ZEDD said working with us was
“Detailed. Professional & Inspirational”
FORBES called our methods a
“Massive Logistical Assault”
AXWELL referred to our work together as “Collaborative and Exciting”
BILLBOARD wrote that our efforts
▶ Do you wonder why labels are not paying attention to you?
▶ Why don’t they respond to your promos and demos?
▶ Why have you not received the DJ support you deserve?
▶ Are you not growing a fanbase? Is your social media stagnant?
▶ Why are you not getting booked? (Unless you have to sell tickets to play)
▶ Working your ass off on Music but not getting the results, you want?
We’ve established that there are two (2) keys to increasing your ability to get records signed, artist support and more gigs:
1. PROFESSIONAL QUALITY SOUND
2. STRATEGIC MARKETING & BRAND
SYNDICATE is going to help you master both by providing you with:
Thirty (30) Hours of LIVE group instruction
Fifty(50) Hours of LIVE group feedback on your work
ONE-ON-ONE Branding & Marketing with every student
ONE-ON-ONE Music Production with every student
Over eighty (80) hours of live training & development
PDFS and audiobooks to study
Recorded lessons for missed classes
A total of 13-weeks (over 3-months) of mentoring
Getting that Professional Quality Sound and Strategic Brand is the first step towards building your RESUME and this will put you above 99.9% of the competition.
SYNDICATE will show you the proper methods for approaching labels and how best to get your records signed. Once you get that record signed, you’re now a professional… you’re no longer just another producer who tosses a song on Soundcloud.
After that first track signing, you need to get that track selling. SYNDICATE will show you methods for increasing your track’s exposure leading up to, and after, your track’s release date.
You might think charts and sales don’t matter… but to record labels THEY DO! (It is called the Record Business…. NOT the Record Charity). If you get yourself charting on Beatport or iTunes … You’ve now established a track record and added to your RESUME and credentials.
SYNDICATE will provide you with valuable insight into the nightlife industry, as well as strategies for how to get performances, festivals and residencies. Use these strategies, coupled with your growing fan base, to increase your marketability for desired gigs.
Grow your following by using the SYNDICATE strategic marketing & branding methods to capitalize on your continued industry support and charting credentials.
Now it’s time to repeat the process. Except this time, you will be able to pursue and approach more established labels, artists, blogs, venues, etc. With a higher likelihood of success thanks to a RESUME that establishes your legitimacy in the music profession.
With your newfound charting success & SYNDICATE’s strategies for circulating Promos, it will now be easier to get DJ support and future record deals. Think about it… something that will 100% help getting a listen, or maybe support is: (1) sending a professional promo email and (2) saying, “Here’s my new track, it just hit #5 on the Beatport Trance charts.”
I looked at all the different programs around when I came across these guys and it looked unreal. It turned out to be 100% real. I literally learned more in just the first 2 weeks working with these guys than I had in the prior 2 years … It’s beyond any other program.
Learn your way around and how to interact with:
Learn the ins and outs of:
|➤ Two (2) Additional Months of FEEDBACK||➤ Two (2) Feedback Sessions PER WEEK|
|➤ Two (2) Additional Months of OFFICE HOURS||➤ Office Hours Every Week|
This equals 24 ADDITIONAL SESSIONS with your Mentors!
Working with Justin and Zack was a complete game changer. The program helped take our careers to the next level. We quickly signed a couple tracks with Ultra Records. We then started putting out music with Musical Freedom, working with Tiesto's management and playing some of the biggest clubs in the world like LIV, LAVO, and many more.
Zack had no fans and was just getting his way around putting together a mashup when he joined the program. Zack Edward learned the method, he executed the method, and his results were remarkable. Since taking the program, Zack:
Justin has been working in Music & Entertainment for 12-years and is the Founder of Cosmic Academy. The brand of Cosmic started with Justin’s premier record-breaking concerts, Cosmic Opera, which was launched in 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC and featured in Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Rolling Stone, MTV, and countless other press outlets. Justin launched SYNDICATE after learning from the successes of +200 students over 4-years at Cosmic Academy. Some of his accomplishments include:
“We literally met each other through this program and eventually formed 3DEEP. Zack and Justin were 100% integral to our 1st song getting signed, supported (by acts as big as the Chainsmokers), and charting all the way to #1 on the Beatport Dubstep charts. We don’t know where we’d be without Syndicate.”
• Music played on Sirius XM
• #1 Charting Beatport Dubstep track
• Support from major artists including The Chainsmokers
“The program taught me how to properly brand myself and my music began to hit professional quality standards. Not long after, I was touring and receiving support from industry giants like Tiesto, Oliver Heldens and Above & Beyond.”
• Spinnin Talent Artist
• Performed on multiple Continents
• Music featured on Club Life Radio
• Supported by Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Above & Beyond, etc
“Taking this program was the best decision I’ve made. These guys showed me what I was previously doing wrong. Within months of taking the program, I had a track air on Sirius XM by a guy I grew up listening to in Fedde Le Grand. The program is worth it!”
• Music played on Sirius XM
• Top-10 Beatport Progressive Track
• Supported by Fedde Le Grand, the Club Banditz, etc
“Really love working with Justin and Zack. Since taking the program, I got my first track signed, supported and charted. Now, I have multiple tracks signed with Elliptical Sun Recordings, a top Trance label. I can’t say enough about Team Syndicate.”
• Top-5 Beatport Trance track
• Supported by Shade 54, Adrian Alexander, etc
• Performances at Beta Nightclub, Global Dance Festival, etc
“Can’t recommend this team enough. Before joining up I couldn’t finish a track and wasn’t playing big shows. Within a few months I had my first release. After a few weeks I had shows at Electric Zoo, LAVO and with some of the biggest artists like Steve Aoki. The guys at Syndicate are the real deal… their methods work.”
• Performances at Electric Zoo, LAVO, etc
• Supported by Steve Aoki, Keys N Krates, etc
• Signed first release within a few months of completing course
“When I first started out as a self-taught producer, there were a lot of little things I was missing out on. The program helped fill in those gaps. Quickly after the program, I had a track through Armada and was working with iLoveMakonnen.”
• Tracks signed to Armada
• Music played on SiriusXM & Hot 97
• Supported by Afrojack, Blasterjaxx, Carnage, etc
• Performed at Mad Decent, Pacha, Electric Zoo, etc
“When I did the program, I knew it was the right choice right away. I learned just about everything I need to be successful in the music industry. Quickly after finishing the program, I had my first record signed and supported on Above & Beyond’s group therapy.”
• Top-5 Beatport Trance track
• Group Therapy featured artist
• Released on Coldharbour Recordings
• Performed at Space, Life in Color, Mansion, etc
“Working with Justin and Zack was a complete game changer. The program helped take our careers to the next level. We quickly signed a couple tracks with Ultra Records. We then started putting out music with Musical Freedom, working with Tiesto’s management and playing some of the biggest clubs in the world like LIV, LAVO and many more. Zack and Justin are the shit!”
• Tracks signed to Ultra and Musical Freedom
• Performed at LIV, LAVO, and other top venues
• Supported by Tiesto, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix
“I looked at all the different programs around when I came across these guys and it looked unreal. It turned out to be 100% real. I literally learned more in just the first 2 weeks working with these guys than I had in the prior 2 years … It’s beyond any other program.”
• Dim Mak signed artist
• Over 2 million Spotify plays
• Over 1 million Soundcloud plays
• Supported by Chainsmokers, Diplo, NGHTMRE, etc
The SYNDICATE program is not DAW specific and all DAW’s are welcomed!
Syndicate sessions can be recorded for students to have access to any classes they miss.
Syndicate is a program specifically focused on achieving direct results in getting records signed, records supported and gigs played by providing students with the necessary knowledge, skills and strategies for achieving (1) Professional Quality Sound in their music productions, and (2) Strategic Marketing and Brand development.
As of right now, the SYNDICATE team is excited for the first and only program. SYNDICATE is a new and special program for which we are currently not planning any future sessions. We do however plan on continuing regular Cosmic Academy bootcamps month after month.
Syndicate entails 5-weeks of intense artist development and 8 additional weeks of honing in your craft (3-Months, totaling 80 hours). Eighty (80) hours is a lot, and it’s many multiples longer than most other courses out there. Additionally, SYNDICATE dives deeply into strategic marketing and branding, which are areas other music production courses either ignore or gloss-over. Students have the unique ability to be taught from two different perspectives; (1) from a marketing, branding and industry perspective (Justin Cohen), and (2) from the perspective of an active music producer and artist (Zack Edward). Together, this allows our students to become well-versed in all things that are music production and the music industry. Finally, for the amount (and quality) of the content we provide, the price can’t be beat!
It is recommended that you have at least some experience making music and familiarity with a DAW. You by no means have to be an expert. Those with a basic understanding of a DAW and music production will obtain significant value from the course.
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (typically in the evening, but based on each group). Office Hours will be weekly
If for some reason you miss a class, it will be recorded and available for you to watch. Weekly office hours will also provide students with the opportunity to seek clarification on content they may have missed.
SYNDICATE ADVANCED is meant for serious producers seeking additional 1 on 1 attention from the Syndicate Team. SYNDICATE ADVANCED will happen concurrently with the regular SYNDICATE program. Advanced Students will attend regular class sessions with the private 1-on-1 sessions taking place at a separate time that is most convenient for the student.
No. Students may use any DAW they wish.
Zack will utilize a wide array of plugins and synths in an effort educate and expose students to the different tools available on the market today. He will use all of the industry standard synths and plugins (i.e., Sylenth, Serum, Nexus, Waves, Slate, Etc.), as well as some lesser known “secret weapon” plugins and synths. Students however, are not required to have any particular set of plugins.