The music industry is always evolving, with new artists and new technologies appearing every day. In this landscape, it can be tough to know how to get work as a producer, engineer, or musician. In this interview, Paul Willie Green Womack, a successful producer and engineer, shares his thoughts on getting work in the music industry.
This video is an interview with music producer Paul Willie Green Womack where you will learn how to get more clients as a music producer. He shares his experience and insights on topics such as the need to move to the city to get work, getting the most out of each session, connecting with artists during sessions, dealing with clients that get signed with your work, taking on other work outside of hip-hop, working with clients who have their own recording set up, giving a great first impression and getting professional clients, what working with beginner artists can teach you, building a great reputation, approaching an artist/producer, etiquette in the studio with the artist, and connecting with like-minded people. The video provides valuable advice for anyone looking to start or grow their career as a music producer.
Most of Womack’s work comes from word of mouth. He works with a lot of great artists, and their music is spreading and gaining momentum. He’s part of a thriving roster of artists and producers at Backwoods Studios, and he credits this to his hard work and dedication to making records every day. However, he also gets a few cold calls here and there, and he still has that old-school hustle mentality, never turning down a gig because he never knows who’s on the other end of the line.
Womack also stresses the importance of collaboration in the recording process. You never know where work is going to come from, and even a small job can lead to bigger things. For example, Womack once got called in to do a quick vocal edit, but ended up tracking and editing for four days for a big gospel artist. The key is to be prepared for anything and to be open to all aspects of the recording process.
Finally, Womack highlights the importance of persistence and hustle in the music industry. He’s always ready to take the gig and figure out how to do it, and he never turns down work because he never knows what it could lead to.
In conclusion, if you’re looking to get work in the music industry, it’s important to be open to all aspects of the recording process, collaborate with other artists and producers, and never turn down work. You never know where it could lead, and persistence and hustle are key to success in this industry. As Womack says, “You don’t know where the work’s gonna come from.”
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Paul Willie Green Womack is a talented producer, engineer, and sonic artist who has made a significant impact in the world of independent Hip-Hop and R&B. Growing up in a musical family, Willie Green got his first drum machine at the age of eight, which set him on the path to becoming a successful musician. Despite limited resources in his early years, Willie Green’s creativity and ingenuity allowed him to make music using whatever was available to him.
Willie Green’s discography is a testament to his skills and expertise, with a list of clients that includes some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and R&B, such as Wiz Khalifa, The Roots, The Alchemist, Billy Woods, ELUCID, and many more. Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Willie Green is also an active educator and lecturer, and is a member of the AES Board of Governors. He works from his studio, The GreenHouse Recording Co., where he continues to produce and create music that pushes the boundaries of genre and sound.
As a leading voice in both music creation and audio education, Willie Green is highly respected and sought after by musicians and music lovers alike. His passion for drums and his commitment to excellence have made him one of the top names in the music industry, and his contributions to the world of Hip-Hop and R&B are sure to be remembered for years to come.
Willie is an incredible indie producer who managed to make his way to work with the biggest names in HIPHOP and R&B: Schoolboy Q, The Roots, Wiz Khalifa and more.
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