Free Resource: Song Finishing Checklist

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You’ve been working on a song for weeks. Hours have been spent making sure you have the right sounds and instruments. Every note has been meticulously placed. You’ve been tweaking more than your friend Hollow Harold who lives down at the train station. But you just can’t seem to finish it. There’s this nagging feeling that it’s not quite there … Read More

10 Takeaways from 50 Episodes

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In August 2015, I started the Prodcast. Why? Because there wasn’t anything decent out there for producers. And also because it sounded like a fun thing to do. I talked to my friend Levi Whalen and he came on as co-host. The plan was to do one episode with him, and then another episode as an interview with a guest, … Read More

Free Resource: 10 Ways to Excel as a New Producer

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Music production is a hard craft. It requires you to learn a lot of different skills and disciplines. It’s overwhelming. It’s slow. But it’s also fun. It’s enjoyable. That’s why we do it—we love making music. And in my experience, it becomes more fun as you get better. If you’re already a pro, then you know what I’m talking about. … Read More