‘How I find work on Twine’ by BLACAGENDA

BLACAGENDA is a music producer from France who’s been getting involved in lots of amazing projects on Twine with artists all over the world. He’s already worked with Stahalamora, a vocalist from Mumbai, on a track called Comfort Me and produced a track called The juice with J/O/E, a rapper from Texas. Here is his advice on how to find paid work and collaborations on Twine.

“To be honest, I’ve never been into collaborations, I was a lone wolf doing my own stuff. Thinking that by myself I could get some success or plays from my tracks.

The first time I touched music production software was in 2011. I started working on some simple electro and hip-hop projects. Unfortunately my music wasn’t getting the attention I wanted, so I continued to produce for 6 more months but nothing changed so I gave up…

One day, in 2015, I decided to check one of my accounts on SoundCloud and I read a message from Stuart (CEO) telling me about “Twine”. When I created an account it was a complete other world to anything I had used before.

The great thing about Twine is that they give opportunities for everyone not just for a singer or a producer but for photographers, directors and more. My first ever collaboration came from posting on the collaboration board.

My advice to be successful on the collaboration board is that you should never promote yourself. It’s just spam and no one wants it. I never take those kinds of posts seriously serious because if you say “CHECK OUT MY DOPE BEATS…” and I go check them out and they’re not, then I’ve just wasted my time. I am pretty sure a lot of people are with me in having this problem. If your beats are really dope then you just need to find the right person to work with and do your magic. You should go and search for people because it’s easier to find than to be found.

My other advice is that if you’re posting something, you need to use simple and direct language and explain everything you need e.g “Looking for Solo Artists or Musicians who want to collaborate for an EDM Single”.

Now, to be successful on a collaboration is easy, you just need to be really patient don’t rush things. Be honest about everything but don’t be mean just say that you want to change things. It’s really important to create a relationship with your partner because if people like your project they want more so keep in contact for future projects.

After you’re done with your project it’s then time to find someone else to work with. It’s really simple, just go to your activity page and listen to the music of the people you’re following. If you like something then comment or like it. You HAVE to be active it’s really important. Don’t be the guy who just wants attention, just listen and if you like it show some love. It’s really important to be a listener and that’s the key to get more attention.

In just two weeks of being on Twine I got the attention I needed to continue my dream. Every day I am online listening to all the music which comes up on my activity page, searching for opportunities on the collaboration board and generally being active and productive. Good luck!”

To find out more about BLACAGENDA follow him on Twine.

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee. He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young. When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee.

He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young.

When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.