Episodes

  • All
  • General
  • Industry News
  • Interviews
  • Masterclass
  • Music Industry Panels
  • Tools & Resources
  • Tutorials

We Create Music TV Presents: The Conversation on Sync Licensing

In this conversation, I am joined by Anthony Clint Jr. with Clint Productions, LLC; Nelson Johnson with Eighty Five Productions, LLC; and Dre Phantom with PhantomWorks to discuss the ins and outs of music sync licensing, how sync licensing actually works, how to structure your music for maximum potential, how to approach music supervisors and music libraries, licensing deals and structures, common sync terminology, major roadblocks to sync licensing, and more.

Music Branding: My #1 Biggest Tip for Music Success

In Part 1 of our Branding for Music Creators series, I want to focus on you, the product! I want to provide you with the biggest personal branding and music branding strategy that will propel your music career to the next level. As a music creator, developing your personal brand is critical to your longevity and success within the music industry.

Interview with Artist and Songwriter Nashbi

In this interview, Artist and Songwriter Nashbi to discuss how he got started in music and getting his start in the church, challenges with being a Seventh Day Adventist and creating hip hop music, the broken state of people in music and how he uses his music to help deal with mental health issues, his music and how he came up with the title of his album and so much more!

Interview with Singer, Songwriter, and Dancer AshleYYY

In the interview, Singer, Songwriter and Dancer AshleYYY to discuss how she got started in music, how she was scared to sing for a very long time and how she broke free. We also discussed how she auditioned for X-Factor, began her career as a professional NBA dancer for the Milwaukee Bucks, collaborating with other songwriters, and how she is helping women find their confidence through dance.

Interview with Music Producer and Composer KTGotBeats

In this interview, Music Producer and Composer, KTGot Beats to discuss how he got started in music, his biggest influences in music, his mantra “there is no box”, what it means to be a music producer and learning how to be different with your music, his album “Possibilities”, and so much more!

2021 Home Studio Setup | What I Use for Music and Film!

In this video, I’ll be showing you my 2021 Home Studio Setup | What I Use for Music and Film! We will look at where I film all of my interviews and videos, the equipment I use as well as looking at my music creative space and checking out all of the gear I use to make music. Enjoy the ride and I have placed links to my gear in the description.

Interview with Singer-Songwriter and Actress Ashten

In this interview, Ashten discusses how she got started in music, importance of having a strong support system, take a break from music, dealing with depression and working through it, understanding the many ways to make music as an artist, her music and more!

Music Networking: These 5 Keys Will Make or Break Your Networking Efforts in the Music Industry!

In Part 2 of our Networking in the Music Industry series: Pre-Event Planning Pt. 2, we will focus on developing a structure to help you develop a great “commercial” for yourself. This is the biggest key to success within the music industry and will help you reach your goals as effectively as possible.

Interview with Singer-Songwriter, Producer and Actress Jasmine Ortiz

In this interview, Jasmine Ortiz discusses her musical journey, her latest music, the biggest keys to her success as an independent artist with over 10 million views on YouTube, the philosophy behind her biggest hits, overcoming her major challenges, her motivation behind her humanitarian efforts, passion for women’s rights and social/racial injustices, her legacy, and so much more!

Interview with Producer and Songwriter Dalicia LaFleur

In this interview, Producer and Songwriter, Dalicia LaFleur to discuss how she got started in music, things to consider when pitching placements for film and tv, creating an EP with her artist, major challenges that she’s faced within the music industry, learning how to take care of yourself, and the stigma of being labeled as a female producer.

Interview with Satoa Raymond, CEO of Women In Charg3

In this interview, CEO of Women In Charg3, Satoa Raymond to discuss how she got started in music, writing a love song to an Ice Cube beat, creating the Women In Charg3 brand (Radio Show, Festival, and Awards Show), being labeled a sexist, completing her instrumental album, and so much more!

What are your thoughts on the progression of modern music production? Is there a laziness nowadays?

In this video, 5x Grammy Award Winning, Gold & Multi Platinum Producer Focus…, Multi-Talented Music Producer and Film Composer Lionel Cohen, and Multi-Platinum Music Producer and Music Label Owner WLPWR share their thoughts on the progression of modern music production and explain why they feel there is a laziness in the music industry.

Interview with Music Producer and Artist Rotey

In this interview, producer, Engineer, and Artist Rotey to discuss his beginnings, why his parents didn’t let him listen to rap, why having goals are important, the challenges being a one-stop shop, why today is a perfect time to be an artist, how a DJ Khaled song led him to quit his job, how important the music business is, the importance of having a strong work ethic, and sound advice for all music creators.

Maschine MK3: 6 Sampling Techniques

In this video I am covering 6 sampling techniques you didn’t know with Native Instruments Maschine MK3. These techniques will help you in your creativity when sampling and creating music in Maschine.

What is Sync Licensing and the Types of Sync Licensing Deals?

In this conversation, Anthony Clint Jr. with Clint Productions, LLC; Nelson Johnson with Eighty Five Productions, LLC; and Dre Phantom with PhantomWorks discuss what is sync licensing and the types of sync licensing deals you need to know.

Interview with Music Producer and Engineer Steve Chase

In this interview, Producer, Musician and Engineer, Steve Chase to discuss how he got started in music and layering beats on a double cassette deck, his major challenges and sacrifices, the importance of knowing and understanding music, celebrities using their platform to speak out, how Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar have changed the hip hop game, the progression of music, and so much more!

Interview with CEO/Co-Founder of Vitae Records Angela Benson

In this interview, Angela Benson discusses how she got started in music, managing Matt B, starting Vitae Records, successes and challenges of being a black women record label owner/executive, signing to a record label vs. staying independent, becoming a course creator with Ari’s Take and so much more! Take a look at the interview above.

Interview with Producer and Engineer Drumz and Rosez

In this interview, Music Producer and Audio Engineer, Drumz and Rosez discusses how he got started in music, going to Full Sail University, selling beats on Craiglist, the importance of learning and mastering your craft, the artificial appearance of social media stardom, having a strong work ethic, the impact of the digital era on music, producing for The Game and Lazyie Bone, and so much more!

Music Branding: 10 Tips to Propel Your Music Career

In Part 3 of our Branding for Music Creators series, I’m going to talk about the biggest key to success within the music industry so that you’re able to reach your goals as effectively as possible. Everyone wants to have longevity in this music business. I don’t think anyone sets out to be a one hit wonder. If you want longevity and success, consistency is the secret ingredient. The habit of consistency isn’t about obtaining quick results. It’s rather about making incremental progress and improvements over an extended period of time to build your music brand.

Interview with Spotify Playlist Curator & Artist Manager Nick Jorgenson

In this interview, Spotify playlist curator and artist manager, Nick Jorgenson discusses his musical journey, brand identity, etiquette in the music industry, what a manager looks for in an artist, the skill of perseverance, Spotify strategies, and more!

Interview with DJ, Producer and Label Head DJ Iceman

In this interview, DJ Iceman talks his music journey and the many things that he has done within his life that lead to his music career, his thoughts on the current state of hip hop music, how he got into MMA fighting, working with Wu-Tang Radio and being inducted into the Wu-Tang Worldwide Dj Coalition, how he began his music label Big Boss Records, and so much more!

Interview with Music Producer and Engineer Rob Thomas

In this interview, Music Producer, Engineer, and DJ, Rob Thomas to discuss how he got started in music, the making of his album “Ignorant Luxury”, the challenges and over-saturation of selling beats online, the benefits of collaborating with artists, the importance of setting boundaries, tips to differentiate yourself from others, and so much more!

How Do You Determine and Negotiate Pricing for Sync Licensing?

In this conversation, Anthony Clint Jr. with Clint Productions, LLC; Nelson Johnson with Eighty Five Productions, LLC; and Dre Phantom with PhantomWorks discuss the pricing structure for sync licensing and if and how you are able to negotiate pricing.

Interview with Recording Artist Kid Iso

In this interview, Hip Hop and RnB Recording Artist Kid Iso to discuss how he got started in music, growing up in Chicago, its influence on his music and how his music communicates his environment, the responsibility of today’s artist and how music is being mishandled today, his new album “The Kid Grew Up” and how it reflects his journey in growing up as a man, and so much more!

Loop Pack Review: Majestic! DOPE PIANO CHORDS AND MELODIES!

In this video, I’ll be doing a review of Anthony Clint Jr’s new loop and midi pack “Majestic”! Majestic is an exclusive, royalty-free loop and MIDI pack from music producer featuring filtered piano and electric piano chords, melodies and progressions. 20 MIDI files and 20 WAV files that are compatible with any DAW (FL Studio, Logic Pro, Reason, Pro Tools, etc.). I will also showcase a track that I am working on using one of the loops from majestic.

Music Networking: Start Networking in the Music Industry the Right Way!

This video series was created to help you establish and develop effective relationships with people in this music industry and to also arm you with tools to be strategic in your networking efforts so that you can maximize your presentable opportunities to their fullest.

What Things Did You Do to Develop Yourself as an Artist?

In this panel, 3x Grammy Nominated R&B Singer, Record Producer, and Songwriter James Worthy, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Singer, and Songwriter Jasmine Ortiz, and International Singer and Songwriter Matt B discuss the things that they each did specifically to develop themselves as an artist.

What Type of Mental Tools Does an Artist Need to Be Successful?

In this panel, 3x Grammy Nominated R&B Singer, Record Producer, and Songwriter James Worthy, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Singer, and Songwriter Jasmine Ortiz, and International Singer and Songwriter Matt B discuss the mental tools you need to be successful as well as how to handle mental health challenges you may face as an indie artist.

Maschine+ or Maschine- ???

In this video I am joined by Louric Oshay, Leni Luxo and DB the Producer as we discuss the newest release from Native Instruments, the Maschine+. This video is based on our opinions and what has been currently presented by Native Instruments on their website. We do not have an actual Maschine+ to review.

Dont’ Get Robbed! Take Ownership of Your Publishing with Splits®

In this video, I’ll be discussing how to Take Ownership of Your Publishing with Splits®. Splits is an app developed by Create Music Group. No more paper split sheets! No more waiting to figure out who gets what percentage of a song! This app will help you take ownership of your publishing and get the money that you are guaranteed when collaborating with other music creators. Splits® is a must-have for anyone who collaborates on music! Seamlessly create split sheets in seconds to claim and protect your publishing ownership.

Interview with Recording Artist Jeremy Caesar

In this interview, Recording Artist, Jeremy Caesar, to discuss how he got started in music, the evolution of profanity in hip hop, how music influences and draws out emotions, the reality of doing music showcases, the cost of doing music, how growing up in church influenced his music, getting involved with Writing Sessions America, and so much more!

What are the critical business skills that music producers need to develop and why?

In this video, 5x Grammy Award Winning, Gold & Multi Platinum Producer Focus…, Multi-Talented Music Producer and Film Composer Lionel Cohen, and Multi-Platinum Music Producer and Music Label Owner WLPWR share incredible insight into the critical business skills that you need to be successful as a music producer.

Interview with RIAA Certified Gold Music Producer DDS

In this interview, Award Winning, RIAA Certified Gold Music Producer DDS to discuss his career in music, working with Dej Loaf and producing her hit song “Try Me”, which has over 102 million views on Youtube and not counting the numerous remixes by Lil Wayne, E40, Montana, Young Yeezy and more. We also discuss his Maschine tutorials and why he started his popular YouTube channel, and more! and so much more!

Interview with Music Creator and Educator Louric Oshay

In this interview, Music Creator and Educator, Louric Oshay to discuss how he got started in music, being in a Christian rap group, going to school for Audio Engineering, working at Toby Mac’s studio, becoming a music educator at two high schools in Nashville and now being an adjunct professor at Belmont University in Nashville, starting Beats and Bars, his Fader’s Up podcast, and so much more!

Music Branding: 4 Tips to Increase Your Digital Footprint!

In the final video of our Branding for Music Creators series, I want to focus on visibility as a music creator and the 4 things to help you create a strategy to increase your digital footprint. Visibility is essential to building your brand. Many musicians never think of, or conceptualize or put in place a strong visibility strategy. How will you communicate your brand to your audience, your manager, an A&R, or high level music executive?

Interview with Music Producer and Engineer Smitti Boi

In this interview, Producer and Engineer, Smitti Boi to discuss how he got started in music, leaving the military for a full time music career, the importance of mental health in the music community, why music creators should not live with regret, how to develop a collaborative mindset, the future of hip hop music and being an A&R for Stalley.

What are the Pros and Cons of Using a Music Library Service?

In this conversation, Anthony Clint Jr. with Clint Productions, LLC; Nelson Johnson with Eighty Five Productions, LLC; and Dre Phantom with PhantomWorks discuss the pros and cons of using a music library service and if it is the route you should take for you music licensing career.

Interview with Vocalist and Songwriter David Givens

In this interview Vocalist and Songwriter David Givens talks his musical beginnings, his new album, his fusion of EDM, Pop and R&B, dealing with depression and suicide tendencies, how his music helps to heal other who may have experienced his story. We also played his latest music video “When I Fall” and the meaning behind this song and music video, and so much more!

Interview with Recording Artist Khing Ceaze

In this interview, Recording Artist Khing Ceaze to discuss how he got started in music, how being locked up changed his life, working with music producer Drumz and Rosez, working on his album Enigma, understanding what it truly takes to make it, creating a legacy for him and his daughter, the importance of finding and being yourself, counting the cost of doing music, and so much more!

Music Networking: 6 Things You Must Do After or You’ll FAIL!

In Part 5 of our Networking in the Music Industry series: Post-Event Activities, we will focus on the top 6 post-event strategies that are critically important to your success after the event to ensure that your networking efforts were not futile.

Interview with Artist, Label Executive and Creative GhostWridah

In this interview, GhostWridah discusses how he got started in music, starting Rebellion Records, developing yourself as a music creator, teach his kids important lessons in life, his musical motivation and inspiration, and the importance of having a well-connected team!

Interview with Music Producer and Sound Designer PayDay

In this interview, Music Producer and Sound Designer, PayDay discusses how he got started in music, growing up in a Motown environment, getting deal with Biv 10 Records, getting involved with iStandard, learning how to stay the course and making the right decisions, starting Rhythmaddix, and starting Multicolour Sample Co and creating melody/sound packs, and so much more!

Interview with Rapper and Lyricist Ackurate

In this interview, Ackurate discusses how he got started in music, dealing with mental health in hip hop, developing yourself as a music creator, and importance of having a well-connected team!

Interview with President & Head of Publishing at Bounce Gvng Hayden THC

In this interview, President & Head of Publishing at Bounce Gvng, Hayden THC to discuss his musical journey, working with EDM Artist Cazzette, becoming the President & Head of Publishing at Bounce Gvng, in-depth music publishing strategies, and more!

What Do You See as the Biggest Challenges or Roadblocks Aspiring Artist May Face?

In this panel, 3x Grammy Nominated R&B Singer, Record Producer, and Songwriter James Worthy, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Singer, and Songwriter Jasmine Ortiz, and International Singer and Songwriter Matt B discuss the biggest challenges and roadblocks artist face in this music industry and how to overcome them.

Why is Developing Short and Long Term Plans Important for Your Career?

In this panel, 3x Grammy Nominated R&B Singer, Record Producer, and Songwriter James Worthy, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Singer, and Songwriter Jasmine Ortiz, and International Singer and Songwriter Matt B discuss the why it is important for indie artist to create short and long term goals and what happens if you do not have them in place.

Interview with Music Director and Road Manager Wes Toone

In this interview, Wes Toone, Music Producer, Music Director, and Road Manager who has worked with Daron Jones from 112, Lil Mo, DMX, and Jadakiss to discuss how he got started in music, learning different aspects of the music business, maneuvering himself to get further, having a strong work ethic, learning to bring value to others, dreaming big, making sure you’re prepared for opportunities, and so much more.

Interview with Artist and Songwriter Ashton Rich

In this interview, Ashton Rich discusses how he got started in music, dealing with drug use and how music changed his life, importance of having tenacity and diligence, discovering his true self and getting out of his own way!

Interview with Singer and Songwriter Hendricks

In this interview, Singer and Songwriter Hendricks to discuss how she got started singing in the church and how that fueled her passion for music, the origin of her name, opening up for RL, Case, and Carl Thomas, how she prepared to perform in front of a large audience, her love for 90s music and the state of R&B music.

Scroll to top