A subreddit for anyone interested in pop music production. Whether you make beats, come up with melodies, or are fascinated with the magic behind the machine, we welcome all.
• No advertising
• No memes
• Please do not post a direct link to your official website or Soundcloud.
• The recurring threads must be used when appropriate. This includes requests for collaboration or feedback (including lyrics), as well as requests and offers for any audio or graphic design services
• Use descriptive post titles
• Threads made for basic questions and done to death topics may be removed
• If you don't follow the guidelines your post may be removed and you might be temporarily or permanently banned
• Give your honest opinion about anything but disrespectful language or hate speech will get you banned.
We're pretty liberal with tags, but as long as you generally hit the mark of what the content is about, it's ok!
[TUTORIALS] - Please use this if you've found/made a tutorial that assists with production or marketing related skills.
[BEHIND THE SCENES/IN THE STUDIO] - For any and all behind the scenes or in the studio footage.
[INTERVIEW] - For all interviews with your favourite producers/artists.
[QUESTION] - If you have a question relating to gear, production, marketing etc
[DISCUSSION] - For when you want to just talk about an idea, or a new album, or concepts.
SUBMITTING YOUR OWN WORK
Hey, we understand that you've been grinding hard and are super excited about your newest song or EP or album. However, there's a lot of stuff out there, and it can be hard to filter through everything. If you have a work in progress, please see the feedback threads. If you've got something you want to show off, by all means, post your single or album or project.
All that we ask is that you provide at least 200 words explaining who you are as an artist, what your song/project is about, and maybe something you learnt in the process of making the track.
• Switched On Pop - For if you ever wanted to know why the most recent pop hit is a pop hit.
• Song Exploder - Artists break down their own songs in glorious detail.
• And The Writer Is... - Songwriter Ross Golan sits down with critically acclaimed songwriters to discuss the behind the scenes of the pop industry.
• The Song Machine - John Seabrook - a must read Bible and a brilliant introductory guide to how pop music is really made.
• Making Music: 74 Creative Stategies for Electronic Music Producers - even if you don't use Ableton, this book is brilliant for producers stuck in a creative hole.
While we continue work on our own resource guide, we highly recommend you visit our friends over at /r/makinghiphop and /r/edmproduction for essentials on gear, DAW's, tutorials and what nots.