Top Workflow Mistakes to Avoid in Music Creation - Jack Righteous

Top Workflow Mistakes to Avoid in Music Creation

Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Music: Establishing a Proper Workflow

Creating music is a passionate and dynamic process, but without a proper workflow, it can become chaotic and unproductive. Here are some key mistakes to avoid and strategies to improve your workflow, based on my own experiences.

Mistake 1: Jumping from Project to Project

Why It Matters: Switching between different songs and genres without a clear direction can create confusion and dilute your brand identity.

How to Avoid: Focus on one project at a time. Develop a clear plan for each song or album, and stick to it. Ensure that your projects align with your overall brand and message, whether that's a specific sound, story, or theme.

Mistake 2: Lack of Transparency and Connection

Why It Matters: Fans need to feel connected to you and your music. If they can't understand your process or message, they may lose interest.

How to Avoid: Be open and transparent about your creation process. Share your journey, struggles, and successes with your audience. This creates a deeper connection and helps them relate to your music on a personal level.

Mistake 3: Inconsistent Quality and Messaging

Why It Matters: Releasing music that varies too widely in style and quality can confuse your audience and weaken your brand.

How to Avoid: Ensure that each track you release meets a high standard of quality. Take the time to refine and master your songs, and maintain a consistent message or theme across your releases.

Mistake 4: Not Curating Your Tracks

Why It Matters: Curating your tracks thoughtfully can significantly impact how your audience perceives and engages with your music.

How to Avoid: Spend time arranging your songs in a way that tells a story or creates a cohesive experience. Whether you're releasing singles, EPs, or albums, song placement is crucial to keeping your listeners engaged.

Mistake 5: Rushing the Release Process

Why It Matters: Releasing music without proper planning and promotion can result in missed opportunities and lower engagement.

How to Avoid: Plan your releases well in advance. Build anticipation with your audience through teasers, behind-the-scenes content, and promotional activities. Give each release the attention it deserves to maximize its impact.

Example Strategy: Jack Righteous

When I first started, I was jumping from Pop to Reggae to Afrobeats to Dubstep without a clear message. Going forward, I've learned to be more strategic and transparent about my process. I now release each single as an EP with multiple versions, showcasing different sounds that define my brand. For example, my track I Will Protect Her is deeply personal and reflects my journey of love and faith.

I also make sure to step up my tracks by adding different elements to make them more authentic and complex. When a track has issues, like the gibbering in the intro of "I Will Protect Her," I remix it using new tools and techniques. Check out the remixed versions on SoundCloud.


Establishing a proper workflow and avoiding these common mistakes can help you create music that resonates with your audience and strengthens your brand. Stay tuned for more articles on "Mistakes to Avoid" to help you navigate the music industry effectively.

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