What tips or advice would you give to upcoming producers
they only give me 1,000 characters here!! lol
i think it comes down to 3 basic things tho...
1. respect the craft
2. honor the tradition
3. enjoy yourself
this means (1) whatever your chosen tools/instruments are, you need to master them and keep challenging yourself on them and learning new things; (2) music history is full of the most amazing creativity. the lessons are all already there for the learning; (3) if you're not enjoying it, that will show in the music and it'll be insincere.
i truly believe that if those 3 aspects are in place in your life and creativity and it's a daily commitment, then the proof will be self evident :)