Why does happiness matter? Because you can drive yourself absolutely batshit in your pursuit of success. You can make yourself miserable. I’ve done it. I’ve lived it. I’ve sucked the joy out of my own method for creating joy. There’s a fine line between aspiration and misery. On the misery side, you’re constantly measuring yourself against where other people are. You’re impatient - why can’t I make better music by now? Why doesn’t this hit the way I want to? Why have I mastered my DAW yet? So to keep yourself just a bit healthier (I say a bit because being a little neurotic over music has its benefits.), try these tactics while you're pursuing the dream.
What's good producers, breatmakers, creatives, and music makers? I was featured on another awesome podcast, this time with Syren, the producer and host of the Beats Grind & Life podcast.
I had the great opportunity to do a really awesome interview on my book, Don’t Make Beats Like Me, for the Art, Music, & Technology podcast. The host, Darwin Grosse, and I dug into the creation of the book and some of the infrequently discussed aspects of creativity and making music. Turned out to be an awesome and informative podcast. Click the link to check out the podcast.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Quincy Jones: When you make music for money, God walks out of the room.” Now don’t get it twisted, I plan to be rich. I’m about the paper just like the next man. But fifteen years ago, when you were hustling beats, it was highly unlikely that your music production efforts would generate immediate revenue.