You Are What You Eat

You are what you eat,

You sound like what you listen to!


 

When we first start playing music we do it purely out of passion; we stay up late playing guitar on the edge of our bed or sing that crazy vocal run over and over until we’ve finally nailed it! We have music inside of us that we can’t wait to get out.  

We put in the work to learn our instruments, write freely from the heart, and ideas pour out of us.

But where do the ideas come from? What shapes our sound?

THE ANSWER:
Our influences

It’s the albums & songs you played endlessly on your bedroom floor.

That music you heard throughout your life, but especially growing up, that is now embedded in you. It was your input and it became your OUTPUT. I’m sure some of your first songs sounded almost like copies of the artists you listened to growing up, I know mine did...sorry Pantera. And though you’ve (hopefully) grown past copying other people's songs you still sound like what...

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The Starving Artist Vs The Boss Producer

I’m so pumped for this because the blog you’re about to read today is part 1 of 5 in a powerful series I’ve put together for my aspiring producers called “Boss Producer Business”

In this series, I’m going to walk you through the steps it takes to go from being an unpaid amateur to a paid professional producer.  

I’m also going to give you a sneak peek into how I run my six figure production company at a high level of performance and profitability. 

Now, I want you to get the absolute MOST you can out of this series, so I created a handout for you to help you implement everything I’ll be covering. Just head over to www.producelikeabosspodcast.com/business to download!

Also, if you make it to the end of this series I will have an entire workbook chocked full of goodies, recaps, and worksheets for you!

So let’s jump in!

Boss Producer Business:
Part 1:

The Starving Artist Vs. The Boss Producer

Now I’m calling the...

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Systems That Will Help You Scale

https://www.producelikeaboss.com/bootcamp

Alright y'all, I’m so pumped for this because the blog you’re about to read today is part four of five in a powerful series I’ve put together especially for my aspiring producers called “Boss Producer Business.” If you haven’t checked out the first three blogs of this series, I want you to go and read them now. Just head to
www.producelikebosspodcast.com/business

In this series I’m going to walk you through the steps it takes to go from being an (unpaid) amateur to a (paid) professional.  

I’m also going to give you a sneak peek into how I run my six-figure production company at a high level of performance & profitability. 

I want you to get the absolute MOST you can out of this series, so I created a handout for you to help you implement everything I’m covering. Just head over to www.producelikeabosspodcast.com/business to download. Also, if you make it to the end of...

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Episode #48 - Interview with Legion Gabe - Is Leasing Beats the Wave of the Future?

Gabe Schillinger is a music producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in hip hop like Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Too Short.

His music production business is called Legion Beats, and in addition to that, he also teaches entrepreneurs in music and other industries how to grow and scale their businesses!

In this episode, we discuss Gabe’s transition from the ‘industry game’ to becoming not a 6, but a 7 figure producer, and it all started with leasing beats!!!

We also talk about the hardships and anxiety that come with being an artist, and how to power through.


Links mentioned in today’s show:

Slate Digital
https://www.producelikeaboss.com/slatedigital

Gabe’s Free Training on How He Made 1 Million dollars selling beats!
https://midimoney.com/kris

Kris’ interview on Midi Money Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/midi-money/id1515171140?i=1000505407147


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Episode # 46: 3 Things You Can Do To Start Using Synths Today - (Even if You Don’t Know What You’re Doing) With Dean Palya from Slate Digital

Have you ever been “in the flow”, spouting ideas in your DAW as fast as you can record them? Feels great, right? But then maybe you heard a sound in your head that would be awesome, and the next thing you know, it’s 45 minutes of messing with your synth later, the flow has slowed to a bare trickle, and your muse has packed up and left for a cooler party somewhere down the street… If that sounds familiar, then you’ve got to hear today’s episode!

Today, I am sooooo excited to have Dean Palya from Slate Digital as my special guest! 

He’s going to show off their new, super cool synth, ANA 2 ULTRA. But he’s not just going to make some bleep-bloops and leave us to figure it out on our own!  We’re going to dive into 3 SIMPLE things you can do to start tweaking synths TODAY.  You’ll even learn how you can get ANA 2 Ultra as part of Slate’s All Access Pass FREE for 30 days!!

Dean is the VP of Product at Slate...

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Episode # 45: 3 Steps to Start Picking Better Sounds for your Productions Today

In this episode, I talk about developing a strategy to be a BOSS at sound selection, and how to avoid the “is this the right snare? What about that one???” rabbit hole!  Having all the hot sounds and plugins is fun, but how do we keep our focus on the music and flow when it comes to the digital playground of sound libraries?

In this episode, you’ll learn my 3 simple steps to set yourself up for sound selection success!

Links mentioned in today’s show:

Grab the All-Access Pass by Slate Digital here: 
https://www.producelikeaboss.com/slatedigital

Want to see how we can work together? 
http://www.producelikeaboss.com/workwithme

Watch this youtube video on how to build kits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJsjw8Vb0RE&t=730s

Join the Home Studio Boss waitlist
https://www.producelikeaboss.com/waitlist


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"But...What Are You Going To Do For Money?!"

It’s nearly the end of September and I am just NOW getting my taxes done! I’ve been so swamped with projects (coupled with the fact that I can’t actually ‘adult’ most of the time) I asked my CPA to file an extension. To be honest, I’ve been so busy over the past year that I hadn’t been keeping track of my income. I just bought a bunch of new gear, and have been outsourcing musicians more than usual, so I knew I had to cover my ass with my expenses. 

To my pleasant surprise, my accountant’s first words were; “Well, you’ve made quite a bit more than last year….about 20k more, so that’s good.” My eyes went wide. I looked down at the paperwork, and there it was... The number stuck out to me, not because it was big, but because it surpassed the most money I had ever made at a “real job”.  

This brought me back to 4 years ago… when I was barely scraping by with my occasional...

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