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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.
 
Inner Renaissance is a podcast devoted to encouraging creatives to validate their own voices and redefine success for themselves. In this digital diary; Miss Fay and her artistic guests reflects on their journey through inner peace and artistic freedom. Join Fay in discussions on writer's block, imposter syndrome, perfectionism and enhancing your craft.
 
We’re fighting back against writer’s block! Every week, co-hosts Lizzy and Hazel try out a new piece of writing advice--from saying affirmations to writing drunk--and then discuss how the one-week challenges have affected their inspiration, productivity and creativity. Join in with the challenges and learn what helps and hinders your writing!
 
Your Creative Push is the daily podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion. Every week, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to m ...
 
Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.
 
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Faith catches up with artist, producer and long time collaborator Prestige. They discuss his Inglewood upbringing, his passion for G-funk and how he plans to build his legacy. - Inner Renaissance encourages creatives to redefine beauty, purpose and success for themselves. Consider it a companion piece on your path to artistic evolution. Join Miss F…
 
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 …
 
Ever caught yourself saying things like “when I can write music as good as this top producer, then I’ll be happy”...? Or, “when I have this piece of hardware, then I’ll be on fire”...?While it may seem harmless at first, it’s actually a sure fire way to kill the vibe and all of your fun in the studio.Because the issue with looking at external outco…
 
We all know that taking big leaps towards our goals requires taking radically different actions to the ones that we're taking right now…But we also know that these radically different actions will bring with them discomfort. Maybe it’s creative anxiety, or the pain from pursuing a fitness goal, or perhaps the hunger of following a particularly diff…
 
Fay has a candid conversation with Tamika J; a multidisciplinary artist / entrepreneur. Tamika reflects on the journey that lead to her new tea business, her mental health, spirituality and sexuality. Taomi Tea n Treats: https://www.taomiteantreats.com/ Tamika J Music: https://www.tamikajmusic.com/ - Inner Renaissance encourages creatives to redefi…
 
If there’s one thing a great many books and online gurus will tell you, it’s that in order for you to succeed, you need to know your purpose in life.A purpose which transcends you, that serves the greater good, and builds your drive, optimism, and resilience to succeed.And so the question beckons, will your career in music be held back until you’ve…
 
Today we're going all sci-fi...yep, it's time to talk about AI! Now when you hear the term Artificial Intelligence (AI), you're likely to either get super excited, or to feel the fear welling up inside of you... And perhaps if you're like me, it's a mixture of both. Because on the one hand, the advances in technology in this area give humanity and,…
 
Today we’re tackling a VERY divisive topic, one that for music producers worldwide has become the cause of a huge amount of debate in the last few years… And that’s the impact that music streaming sites like Spotify, Apple Music and others are having on our scene. Now, many people believe that the current streaming model is crippling artists and da…
 
It doesn’t take an expert to know that when you’re achieving things, like ticking off your to-do list or having a kick-ass 30 minutes in the studio, it feels good. And when you feel good, you’re able to achieve more!But what happens when you’re NOT achieving things?What happens when you feel like you’ve been wasting time, letting life slip through …
 
Today I'm joined by DJ, producer and multimedia artist Rashid Ajami. Now Rashid has been releasing music for well over a decade on the likes of Armada, Anjunadeep, Get Physical and Einmusika to name a few, but the road to releasing on these top labels was far from plain sailing… Like most producers, Rashid has had to deal with his own fair share of…
 
If you’ve been writing music for a while, chances are you’ve got a back catalogue of unfinished tracks that are laying to waste...Or rather than a back catalogue, perhaps it’s a graveyard of unfinished loops.Either way, when we’ve hit a wall with our music or we’re in need of some inspiration, it can be tempting to return to these tracks to get the…
 
Today I'm joined by Barry Jamieson and Dave Gardner, two incredible producers who over the years have quietly had a hand in some of dance music’s biggest tracks, and have a huge list of accolades to prove it...Barry, aka Mono Electric Orchestra, has worked closely with major artists such as Madonna, New Order, Thom Yorke and Depeche Mode, and was n…
 
A good workman never blames his tools...or does he?Today we're going to be talking about the age old producer dilemma: should you switch DAWs? In fact, should you be making any major new purchases for your studio at all? As a music producer, it’s easy to get your sights set on a brand new piece of gear that will seemingly flick the switch for the q…
 
Today is the final episode of our very special series in which we've been hearing about the journeys and lessons from the producers inside of the FMM community.Just like you, these producers have BIG ambitions - and here we get to learn how they’ve faced and overcome a variety of challenges to see the amazing results they are seeing today.In today’…
 
There’s an old saying that goes “the most precious resource we have is time”...But in reality, time isn’t the most precious resource we have - attention is.Because two people with the same amount of time will get wildly different results depending on where they focus their attention, and the quality of that attention. I see so many people using the…
 
We're continuing with our very special series in which we're hearing about the journeys and lessons from the producers inside the Finish More Music community.So today I’m joined by Imran (1MRN), who struggled to write any music for TEN years.But after starting to follow a proven creative process just two years ago, he’s completely revolutionized hi…
 
If you’ve ever found writing music to be a real challenge, you’re not alone.Maybe you’ve been fighting hard to make progress for years, and it just isn’t happening for you...Maybe you keep going round in circles with the same old habits, wondering “why on earth do I keep doing this to myself?!”...Maybe the big question looms large in your mind…”Sho…
 
Today is the start of a very special series in which we're going to be hearing about the journeys and lessons from a number of our producers from the FMM community. And I'm super excited to share these journeys with you because they'll give you the opportunity to learn from producers just like you…Producers who have BIG ambitions, and who've wrestl…
 
An unavoidable part of being a creative is facing your demons: self doubt, perfectionism, worrying about what other people might think...I get it...these are things we all have to stare in the face.But one easy way people often try to avoid these feelings is to start copying other work.(And it’s something you might be doing right now without even r…
 
When you think of the best way to describe the world’s finest DJs and producers, what comes to mind?...Taste-maker?...Trend-setter?...Visionary perhaps? Only a handful of people can really claim to fit that description, but this week’s guest is all of the above…Because in the hot seat this week is Steve Bug - a pioneering DJ, producer and label own…
 
Unless you've spent years with your head in the clouds, you’ll know life is full of ups and downs...And as a music producer, you’ll understand this more than most.Whilst being creative has the tremendous power to light us up, the harsh truth is that it can also bring about negative thoughts and feelings, negative environments, and negative people. …
 
Today I’m talking to certified house legend, Harry Romero...Having helped define the sound of the legendary Subliminal Records before launching his own Bambossa imprint, Harry Romero is an undisputed heavyweight of house music.But even with a string of classic records to his name, Harry’s success lies not in his past achievements, but in his consta…
 
When you think of your dream DJ set, where do you imagine it would take place?Huge festival stage? Sunrise in Ibiza? The deli counter at your local supermarket?Maybe not that last one, for most people...In this special episode of the Finish More Music podcast I’m talking to SUAT, a British DJ who took the internet by storm during the pandemic by sp…
 
If you’re serious about wanting to get your tracks played by your favourite DJs and raising your profile as a producer, there’s one thing that you need to be doing...Releasing.But if you’ve had any experience with submitting tracks to labels in the past, you’ll know the process is often fruitless and unforgiving...Dealing with rejection, the anxiet…
 
To celebrate the release of my brand new ebook 50 Tips for Killer Techno Tracks, I’m sharing with you some of the very BEST advice my guests on this show have given for aspiring producers.Featuring tips from techno legends Dubfire and Alan Oldham, and rising stars Mha Iri, Habischman, and Roberto, this episode is packed full of knowledge bombs to h…
 
For most producers, the quest to create original music is near impossible… Even trying to have your own sound is a whole other battle which many fight, and lose, every single day. But what if I told you there was a special method, in fact a whole new way of thinking, that could set off an avalanche of unique ideas? Well in this week’s podcast I’m g…
 
Miss Fay reflects on the highs and lows of her spiritual path and what lead her to create Inner Renaissance. - Inner Renaissance encourages creatives to redefine beauty, purpose and success for themselves. Shop now for mugs with gentle affirmations that comfort you at your worst and support you at your best. - Shop: https://www.missfaycreates.com/s…
 
As electronic music producers, the very art that we pursue brings with it a never ending abundance of options...Just think of all the steps it takes to write a piece of music... from conceiving the idea to composing it, producing it, engineering the track, and then finally shipping it out into the world.Then add all the plugins, hardware, samples, …
 
As artists our mission is to try to take the music we love, and the culture we find ourselves in, further than it was before. But it’s very rare that an artist comes along and influences an entire genre, and even rarer to do that over multiple creative disciplines...Well this week I’m joined by someone who has done exactly that, Alan Oldham AKA DJ …
 
If there’s one giant misconception about music production, it’s that you’ll reach a point in your journey where it suddenly gets easy...Some point where there’s no more anxiety, no more lack of inspiration, no more creative blocks.But in reality, you couldn’t get any further from the truth.That’s why this week on the podcast I’m pumped to be joined…
 
We’ve all heard the phrase “two heads are better than one”.This rings especially true when it comes to your music, as collaborating with another producer can create extraordinary results…From stepping out of your comfort zone to enhancing your workflow to learning new skills and building bonds with like-minded people, collaboration is a source of a…
 
We all want to see progress in our lives, yet I see so many people running around without ever actually moving forward. Like having your foot down on the accelerator but the wheels are just spinning in the mud...Being busy but not getting anything done.I know for a FACT that if that’s happening in one area of your life, chances are that the knock-o…
 
As a producer it’s not uncommon to enjoy writing various genres of music, and to want to get it all out in the world.But exploring several creative avenues while establishing your name as an artist can be a confusing business…“Can I release multiple genres of music under one name?”“Should I release my side project under a new alias?”“What happens i…
 
Most of us have got an idea of where we want to go in life, and what we’d like to achieve with our music.... You might call it your Plan A.Your True North that guides you towards your goals, or the path that you hope will lead you towards your version of success.But what about Plan B? “Keith, isn’t it sensible to have a back up plan just in case th…
 
If you’re like most producers, navigating the music industry can seem like a pretty daunting prospect.With little information out there on the ‘right’ way to approach labels, or how to actually get your music in the hands of the right people, making an impact in an industry often working behind closed doors is a real cause of confusion and overwhel…
 
As an artist, there’s no better feeling than being inspired to write music that lights you up. But as you may know all too well, inspiration rarely lasts forever. And when it does suddenly disappear from us, we’re left in a place that NOBODY wants to be in…The creative rut.As painful as it is easy to fall into, getting stuck in a rut with no idea o…
 
No matter what stage you’re at in your music production journey, there’s a classic trap that you can easily fall into...and that’s forcing it. I’m sure you’d love to master every step of the production process yourself, or have a super recognizable and unique ‘sound’, or always get quick results in the studio... But in reality, pushing for these so…
 
Have you ever set out for the day only to end up bored, tired, lazy, or stuck scrolling through social media longer than you care to admit?Well there’s a secret source behind productive, focused and successful days that absolutely anyone can tap into, but so many choose to skip out on... The morning!If there’s one thing that has had the most profou…
 
What if I told you there was a secret to making massive gains in the studio, with almost minimum effort?You’d probably tell me I’m talking out of my 🍑... But there absolutely is, and today I’m sharing it with you!In this week’s podcast episode I’m diving deep into the Compound Effect, a concept that is so powerful it will help you see literal expon…
 
For producers, writing music and being creative can be an amazing path to self-discovery...It helps to shine a light on who you are, what your vision looks like, what your tastes are, and what your sound is.But it also shines a light on your fears, the things that hold you back...“What will people say about my music?” “Is it good enough?” “Am I tal…
 
It’s the 100th episode of the Finish More Music Podcast (🎉🎉🎉) and to be truthful, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of episode would be fitting for such a milestone...I’ve been thinking back to all the amazing episodes there’s been in the past, including those with some of the biggest names in electronic music, those that tell stori…
 
The Finish More Music Podcast is back for a super special episode this week as we sit down with Toronto house maestro Demuir!Looking at Demuir’s recent release history on labels such as Hot Creations, Desolat, Elrow and Heist (to name a few), it’s hard to imagine that he once took a near decade-long break from writing music entirely...But in this i…
 
When you look at top producers in their studios, it’s easy to get envious of their seemingly unlimited time, energy and resources to commit to their craft. And while there’s lots of reasons why some people succeed and some fall short, one thing is for sure… We’ve all got the same 24 hours in a day - it’s what you do with them that counts.Now you mi…
 
Whether you’re at the start of your music production journey or you’ve had years of experience already, the endless amount of things to learn, tools to use and creative directions to take can be incredibly exciting... New gear, new plugins, new sample packs, new trends, old trends, new tutorials, new platforms, new possibilities, the list goes on! …
 
It’s the first show of 2021 and I’m kicking it off with a subject that I’m incredibly passionate about, but first I’m asking you to do one thing...Slow down.When it comes to your music and your creativity, it’s easy to want to progress quickly and race through to the next milestone. Who doesn't, right?But by trying to get there in a hurry, you ofte…
 
It’s the last show of 2020, which means it’s the perfect time to look back and reflect as we approach the year to come.And with the end of the year often comes New Year’s resolutions, where we decide what to leave behind, and what we’re going to be changing in our lives for the better.But today we're going to be talking about the seemingly small th…
 
If you’ve ever tried your hand at learning something new, I’m sure you’ve heard of the “comfort zone” before, and how you should be getting out of it.But what does that actually mean? The comfort zone is a psychological space where your activities and behaviours fit a pattern that minimises stress and risk. Put simply, staying in your comfort zone …
 
As artists, our quest to discover, harness, and share our creativity is ongoing. Our ability to learn new ideas and learn new ways of thinking is central to our development, and defines the quality of our output at every stage in our journey.That’s why this week I’m doing something a little different, inviting a special guest to the show who is an …
 
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