Dance Music Manual

The 4th edition of the ‘Dance Music Manual’ is out now

The 4th edition of Rick Snoman’s highly acclaimed bible for electronic dance music producers ‘Dance Music Manual’ has just been released. The manual, that also names We Rave You as one of the best electronic dance music publications in the world, is the perfect production guide. That is why this is one of the longest-running educational tools used by universities, production schools and producers around the world.

The ‘Dance Music Manual’ gives you a complete knowledge of production from start to finish. It covers from the most basic to the most complex things. It gives you the ability to work in any DAW (Ableton, Logic, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Cubase) and learn about music theory, drum sequencing, mixing, mastering, creating melodies and more. One of the best things is that it’s very detail-oriented, breaking it down to different sub-genres and giving you all sorts of advice and tricks depending on the sub-genre you’re into.

For this new edition, the manual features a whole new chapter focused on Publishing and Promotion written by experienced PR specialist Matt Caldwell. Matt has his own PR agency and he has wide experience within dance music, having worked in the industry for over a decade. His chapter gives insightful and valuable advice, highlighting the huge importance of taking care of your artist image. He gives several tips and tricks about everything relating to branding including the name, alias, bio, press shots, running social media, how to write and where to send a press release.

This 4th edition goes beyond the production and is destined to train producers and prepare them for a brighter future. Undoubtedly, this is the ultimate dance music book for budding artists. If you’re interested you can buy the book on Amazon or via focal press.

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Born and raised in Barcelona, Pol has always been an Electronic Dance Music fan. During his teen years, he followed several music genres being especially attracted by the melodic Progressive House. While in a trip to Ibiza, Pol was captivated by an Armin van Buuren set during his "A State of Trance" residency. At that moment he was determined to join the electronic music industry.With a background in Business, Pol worked for over a year in the consumer goods industry before pursuing his dream. Once taken the decision, he went on to work in various roles for festivals in Spain, Slovenia and Croatia such as Primavera Sound, Sonar, Ultra Europe, Hideout, Sonus and Labyrinth Open.Having acquired an MA in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster in London, Pol has worked in PR and Communications for artists like Netsky and Annie Mac. Currently, he combines his role at WRY with the one he develops at the music festival booking platform, Festicket, as Account Manager for the Iberian and LATAM markets.His favourite artists are Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Dubvision, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Matisse and Sadko, Nicky Romero and Steve Angello.

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