#21 - How Would You Spend £50k To Develop An Artist?! - Dee Adam

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Episode 21 -  Dee Adam

Episode 21 - We spoke with Dee Adam about her approach towards the curation process for the Salute Music Makers competition. The competition is open for entrants to submit original music - up to four songs - with the winner taking away £50k to contribute to their development. Don't worry - runners up get £10k too. The competition is expertly curated by industry specialists and Dee, a producer and songwriter explains that it's a role she takes very seriously.

To get involved with the next intake of the competition click here for more information. Find out more about Salute here.

Show Notes:

Time stamps are rough estimates.

  • 01:44 - What do you do?
  • 03:11 - How we've met before.
  • 04:11 - How Dee is involved with the Salute Music Makers Competition.
  • 05:24 - No age limit to the competition
  • 06:39 - £50,000 prize money
  • 07:24 - What you can do with that money?
  • 08:34 - Getting mentorship with the money and building contacts
  • 09:22 - How Dee got involved with the competition
  • 09:44 - Shannon Saunders 
  • 11:59 - Not good enough to be just a singer
  • 12:34 - What do you need for the competition
  • 13:34 - How Dee judges every entry.
  • 14:34 - Listening to 500 different songs
  • 15:24 - Important to be taking ear breaks.
  • 15:54 - What songs stands out for Dee.
  • 16:59 - The emotion of singing, it's all about feeling.
  • 18:12 - How Dee writes a song.
  • 19:04 - How Dee is very critical with lyrics.
  • 23:04 - What Dee would do with the money
  • 27:53 - Fluid Mastering
  • 28:43 - Online PR companies - DawbellWeller.
  • 29:11 - Organising a tour.
  • 29:24 - Getting merchandise sorted out.
  • 30:23 - Paying to open for a tour.
  • 30:48 - Investing in yourself.
  • 31:38 - How to get involved with Salute Music Maker Competition
  • 34:51 - Being a woman music producer.
  • 36:41 - How the understanding of being a producer opens up many doors.
  • 38:53 - Music: Rae Morris
  • 39:42 - Book: Kate Bush Autobiography
  • 41:35 - Advice Dee was given.
  • 43:21 - Failures in life.
  • 47:52 - What is a successful artist?

Find out more about Dee Adam by connecting with her here and here.

 

 

 

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