Leave your EDM in the bin on your way in
*** ill o.g. ***
Battle Points: 27
exactly this^^ times are a changing, the market is oversaturated with good beatmakers, they need to upgrade to producers and do their own mixing. Even if not to a perfect standard, just good enough to stand out against the competition of which there is a fucking lot. Its a battle and things like how it sounds overall compared the the competition is a major part in what swings votes.
Times are changing, but facts remain.
Some labels sure are lazy, and they look for a finished product just to sign n release it. But when they actually want a proper act, artist, producer, they're coming for your content, not your mastering skills.
Pretty sure even Timbaland reiterated this in his masterclass thing.
I've been told this first hand by major A&Rs from past and present.
Respectfully to all here, I'm gonna trust in their advice more.
If you're tying to release independent, then sure, get your quality up - but even then you're best paying for a professional mix and master.