Total Lessons

25 Lessons all by Bryan-Michael Cox

Total Duration 62mins

1hr 2mins total Duration of pure video content

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Bryan-Michael Cox

Join your instructor 9x grammy music producer Bryan – Michael Cox as he educates aspiring music producers on the music industry. In this course you will learn everything from making beats with songwriters in mind, how to land publishing deals, beat placements to understanding what to look for in a production manager.

LESSON PLAN

1

Meet Instructor Bryan-Michael Cox

Introduction

2

Growing up in Houston

Going to High School with Beyonce, Moment when I knew what I wanted to do in life

3

Influences

The music my mother played around the house. Quincy Jones advice

4

Moving to Atlanta

Searching for recording studios to intern. Self check (when I knew my music was ready). Contacting recording studios. Jazzy pha advice. Signing first deal gave me the confident

5

Hardware Gear

Equipment I started on. Set up I had in 2001. The success came as I invest in my gear

6

Software Gear

Daw of choice. Go to VST Plugins

7

Working in the studio with an artist

Making usher records from scratch. Human ATM for creativity.

8

Challenging yourself as a producer

Why people are not challenging themselves. Producer Tags on beats

9

Layering

How I Layer instruments. How I compliment the main chord progression. Balance of space. Its about the song, Not the beat

10

Counter Melody

Where the sauce lives. Enhancing the chord progression. Mary J Blige (Be without U) example

11

Drums & Rhythm

The foundation. Quality sounds. Invest time creating own drum sounds

12

Humanizing Beats

The vibe. Something has to Live off the grid

13

Swing on drums

Finding the right swing

14

Double-time Tempo

Speeding up tempos. How to get songs to live longer. 808 drum machine in our culture. Warnings to producers using the 808

15

Lesson 15: Synth lead lines

Essential in R&B ballads

16

Creating melodies with Lead lines

Lead line solos. Simple is the key

17

Tonality synth leads

What mood you are trying to set

18

Songwriting 101

Producers Leave room for the artist. Tank learning not to over sing demos

19

Songwriting 102

Story of Monica

20

How to land a placement

How the game has changed. Landing placements in this era. Why you need to discover an artist. Submitting music to major artist. Create & Grow

21

Working with young creatives

Teaching about the business

22

How to choose a Manager

What I look for in a manager. Managers can make or Break your career

23

Everything about Publishing Deals

Hold on to your publishing. What to make sure you understand before signing. How deals are structured. How publishing companies look at producers. Why it makes sense for producers. How to negotiate song deals. What your up against

24

Advice to younger self

Life lessons learned. Advice on money. Advice on success

25

Course wrap up

Submit your beats for Bryan-Michael cox to listen to.

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