The Dynamic Producer Conferences are a must attend event for any serious Hip Hop music producer. Crammed with major producers, record label reps, music supervisors and more, these three day conferences exist for one purpose only: TO HELP ADVANCE YOUR CAREER. Now I just attended my first DP conference in Los Angeles back in May 09 as a representative for P5audio.com, and in honor of the upcoming Dynamic Producer Conference in NYC, September 16-18, 2009, I’ve compiled a TOP 5 LIST as to why all beat makers and producers for both Hip Hop and RnB should attend these events. But before we hit the list, let me tell you exactly what goes down at these DP conferences.
The DP conferences last 3 days, with each day filled with at least 3 discussion/ production panels, plus a nightly beat battle conference for you to show off your skills before seasoned industry veterans (and have the chance to win $1000’s in P5audio.com hip hop sample sounds and music loops). The daily panels are filled with industry veterans and current hit makers, and cover everything from how to negotiate a publishing deal, to how improve your music production (complete with beat critiques), to how to get your music in the hands of artists and film makers. THE BEST PART though is what happens after each panel has finished their discussion. The moment the panel wraps up, all audience members are invited up front to meet and greet the speakers. Basically, you have hit producers like King, and music supervisors from FOX Sports engaging you in conversation for the sole purpose of helping you get your music heard. It’s really an unprecedented opportunity that no one offers on this level besides Dynamic Producer.
So with that said, here is P5audio’s List of the Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Dynamic Producer Conference in NYC…
Reason 5: Knowledge
The knowledge gained at these events is unprecedented. The things you learn about music production, how to get your tracks placed, how to copyright your material, how to write music for film and video games, etc. is reason enough alone for attending the Dynamic Producer Conference. Each day has at least one of two sessions where seasoned producers and/or composers show you things like the latest techniques for producing tracks, writing music for video games, and mixing full songs. Plus (and probably most intimidating) is the beat master-class, where any brave soul in the audience can play a beat for a panel of hit making producers, and have it completely analyzed. Yes, the panel can be a little harsh, but that is only because they are there to help you achieve your full potential (and any producer who has their track analyzed gains mad respect from both the panel and the audience). The knowledge you take away in the areas of music production and music business is really amazing.
Reason 4: Inspiration
We all need a good kick-in-the-ass every once in a while to re-inspire us. There is no better place to get inspiration than at these conferences. Imagine sitting in the audience listening to an entire panel of song writers and producers whom all have deals with major publishing companies, and all of them are talking about how they get paid full time to do nothing but create new music all day. Or imagine yourself listening to the following panel made up of music supervisors telling you exactly what type of music they need for their upcoming film projects. And when I say film projects, these people’s credits include Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, Fox Sports, Access Hollywood, and many many more. Not to mention, the next day you might get to watch a film composer show you his or her latest music score for a new video game, and the techniques use to put that music to picture.
One more thing, the attitude and energy amongst the staff and panelists at these conferences is so positive it really makes you feel proud to be part of the music industry.
Reason 3: Networking
This is huge. At the end of each panel, all the panelists hang around for at least an hour to make sure they speak with everyone in the audience. Again, these panelists are label representatives, music supervisors, hit making producers, representatives from ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, etc. and are all there for one reason, to meet and give you advice. These people are not paid to be there. They do this because they want to give back. They themselves at one time or another have been helped in their career, and now want to extend that opportunity to someone else. Only at an event like the Dynamic Producer Conference will you find the opportunity to network with successful panelist who are there for the sole purpose of helping you.
Reason 2: Competitive Advantage
The reality is that there are now millions of Hip Hop producers out there. The only ones that will succeed are the ones who go out and make opportunities happen for themselves. You can create the hottest tracks on the planet, but if you are not getting them into the hands of the right people, or making the right friends in the industry you will not have success. You have to gain that competitive advantage. By the end of one Dynamic Producer Conference, you will walk away with so many contacts, a tremendous amount of knowledge and inspiration. This will give you a huge advantage in your career.
Reason 1: Opportunities
The best part of the whole Dynamic Producer Conference is the potential for opportunity. Not only will you have the opportunity to put you music into the hands of people who can further your career by placing your material with potential artists and film projects, you might actually get signed to a label deal yourself! Don’t take my word for it, just watch this video by Rachel Assil, who was signed by NEO’s label because she is a Dynamic Producer member:
People, I’m telling these events are worth every penny. Keep in mind, P5audio gets no kick backs in any way by you attending these events. I’m only writing this post because I personally believe in Dynamic Producer’s mission, and I want to do my part in bringing attention to the great services they offer. For anyone who wants more information about these events, please visit www.dynamicproducer.com.
Dynamic Producer Conference attendees will receive FREE P5audio sounds and loops formatted for Fruity Loops (FL Studio), Sony Acid Pro (Acid Loops), Garageband, Logic, Propellerhead’s Reason, NN-XT, Apple Loops, Kontakt, Battery, Halion, .WAV and more.