Yeah Gagi has it right. For example I want more Classic sounding tracks on the TF Label. I could find a producer I like, offer to pay them upfront, let's say $800, and give a certain degree of direction/vision. We'd have some back and forth on iteration, which you'd be more inclined to act upon in order to keep the client happy and warrant further work.
I would then own the track and could sell it on my label. I am thinking about this realistically for an experiment on the TF label. I would offer $500 to artist, plus additional royalties once a threshold is met i.e once I sell 50 copies we then split everything 50/50. My benefit is that I have more control and ownership over the product, the artist benefit is more money than they would usually get relying on royalties alone + all the normal track exposure you would typically get.
This sounds like something id be extremely interested in. Ive only read up to this point of the post.
I wrote a half decent trance track for a lady to give her husband for their anniversary. - she cried when she heard it. She had a (kind of) specific sound in mind or just knew the type of track he liked. So she described some tracks and i heard one or two he liked and i wrote to that description/style. Its the track i posted on my first comment or thread on the forum the day i joined. ( the one with female vocals and a bit of white noise) . I actually rushed finishing the track and wanted to do much more to it.
I also used to write tracks under mates guidance by putting their ideas down because they weren’t keyboard players and didn’t understand Synthesizers etc. ( none were amazing but they liked them. ( we were just mucking about in the 90s). In a sense we are doing part of this process with sin3waves by me following your suggestions etc.
im off work for 4/5 weeks but am quite well enough to write music ( currently doing lots of it infact). Perhaps this time i have could be used to create some tracks in the way you are suggesting. - you have a style in mind, an idea, i produce it or put it into fruition. Just try something out. I’ve recently wanted to try a new approach to my music.
- Trust it, without refining it to exactly fit my idea 100% because sometimes my perfectionist attitude is relentless. With someone else involved, the pressure would be off to an extent., or split. It would probably be much easier.
Plus often ( ive learned) i try to create part of a track, an effect or something or a certain sound. I get a good idea then think. Ok, how do i make this mind blowing beyond comparison. - then i spend 2 hours getting lost when my first attempt at that part was actually pretty decent already. From this I’ve learned if I compromise just a little, then tracks would get written far quicker, and potentially many more tracks would get written.
You Hensmon know yourself how many unfinished tracks i have because ideas ran dry spending too much time attempting to get 100% when actually 90% perfect is already pretty good.
- Hence many 3 minute unfinished tracks on my soundcloud or tracks that don’t quite lead anywhere. The pay off of settling for 90% perfect is il finish more and more tracks get written and more potential in release terms can happen. Thus win win in a sense.
Unfinished tracks haunt producers.
Im being a bit forward here i realise. But feel free to pm me. @Hensmon @Gagi