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How do I start producing my own music ?

I sing and I want to find someone who could help me editing and producing my songs.

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Kim’s Answer

To find someone who can help you edit and produce your songs, you can try a few different approaches. One option is to reach out to local music studios or production companies and see if they have any recommendations or resources available. You can also try posting on social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram, letting people know that you're looking for a producer. Another idea is to join online music communities or forums where you can connect with other musicians and producers who might be interested in collaborating. And don't forget to attend local open mic nights or music events, as you never know who you might meet and connect with. Best of luck with your music journey.
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John’s Answer

Hi Omolara!
I agree with Kim's comments. Here are a few other thoughts:

If you want someone else to edit / produce your songs, there are several services online where you can hire freelancers to do it for you. The major ones are Soundbetter, Fiverr, and AirGigs. Here are their links: https://soundbetter.com/ --- https://www.fiverr.com/ --- https://www.airgigs.com/

If you're wanting to learn how to edit / produce your songs yourself, I'd like to suggest a few sites where you can find some free and paid courses to get you familiarized with the field of music production and maybe have some fun trying things out. [Disclaimer: I am not associated with any of these providers and do not make any money from them. These are just sources of training and info that have helped me over the years.]
One producer I've followed and taken courses from over the years is Kris Bradley. She started out as a singer / songwriter and then found herself struggling and discovered she could make better and more regular money as a producer editing and producing her own and other's songs. Her website online is https://www.producelikeaboss.com/ and she has a series of videos you can subscribe to for free on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@ProduceLikeaBoss . Her full online course for pretty much every aspect of music production is about $500, if you can afford it - and many of her students have been quite successful over the years. Kris is very clear in her communication and makes the process fun - which is a big difference from a lot of folks online.
Another one I learned a lot from and obtained certifications for Mixing and Mastering from her courses is Aubrey Whitfield. She's from the United Kingdom and she really gives you the facts and methods hands on watching over her shoulder in her videos. Her site is https://www.aubreywhitfield.com/product-page/how-to-become-a-successful-music-producer and her courses are much more affordable, starting at under US $20, and she has quite a few free classes at https://www.youtube.com/@AubreyWhitfielduk/featured especially about how to use various plugins and features on your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
There are many more I could suggest, but these two can quickly help you get started in the right direction. It's important to realize there are many ways of doing each step of the production process - and we all have to find our own way. With Songwriting, Arranging, Recording, Review, Editing, Mixing, Mastering, and Distribution - there are five to ten sub-processes with many steps in each one. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and fortunately if there's something you don't do well, there are other people who can help you get it done. As Aubrey Whitfield likes to say, "We learn so much from failure and we come back stronger and better for it... If you have a dream that seems unreachable, don’t give up. Work hard everyday. Small wins lead to success."
Lastly, I'd like to recommend that whatever DAW you use for production, that you join the affiliated user forum for it and check out the "how to" videos on their sites. I've been producing since 2005, and I never stop learning. Here are are some sources for some of the most popular DAWs right now, their prices, and links to their free training (not a complete list):
ProTools ($299/yr): https://www.avid.com/courses
Logic Pro ($200): https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/resources
Cubase Pro ($579): https://www.steinberg.net/tutorials/
Reaper (free trial, then $60): https://www.reaper.fm/videos.php
Ableton Live ($439): https://www.ableton.com/en/live/learn-live/
PreSonus Studio One ($399): https://www.youtube.com/@presonus/videos
FL Studio ($199): https://www.image-line.com/fl-studio-learning/
[Some of the more expensive DAWs have starter/beginner versions for less money, but with less capable / fewer features.]
All the best and Good Luck with your journey! I look forward to listening to your work in the future!
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