan, T.I.'s first cousin and agent, had put together an agreement for a welcome back party for the artist who had been in prison on weapon charges the previous year. Davis also met with Jason Geter, CEO of Grand hustle LLC, and made a payment of $50,000 into a bank account held by the rapper. Davis said he made the payment even though the rapper, T.I., was on 3 years of home confinement. Later that month after T.I. went on a radio broadcast station stating that he would not be performing at the upcoming welcome back party, Davis suffered a financial lost due to sells, emotional distress, and hospitalization. Davis is suing for misrepresentation, promissory fraud, conspiracy, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract. In this case, if I were the artist I would apologize and offer to reschedule the concert and hopefully work out things in a more professional manner.




Snoop Dogg, (Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr) is usually known for going to court on procession of illegal substances, but in 2005 he appeared in a California court for assault and battery on an audience member at one of his concerts. Richard Moore says he was hit with a microphone and brutally beaten behind stage after he jumped on stage to touch the rapper. Jurors were also shown a videotape of the incident. In defense the artist, (Snoop Dogg) stated that he felt he was being attacked when the man suddenly jumped on stage and reacted quickly to the situation. Lawyers also claim Monroe Jr.'s alleged injuries were not "evidence of someone who was savagely beaten." In the end, Richard was suing for $22 million dollars for damages and punitive penalties, but due to no real evidence of the situation, received $440,000 for injuries. I would agree that Snoop's attorney made a great case in explaining how the artist felt that it was a self defense situation and he was only defending himself.





In late news, Lil Wayne is being sued for stealing the "How to Love" beat from rapper Rick Ross, who bought the owner rights of the instrumental from rapper and producers Drummer Boyz. In addition, Rick Ross is also suing Drummer Boyz for going behind his back and pitching the song to Lil Wayne. This lawsuit is based on who owns the rights to the beat whether it be a written or oral contract. Even if Rick Ross doesn't have a written contract for the sale of the master recordings, there's still a chance that he will prevail in this case. In my opinion I feel that it's best a producer remember to include a contract with everything being produced or sold. Therefore, when a situation like this arises, the producer has the proper resources to show who owns the intellectual property. 

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Kirk Imamura

Tuesday I attended Kirk Imamura's lecture about running a successful studio. He touched on the who, what, when, where, why, and how concepts of what a person needs to establish a professional studio. He also mentioned that if a person is not determined to lead a pack, then he or she shouldn't think about running their own studio anytime soon.  Kirk has written and produced many songs for artist such as Aaliyah, Eric Clapton Aerosmith, George Benson, and many more.

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Love vs. Music

In the music industry, can an artist/client manage a positive and respectful relationship, as well as build a successful career for themselves?

Building a relationship defines taking the time and commitment out of one's life to discover an unconditional love between themselves and another person. It requires learning and falling in love with everything the significant other has to offer, and building a strong trust within each other; kind of like music. The significant other plays a special role in a persons life because they are represented at the top of the throne above, or along side music. They can also help build the other person's career based on “having your back,” and getting the things that need to be done, done.
A (truly-focused) artist is married to their music. They are focused on producing, advertising, and critiquing their music to its best, so that he or she may publicize well put-together tracks. Nothing can come between an artist and their music except love. Love makes you do stupid things. As an artist, relationships can make or break a career depending on how the artist interacts with the other person.
Artist are known for writing about love and hate that is involved within their relationship. That music can be accepted as an award (compensation) through out the music industry. On a good note, this can improve the artists fan base by relating to stories that other people go through when dealing with relationships. 

I once heard a man say, “If I gave love up, music would repair my soul. But, if I gave music up I wouldn't have a soul. –Anonymous

I feel that music is born in your heart and that love is to be discovered and built within your heart. You can have love for someone, but not be in love with that person. Unlike music, you can dislike a melody, yet fall in love with the instruments that make the composition. In conclusion to answer the question, “In the music industry, can an artist/client manage a positive and respectful relationship as well as build a successful career for themselves?”
I think that if a person feels that he or she can build a relationship with another person, (and the other person know how much work and commitment that an artist/client has to go through to get to the top) than he or she can build a great relationship amongst one another. But, if that person (the significant other) can’t see that it takes commitment to music and trust to a perfection of the relationship, then they (the artist and significant other) should not be in a relationship. 

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Knowledge is Power

Artist, musicians, and entertainers dream of becoming famous in the entertainment business. Some try to learn the business on their own, while others pursue a higher education such as internships and college. Knowledge is Power. Here are a couple of schools that I believe or great assets to achieving a career within entertainment. 


Full Sail University, located in Winter Park, Florida, is devoted to educating students in artmusicfilmdigital arts, and other careers that help when entering the entertainment business. The school provides a hands-on education working with top of the line equipment. The school is set to offer "real world" experience (Full Sail).  Full Sail allows students the ability to create their own artistic style and bring it to life through projects during the courses that are studied. Full Sail also offers online classes for students who are already involved in the media or just can't move to Orlando. Full Sail is the school I currently attend and I believe that it has bettered my education in entertainment business.


The University of Miami is another school I recommend for advancing education within the entertainment field. The Frost School of Music (UofM Music department) offers over 10 different programs specializing in music that will help create the right path for students. UofM also offers over 5 programs in film including an M.F.A in Motion Picture Screenwriting. The Motion Picture program helps students understand the effective creation of moving images and screenwriting (UofM).


The University of North Texas is a comprehensive music school with the largest enrollment of any music institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (UNT). It is the first school to offer degree programs in Jazz studies. UNT has over 36,000 students and approximately one-third of all North Texas music students have been enrolled at the graduate level (UNT). They also offer over 20 College of Music summer workshops that help increase students' knowledge in music as a whole. 




Berklee School of Music located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest independent music college in the world (Berklee). I believe that if a student is accepted into this school that they've increased there chances of making a better music career for themselves. Berklee offers music degrees in film scoring, music production and engineering, music therapy and many more degrees that are a valuable asset when entering the entertainment business. The schools mission is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career and I feel that they have achieved this goal. 


In conclusion, Knowledge is Power. Knowing what it takes to make it in this industry will help you move above and beyond other individuals. Passion, commitment, and motivation will help when striving for your goals, but education is the key to success.  

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Investing your Money within your Music

Many artist and musicians look for ways to invest time, money, and passion into their music. They value the best equipment and software that will produce a high quality sound and song to be distributed around businesses, online, as well as other venues that generate revenue. I have listed three valuable tools that have helped me produce well-rounded tracks.

Pro Tools is a professional digital audio workstation that is used to record and edit music, (Pro tools, 2011). I have been using it since 2003 and it has helped me mix and master tracks that I've recorded within the software. You can also create your own sounds. In the new version of Pro Tools 9, for the first time, it has added aggregate devices, which allows more than one interface to be used at the same time, (Pro Tools 9, 2011). For the complete version of Pro Tools 9, it runs $599.00 (avid, 2011).


Equipment can range on the price depending on how much money is available. Purchasing a top-of-the line keyboard such as a Roland Phantom, Yamaha Motif, or a Korg Triton can range between $2,300-$3,300 (Guitarcenter, 2011). These keyboards are used to produce sounds, beats, and other instrumental sounds that create tracks and other features such as commercials, soundtracks, and more. 


Having the knowledge to create is the best asset in producing music. Many people are born with an ear for music; others attend college and universities to develop a background in audio engineering and other musical fields. I attended Texas Tech University majoring in music with a minor an audio engineering


I feel that these three tools have led me to develop a broader technique for producing music. If you (as a producer, artist, or individual) can save money and invest in equipment and software that you need, and invest your time and mind into education, then you will have the knowledge, background, and tools that will help you produce well-rounded tracks. 

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Ways to Finance a new Business

Building a business from scratch requires time, motivation, and finances that will start your company off successfully. eHow.com provides online users many ways to creatively and traditionally finance a business. Traditional financing often requires a longer amount of time to be processed and approved, but it may yield a better interest rate. Creative financing can usually be completed within a short time frame, but it may come with a higher interest rate


  • Get a loan. The Small Business Association (SBA) can be a great source for financing a business. This will require more time, energy and paperwork than most other sources of funding. You will need to have a well-written business plan and your financials in order. Most SBA loans require a set percentage of the total loan amount as a down payment. (sources found on eHow.com)

  • Utilize home equity. If you are a home owner, you may be able to use the equity in your home to finance a business. This option often allows a tax deduction on the interest you pay. Some people are able to use a home equity loan or line of credit as the down payment needed to secure an SBA loan. Just remember that you are in essence risking your house if your business fails and you cannot repay the loan or line of credit. (sources found on eHow.com)

  • Find people-to-people lending. Many websites host listings that allow personal investors the ability to finance your listing. If enough investors are willing to provide funds, the website will broker a deal between you and the investors. Family members or friends may also choose to provide financing for your business without the use of a website. (sources found on eHow.com)

  • Use investment financing. Venture capital firms, angels or a business partner all offer investment financing. Not only can this be a lengthy process, it might require that you give up a percentage of ownership to the investor. (sources found on eHow.com)

  • Use credit cards. Depending on the amount of financing needed for your business, you may be able to use credit cards. This option should only be considered if you are willing and able to pay high interest rates. (sources found on eHow.com)

  • Sell your future sales. If you have been in business for a set amount of time and you accept credit cards, you can apply for a cash advance on your credit card sales. This can be accomplished in a short time frame, but often requires that you change merchant processors and pay a higher interest rate. (sources found on eHow.com)

  • Here are more articles on ways to finance a company. 

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    Ted.com is devoted to creating “ideas worth spreading” across the country. I listened to Steve Jobs talk about his life and how he overcame obstacles to get where he is now.

    Steve talked about connecting the dots in his life, love, and death. When he was born, Steve was put up for adoption and later went on to live with foster parents. He grew up and went to college but later dropped out because he felt that the classes he was involved in didn’t meet what he wanted to pursue in his career.  Steve and his friend began building Apple computers and in 10 years later established a well-known company.

    Steve mentioned falling in love with what he has a passion for. He had been fired from his own company, (Apple) but still desired making computers so he began another company and continued doing what he loved best. One quote that he mentions said, “The heaviest of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.” Steve never gave up on what he had a passion for.
    Steve also talked about death and how he overcame his situation. He had cancer but thanks to doctors, who worked on him, cured his sickness right away. Steve took away from that to have courage and intuitions on what you do in life and never give up on your dream
    Listening to Steve helps me realize that I should never give up on my goal. I really have a passion for music so as love as I desire it in my heart, then I will continue to push for making a positive impact in the music industry. I must continue to keep faith in my mind, a positive attitude, and strive for glory. One thing that Steve taught me that I will never forget is to “keep looking forward and never look back.” 

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    Association of Music Producers

    Looking for an association to join that provides information about becoming a successful engineer? Well AMP is here to meet your needs



    The Association of Music Producers is an organization that’s dedicated to educating members about production and creation within the music industry. Founded in 1988 AMP continues to provide information needed to meet the qualities of a professional music studio.

    One of the major influences this association has with the music industry is showing music producers how to take correct steps in advertising their music. Amp provides you with information about spec sheets, music development/demos, timing, and how to run a studio. The association breaks down each process and answers all of the questions a music producer might have in mind. They also give you a precise background about knowing your rights to your music. AMP allows you to interact with other members via online and also workshops provided by the organization. During conventions contest or held for producing music/beats that are rewarded with compensation.

    AMP also provides great programs for members associated. They are well involved with fund-raising, increasing awareness and respect for our industry, educating the public on our value, and other programs that are increasing the knowledge amongst many who don’t know about producing music. 

    As I build my studio I look for this association to be a guideline to my success. AMP benefits me with knowledge on how to put a studio together and the law behind everything I research such as production guidelines, and composer royalties, a compensation or portion of the proceeds paid to the owner of a right

    AMP has connected with over 80 members/companies nationwide and has chapters in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Miami, and Los AngelesIt will continue to break boundaries and strive for greatness as well as insure that music producers will learn what it takes to become a successful engineer.

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