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Bedroom Beethovens is a podcast that breaks down stories with notable music-makers accompanied by songs and melodies, documenting growth through their 10,000 hour journey. Each episode features a musician discussing how they created the music you love, and what they personally sacrificed to make it happen. Hosted and produced by Cello.
 
Keith Mills, founder of the Finish More Music system, reveals the creative strategies and mindsets he teaches to thousands of music producers so you can write more and better music, ready to release and share with the world. Discover workflow hacks to speed up your writing process, mindset approaches to overcome avoidance, procrastination and perfectionism, and compositional techniques to help you take your underground dance music productions to the next level.
 
Welcome to the #20DAYSOFFOCUS Podcast! The next 20 days will show us all just how serious you are about being more than average. This podcast is here to be your guide every single day during the challenge giving you actual, tactical tips, techniques and advice to keep you motivated and inspired making you as effective and dangerous as you can be during the next #20DAYSOFFOCUS, Let's get to work!
 
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Imposter Syndrome is the feeling that we are not qualified or good enough to do something and that someone will expose us as a fraud. In this episode, I speak about Imposter Syndrome, what we can do about it, and an embarrassing mistake I made that is proof that I am complete fraud in everything I do! Listen on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, or …
 
Eric Dan, “E. Dan,” is one of the music industry’s most influential producers/engineers. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, he has become the anchor of the Steel City’s growing hip-hop scene thanks to his work with some of rap’s biggest names including Wiz Khalifa and the late Mac Miller, and to his I.D. Labs recording studios - the birthplace for so man…
 
Roger Neill is an accomplished film and television composer who worked on the new Hulu film Darby and the Dead, the award-winning Sam Now, and all 13 seasons of King of the Hill. He has arranged and orchestrated concerts for artists such as Beck, John Legend, and Air. Roger's work has received numerous awards, including an Emmy for King of the Hill…
 
This is the Some Good Evil Vinyl Listening Party! Some Good Evil is my 3-piece rock band. I play guitar and sing. Alex Oliveira sings background vocals and plays bass. Chris P. Cauley plays drums and sings background vocals. In this episode, the band gets together at Chris' house to listen to our newly arrived vinyl records. We discuss some of the …
 
Brendan Becker is a chiptune musician and video game composer. He produces music using a variety of vintage video game systems under the name Inverse Phase. Brendan runs the Bloop Museum in Maryland, USA, where classic video game consoles and vintage electronics are on display and ready for interaction. Brendan shared his deep knowledge of classic …
 
Jason Donnelly, aka DJ Puzzle, is a musician and sound designer, as well as co-founder of Soundtrack Loops. Soundtrack Loops provides producers with royalty-free samples and loops. Jason and Soundtrack Loops create sounds for many of the industry's biggest companies including Acid, Roland, Antares, and more. In January 2023, Jason and Soundtrack Lo…
 
Memphis Hip-Hop artist Marco Pavé has forged a twin identity as a champion of independent Southern Hip-Hop and as an educator and arts advocate working to stimulate community activism and entrepreneurship through the lens of hip hop music and culture. We chat about growing up and being born and raised in North Memphis, and how Pavè started rapping …
 
It's time for Jamuary 2023! Jamuary is a challenge to make and share a piece of music each day during January. The point isn't to create masterpieces, it is simply to show up and do some work. In this episode, I share some thoughts that have helped me throughout the years during Jamuary. You'll hear about 3 books that have inspired me and helped me…
 
I wrote a book! The 5-Minute Music Producer contains 365 music-making activities to help you improve your songwriting and music production. If you've ever had a lack of inspiration or struggled with writer's block, this book will help you develop techniques and workflows to power through! 5-Minute Music Producer - https://brianfunk.com/book Listen …
 
Versatility and persistence are a deadly combination of characteristics. They are much-needed weapons to have in an artist’s arsenal of traits. For Taylor Gang’s in-house producer RMB Justize, these are the qualities that got him nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album of the Year in 2015 (Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood). We talk about everything …
 
Johannes Ringen is a film composer and music producer from Norway. He has worked on a variety of feature films including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Fate of the Furious, and Furious 7. His latest work was for the wildly successful Netflix film, Troll. Johannes and I spoke about his work in film composition. We discovered plenty of similarities between…
 
Matt Jones is a musician, producer, and songwriter. I got to know Matt while he was taking my Ableton Live Sampling class at Berklee Online. Late this summer, he organized and participated in the Monterey Songwriting and Production Retreat. Several musicians of various backgrounds (and strangers to each other) gathered at his home to write and prod…
 
Jasper Patterson, better known by his stage name Groundislava, is an electronic musician and music producer based in Los Angeles, California. While we wait for his new album, PuzzleBox, to come out, we chat about his upbringing, school days, his growth since the Low End Theory days and video game soundtracks, susboy, and the record label & friend o…
 
Blake Murray and Marty Gray host the Tune Shed Podcast. Their show covers similar ground to this show, music making, creativity, philosophy, theory, and gear. Blake and Marty are childhood friends that have reconnected over their discussions about music. Blake and Marty came on the show to talk about their work on the podcast. We had a great conver…
 
Julian Fulco Perron is a musician and filmmaker from Denver, Colorado. His music and art harken back to the late 60s and early 70s psychedelic rock. Julian goes to great lengths to capture the feeling of the era by using many of the same tools of the time. He films his videos on Super 8 and experiments with various mediums to achieve a sound full o…
 
Today we are going to be talking about tearing holes in the fabric of reality and collapsing time. Nope, it’s not sci-fi. This is something you have access to. And easy access to. Changing your reality and collapsing your own personal timeline. So that you get to achieve what you want in your life and your music in a fraction of the time you think …
 
Sam Gribben is the CEO of Melodics, a music education platform helping users master electronic drums, MIDI keyboards, and pad controllers. Melodics has just released a new feature called Songs which allows users to learn by playing popular songs. Sam and I spoke about the development and evolution of Melodics, and how they've managed to maintain a …
 
Mike Gallagher and Anthony Vanchure are, respectively, the sound designer and supervising sound editor for the new bio pic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. The duo have worked together on many projects, including Netflix's Song Exploder and Amazon's Lucy and Desi. Both have been nominated for Emmy awards. Mike and Anthony spoke about their work on the…
 
In today's episode we have a controversial conversation that I would love to have your input on. Rob from Team FMM is convinced that hardware has been knocked off it’s perch… …and that the future lies in the box and therefore we should all focus on software going forwards. I threw my best shots at him during this session in support of hardware and …
 
Greg Meadows is an acoustic singer-songwriter who plays music as The Low End. He started the project to escape the frustration of complicated computer-based setups and overly processed music. Greg wanted to embrace performance and humanity in his recordings, so he turned to his trusty Tascam 4-track tape recorder. His music emphasizes emotion and p…
 
Today we welcome Ambient and Electronica producer John Hayes to the show. John is currently signed on a three-album deal to the excellent Nettwerk label alongside artists such as Sasha and il:lo. His music is supported on radio stations worldwide, including the iconic BBC, and his track Sleep Song has over 2 million streams on Spotify. In this conv…
 
Single Sonic Seven is an album created in collaboration with musicians on all seven continents. The two year-long project’s roots are found in quarantine-era Berlin, while its final path was deeply shaped by a personal connection to the war in Ukraine. I spoke with Single Sonic Seven producer Ethan Miska about the project. Ethan shared some wisdom …
 
Terri Lyne Carrington has never once pumped the brakes on developing her creativity and expanding her own professional success. The three-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master has set the bar for contemporary jazz drummers and emerged as an inspiration and role model – particularly for female musicians. Her latest book, "New Standards: 101 Lead Sh…
 
Are you open to exploring something a bit leftfield? We all know that there are ways to get into a creative headspace at the start of a writing session that will help us to be more productive in that session… And maybe you are already making good use of many of them… DAW Templates…Creating a tidy studio space…Having a plan of what you want to achie…
 
When our computer operating systems get updated there’s the promise of new features that will improve our workflow and make our lives a little easier. But should we update our music-making computers with the new OS? Not right away! In this episode of the Music Production Podcast, I discuss a few practical reasons you don’t want to update right away…
 
Bottler is Brooklyn-based electronic duo of best friends, Pat Butler and Phil Shore. Their music is designed to capture the playfulness of kids making music in their garage. Bottler released their first album, Journey Work, on infine in May. Pat, Phil, and I had a great conversation about collaborating and live performance. The duo shared how they …
 
In this episode, we’re asking the question - has it all been done before? Have we reached the frontier of music and there are no new genres, sounds, or musical directions to pursue? Given the amount of music in the world and the hundreds of genres and subgenres that exist, it would be easy to conclude that the answer is yes… …Our lot now is to simp…
 
Nick Culbertson is a musician and app developer who runs Moby Pixel, a mobile app creation studio. He designs game and music apps for iOS, and also produces a wide range of educational and entertaining YouTube videos. He has just released Overdrive Synth for iOS, which combines classic synthesizers with guitar overdrive and distortion pedals. Nick …
 
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