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How your passion for making music can leave you feeling lost!

In this video I explain how sometimes our passion for making music can be the #1 thing stopping us for reaching our goals.   You can download the Free eBook here: Download Your Breakthrough Artist Blueprint

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How this one thing can create your perfect workflow.

I once had someone ask me what was the most important thing to do when mixing music.  I replied with one word, “Balance”.  Finding balance in your mix is the foundation to having everything sit in its right place.  This will produce a great sounding final product.   Later on, I reflected some more about…

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The two things I learned from working with Sia

Being able to work with A-list artists has been a tremendous blessing.  Each artist brings a whole new learning experience for me because each one shares a whole new perspective on sharing their message with the world.     I invited a producer friend of mine, Kevin Rudolf, to my studio and we went through…

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What is this compressor actually doing to my drums?

I had a chance to head over to Colorado team up with Faderpro to shoot a complete walk through of how I created my song “Champion Sound” Here is a video which highlights a chapter from the course talking about How I used compression on my drums using the built in compressor from Ableton Live.…

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How Successful Artist Break Through Their Walls Of Frustration

Most artists I talk to never really start to pursue a career in music because it was the “safe & easiest” path to take, they started because of a passion they had for music.  I have to admit this was the same story for me as well. I loved music and always knew one day…

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Are You Doing These 3 Things When Remixing Your Projects?

Remixing has completely taken a life of its own now a days… but it is truly an essentials part for any artist to begin building a fanbase and making a name for themselves whether your a DJ, bedroom producer or singer song-writer. So I wanted to walk you through the 3 essentials to must be doing…

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The Broken Music Business Model & The Digital revolution

A lot has changed in the music industry over the past eight years or so.  It used to be the only ones who knew and felt the shift in the industry were those already in it, but it has even trickled down to the consumer of music.  I have been working closely with the tech…

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The Pitfalls of Praise: How good accountability can save your music career.

It’s not easy being an artist and seeking to make a living from music these days.  You will sometimes feel like a doormat stepped on by so many people in the industry, sometimes even by those closest to you.  At the same time, You also run the risk of being praised, celebrated, richly rewarded, and…

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Comping Vocals in Ableton Live. How to get that perfect take!

My inbox has been filled with requests for a walkthrough of how I go about comping vocals in Ableton Live.  So I decided to go ahead and put a simple video together showing exactly how I do my vocal comping when working with artist or for any of my own personal projects.      …

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Help! I am addicted to notifications. How to stay focused in a world of distractions.

For the past couple of weeks, I have caught myself becoming more and more distracted with pop-up notifications.  I know it’s bad when I am in the in the middle of tracking vocals, and I stop midway just to see who replied to a tweet.  Being able to broadcast to the world what you are up…

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