Rick Snoman just released his 4th edition of his highly coveted ´Dance Music Manual´. Used around the world by thousands of Producers, universities and colleges (including Harvard), this book distributed by Focal Press & Routledge, one of the highest regarding publishers for educational resources, covers everything from how to create professional sounding original tracks and remixes to mixing theories and DJ perspectives.
The Dance Music Manual is a must have for budding or seasoned Producers alike.
The comprehensive manual covers basic DAW principels and strategies, music theory, drum arrangement, sequencing, mixing and mastering and everything in between. The book dives into the nuances of sub-genres and walks you through how to create a signature sound.
We are honored, thatDROP is featured in the Publishing and Promotion section of the manual for being a leading electronic music publication.
Within PR specialist Matt Caldwell´s newly reconditioned chapters you will learn vital and up-to-date tips and tricks on Publishing and Promotion for both DJs and Producers. Matt is a very reputable source of knowledge as his career in Dance Music spans over a decade and has gone on to have his own PR agency where he deals with top artists and labels.
Caldwell covers branding and profiling; where he emphasizes the importance of choosing your DJ moniker, writing an impactful artist bio and how good press shots should run each social media platform. Matt also dives into how to write an effective press release and what sites to send them too.
Bottomline, by picking up this manual, you get the opportunity to pick the brain of successful industry professionals. This ocean of knowledge is priceless as it will teach you how to focus your time without any wasted effort. Set your music career up for success with the 4th edition of the Dance Music Manual.
The Dance Music Manual´s Table of Contents:
The Studio Centre Piece
The Audio Interface
Monitors and headphones
Frequency and Amplitude
FM and wavetables
The Theory of Sound Design
Mixing Desk Structure
Fundamentals of Rhythm
Kicks and Percussion
Fundamentals of Music Theory
Composing and Designing Strings
Composing and Designing Leads
Composing and Designing Bass
Formal Structure in Dance Music
Drum & Bass
Publishing and Promotion
A DJ’s Perspective