I’ve had many musicians ask me, “How do you write an album?” The exact answer is going to be a little different for each one of us. However, there are a few tips that I’m excited to share with you in this behind-the-scenes look at the complete process of creating and launching an album!
#MakingTheAlbum – Week 1
I’m so pumped to be able share this with you!
I’m going to show you how I use a very specific process to write, record, master, and launch my albums! I’m even going to show you how I build my fanbase (pretty much passively) while I’m creating the album! (Hint: I’m also going to use crowdfunding to build a buzz for the release!)
The good, the bad, and the ugly will be posted, so don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. I won’t always be wearing makeup. I won’t always have good things to say as I struggle with all the things us musicians face. Things are about to get REAL.
This week is the first entry in this series that I’m calling, #MakingTheAlbum. In this video, I talk about my struggles with getting the creative juices flowing and how to overcome writer’s block.
I definitely recommend you watch the video, but here are some quick tips that I’m doing in this writing phase:
- Make room for creativity. None of us can do it all, when you add something (music, writing) to your plate, make sure to take something else off.
- Create a routine that works for you. Starting your day off right will give you the best chance at success throughout the day. Plan your day to take care of responsibilities while reserving time for your music (avoid interruptions).
- Find inspiration. I choose to read non-fiction books and play video games to find inspiration for my specific niche: Celtic Metal. Think of different media that will inspire you to create your kind of music.
- Say no to writer’s block. A friend recommended a great book to overcome creative blocks – it’s called The MacGuyver Secret. Basically, it helps to get your inner subconscious working on those ideas even when you’re not thinking about it.
- Pick low hanging fruit first. I initially picked songs that I had already written before and I knew I wanted to go on the next album. I didn’t have to totally start from scratch and come up with something brilliant. It took the pressure off.
I look forward to you joining me on this incredible journey as we learn and experiment together! It’s going to be amazing.
P.S. Make sure you get my 6-figure Album Planning Tool 🙂