10 Top Tips – Creative Confidence for Music Producers
Being creative equals being vulnerable. If your mind is playing tricks on your self-esteem, change the game with these thought-provoking confidence boosters by musician, music producer and Ableton Certified Trainer LNA.
12 Days of Creativity was a production challenge that took place on LNA’s YouTube channel in December 2022. It was designed to help, guide and inspire music makers to finish their songs in 12 steps.
At the end of each video, LNA shared some of her best thoughts about the mental battles we face as creatives. It's time to go through 10 of these tips to make you feel more confident in yourself as an artist.
Click the headlines below to find corresponding material from the videos.
Production Tip! Even though December is over, all the steps of the 12-day challenge are still up on LNA’s YouTube and website. Feel free to use them while making your next track!
1. Enjoy the process
Focus on the process instead of the outcome and have fun while making music.
You don’t necessarily have to love your song once it’s finished – you can change it later or start making a new one. Either way, you’ve had fun and you’ve learnt a lot, both essential to keep on producing and reaching more goals in due time.
2. Find your community
Children or adults, we strive for validation from people around us. Our friends and family care for what we do, but they might not be the ones to match our energy and give us the validation we are looking for.
Find a like-minded community, whether it’s a bunch of producer friends meeting over coffee or an online group like LNA’s Patreon Family. They know the drill and give you the validation you need.
3. Know your game
Finding your original sound and playing by the rules of the music industry might be a confusing combo.
Knowing the tools, genres and techniques gives you the puzzle pieces you need to start playing the game. After all, you have to know the rules before you can make them your own.
4. Step by step
We all lead a busy life with lots of responsibilities. When we feel there’s not enough time, creativity is usually the first thing to be pushed aside.