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Lij Shaw Interviews music producers, engineers, studio owners, and other professionals to bring you inspiring stories, tricks, and insights from the recording studio. So that you can take your recordings to the next level and become a rockstar of the recording studio yourself! - Guests: Vance Powell, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson, and many more...
 
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6 Figure Creative

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6 Figure Creative

Brian Hood and Chris Graham

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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 hosts Brian Hood and Chris Graham as they explore topics such as mental health, finances, sales, marketing, time management, the digital nomad lifestyle, and more.
 
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.
 
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Gear Club Podcast

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Gear Club Podcast

John Agnello & Stewart Lerman

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Gear Club Podcast is hosted by engineer / producers John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and Stewart Lerman (Patti Smith, St. Vincent). Each episode of the podcast features an interview with a key player in the audio industry, and also offers tips and guidance to the next generation of engineers and artists. The podcast is an informative, yet irreverent, look at the art of recording by leading practitioners of the art.
 
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STORYOPHONIC

Lindsay Tomasic & Dan Kimpel

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Storyophonic is a regular Music Industry podcast featuring conversations with leading-edge pros to inform, entertain, inspire and guide you to greater success – wherever you are in your career. Topics range from songwriting to recording to royalties and everywhere in between. Join us each week for tips and tales from deep inside the music industry! Our podcast host is Dan Kimpel. Each episode is produced and edited by Lindsay Tomasic of Datolite Music Ltd.
 
Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice. Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau. The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.
 
This podcast is dedicated to making your next recording your best recording. Whether you are a professional recording or mixing engineer, a beginner at recording and mixing, or a home studio enthusiast, Kevin and his team of MixCoachers gives you tips, tricks, mindsets, and stories from his years of experience that will help you get the best home and studio recordings possible.
 
After The Session is a podcast for artists, recording engineers, mix engineers, music producers and enthusiasts alike. Featuring a new guest on each episode, we explore the valuable time "after the session" has ended, in which we discuss recording studio history, our favorite tools, our methods, what inspires us and the art of making records. Hosted by Christian Cummings.
 
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My guest today is Jay Messina who grew up in Brooklyn, NY finding his first gig at Don Elliott’s studio using Les Paul’s one inch, 8 track machine. He then went to A & R Studios for 4 years, and the next 15 years at Record Plant NY recording all genres of music including Aerosmith, Kiss, Miles Davis, and lots more. His studio today is called West E…
 
Most freelancers shy away from the corporate world because “they’re special snowflake creatives who will never sell out and could never possibly be fulfilled working with corporations”. The reality is that any creative work can be fulfilling. The beauty of working with corporate clients is they actually have budgets. With budgets come options... Th…
 
My guest is producer, engineer, and mixer Charles Root III, better known as Chaz Root of Electric Owl Works Recording in upstate New York. In this episode, we discuss: Root History Playing Bars Drinking Ages Classical Training Stuttering Going Blind Garbage Picking Stereos Wah Wah Discovery Rudy Van Gelder 4 Track Mastery Starting Small Electric Ow…
 
Today we’re looking into a topic that I love... ...this is something that if leaned into can be the basis for a Pandora's box of inspiration. And if you embrace this strategy you will unlock new sonic territory and drive your creations in exciting and original directions. However, if you're closed off to this idea, you run the risk of being stuck u…
 
My guest today is Colin Brittain an American songwriter, producer and musician signed to Warner Chappell Music. He has written and produced for acts such as Papa Roach, Hands Like Houses, Basement, Dashboard Confessional, 5 Seconds of Summer, Stick to Your Guns, Miyavi, One Ok Rock, and Beautiful Bodies. Colin began his career playing drums in the …
 
The words you write have the power to build trust and win clients, but they also have the power to bore people to death and turn away clients. It’s your choice whether you want to put in the work to write website copy that does all the “selling” for you. Most freelancers, unfortunately, leave copywriting as an afterthought. This creates a massive o…
 
This week we're joined by a Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, label owner, and bonafide pioneer of Detroit techno. Someone who has continued to set trends and break boundaries with his music, his sound installations, and his performances. The man in question is Carl Craig, a key figure in the electronic music scene who has blazed a trail through sever…
 
My guest today is grammy-winning producer, engineer, and mixer Matt Ross-Spang. This is Matt's second appearance on WCA. In this episode, we discuss: Sam Phillips Recording New Studio Crosstown Concourse Sun Studios Workflow Steven Durr Wiring 30,000 feet Of Audio cable Aesthetic Choices 15% Red Neck 60's and 70's Inspiration Custom Headphones Syst…
 
My guest today is Micah Tawlks a producer, mixer and all around music enthusiast based in Nashville TN. He began producing and mixing in 2011 and has worked with artists such as Louis Prince, Coin, Liza Anne, Hayley Williams, Halfnoise, The Brook & The Bluff, The Lone Bellow and Molly Parden. Tawlks grew up in Sacramento California and relocated to…
 
You always struggle to make progress in your business. Everyone seems to be against you. You can’t hire anyone because they’ll never do it as well as you can. You simply can’t bring yourself to leave the security of your day job. These are all symptoms of negative mindsets that are holding you back from your full potential as an audio engineer and …
 
Today, my guest is Portland, Maine-based mastering engineer Patrick Keane. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up w/out Screens Tinkering Problem Solving Lessons Being Prepared FOH Producing Discovering Mastering Bob Ludwig Choosing Gear Selling Gear Room Building Finances Retirement Matt's Rant: A Belated Birthday Celebration Links and Show Notes…
 
We’ve got a pretty special episode waiting for you this week! This is something that we’ve never done before - brand new and totally unique! So let me first ask you this… Do you worry about putting your music out into the world? Maybe a fear of judgment stops you from being creative. Perhaps you are struggling to figure out your next steps. You fee…
 
My guest today is Quentin Gilkey known to friends as ‘Q’, who began his music career on the performance side with a background in classical and jazz piano. He studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, where he also honed his skills as an engineer. He moved west to Los Angeles and had an internship at Ocean Studios before la…
 
We’ve all hit the point in our lives when we’ve faced this question. “Should I just quit?” Whether you’re considering giving up on your entire business, or you’re simply considering quitting a new approach to marketing you’ve been trying out, it can be difficult to keep going when stuff gets hard. So should you give up and go back to the way things…
 
Today, my guest is studio owner, engineer, composer, and vocalist Bryan Matheson who owns and runs Skyline Studios in Oakland, California. In this episode, we discuss: Teac 2340 PCM Beta Leos Pro Audio Skyline Studios Converting A Warehouse Chips Davis Ad Work Keeping Outside Noise Out Client Growth Keeping a Studio In Business Always Learning RTFM…
 
Don't be a 'Yes, but...' person! We all know people who rubbish ideas. Nobody wants to speak up and share ideas in their presence. And often nobody even wants to be around them. And yet unwittingly, we often find ourselves being THAT person... The person who picks holes in other people's suggestions, cutting the creative connections dead… ...And wh…
 
My guest today is Colin Scharf a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, author, and English professor living in Mankato, Minnesota. Colin and his wife Laura co-front the indie rock band Good Night Gold Dust, which has released five albums, toured the Midwest, shared stages with national and internationally touring acts, and gained critical acclaim from M…
 
I love learning about people who are earning 6 figures in a relatively obscure niche… especially when they’ve grown that business to where it is in just a few short years. Sean Oblizalo has built an incredibly successful adventure elopement photography business. If you’ve never heard of that before, you’re not alone. While elopement photography may…
 
Today, my guest is Grammy-nominated record producer, audio engineer, songwriter, and musician Will Yip who has worked with Lauryn Hill, Panic! at the Disco, Blacklisted, and many others. In this episode, we discuss: Hard Working Parents Strict Upbringing Drums Feeding off Stress Falling in Love with Recording Free Demos Setting Goals Mom's Basement…
 
So here's the deal. We all hit creative problems. And we often try to solve those problems with the same level of thinking that created them. ...forcing a solution the wrong way, digging in deeper, making the problem worse, and building frustration in the process. Maybe you start second-guessing perfectly good work, start to make mistakes, and head…
 
My guest today is Graham Waks (wax) a drummer, engineer, and producer originally from California now living in Nashville TN who has been playing the drums for 12 years and teaching six. His recording studio is called Left + Right Music and he also runs Music City Acoustics designing and building acoustic panels for home studios. While he absolutely…
 
Do you run a successful business, but find yourself stressed out about finances? Does it affect your creativity to the point that you aren’t making your projects the absolute best? If your finances are a shambles, chances are your business isn’t very stable, and neither is your personal life. It’s time to make a change. A big welcome back to Graham…
 
My guest today is 4x Grammy Awarded Mixer, Engineer, Producer Robert Carranza. Robert has worked with Ozomatli, Marilyn Manson, Jack Johnson, Los Lobos, and many others. In this episode, we discuss: East LA Black Sabbath Music Today First 4 Track Bruce Swedien Floating Assistant Studio Managers Pagers Paul Rothchild Getting Fired Lessons from Music…
 
John Graham aka Quivver is a man who's been at the forefront of electronic music for over 25 years, both as a producer and DJ, writing and playing everything from House to Techno to Breaks to Drum and Bass. With his new album Revelate released on Bedrock and hitting the music stores we really got down to the nitty gritty of the creative process and…
 
My guest today is Stephen Kelly a songwriter, producer, and mixing engineer from Dublin, Ireland. His mission is to help musicians and engineers create stream-worthy music without spending a fortune on gear. He has produced and mixed music for independent and major label artists, as well as producing award-winning audio for animated series, Fortune…
 
Ed Stasium is a musician, engineer, and producer with a career in music that spans almost 50 years. Getting his start at Tony Camillo's New Jersey studio, he went on to record Gladys Knight, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Living Colour, The Smithereens, Mick Jagger, and Motörhead, to name a few. In this episode, Ed gets in-depth about recording Gladys…
 
Please tell me you’ve never been this person... “Hey.” “How’s it going?” “U there? lol.” “Hello?!?!?” That’s the person who makes everyone cringe when they’re around. If that’s you, I hate to say it, but there’s a reason everyone ignores you. On the other side of things, if you’re the type of person who never follows up with anyone then you’re leav…
 
Today, my guest is producer, mix engineer, and artist Michael James. Michael has worked with Hole, L7, Robben Ford, A.J. Croce, and many others. This is Michael's second appearance on the show. In this episode, we discuss: Reflecting on Petaluma vs. Los Angeles Balance Pandemic Related Changes Fiber Internet Rogue Amoeba Zoom Dolby Atmos Alternator…
 
As music producers we all want to achieve the sound that we hear in our heads but we often get disheartened that our work does not sound as good as our ambitions. ...And this is because our abilities don’t currently match up with our taste... Maybe you can relate...you get so caught up in the idea that what you’re going to make won’t sound as good …
 
My guest today is Pierre de Reeder who spreads his time between making records as a commercial studio owner at 64 Sound and its affiliated production room facilities, inhabiting the occasional role as a solo artist or player in various projects, running his indie record label Little Record Company, and managing all things Rilo Kiley… a band for whi…
 
If there was a way to shift your freelance business in a way that consistently led to higher income, fewer hours, and more predictability, would you be interested in hearing more? This is exactly what Brian Casel did with his business. He created a productized service that allowed him to hire a team to remove most of the work from his plate to the …
 
Today, my guest is musician, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and engineer Todd Hutchisen, co-owner of Acadia Recording Company located in Portland, Maine. In this episode, we discuss: Taking Ownership of Acadia Studio Names Tripple Sessions Rudy Van Gelder Don Zientara Anti-Trend Gear Restraint Buying and Building Once Analogies Studio Ownership B…
 
Have you ever caught yourself saying “I don't have enough time”? We’ve all been there...you can have hours and hours of time, yet see no meaningful growth in your skills and the quality of your music. But it often isn't a lack of time that is creating the problem… ...it's a lack of efficiency in the way you are operating that is to blame. So how co…
 
My guest today is Paul "Willie Green" Womack a producer, engineer and sonic artist, Paul "Willie Green" Womack has built a discography boasting names such as Wiz Khalifa, The Alchemist, The Roots, Billy Woods, ELUCID and many more, and established himself as one of the top names in independent Hip-Hop & R&B. Currently residing in Brooklyn NY, Womac…
 
If you build healthy habits and routines in your life, you will always win over someone who waits around for motivation to get things done. Atomic Habits is one of our all-time favorite books, so we dedicated this episode to discussing some of our favorite takeaways from the book and how it all applies to someone who is freelancing. Listen now to l…
 
Today, my guest is producer, engineer, and musician Jason Phelps, co-owner of Acadia Recording Company located in Portland, Maine. In this episode, we discuss: Portland, Maine Lobster Acadia Recording CO. Gateway Mastering Landlords Mini Splits Studio Business Shared Workflows Studio Partnerships Grants and Loans Handling Studio Money Trust Making …
 
The power of getting the right people around us can’t be understated… ...but who exactly should we aspire to surround ourselves with? This week we dig into a concept that ties together several ideas that I’ve talked about previously in this podcast. And these are actually concepts that I've purposely built into the Finish More Music community and t…
 
My guest today is Jaimeson Durr a San Francisco Bay Area Top Billboard charting recording engineer, mixer and producer that works on a variety of music genres from legends like, Sammy Hagar and his band The Circle, Chickenfoot, Megadeth, Joe Satriani, The Dead, Don Felder (The Eagles), The Head and the Heart, Dan the Automator as well as many other…
 
If you’re getting overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks of your business, it’s probably time to hire someone who can help you out. You’ve probably even considered it in the past, but you have doubts that have held you back… “What if they can’t do it as well as I can?” “What if I hire the wrong person?” “It will take forever to train them”. “I don’t…
 
My guest today is Damian Taylor a six-time Grammy-nominated record producer, music mixer and programmer, songwriter, song doctor, sonic architect and explorer best known for his work with Bjork (in the studio and on stage), The Prodigy, The Killers, Arcade Fire, UNKLE, TR/ST, Odette, The Temper Trap, City of the Sun, and Dizzy to name a few. Damian…
 
My guest today is Producer, Engineer, and Educator Tom Gordon. Tom has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Dr. Dre, The Beach Boys, Boyz II Men, Willie Nelson, Whitesnake, and Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden, to name a few. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up In Reno Theater Parents Sammy Davis Jr. Reel to Reel Discoveries Endless Love Granny's House USC…
 
Today we are in conversation with electronic music legend Dave Seaman, well known for his releases in the famed Renaissance Masters Series and Global Underground and currently releasing music and running his highly respected label Selador. In this episode, we lean heavily into the music industry and what it really takes to get heard and stand out f…
 
If you rely solely on referrals to fuel your business, you’re making one of the most common mistakes a freelancer can make. This puts the fate of your business entirely into the hands of your clients. They determine when (or if) you get your next client. Instead of living in the constant cycle of feast or famine, Mike Michalowicz shares a way to ke…
 
My guest today is recording, mixing, and mastering engineer Matt Qualls who is based in Memphis, Tennessee. In this episode, we discuss: Growing Up In Memphis Early Recording Van Burnout Doctors Office Recording Ardent Studios Working with Limitations Neve VR-60 and Toothpicks Studio Maintenance The Bay Area Albuquerque Feeling Retired Gear Talk So…
 
We all get opportunities in life, some that come quite regularly and others that are more significant and rare. We sometimes call them lucky breaks, the types of opportunities that can make a huge difference in our life... ...and none of us wants to be the person who had that chance and let that golden opportunity slip through their fingers. If you…
 
My guest today is Justin Phelps chief engineer and designer of the Hallowed Halls recording studios in Portland OR. He began his career in 1996 at San Fransisco’s famed Coast Recorders where he worked as a house engineer and received considerable guidance from a chief engineer/producer John Cuniberti and studio owner/gear guru Dan Alexander as well…
 
It’s time to kill hourly pricing once and for all. While many freelancers think hourly billing is a fair method, it’s actually the least fair method for pricing your work. Hourly pricing leads to an immediate conflict of interest between you and your clients, and it puts very little consideration for the value of whatever it is that you do. You are…
 
My guest today is Grammy Nominated Mixer, Producer, Sean O'Keefe who has worked with Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, and The Plain White T's, among many others. In this episode, we discuss: Chicago 4 Track Recording Academic Father Quitting School Living in an Office Wednesday Warriors Lessons Learned from Gravity Studios Hacking the Intern Proces…
 
If you’re like most music producers juggling the logistics of home life with studio time you’re going to love this episode... Today I’m sitting down with Cassy, a globally in-demand DJ and producer who boasts landmark recorded mixes for the likes of Panorama bar and Fabric, and has releases on a who's who of labels from Aus Music to Uzuri and Bass …
 
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