Ryan Clement AKA. Riveechi
How and when did you get started in the Music Industry?
I started out writing lyrics and playing a cheap casio keyboard when I was in high school, I would record my songs using a 20 dollar microphone over instrumentals and record to tape on a regular stereo system. I also work with hundreds of music managers. When I was 18 I interned for a top noche recording studio in Glendale CA called Graphic Sound Arts. I learned how to program an MPC, use sound modules and a midi keyboard. At that time we recorded using an analog mixing board, three adat machines and bounced/mixed down to Dat tape. Instead of just rapping, producing and singing, I decided to take advanatage of the situation and learn everything there is to know about recording, mixing and mastering. I founded my own mastering company in 2004 which is successful in its own right, we master around three projects a day. www.audio-cd- mastering.com
Music Managers - Get in direct contact with hundreds of music managers. Managers can help you get a record deal so chech out www.allmusicindustrycontacts.com to get connected with top music managers all across the united states.
What do you think it takes to make it in the music industry?
First of all it takes talent, hard work and dedication! If your music is rad and your a great artist all you have to do is have the right contacts. If you have something unique and special people want to hear it but the heat has to come with it. You also must present yourself in a professional way and have your own website. A&Rs and Music Managers these days don't always take the time to check out CD or demo packages, they would rather visit your website so they can easily check out your music, biography and any press you may have received. Your website should have 3-4 of your best songs, a biography, MP3 player and a way to download your singles so that they can share your music with other music industry professionals. I own a company called Mix Makers that sells music industry information including music contacts, music contracts and books on how to market your music