Track Engineering Vs Ghost Writing
From the bedroom to the main-room, our track engineering service can help you get there.
In 2019 we are helping you get from the bedroom to the main room! One of the biggest ways you can do this is to start releasing your own music with the full support of LSA and our network. We’ve been taking submissions for our label but we have realised most tracks are simply not ready yet, most people need a little support to finish their tracks.
Many new producers lack the experience necessary to fully polish their first track and the connections to attract a record label for release. It takes years to build the knowhow to make a track that is ready to send to record labels, but with our help you can speed up the process. Our new track engineering service will let you learn direct from the pros while coming away with a finished product ready for mastering and release.
Track Engineering Vs Ghost Writing
It’s important to realise this is not a ghost-writing service. Ghost writing when a DJ pays a producer to make a track from scratch, with little or no creative input from the DJ. This has been likened to buying tracks off the shelf and it has many long-term disadvantages. Firstly, in many cases you won’t fully own the copyright, meaning you won’t earn as much money if you make a hit record. Secondly, there is no guarantee the producer will be able to work with you again, so there will be no consistency in your music. If they leave you high and dry you career will suffer. It’s far better to learn how to finish your own tracks with the support or a mentor.
This service is different to ghost writing because it will help you learn how to finish your own tracks but also give you the advantage of getting your track completed in a short time. You can get your music out there and concentrate on your DJ career.
What’s included in the package?
- Free Track Review
- Finished Track Ready For Release
- Release your first single on LSA records (or try and sign to another)
- Distributed on Beatport and other major platforms
- Earn money from your tracks
- Additional promotion from LSA
This service is designed to help you professionally finish an existing track, so we expect the track to be at least 50% complete. The tracks you submit can’t contain any samples you do not have clearance for. If you’ve bought samples from sources like Spice or sample packs you should be fine, but it’s always good to read the small print.
Do not have too many stems, the more stems the more time it will take to complete and the more expensive it will end up being if you need to book extra time to work on the track further.
Track Engineering Fee:
£400-£600 depending on the complexity of your track. If you have very complex tracks with multiple revisions this may increase but we will break down the costs in your free track review.
How the process works:
- Submit your draft track.
- Get free feedback and see if you’re selected.
- Implement our advice and fix any fundamental errors.
- Attend two engineering sessions at the studio with the producer to watch them finalise. your track. This will help you learn more about the process.
- The producer will then finish the track in their own time.
- You give feedback and we make final adjustments.
- You send the track to get mastered.
- Option to sign the track to LSA records for release.
How to apply.
Send your submission via a private Soundcloud link to firstname.lastname@example.org and wait for our reply. Do not send us the actual files and do not send public links.
Once we receive your track we’ll listen and provide you with free feedback and tell you if your track has been accepted for this service. We will only be taking a limited number of tracks.