On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we look at how you can create a career as a producer in the music business. We look at the role a producer plays, discuss what the job title really means, and examine some steps you can take to build the career that you want.
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Episode Overview [0:59]
Never second guess yourself [2:44]
How to get started as a music producer [2:53]
The sweetest revenge is just destroying life after high school [5:10]
You are there to bring out all the potential the song has [8:13]
Make the song the best version it can be by being the leader [8:21]
It takes a specific type of mind to be able to pick apart your own creative work and separate yourself enough to make objective decisions about the final product [11:17]
Not everybody can be a producer [11:34]
Figure out what it is you want to make and start making it [12:58]
If you don’t know what to do with four buttons on your phone, what could you possibly know how to do with $100,000 worth of gear and a wall of knobs [14:56]
The hardest part is figuring out the right question to ask [18:11]
Your ears are your most important tool [18:57]
If you do want to produce, you will be greatly benefited if you play an instrument [26:40]
It’s really difficult if you don’t speak the language [27:14]
An idea is worthless if you can’t make it a reality [27:51
You want efficiency, not because you’re uptight. Efficiency is awesome because then you can just walk in and create. [33:01]
You gotta keep people hyped. You’ve gotta keep people’s eye on the end goal of, “This is gonna be an incredible song!” [40:19]
You don’t have to get hung up on the things that aren’t perfect because there’s going to be plenty of things that aren’t perfect [46:06]
The most important thing you can have is content to showcase your skills [47:12]
Take it a day at a time, take it a step at a time and get incrementally better each and every time [49:48]
Show up to get 1% better every day [49:56]
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