Firstly, welcome - thanks for getting involved!
hansvictoriayeeros wrote:but do people give a shit about these circumstances?
In a word. no.
hansvictoriayeeros wrote:as an aspiring musician, should i remove all my under-mixed/eq'd and under-edited tunes and wait until i have time for producing that first banger that gets things rolling?
or should i keep my works in progress (i can always jazz them up later anyway) and give people a first glimpse of what i can do?
am i cutting myself short by posting things i know i can do a better job at?
AM I GETTING WORRIED ABOUT NOTHING BECAUSE I HAVENT SENT ANYTHING TO AN ACTUAL LABEL OR PROMOTER YET?
My advice would be to just put up the stuff you're 100% happy with - wait and wait and wait - hold fire on it till it's at a point where you can listen to it yourself 100 times and still enjoy it.
It doesn't have to be a "banger" per say (unless that's your style I guess) but I wouldn't put up anything that was under-mixed or under-edited. Why would you? Unless it's to post in the production forum, asking people specifically for advice - then nobody wants to wate time listening to something that's unfinished.
I'd imagine most people will expect to want to hear the finished item, since that's the piece that a label is going to invest in, I'd say.
Maybe if you build up a good close relationship with someone, you can send them stuff and ask for advice on finishing, or help mixing down etc - but really, people you send tunes for often barely have time to listen to a clip and feed back to you (most won't feed back) so why would they want to sit through unfinished stuff, have to feedback, in order just to have to wait even longer to get sent it again etc - I'd say unless your stuff was mind blowing, like properly out of this world good. So much so that a mere glimpse would send shivers down someone's spine - then chances are you should wait till you have finished tracks. Sure - upload clips once it's finished (I've stopped uploading whole tunes to soundcloud for now) but I'd say finish it.
And very few people care about the backstory - nobody has time to read a release sheet, and most who do, are unlikely to retain any sort of information, aside from the music and your producer name.
Hope this helps man!