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From Burnout to Balance as a Producer and Label Boss - with Gabriele Congedo, Ep. 13

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Gabriele Congedo Links

https://www.instagram.com/iamgabrielecongedo/

https://www.traxsource.com/artist/577375/gabriele-congedo

 

Summary

In this conversation, Tony Fuel interviews Gabriele Congedo, a DJ, producer, and label owner. They discuss Gabriele's background in music, his experiences in the music scenes of Germany and Italy, and the challenges of building a music career. They also explore the role of DJs in the music scene and the importance of authenticity and individuality. Gabriele shares his journey of starting a record label and his vision for creating a brand that focuses on the artist and tells a unique story with each release. In this conversation, Gabriele Congedo discusses the role of social media and content in the music industry, emphasizing the importance of social media marketing skills and strategic posting. He also highlights the need for artists and labels to define their sound and be selective with the demos they accept. Gabriele shares his experience of rejecting demos and the importance of maintaining a consistent sound for the label. He also opens up about his personal experience with burnout and offers advice on how to prevent and overcome it. The conversation concludes with a discussion on finding balance, being intentional with time, and building a community through label showcases.

Takeaways

Building a music career requires perseverance, dedication, and the ability to adapt to different music scenes.

Authenticity and individuality are key in the music industry, and success should be measured by personal fulfillment rather than external achievements.

Starting a record label involves careful planning, collaboration, and a focus on the artist's vision and storytelling.

A successful label should prioritize the artist's happiness and create a structured and organized approach to releasing music. Social media and content are crucial for artists and labels in the music industry. It is important to have social media marketing skills and be strategic in posting content.

Defining your sound as an artist or label is essential. Be selective with the demos you accept and ensure they align with your brand.

Separate your personal and artist profiles on social media. Post content related to your music career on your artist profile and personal content on your personal profile.

Rejections are a part of the music industry. It is important to reject demos that do not match your label's sound and be honest with the artists.

Take care of your mental health and listen to your body. Recognize the signs of burnout and take breaks when needed. Find a balance between work and personal life.

Be intentional with your time and avoid mindless scrolling on social media. Engage in activities that bring you joy and contribute to your personal growth.

Building a community is important in the music industry. Organize label showcases and events to connect with artists and foster collaboration.

 

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