Force Yourself to do Creative Work: Lessons from Mr. Bill

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“I’d rather work unhappily on music than unhappily at a job I hate.” Does creative block exist? Mr. Bill doesn’t think so. He says that it’s just laziness. And I agree. Harsh? Sure. But there’s always something you can do. There’s always something you can work on. Don’t mistake a lack of willingness or enjoyment for creative block. That’s not … Read More

Workflow Foundations is Open for Enrollment

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Over the past few months, Connor O’Brien and I have been hard at work on a course called Workflow Foundations. It started as a result of a simple survey. What were producers struggling with the most? We sifted through hundreds of responses and found that most producers struggle with three main things: Writing good ideas and building around them (in other words: … Read More

7 Actionable Strategies to Grow Your Musical Output

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Let me guess. You’ve read somewhere that quantity leads to quality. You know the best thing you can do to improve as a producer is to make more music—to increase your output. But you’re not sure how to actually do that. You get that you’re supposed to be making more music, you’re just not sure how to make more music. You still suffer from … Read More