Creating your music career: A step-by-step blueprint for success

Have you ever thought about what it might be like to turn music production into a career?

In the video above, veteran producer and beat maker Isaac Duarte provides a step-by-step guide for getting your career in music production started. He begins with the absolute basics, discussing the tools you’ll want to have access to in order to get started with making music: a laptop, DAW, some speakers, an external drive, an audio interface, headphones, and a mouse. From there, he overviews plugins to add to your setup, including free gems and Rent-to-Own options. And last but not least, he discusses ways to make a living as a beat maker, exploring popular marketplaces and other opportunities.

“Here’s the step-by-step process from zero to upload,” Isaac shares. “I don’t want to hear any excuses—I’ve given you guys the blueprint as well as the formula.”

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August 26, 2023

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and creates music as Namaboku.