Mar 1, 2021
Today I interview Tony Bean who is the CEO and founder of 5AM Records www.5amproductions.co.uk He is an International Artiste Developer, Songwriter and Record Producer who has worked with major record Labels such as Polydor, Motown and Warner Brothers.
Tony has worked with Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s child, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Lemar, Beverley Knight, Kenny Thomas, Tyrese, Alexandra Burke, Freddie Kofi, Nu Life, Monique Thomas and Eternal to name a few.
Today on Success Beyond The Score Tony talks about what it is like being a self-made Producer who created a full time music career spanning 30 years by following his heart and navigating the industry; what it is like to be Signed; the impact of Lockdown and tips for establishing yourself as a music producer.
Tony describes himself as being at the more mature stage of his music career where is able to consolidate things, choose the projects he wants to work on and set the terms for his own success and how he use his time.
Tony started music from his home. His
mum taught him how to play the Guitar and other instruments.
He tried different jobs when he left school which but found
he did not like them. His passion was music much to the
discontent of his father who felt making a living through music was
not possible. With no production or popular music courses in
the 19902 Tony taught himself production, song writing and acquired
necessary skills along the way.
(00:30) Early beginnings.
(05:35) Transitioning from session work to his first major record deal.
(09:52) Band wars, Label endings and birth of the Producer.
(13:13) The other side of being Signed.
(19:35) Business survival Corona Virus Pandemic Lockdown.
(22:33) Tips for establishing yourself as a Music Producer – Studying; Working for Free or Paid; Get your material heard; Invest in yourself; False realities.
(26:08)The reality of Contract Advances, claw backs and 360 Deals.
(31:29) Work-Home balance
To watch the interview visit my YouTube channel: 5 Tips For Becoming A Music Producer - Tony Bean 5AM Records PART 1 Success Beyond The Score Podcast - YouTube
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