Blowing Up, Burning Out, and Pivoting to a New Career: The Story of Joey Suki

When I first got into music production, my dream was to tour the world as an artist.

I thought it’s what I was “supposed” to do as a producer. Get big, play shows, and get money.

But I quickly realized that pursuing that kind of life would make me miserable, the same way it made Joey Suki miserable.

He made it. Big time.

International tours. Big collaborations. Running a label.

And then it hit him.

Joey’s story is full of insights and lessons. If your dream is to tour the world as an artist, PLEASE listen to this first.

Note: I’ve taken a different direction editing this episode. It’s shorter and more narrative focused. Would love to hear your thoughts and feedback.

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This episode is brought to you by EDM Foundations.

EDM Foundations is my course for new producers, those who’ve been producing for under 12 months, or even those who’ve just started. You can learn more about it here.

The whole idea of the EDM Foundations course is that you learn the fundamentals of music production by actually doing and not just learning concepts. The course consists of 12+ hours worth of streamable video where I walk you through the creation of 3 songs, and give you advice for creating your own original.

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