Your Music Showcase Tip # 5 – Feedback

Feedback Before The Music Showcase

After you have played your music a trillion times, it’s time to get some feedback.  First, reach out to any music mentors or respected colleagues you may have.  A mentor or someone with experience will understand who you are a music maker.  There is no substitute for having a trusted ear who can be honest with you.  Once you receive feedback from that person, then play your music for your family & friends.  You don’t want to get hyped up by your loved one’s first and then visit reality!  Work smart!

Another benefit to gaining feedback, is that you have an opportunity to hear how your music plays in different systems.  When you create music in your element you have to realize that isn’t the only environment it will play in.  One year, we held a conference in New York City and took a group of music producers to G Unit Records owned by 50 Cent.  Their speaker system was horrible.  It was so shocking.  We were just in awe as we looked at it and heard how the tracks blared through the speakers. However, great music will sound good anywhere.  But, bad music will sound worse if the system  isn’t good either.

Stay away from “yes men.”  Consider the advice of trusted listeners and make all efforts to utilize what you learn from the feedback you receive.

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The Conference & Music Showcase

The conference portion of DCON is an opportunity for music producers, artists and songwriters to participate in music showcase events, network with industry experts and learn about the business.  To provide the attendees with more of an exclusive opportunity, the conference and the music showcase that takes place during the conference is limited to 50 registrations.  There is no red carpet or velvet rope.  Attendees have an opportunity to meet and talk face to face with speakers.  Outstanding performers, producers and songwriters standout during the music showcase & conference.

 

The Convention & Music Showcase

The convention portion of DCON is an opportunity for beatmakers, producers, songwriters, artists and professionals to network and participate in music showcase events.  Great music is celebrated and future music stars hit the stage for music showcase events specifically for producers, recording artists and songwriters.  Outside of the standard music showcase events like beat battles, artist showcases, remix competitions and lyric & melody songwriter showcases, DCON also hosts workshops and bootcamps.  While not in typical music showcase format, the workshops and bootcamps allow music makers to showcase their music in a feedback forum to make better music.  From live dj sets, competitions, showcases, record swaps and industry q&’s, the convention portion is packed full with networking opportunities.

The goal of DCON is to provide insight and exposure to music producers, songwriters & artists.  To accomplish this, we bring together dynamic music experts who share their knowledge through professional experiences.