What Does a Producer Need in 2023?
The world of music production is changing faster than ever.
If you’re a producer trying to make your mark in 2023, you know how much there is to manage.
What you get in LANDR Studio
- Unlimited mastering
- Unlimited distribution
- 2M royalty-free samples
- High quality DAW streaming
- Premium mixing and production courses
- LANDR plugins and instruments
- $2,000 worth of extras
Between creating your best material, achieving a professional sound and building your fanbase, today’s creators are juggling a lot.
But for every issue that musicians face, there seems to be a fix available—for a price. The tough part is, not every tool, service or system can truly deliver on its promises.
That’s why LANDR Studio is such a game changer—with one subscription you get everything you need to take a track from demo to distributed.
Still, the question leaves plenty of creators wondering, what does a producer really need in 2023?
In this article I’m breaking down the most important requirements for a modern music creator workflow, and how the tools in LANDR Studio can help you succeed.
Let’s get started.
1. The power to create how you want
It all starts with inspiration.
The first priority for any producer is to create new music. It’s the starting point from which the rest of your creator story unfolds.
But every producer has a different approach when it comes to the first spark of an idea.
However you get inspired, the most important factor is that you have what you need to turn inspiration into an idea that can grow.
For most of us, that means the production tools that make up your unique producer palette.
No matter how you prefer to start, there’s something in LANDR Studio to help you find your inspiration.
Here’s the essential overview of LANDR Studio to introduce you to all the platform has to offer:
2. The best ways to work with others
In 2023, many of the biggest tracks feature artists working together.
That should tell you all you need to know about the power of collaboration!
But the benefits of working with other musicians go far beyond trends in the mainstream pop charts.
Creative partnerships have powered generations of musical development across genres, styles and eras.
For many musicians, collaboration is a natural part of their workflow. But others face challenges along the way.
If you’re not directly present with your musical collaborators it can be a struggle to maintain your creative relationships from a distance
Creators need tools that power collaboration in all its forms and let you make the most of any musical partnership.
LANDR Studio’s suite of tools makes it easy to unlock the creative power of collaboration.
Whether you need real time DAW streaming with LANDR Sessions for instant connection or time stamped comments to work at your own pace, you’ll find a way to make the most of your work together.
3. The tools to polish and perfect
After all, the mix defines a key aspect of the experience your listeners have with your music.
A great mix can draw listeners in and connect them with the material, while a poor one can turn them off and push them away.
The tough part is that mixing can be challenging, with a steep learning curve that involves many different production tools.
While there are nearly infinite plugins and techniques you can add to your toolbox, you’ll need a handful of dependable basics you can rely on for day-to-day mix tasks.
LANDR Studio contains a suite of plugins to help you craft the perfect sonic vision for your song.
From powerful mixing tools to inspiring effects, Studio offers easy-to-use yet flexible plugins for any situation.
4. Control of your digital rights
The biggest stars hire entire publishing firms to manage the rights to their music.
But the vast majority of independent producers neglect this essential part of the business of music.
The reason why? In most cases they’re too busy—and they don’t understand what’s at stake.
Managing your copyrights is the basic requirement for ownership of your intellectual property. It’s what makes it possible for you to get paid for use of your work.
LANDR Distribution ensures rock-solid protection of copyright, royalties and ownership for the music you work hard to create.
You can rely on our coverage to feel confident that you’re getting your due, wherever your music is consumed.
5. Resources to learn and improve
Being an artist is a journey with no final destination.
No matter how good you get, there will always be room to go further and achieve more with your skills.
What’s more, new challenges and focused development are essential to creative health.
So how can you keep learning and get inspired by new ideas and techniques as you go?
The answer is online learning resources for music producers.
LANDR Premium Courses offers courses on essential music topics taught by expert instructors.
Whether you’re looking to learn music theory, get a better mix or promote yourself online, you’ll find professional instruction on every important step in the lifecycle of a song.
6. Access to the widest possible audience
Music lives on streaming platforms in 2023—and so do your listeners.
The key to reaching a large audience is to make yourself available where they are.
The truth is, the streaming landscape is more varied than it may seem.
To make it to as many as possible, you’ll need a distributor that can reliably serve your content to a worldwide selection of streaming stores.
When your reach is on the line, you need the best possible coverage in the markets that matter.
That’s why LANDR Distribution is an ideal choice.
With a huge range of stores and preferred distributor status at the major outlets, LANDR Distribution is a top choice to deliver your hard work to listeners.
7. A community of peers and mentors to help you
Music doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
It’s shared between fans, artists, and creators themselves.
When you connect with your peers, you push each other to new heights.
And when you reach out to a mentor, you gain new perspective and direction.
So how do you find your musical community in an increasing online world? What happens when you need an outside perspective on your music, or expert help to break through barriers?
LANDR Network is a platform where you can connect with peers, pros and mentors to get whatever you need to elevate your work.
Need a professional instrumentalist? How about a topline vocal hook? Maybe you just need your song mixed, or some honest feedback on your own mixing work.
Network is where you build community and get access to the best the industry has to offer.
8. The perfect finishing touch
In music production, the final touches make a big difference.
The stage I’m talking about is mastering—it’s the last phase of sonic polish that turns a final mix into a finished product.
The major outlets where listeners hear music are competitive. To compete, your songs need to hold their own on playlists against everything else that’s out there.
Mastering what optimizes your mix to sound its best anywhere. It’s the key to an effective musical product.
LANDR Mastering has been the world leader in instant AI Mastering since we invented the category in 2014.
Since the debut of the first LANDR Mastering engine, we’ve never stopped refining the tech and improving the results you get at this critical phase in your creative process.
LANDR Studio subscribers get unlimited Mastering to put the perfect finishing touch on each and every track.
9. More ways to get paid
Every musician knows their unique skills are valuable.
But too often, the opportunity to offer them doesn’t arise.
What if you could find new clients, build your network and offer your skills for a fee, all in one place?
LANDR Network connects a diverse community of clients and providers to buy and sell creative services.
All you have to do is add the skills you offer, set your account active and you can start getting paid work right away.
The more jobs you complete, the more you’ll grow your network!
All you need to create
Every producer is different, with their own unique goals and needs.
So who’s to say what any creator really needs in their workflow? At the end of the day, it’s up to you.
But when it comes to the most common barriers to getting from DAW to done, LANDR Studio offers the most comprehensive suite of benefits available.
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