Frequently Asked Questions

I've answered your most frequently asked questions here.  Not fake ones like "How can I pay you more money NOW???" but real questions that artists, djs and music producers have about the course.  I pledge to be honest with you and tell you whether this course is right for you or not.

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"WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ANY MUSIC PRODUCING EXPERIENCE?" You do not need any production experience to join Music Producer Bootcamp. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the business, the software and even the music theory behind the actual producing. It starts at a beginner level and quickly ramps into more advanced material.

"HOW IS MUSIC PRODUCER BOOTCAMP DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COURSES ON THE MARKET?" There are plenty of programs that are basically technical tutorials on software. While these are useful, they won’t help you launch a career in music. Music Producer Bootcamp teaches both the technical and the business of music from someone who has been doing it now for 16 years (Grammy Nominated Music Producer, Ivan Corraliza). On top of that, all of our technical teaching is focused around producing music for a living. That’s the ‘why’ behind what we teach.

"HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M READY?" You’ve seen the testimonials of other Music Producer Bootcamp students. You’ve seen the details of the program on this page. And you may have my read my blog or watched my free videos for awhile now. You have enough information to decide. Now it’s up to you. I encourage you to look inside and decide if this is right for you. It’s natural to have doubts. We all do — the invisible scripts around pursuing a music career are so deep, they often hold us stagnant for years. If Music Producer Bootcamp truly isn’t for you, don’t join. We’ll part as friends with no hard feelings, and I’ll continue sending you my free emails. But if you’re ready to break the shackles of your job, your calendar, and your 9-5 income, Music Producer Bootcamp can help.

"HOW MUCH HELP AM I GOING TO GET? CAN I TALK TO IVAN IF I GET STUCK?" If you want to upgrade to our platinum course you can get that liver interaction. I’d say, just start with our Bootcamp course and see what comes up. I also do strategy calls and VIP Sessions separately if that’s what you’re looking for.

"HOW DO I CONVINCE MY HUSBAND/WIFE/PARENT TO LET ME BUY THIS PRODUCT?"  This is an important question, since pursuing a career in music is challenging, exhilarating, and new all at the same time! So you’ll want your partner or parent in your corner when you start. I recommend showing your them the testimonials and description of our course I’ve sent you. Show them some of the material online about me, and show them the artists I’ve worked with to allay their natural nervousness. And finally, explain exactly why you want to do Music Producer Bootcamp— what will an income from music do for you, why this course, and why now? — and show them how serious you’re taking this. If you make the case candidly and honestly, you’ll be able to talk through any barriers they have about you joining the course.

"WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO MAKE MONEY?"  I can’t promise you specific results from your music career in a specific timeframe. Nobody can. And you shouldn’t trust anyone who does. Here’s why: We all begin at different levels of sophistication, experience, and skill. We all have different markets. It would make no sense to promise “one size fits all” results just to get you to like me. In fact, I’d rather be honest about the challenging nature of this business, which is why I added lifetime access and ongoing support. If you’re deliberate, methodical, and follow the action steps, you will see results. And looking back, 1-2 years from now, the amount of time you invested will pale in comparison to the recurring rewards you’re accruing — just like some of my first hits that, years later, still continues to sell.

"I NEED TO MAKE MONEY FAST. WILL THIS HELP?"  No, and please don’t join Music Producer Bootcamp. I’m not looking for people who need quick money, because when you’re in dire financial straits, you necessarily make short-term decisions. Music Producer Bootcamp is about focusing on the long term. If you’re in financial trouble, I recommend you get my e-book, focus on getting a solid job, and come back here when you’re more financially comfortable.


"UGH, I DON'T WANT THIS TO BECOME YET ANOTHER THING ON MY TO-DO LIST."  The last thing we need is another thing to make us feel guilty. One of the ways Music Producer Bootcamp is completely unique is that I've baked the psychology of success and taking action right into the course. Music Producer Bootcamp isn't a brain dump about music business tactics; it's a complete, measured system for going from a passion for music to a working, successful career in music. And with lifetime access, you can progress at your own speed, even take a break if you need to.

"WHAT IF I FALL BEHIND?"  Don't worry — all of my courses come with lifetime access so you can take a break from the material if you’re out of town, on vacation, or just swamped for a few days. Interruptions happen, and your Music Producer Bootcamp course will ALWAYS be here for you when you're ready.

"WHAT IF I LIVE IN EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?"  Yes, Music Producer Bootcamp will help you. Music is the universal language. We also recorded every video, so you can watch it at your convenience.

"WHAT IF I’M LEFT-HANDED? WHAT IF I LIVE NEAR THE EQUATOR? WHAT IF MY HAIR USED TO BE BLONDE, BUT IS NOW BRUNETTE, AND I JUST SAW TWO GRAY HAIRS LAST NIGHT?"  We call this “Special Snowflake Syndrome,” where we believe something in our lives is so unique, nothing will ever help. At some point, you’re looking for an excuse not to join. My goal is to show you that is not true, that it's just a crippling excuse. We’ve had all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds take this course. If you truly believe you are so unique that years of the most comprehensive material on starting a music career ever assembled will not help you, please don’t join!

"WHAT IF I’M JUST LAZY AND UNMOTIVATED?"  A huge myth in behavior change is that the solution is to "buckle down" or "work harder." This is false. That's why a list like "3,000 ways to a music career” is a waste of your time. You don't need an encyclopedia about making music or a list of random music ideas. You need to know how to turn your skills and passions into music, then use a proven, step-by-step system to turn it into an income. Music Producer Bootcamp shows you every step of this process.


"IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME IF I JUST WANT TO MAKE ROYALTY FREE BEATS AND SELL THEM ONLINE?"  Music Producer Bootcamp is designed to help you succeed in sharing your music passion with the world. I’ve tested the “just sell a royalty free beat online” approach and it is rarely successful. And when it is, you make very little off of it. Plus, you lose the right to the newly created derivative work. I intentionally avoid this because there are much more effective ways to make a living with your music.

Music Producer Bootcamp will show you how to take your passion —make music with it and then profit from your music, without the low pay and frustrations of going the royalty free approach. I can teach you how to market your music in a way that pays. But I won’t be focusing on methods that devalue your work as an artist by paying you less.

"IS THIS COURSE FOR ME IF I WANT TO PERFORM LIVE? IF I’M A RAPPER, SINGER OR MUSICIAN?"  Live performances are a great way to make an income from your music if you do it right. I’ve taught all kinds: rappers, djs, singers, and musicians as well as just straight music producers. Everything in this course is meant to teach you new skills and multiply your current passion for music. As an artist, imagine learning to produce your own professional level music (something that would have taken a giant studio and thousands of dollars before) and put it out into the world where you can make a living off of it? No more being dependent on a studio and another producer. Just you. I can show you how for less than $4/day.

"I'M A DJ.  IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?"  I started out as a DJ too and there comes a point when you need to start producing your own music to take your career to the next level. I can show you how I did it and how you can do it too. So, yes absolutely this course is for you.

"I ALREADY HAVE AN IDEA FOR A SONG OR ALBUM. WILL MUSIC PRODUCER BOOTCAMP WORK?"  Music Producer Bootcamp can give you the music insights to transform your art and income — if you’re willing to apply what you learn. The key here is to be open to changing your mind about how you monetize your music. We teach you exactly how to do this, but you must be open to trying a different way of looking at the music industry and marketing. If you’re not ready to try new things and change your approach to making a living from music, please do not join.

"I ALREADY HAVE AN ALBUM AND SOME SONGS PUT TOGETHER. WILL BOOTCAMP WORK FOR ME?"  Yes, but you will have to approach Music Producer Bootcamp with an open mind about growing as an artist and especially as a music-entrepreneur. I’ll teach you how, but it will be very challenging and different compared what you’re used to.

"I ALREADY HAVE A FAN BASE. WILL THIS DO ANYTHING FOR ME?"  Absolutely, I’m going to show you how to engage that fan base so that they become a tribe of promoters for you. This is the tipping point that most artist fall short of. This is what will explode the reach of your music and enable you to make a living off of what you love. I walk you through all of this.

"IS THIS JUST FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO MUSIC FULL TIME? WHAT IF I LIKE MY JOB AND JUST WANT TO GET BETTER AT MUSIC"  Music Producer Bootcamp is focused on launching a music career. But in the process I show you tons of stuff that will take your music to another level. Want your music to sound like it belongs on the radio? Yea, I show you how to do that.


"HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?"  Music Producer Bootcamp is an online, 8-month video course. I'll email you every month with new lessons and bonus material on a private Bootcamp site I created just for you. I also include supplementary materials, including business contracts, worksheets, email scripts I’ve used to contact people in the industry, and more. One important thing: Don't worry about falling behind. You have lifetime access to this material, so if you need to take a break, that's no problem — you can "resume" the material any time you want.

"IS THIS COURSE LIVE? WHAT IF I CAN’T FLY TO MIAMI?"  This is NOT a live, in-person presentation, so you can get started immediately. That also means you don’t have to spend money to attend an event, take time away from your family, and come back home with a notepad full of “to-dos.” Music Producer Bootcamp lets you complete this material from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. The course comes with lifetime access, so the strategies, tactics, and training in this course will always be available whenever you need them.

"DO I GET ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE COURSE AT ONCE?"  No, and that is intentional. Music Producer Bootcamp is not about me dumping tons of information on you, wiping my hands, and saying, “See ya!” I intentionally tested and structured the material with precisely the right pace so you get the best results. I release new material every month for eight months.

"HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO DO THIS COURSE PER WEEK?"  5 hours per week. The more time you put into applying what I’m teaching, the faster you’ll see results. 5 hours is my recommendation, but because Bootcamp comes with a lifetime access, you can go faster or slower if you want.

"DOES MUSIC PRODUCER BOOTCAMP HELP ME MAKE A SONG?"  Yes, Music Producer Bootcamp will walk you through all the building blocks of making a song including sound design, song-writing and arrangement—even music theory to show you why making music a certain way will shortcut your way to success. When it comes to making a song I’ll show A-Z everything you need to know.

"DOES MUSIC PRODUCER BOOTCAMP COVER FRUITY LOOPS, PRO-TOOLS AND OTHER SOFTWARE?"  We touch on other software like these and you'll learn the principles that you can apply in them but the main focus of what we teach on the technical side is Ableton Live. It is what the pro’s are using and can dramatically improve your work flow as an artist/music producer. You may be thinking, “man, I don’t want to have to learn another software” but what if I could show you how to be 5-10X more productive with your time making music? I’ve done this on day one of showing artists this software and blown their minds. I want to show you how to do more and do it faster than ever before. That’s why I teach you Ableton Live in this course.



"CAN I UPGRADE AND GET LIVE COACHING LATER?"  Yes, you can upgrade to the Platinum Level, where I answer questions live online each mont. If you're not sure which tier of Bootcamp is right for you, start at Silver level — it has more than enough material to help you become successful. You can always upgrade later, when you’re ready.

"CAN I GET A DISCOUNT FOR BEING A STUDENT? IN THE MILITARY? PAYING IN CASH? NON-PROFIT? ASIAN?"  Sorry, no discounts. I give away a bunch of insights on my blog and in my emails but my premium courses are too valuable to discount. If Music Producer Bootcamp is a financial strain for you, please don't join. Instead, start with my E-book. (In Music Producer Bootcamp, I’ll teach you how to make your time so valuable, you’ll never have to discount your music services.)

"CAN I JUST BUY A PORTION OF THE PROGRAM?"  Not yet. This course is envisioned as a system, not a series of unconnected tactics. I want to show you each step of the way.

"DO YOU HAVE A 8 MONTH PAYMENT PLAN?"  Yes, we do. With our payment plan, Music Producer Bootcamp costs less than the price of lunch every day.

"WHAT IF I TRY MUSIC PRODUCER BOOTCAMP AND I DECIDE IT ISN’T RIGHT FOR ME?"  I stand by this course with a 100% money-back guarantee. Because we extensively tested it, I know the course works, so I can take on the risk myself. Try the entire course and decide if it’s right for you. However — and this is important — only join if you intend to follow the action steps. This course is not simply to consume information. It’s designed for you to take action. If you ask for a refund, we will require you to show us you completed the work.

"CAN I START WITH MUSIC PRODUCER BOOTCAMP OR DO I NEED TO TAKE OTHER COURSES FIRST?"  You can start with Music Producer Bootcamp. It starts at a beginner level and quickly ramps into more advanced material. I also provide lifetime access if you ever want to go back and review what you’ve learned.

Watch Grammy Award Celebrity Music Producer Danja Handz share his thoughts on Music Producer Bootcamp.