Music Business

When The Client is Happy, BUT You’re NOT!!!

When The Client is Happy, BUT You’re NOT!!!

When you’re producing, mixing, engineering or even songwriting for an artist, there will be moments where that artist wants you to do things to the product that you disagree with. Something that is not just different but that you perceive to be bad. Or worse. That the thing that you’ve been working on for months is now destroyed. At least in you mind.

Don’t Assume People Can’t Hear The Difference!!!

Don’t Assume People Can’t Hear The Difference!!!

One of the more common arguments I see on audio forums and in audio groups is this idea that “the audience can’t hear the difference”. Or that they’re listening to an mp3 on earbuds and that everything you’re doing won’t ever be appreciated or matter anyway.

How You Do ANYTHING Is How You Do EVERYTHING!!!

How You Do ANYTHING Is How You Do EVERYTHING!!!

There is a tendency when you start out in this business, or any business, to think a few steps ahead. To think about where you're going or where you'd like to end up. But in that process, you might forget about where you are. Or at least, not want to think about it.

Long vs Short Term Thinking!!!

Long vs Short Term Thinking!!!

Years ago I was scouting a band I wanted to produce. They were in the process of getting a record deal and we were talking about making the record with them.

In the process of our sales pitch, we mention the studio we wanted to use as it would be perfect for their sound. The lead singer stops me and says "We're never recording at XXXX Studios again". What?

I Am NOT Your Competition!!!

I Am NOT Your Competition!!!

One of the things I’ve seen very often in  audio forums and facebook groups is this notion that we’re all competing for the same jobs. Or that the industry is finite and there are only so many clients to get.