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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.
 
My name is Jamie Lidell and I'm gonna delve into the heady magic of creating music in a modern studio, probe the depths of production, get tech crazy with mixing tricks, studio skills and equipment. I'll be joined by fellow musicians, engineers and all-round audiophiles who kindly share their tips, stories and ingenious insight from the bizarre world of music production. I shall answer questions and seek knowledge from other music makers on a quest to discover how to make things sound RIGHT. ...
 
6 Figure Creative is a podcast that helps freelance creatives earn more money by doing what they love. If you’re trying to avoid the never-ending grind of a 9–5, or just want to earn more money doing what you do best (creating), 6 Figure Creative is your new favorite show! Join host Brian Hood and his guests as they explore topics such as mental health, finances, sales, marketing, time management, the digital nomad lifestyle, and more.
 
Hosted by the hyperactive music producer Oxygenfad each episode we talk to a new artist about their stories and how they do what they do. There is a human, beautiful side to the show when people talk about struggles they had to go through but there is also a gigantic nerd element to the show when we talk about 90's DOS trackers, DAWs, VSTs, and the best foam to use when building your own sound proofed studio. There is always something to learn from each episode and the takeaways will help yo ...
 
Join SonicScoop's Justin Colletti and guests to explore best practices for running a creative business in audio, music and other creative fields. From tips and tutorials on music production and audio engineering, to business masterclasses, interviews with heavy hitting producers, engineers, researchers, journalists, creative entrepreneurs and more, the weekly SonicScoop podcast is unlike any other.
 
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If you've been stuck at 4 or 5 figures per year as a freelancer, there's likely one ingredient that is holding you back from growth. Without this ingredient, it is 100% impossible to get clients, grow your income, and get past the 6 figure mark (if that's your goal). In this week's episode of the 6 Figure Creative Podcast, my buddy Mark Eckert and …
 
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…
 
Is your income in a constant feast-or-famine cycle? Some months might look great... But then all of your projects seem to dry up, and you're left scrambling for clients. This sort of cycle can be brutal for your business, personal life, and mental health, but this cycle doesn't have repeated for the rest of your life. There are likely 3 things keep…
 
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 …
 
Joe Chiccarelli is a ten-time Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer whose credits include Beck, U2, The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Killers, Elton John, Morrissey, Jason Mraz and more. In this week's podcast episode, Hear the live Q&A from Joe's MixCon Masterclass, where he walks us through his approach to mixing, with a special emphasis on ta…
 
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…
 
So you made it to $100,000+ per year... Congrats. Too bad you made so many sacrifices that you're constantly stressed out, you're missing out on time with friends and family, and you resent your business. The irony is that you became a freelancer because you hated your day job and you wanted to work for yourself. Now, you feel like you have 50 "lit…
 
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 …
 
Hello! Jamie again. I caught up with this busy Fred on his current US tour. He’s been busy you ask? Oh yes. I mean so so busy. For one thing he’s penned massive pop numbers with Ed Sheeran, Stormy and other huge acts Did you know that? I mean BIG BIG songs. And YET his mentor and good friend is none other than Brian Eno! Wait.. what? Ah yes, all sh…
 
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…
 
If you've ever felt like your freelance life has been a neverending feast-or-famine roller coaster, chances are you're missing one (or more) pieces of a full client acquisition machine. You've likely "dabbled" with bits and pieces here and there, but you've never fully built each of the individual parts and refined them to the point where everythin…
 
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…
 
We asked your questions of producer, engineer and mixer Catherine Marks following her MixCon masterclass. Catherine’s credits include Manchester Orchestra, Alanis Morrisette, Wolf Alice, St. Vincent, Local Natives, Interpol, PJ Harvey, Kanye West and many more. Check out her full masterclass here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0GEKw9cf-8 Big tha…
 
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 …
 
Did you know that closing too many clients can be a bad thing? I know it sounds completely backwards, but a high sales conversion rate (70%+) is usually a sign of an unhealthy business. In episode 224 of the 6 Figure Creative Podcast, I break down the two reasons why a high sales conversion rate is a bad thing, and what two actions you can take to …
 
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…
 
Recently on the SonicScoop YouTube channel, Justin Colletti did a mix shootout with a platinum-selling, Grammy-winning mixer to see if he could do just as well using nothing but stock plugins in his DAW! A crazy experiment? Maybe, but the results were revealing, and not what everyone expected. After the session Justin hosted a live Q&A as part of M…
 
Max Tundra is Ben Jacobs A man that was a child that grew up in London. As pointed out on his bandcamp, he went to the same school as Jude Law and a Chemical Brother, but didn’t know them. In this disposable content age, there’s an undeniable urge to go for quantity over quality is there not? The music Ben makes as Max Tundra comes as rarely as a c…
 
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 …
 
How much is an average client worth to you? Whatever that number is, imagine how much more they'd be worth to you and your freelance business if they were paying you that amount every single year. Now imagine how successful you'd be if every single client you've ever had was paying you the amount every year for the rest of your career. That's the r…
 
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 …
 
Love it or hate it, email marketing is the closest thing there has ever been to a "magic pill" for anyone looking for stability in their month-to-month income. The sucky thing is...most of us "fall victim" to email marketing ALL THE TIME. You get tons of tons of emails from people offering their products and services, but you never make use of this…
 
In today’s episode, we’re going to be exploring that question. Said another way: Just because a particular genre lights you up to hear it in a club or on your phone, does that mean it’s the music you were put on this planet to make? …or could it be that holding on to the belief that you must make the genre that’s your favourite to listen to is drag…
 
Cobaine Ivory is a multi-instrumentalist and Grammy-Nominated producer. He has worked with Dr. Dre, H.E.R., and Anderson Paak. Cobaine has composed music for Disney, SONY Pictures, and Ubisoft. Cobaine and I spoke in depth about his work and overall creative philosophies. It was a lot of fun talking with Cobaine, I really appreciate his values and …
 
Here are a few of the biggest lies when it comes to marketing your freelance business. "If I'm good enough, people will find me and hire me" "The only marketing I need is word-of-mouth" "If I market myself, I'll come across as desperate" "This sort of stuff doesn't work for freelancers" If any of that sounds like you, my guess would be you likely h…
 
Today we’re meeting a familiar foe but in a surprising new way. The enemy in front of us is distraction, and we’ve uncovered some new research that shows that everything we thought we knew about distractions and their impact on creatives is actually way worse. And some of the things we didn’t know were distractions… to our minds, actually are. Dist…
 
Nigel is my kind of producer He has a strong sense of quality, a strong sense of who he is and what potentials artists have to be cultivated and captured. He’s my kind of producer because he gets his hands dirty and doesn’t just act as a fan of the band and take on that guru role but he’s in the trenches, setting up the mics for perfect phase align…
 
Fix your bottom end! The low end in your mix is both the hardest part to get right, AND the most important part to get right. Here's what's holding you back. And what you can do about it. In this episode of the podcast Justin Colletti offers his take on the three things that mess up low end on mixes and what you can do differently for powerful, coh…
 
It's pretty simple. Life is distracting enough. You don't need help getting pulled out of the moment. Turn off your notifications. Get more done. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or Spotify; watch on YouTube Show Notes: My Website - https://brianfunk.com 5 Minute Music Producer - https://brianfunk.com/blog/5minute Music Production Club -…
 
Every successful freelancer has hit that wall where you can't say yes to even ONE more project...this is usually the same time you start getting more inquiries than you've ever seen before. In these busy seasons of business, there are a few options you could take... You could turn down all those extra projects (and say goodbye to that extra $$$). Y…
 
No matter how organised and self-disciplined you are, change is inevitable. And, as a result, that will shake up your routine. This episode is all about the inevitable breaks that from time to time we are forced to take away from our regular creative sessions. Whether it’s an illness, life events, vacations, work, or perhaps you’ve simply fallen of…
 
Doug Hoyer is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has garnered 1 million Spotify streams and licensed music for television. Doug's work has received critical acclaim and he works by day as a hearing aid practitioner. I had a great conversation with Doug about his work and techniques for writing and completing music. Doug shared a ton of insights and s…
 
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