PODCAST

Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Travis Ference

I do not believe the people who have thriving careers and fulfilling lives in music can look back and attribute it all to “luck”. At some point in their career they committed themselves to a goal and took steps to achieve that goal. That's what Progressions is here to highlight. We will set you up for success by bringing you an array of interviews with guests from all parts of the industry. By focusing on identifying significant steps and turning points in their careers we hope to inspire you to set big goals for yourself and by doing so design the music career that you've always dreamed of.

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Sep 17 2020
1 min
Alex Crescioni: Working in Extremes, Studio Etiquette, and Niching Down into your Passion
Today’s guest is Los Angeles based musician, producer, engineer, and mixer Alex Crescioni. Alex currently works out of his studio, Stygian Sound, which is located in the legendary Sound City Center complex. Focusing on heavy and dark genres in the metal world, Alex has worked with artists on Cleopatra Records, Pavement Music, Metal Assault Records, and Nuclear Blast Records as well as collaborated with Meegs Rascon, Chris Collier, and Tim Palmer. We have a great chat about the subgenres of metal, the strategy behind creating a selected discography, niching down to focus on music that you are passionate about, and how being a prepared client brings the best out of everybody involved. In this episode we'll dig in on... Learning from your failures Studio etiquette Having a studio in the Sound City complex The importance of finding people that will give you their honest opinion Putting technical metal riffs under the studio microscope Niching down to make music you love Studying guitar and recording at Musicians Institute Classical piano and The Suzuki Method The art navigating of Los Angeles traffic Getting a loan and jumping head first into owning a studio Word of mouth referrals How marketing can lead to transaction temporary clients Separation of work and life DSP guitar amp simulators vs real tube amps Guitar string guage Learn More About Alex Crescioni... Website: https://www.alexcrescioni.com/ (https://www.alexcrescioni.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexcrescioni/ (https://www.instagram.com/alexcrescioni/) Stygian Sound IG: https://www.instagram.com/stygiansound/ (https://www.instagram.com/stygiansound/) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Alex Crescioni Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
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1 hr 8 mins
Chris Tabron: Enabling Ideas, Focusing on "Why,” and Learning By Antithesis
Today’s guest is Brooklyn based Grammy nominated producer and mixer Chris Tabron. Chris’ credits include names such as The Strokes, Common, Robert Glasper, Battles, Die Antwoord, and Beyonce. He also does remix work under the moniker Madison Avenue Girls, has produced a documentary, and has also recently started a YouTube channel. We chat about how DJing shaped his approach to production, focusing on the “why” behind what you’re doing, and the importance of recognizing when being comfortable might be keeping you from your goals. In this episode we'll dig in on... DJing and seeing the effect music has on people Keeping a "Beginner's Mind" Technology as a touchstone of access, not a barrier to access Reading gear manuals Pushing your assistants to "out grow the job" Big Studio vs Apprenticing/Mentoring The was of working with amazing musicians Underestimating the power of networking early in your career Going to studios to hang out with friends Thinking of a discography as a calling card and legacy Every person is a body of knowledge worth tapping into Working for Tony Maserati Guerrilla recording indie bands Recognizing when opportunities aren't what you expected, but making them what you need. Learn More About ... Linktree: https://christabron.com/links (https://christabron.com/links) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabnetic/ (https://www.instagram.com/tabnetic/) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrp6Va-4r5RkaIF0ARYFS8g (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrp6Va-4r5RkaIF0ARYFS8g) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Chris Tabron Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
May 11 2022
1 hr 17 mins
Madelynn Elyse: Organic Fan Growth, TikTok for Artists, and How to Use the Spotify Algorithm
Today’s guest is Madelynn Eylse, an LA-based musician and the founder of the boutique label services company Shark Attack. Madelynn founded Shark Attack to empower indie artists and to help them navigate the landscape of today’s new and ever changing music industry. Since 2016, Madelynn has coached over 100 artists along their path to being truly independent as well as worked with the major labels. We cover topics like activating the Spotify algorithm, how to grow using TikTok, what a successful ad campaign looks like, and release strategies for new music in 2022. In this episode we'll dig in on... The do's and don'ts of playlisting Release strategies for new music in 2022 Getting a record deal offer and turning it down Sync licensing as a source of income Passive streams vs gaining fans What a good Call to Action looks like What to spend music marketing dollars on and how Organic growth metrics to look out for in 2022 Pre-Save vs Pre-Order Building fans through Tik Tok Understanding Spotify for Artists Playlist botting Social media engagement targets Disco: Music Management and Sharing Platform (https://disco.ac/ (https://disco.ac/)) Learn More About ... Website: https://www.thisissharkattack.com/ (https://www.thisissharkattack.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ThisIsSharkAttack/ (https://www.instagram.com/ThisIsSharkAttack/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisissharkattk (https://twitter.com/thisissharkattk) Medium: https://madelynnelyse.medium.com/ (https://madelynnelyse.medium.com/) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Madelynn Elyse Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Apr 27 2022
52 mins
Blockchain, NFTs, and Web 3.0 for Musicians with Noël Jackson
In this is a special bonus episode, I sit down with Noël Jackson to discuss the world of blockchain, NFTs, Web 3.0 and the potential impact these things could have on music and the arts. Noël is an artist, music producer, and mastering engineer, as well as a computer engineer, UX designer, and hacker. We chat through the basics of what blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies are and then work into the implications they could have on music royalties, ownership, and how transparency leads to the sustainability of the arts. In this episode we'll dig in on... Decentralization How blockchain can reinvent the record store Mining Bitcoin with volcanos Smart contracts implications in music and art The importance of understanding the technology you are using Digital assets The need for transparency in the music industry Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake Data tracking purposes vs Monetary Purposes Learn More About ... Website: https://noeljackson.com/ (https://noeljackson.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noelndj/ (https://www.instagram.com/noelndj/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/noel (https://twitter.com/noel) Product Strategy Firm: https://necessary.vision/ (https://necessary.vision/) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Noël Jackson Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Apr 19 2022
1 hr 25 mins
Nicholas Di Lorenzo: Loudness with Intention and Mastering the Client Experience
Today’s guest is mixing and mastering engineer Nicholas Di Lorenzo. Nicholas is the owner and operator of Panorama Mastering in Melbourne, Australia. Since opening the studio 6 years ago Panorama has been involved in over 3000 projects, including artists such as Tentendo, Ava King, and Dugong Jr. As well as labels and publishing companies like Universal Music Group and Sony ATV. We have a great chat about loudness target myths, how to build a client roster, the importance of mental health awareness in the music industry. In this episode we'll dig in on... Mastering in Pro Tools Non-Traditional studio models The future of file delivery Building a team that facilitates a great experience for clients How to build a new client roster 3 am gym sessions Frictionless content creation Client feedback The Melbourne studio scene Logic vs Pro Tools for editing and mixing Recognizing the reality of the music industry Social media as a creative outlet Learn More About ... Website: https://www.panoramamastering.com.au/ (https://www.panoramamastering.com.au/) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PanoramamasteringAustralia/ (https://www.youtube.com/c/PanoramamasteringAustralia/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/panorama_mastering/ (https://www.instagram.com/panorama_mastering/) Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@panorama_mastering (https://www.tiktok.com/@panorama_mastering) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Nicholas Di Lorenzo Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Apr 13 2022
1 hr 14 mins
Stephen Kaye: Score Mixing, Joy of Missing Out, and a Pandemic Orchestra
This week’s guest is Los Angeles based producer, engineer, and mixer Stephen Kaye. Stephen splits his time between film & TV projects and record projects. His credits include Fitz and the Tantrums, Lucius, Salem Ilese, Inara George, Hepcat, and Ziggy Marley. As well as movies and shows such as Bridesmaids, Green Book, Bridgerton, Dear White People, and most recently King Richard. We chat about the FOMO of balancing projects, reading music, and working with orchestral instruments in less than ideal circumstances. In this episode we'll dig in on... Working Smarter Dealing with not being credited Recording Beatles sound-a-likes in high school for fun Using Vienne Ensemble MIR to recreate space around solo strings Running Pro Tools for score tracking sessions Considering back stepping and working as a runner to learn more Working in studios since age 16 Doing one-man string arrangements for early 2000s pop RnB Balancing record work and film & TV work Previewing movies with test audiences Film deadlines vs TV deadlines Learn More About ... Website: https://www.sunkingstudios.com/ (https://www.sunkingstudios.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunkingstudios/ (https://www.instagram.com/sunkingstudios/) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Stephen Kaye Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Mar 30 2022
1 hr 2 mins
Casey Cavaliere: Having Impact, Good Record Deals, and The Wonder Years
Today's guest is musician, producer, mixer, and songwriter Casey Cavaliere. Casey is the guitarist and a founding member of the band The Wonder Years. Over the past 15 years they have toured around world and released six full length albums and two EPs. When he's not on tour or recording with his band, Casey is producing records for other artists, hosting his podcast “The Record Process” and working with artists as a development coach, helping them find their voice and steer their careers. We chat about record deals, always providing value, and the importance of knowing yourself as an artist. In this episode we'll dig in on... The founding years of The Wonder Years Touring post-pandemic Setting the click to the band, not the band to the click Navigating record deals Punk and DIY community support Refining your taste Bringing the energy of a live show to the record Providing value in every situation Impacting 1 million people Starting on trombone and then discovering guitar Traits of a great record label When niching and specializing works and when it doesn't Travis' Intro: Providing Value and "The Go Giver" Learn More About Casey Cavaliere... Website: http://www.caseycavaliere.com/ (http://www.caseycavaliere.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/case_rock/ (https://www.instagram.com/case_rock/) True Level Studio Website: https://www.truelevelstudio.com/ (https://www.truelevelstudio.com/) True Level Studio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truelevelstudio/ (https://www.instagram.com/truelevelstudio/) The Record Process Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therecordprocess/ (https://www.instagram.com/therecordprocess/) Listen to The Wonder Years https://open.spotify.com/artist/0nq64XZMWV1s7XHXIkdH7K?si=cyNYf9YDRAm4kYxmqCCDxg (HERE!) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Check out "The Go Giver" Credits: Guest: Casey Cavaliere Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Mar 16 2022
1 hr 13 mins
Gabe Cowan: Producing Films, Leading Teams, and Building a DAW
This week's guest is award winning filmmaker, composer, and entrepreneur Gabe Cowan. Gabe has produced over 20 films, many of which have premiered at the major festivals. Some of his films include SXSW Audience Award winner "Cheap Thrills" as well as "Bad Milo" and "They Call Us Monsters." Before producing movies, Gabe was a multiplatinum recording artist, played in several bands and was signed to Geffen Records. His current focus is as the CEO of Audio Design Desk, where he is working to solve audio for video by creating a streamlined solution to quickly and easily match music and effects with picture in a manner that sparks creativity. We chat about making movies, democratizing cinema quality audio, the challenges of creating a DAW from scratch. In this episode we'll dig in on... How Audio Design Desk revolutionizes audio for picture Creating a DAW that inspires you Signing to Geffen Records in the mid 90s at age 19 How to pitch your ideas AI as a musical assistant Creating a product roadmap Music as a part of a filmmakers identity Major label life vs independent life Encountering people that prioritize money over art The allure of Hollywood How scoring a Roger Corman film lead to producing movies Shooting the first independent film done on a RED Camera Meeting consumer expectations Cue sheets The musical gymnastics of the 80s and early 90s Travis' Intro: Enjoy the Journey Learn More About Gabe Cowan and Audio Design Desk... Website: https://add.app/ (https://add.app/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audio.design.desk/ (https://www.instagram.com/audio.design.desk/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiodesigndesk (https://www.facebook.com/audiodesigndesk) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Gabe Cowan Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Mar 2 2022
1 hr 31 mins
Jason Mendelson: Criminal Justice Reform, Music, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset
Today’s guest is musician, songwriter, author and criminal justice reformer Jason Mendelson. Jason currently releases music under the artist name Jace Allen, with all proceeds of his musical career going to benefit various organizations in the criminal justice reform ecosystem. Jason has co-founded two different organizations that help people transition from prison to home with the goal of drastically reducing recidivism rates. Prior to this latest season of his life, Jason has had careers as a start up founder, venture capitalist, lawyer, and professor. We chat about the changes needed in the criminal justice system, how music builds confidence, and why the entrepreneurial mindset applies to much more than just business. In this episode we'll dig in on... Recognizing and taking advantage of "luck" Life as an improve The best model to increase successful returns to home for formerly incarcerated individuals The United States is the most incarcerated country in the world Being an underdog guy Working in criminal justice reform since 2015 Flipping the hierarchy The importance of resiliency Leaning on the visible success of others to inspire change in people Entrepreneurs vs Musicians Training people in the prison system and how that transforms you Being thankful for adversity and learning from your failures Learn More About Jason Mendelson... Website: https://jaceallenmusic.com/ (https://jaceallenmusic.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaceallen_music (https://www.instagram.com/jaceallen_music) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaceallenmusic/ (https://www.facebook.com/jaceallenmusic/) Jace Allen on https://open.spotify.com/artist/6PbQjHVCUrghNLctvGturu (Spotify) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Jason Mendelson Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Audio Restoration: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Feb 24 2022
51 mins
Paul Fig: Rock ‘n Roll, Sound City, and How to Record Huge Guitars
This week’s guest is Los Angeles based producer, engineer, and mixer Paul Fig. Paul is known for being a go to tracking engineer, especially in world of hard rock with credits including AFI, Jerry Cantrell, Slipknot, Rush, Alice in Chains, Bush, and Deftones. He also currently owns and operates the studio Dave’s Room in North Hollywood. We go deep on recording techniques for guitars and vocals, as well as chat about his journey from Sound City to freelancing and the importance of staying two steps ahead of everybody. In this episode we'll dig in on... Engineering records that you are producing Maintaining phase coherence in multi mic guitar recordings Starting as a runner at Sound City at 32 Working with Jerry Cantrell and Alice in Chains Songwriting demos in the rock world Transitioning from being in a band to working in a recording studio "Riff Mining" Taking over Dave's Room studio SM57 secrets Recording vocals with two mics at once Having music in Sonic Highways Desert island guitars Being part of a studio family Making records and making library music Intonation and guitar doubling Travis' Intro: Planning Tomorrow Learn More About Paul Fig and Dave's Room... Website: https://paulfigmusic.com/ (https://paulfigmusic.com/) Dave's Room: http://www.davesroom.net/ (http://www.davesroom.net/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulfigmusic/ (https://www.instagram.com/paulfigmusic/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulFigMusic/ (https://www.facebook.com/PaulFigMusic/) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Paul Fig Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Theme Music: inter.ference
Feb 16 2022
1 hr 7 mins
Billy Decker: The Power of Specializing and How to Mix Fast Using Templates
This week’s guest is Nashville based mixing engineer Billy Decker. Billy is most known for mixing a lot of hits, and mixing them fast. His credits include 16 Billboard #1's and artists such as Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins, and Cassadee Pope. In the studio he works very quickly, finishing mixes in about an hour. He’s written a book about his process called "Template Mixing and Mastering" and has also done a course for Pro Mix Academy on the same topic. We chat about the “how” and “why” of working fast, the importance of superior customer service, and the advantages of specializing. In this episode, we'll dig in on... The "Why" for working fast Mixing with Templates How specializing can work in your favor Understanding your pricing and your hourly Being a signed songwriter and then becoming an engineer Choosing a "great hang" or superior customer service over raw engineering ability Nashville songwriting demo studios Producers now vs producer 20 years ago Delivering quality from home studios Using drum samples Work-Life Balance The importance of having interests outside the studio Taking the time to save templates for everything you do Learn More About Billy Decker... Check out his book "Template Mixing and Mastering" https://www.amazon.com/Template-Mixing-Mastering-Achieving-Professional/dp/1785007491/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=template+mixing+and+mastering&qid=1613687658&s=books&sr=1-1 (HERE) Check out the Pro Mix Academy course https://promixacademy.com/course/template-mixing-with-billy-decker/ (HERE) Website: http://www.billydecker.com/ (http://www.billydecker.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deckerboards/ (https://www.instagram.com/deckerboards/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/billy.decker.353 (https://www.facebook.com/billy.decker.353) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Billy Decker Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://www.jannickframpton.com/ (Jannick Frampton) & Travis Ference Audio Restoration: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Feb 2 2022
58 mins
Dr. Susan Rogers: Working with Prince, Hyper-Creatives, and the Listener Profile
This week's guest is engineer, mixer, producer, and professor Dr. Susan Rogers. Susan is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston where she is also the acting Director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory. Prior to her academic career she worked for 22 years as an in demand engineer and producer with artists such as David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies, Rusted Root, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and also spent four years as Prince's personal staff engineer. We have a great conversation about how the brain reacts to music, analog vs digital, and why success should be defined by what you believe could be possible, not by what is obvious. In this episode, we'll dig in on... Working with Prince Listening and how music triggers the brain Modern uses for analog tape The art and craft of mixing US Army electronics manuals Music Cognition and Psychoacoustics Leaving the music industry to work in science Teaching at Berklee College of Music Taking your toys apart Writing a book How to find an audience Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Dr. Susan Rogers Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Jan 19 2022
1 hr 2 mins
Carl Bahner: Outreach, Input vs Output, and Communicating the Care
This week’s guest is producer and mixer Carl Bahner. Carl has mastered the art of working remotely, having worked with artists in 16 countries. His credits include artists such as Transviolet, St Lucia, Joywave, and Hippo Campus. Prior to working full time behind the glass Carl toured all over North America and the UK playing drums for the band Cheerleader. In addition to all that, he coaches fellow engineers and producers on how to build client rosters full of music they are passionate about and hosts a music business podcast that promotes self-reflection and proactivity. We have a great chat about input vs output goals, narrowing your target audience, and the importance of making decision based on passion. In this episode, we'll dig in on... Work ethic and determination Asking yourself "Why is this important to me" before taking a gig The musician hustle: Gigs, sessions, lessons Building a studio Caring why you press a button, not what the button does Knowing when to use your music theory and when to not Positioning yourself for success Setting aside time for client outreach Learning to do remixes by passing time on the tour bus Remote assistants and delegation Earning and deserving word of mouth Learn More About Carl Bahner... Website: https://www.carlbahner.com/ (https://www.carlbahner.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlbahner/ (https://www.instagram.com/carlbahner/) Listen to Carl's "Thanks for Thinking" podcast https://www.instagram.com/carlbahner/ (HERE)! Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Carl Bahner Host: Travis Ference Editor: https://linktr.ee/djempirical (Stephen Boyd) Theme Music: inter.ference
Jan 5 2022
1 hr 24 mins
Ben Wallick: Podcasting, Staying True to You, and Just Starting
This week's guest is producer, mixer, podcaster, and musician Ben Wallick. Ben is currently based out of Jerusalem, Israel where he has worked with an array of talented acts in both the studio and on the stage. Before the pandemic, Ben was most recently handling bass duties on tour for artist Alex Clare in Israel and throughout Eastern Europe. Ben is also the creator and host of Secret Sonics, a podcast where he interviews a wide range of producers and audio engineers. We have a great chat about embracing delegation, fighting perfectionism, and how starting our podcasts plays into our music careers. In this episode, we'll dig in on... Embracing delegation Take aways from talk to over 100 producers and engineers on Secret Sonics Bass playing as a bridge between harmony rhythm Avoiding a perfectionism mindset as you charge more for a job Building community in the digital realm Being a self-taught producer and engineer Essentialism Growing up in New York City and moving to Israel Starting and managing a successful wedding band Branching out from a smaller music scene and out into the broader world Learn More About ... Website: https://www.benwallick.com/ (https://www.benwallick.com/) Instagram: https://www.benwallick.com/podcast (https://www.benwallick.com/podcast) Secret Sonics: https://www.benwallick.com/podcast (https://www.benwallick.com/podcast) Secret Sonics Instagram: https://www.benwallick.com/podcast (https://www.benwallick.com/podcast) Secret Sonics on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/secret-sonics/id1467170363 (HERE) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Ben Wallick Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Theme Music: inter.ference
Dec 15 2021
1 hr 17 mins
Manon Grandjean: Mastering Your Own Mixes and Recording Like There's No Demo
This week's guest is London based mixer and mastering engineer Manon Grandjean. Manon has spent much of her time lately working with UK chart topping grime and hiphop artists such as Stormzy, Dave, Fredo, and AJ Tracey. Some of her other credits include London Grammar, Craig David, Birdy, and Nao. In 2017 she was named "Breakthrough Engineer of the Year" by the Music Producers Guild and then followed that with "Recording Engineer of the Year" in 2018. We chat about freelancing in London, realizing the power of templates, and how career perfectionism is different from project perfectionism. In this episode, we'll dig in on... How smaller budgets change the way young engineers learn to record Mastering your own mixes Career spanning perfectionism vs project based perfectionism Freelance engineering and assisting at multiple studios to pay the bills Picking a good manager that is on the same page as you Realizing the power of having a recording template Being classically trained on guitar and harp growing up Growing up interested in science and discovering recording as the combination of music and science The importance of having a setup that is ready to go at all times Winning Breakthrough Engineer of the Year Transitioning from engineering to mixing Always pushing yourself and learning Learn More About Manon Grandjean... Website: https://www.manongrandjean.com/ (https://www.manongrandjean.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandjeanmanon/ (https://www.instagram.com/grandjeanmanon/) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Manon Grandjean Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Theme Music: inter.ference
Dec 1 2021
1 hr 11 mins
Guy Massey: Immersive Audio, U67s, Working at Abbey Road, and The Beatles
This week's guest is London based producer, engineer, and mixer Guy Massey. Guy is a Grammy and Music Producer Guild award winner that came up through the legendary Abbey Road Studios. He’s worked on projects for artists such as Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue, Ajimal, Ray Davies, Spiritualized, and The Beatles. He's also been involved in movie soundtracks such as "Yesterday" and "Rocket Man" as well as various other projects. We have a chat about the future of immersive audio, the importance of making mistakes on your own time, and why if you want to get great at something you have to enjoy it. In this episode, we'll dig in on... Being inspired to be the best you can by the history of the studio you're working in Locking up multiple tape machines for film sessions Working on Beatles Remasters Defining success as having a quiet confidence Coming up through the legendary Abbey Road U67s on everything! Reamping things in studio to use as ambience for 5.1 Surround mixes Dolby Atmos and the future of immersive audio Everything is in service to the song Learning to make things sound as good as possible with a limited palette Casting your influences wide and listen to A LOT of music. Comparing vintage mics and picking the best parts. Going freelance to work on the opportunities you are passionate about Learn More About Guy Massey... Website: http://www.guymmassey.co.uk/ (www.guymmassey.co.uk) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yugyessam/ (https://www.instagram.com/yugyessam/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/guy_massey (https://twitter.com/guy_massey) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Guy Massey Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Theme Music: inter.ference
Nov 17 2021
1 hr 9 mins
Dresage: Recording Yourself, Being Intentional, and the Permission to Not Know
This week's guest is Los Angeles based artist Dresage. A blend of genres ranging from dreamy synth wave to indie art pop, Dresage is the artist project of producer, songwriter, and composer Keeley Bumford. In addition to releasing her own music she also co-wrote and was the featured vocalist on Jai Wolf's single "Better Apart". Co-scored as well as wrote and performed all the original songs in the Hulu/Blumhouse film "My Valentine," and was featured on Andrew Huang's "4-Producers One Sample" Youtube series. She also has loads sync placements in various shows and ad spots, including Netflix's The Crown and an Apple Watch trailer. We chat about making her latest EP, and how embracing the idea that it's ok to not know everything can empower you to experiment, learn, and ultimately find your creative voice. In this episode, we'll dig in on... Making her Terror Nights / Terror Days EP Keeping perspective as a self-producing, self-recording artist Committing to your production because it informs all the decisions that follow How music fits into TV and Film vs Ads and Trailers Being intentional about the choice to keep your artist voice and not get lost behind the scenes Building a community on Discord Discovering jazz and the Great American Songbook Attending Berklee College of Music Building relationships and supporting your collaborators Shazaam Taking advantage of opporunities Working at the Interscope recording studios Top-lining in the EDM world Travis' Intro Topic... How all of your gigs and experiences come together to make you a better creative and person. Learn More About Dresage... Check out Terror Nights / Terror Days EP - https://ffm.to/dresage_terrornightsterrordays (HERE)! Website: https://www.dresage.la/ (https://www.dresage.la/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dresagemusic (https://www.instagram.com/dresagemusic) Twitter: https://twitter.com/dresagemusic (https://twitter.com/dresagemusic) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dresagemusic (https://www.youtube.com/dresagemusic) TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dresagemusic (https://www.tiktok.com/@dresagemusic) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dresagemusic (https://www.facebook.com/dresagemusic) Support Dresage on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dresagemusic (HERE)! Join Dresage's Discord Server https://discord.com/invite/KCwHeNw (HERE)! Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Dresage Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Theme Music: inter.ference
Nov 3 2021
1 hr 18 mins
Shoshana Bean: Leaning into Your Fear, Broadway, and Being Authentic (REISSUE EDITION - NEW INTRO!)
This week is the last bonus re-release episode before Season 2 begins! I've attached another brand new intro to this episode as well. Shoshana is one of my favorite people and her story has a lot of insights for anybody in the music industry so I wanted to share it with y'all again. This week’s guest is the amazingly talented vocalist and broadway veteran Shoshana Bean. Shoshana and I have a great conversation about the progression of her career from being a singing and dancing two year old to holding leading roles on Broadway and releasing chart topping records as an independent artist. She is a truly inspiring person, committed to her artistic integrity and unwavering in her belief that driving towards what you fear is the key to success and growth. In this episode, we'll dig in on... Leaning into your greatest fears Moving to NYC and breaking into Broadway Being your own best brand ambassador Singing and dancing at two years old Building a career brick by brick Managing your own career and standing by your decisions Human connection without an agenda is the best networking Authenticity in everything you do Learn More About ... Website: https://www.shoshanabean.com/ (https://www.shoshanabean.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shobean/ (https://www.instagram.com/shobean/) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Shoshana Bean Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Theme Music: inter.ference
Oct 27 2021
1 hr
The Credit Initiative: Prologue
Credits in the music industry are a dumpster fire. In this bonus episode I wanted to share my thoughts on credits and how things got to the state they are in today. I also talk about ways we can change our perspective on credits and what I'm going to try to do with the Progressions platform to encourage people to support each other by giving credit. This is the first in a series of bonus episodes focusing on credits in the music industry. Submit your credits to be read on air https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjsvgPtKaPhDBV6IFyZf4i65V8nUSa3C_1w_7s8rR-ZG5yIQ/viewform?usp=sf_link (HERE)! Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://knowledge.completeproducer.pro/bapwaitlist (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Mix Accelerator Process http://mixaccelerator.com/ (HERE)! Other Links: Join my https://app.studiocast.io/member/studio/travis (Studiocast.io) Studio and get behind the scenes of Progressions! https://www.travisference.com/coffeecup (Give Me a Coffee Cup!) Support Progressions on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Sign up for the https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Progressions Mailing List) https://kit.co/travisference (Gear and Recommended Reading List) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/progressionspod (https://twitter.com/progressionspod) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: N/A Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Theme Music: inter.ference
Oct 19 2021
14 mins
Bill Appleberry: Teamwork, Opportunity, and the 5 P's of Preparation (REISSUE EDITION - NEW INTRO!)
Since I've taken a month break to prepare for season two of the podcast I've reissued this episode with a brand new introduction. I really enjoyed my conversation with Bill and I thought there was a lot of great insight in his story... Today’s guest is multi-platinum awarded producer, mixer, and musician Bill Appleberry. Bill has worked on Republic Records' and NBC's hit TV show The Voice for the last decade. He has produced and mixed the studio recorded versions of every song performed by every artist for every season of the show. Outside of his work with The Voice, Bill's credits as an engineer, producer, and player include names like Stone Temple Pilots, The Wallflowers, Puddle of Mudd, Joe Walsh, Hole, and 311. We have a great chat about his start, playing drums in the Marines, getting a hit early in his career, being prepared, and how your career is defined by what you do between gigs. In this episode, we'll dig in on... 10 Years of The Voice The 5 P's of Preparation Knowing when to reinvent Putting in practice Building a team that you trust Having a hit early in your career Enlisting in the Marines Getting recognized by the labels Living in a van with your keyboards Doing demos with bands and trying to get them signed How recording schools are commercializing the industry Learn More About ... Website: http://www.billappleberry.com/ (http://www.billappleberry.com/) LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/bill-appleberry-6334561b (http://linkedin.com/in/bill-appleberry-6334561b) Our Sponsors: Sign Up for Complete Producer Network https://www.completeproducer.net/share/z_LJhc8M_GtKZ1OX?utm_source=manual (HERE)! Get on the Waitlist for The Beats Accelerator Process https://producer.samcart.com/referral/OaS0K4sC/8smakfVjO3JNaQTs (HERE)! Other Links: Support the show on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)! Gear and Recommended Reading: https://kit.co/travisference (https://kit.co/travisference) Sign up for the Progressions https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Mailing List)! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/) Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/) Credits: Guest: Bill Appleberry Host: Travis Ference Editor: Travis Ference Theme Music: inter.ference
Oct 13 2021
1 hr 14 mins