Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

By 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.

  1. 1.
    Thom Monahan: Sonic Explorations, Scripted Podcasts, and Why Everything Matters
    1:08:01
  2. 2.
    DAVIS: Being Left of Center, Writing Hooks, and Staying Fulfilled
    1:09:06
  3. 3.
    Steve Genewick: Capitol Studios, Being Prepared, and Mixing Music for Dolby Atmos
    51:44
  4. 4.
    Joseph Thompson: Language, Meta-Performance, and What You are Capable Of
    45:48
  5. 5.
    Kavi Halemane: Radio, Building Relationships, and All Things Digital Music
    1:05:51
  6. 6.
    Mike Patti: Finding Balance, Defining Success, and Running Cinesamples
    56:37
  7. 7.
    I Am Snow Angel: Finding Your Sound, Being Confident, and Creating Without Limits
    59:00
  8. 8.
    Trivers Myers Music: Improvising, Quick Response, and Creating Opportunity
    1:12:09
  1. 9.
    Ian Sefchick: Cutting Vinyl, Shaping Sound, and the Magic Death Eye
    53:07
  2. 10.
    Attom: Remixing Hits, Committing to Creativity, and Growing an Organic Fanbase
    53:38
  3. 11.
    Bill Appleberry: Teamwork, Opportunity, and the 5 P's of Preparation
    1:13:51
  4. 12.
    Travis Ference: Live Six Month Anniversary AMA Episode
    1:29:09
  5. 13.
    Jerimaya Grabher: Being Proactive, Connecting the Dots, and Working with People You Believe In
    56:41
  6. 14.
    Matt Lange: Organized Chaos, Trailer Music, and Having a Conversation with Music
    1:03:35
  7. 15.
    Dave Green: A Song a Day, Landing Syncs, and Finishing Every Idea
    53:28
  8. 16.
    Chris Gear: Tinkering with Sound, Working with Intention, and Showing Up
    1:13:36
  9. 17.
    Jesse String: Good Vibes, Never Cracking, and Turning Pro
    1:06:19
  10. 18.
    Ian Dowling: Creative Flow State, Starting a Label, and When Art Becomes Art
    1:34:56
  11. 19.
    Charles Burchell: Diplomacy, the Illusion of Perfection, and Paying it Forward
    1:13:08
  12. 20.
    Maurizio Borgna: Translating Emotion, Checking Your Ego, and Moving Faders
    51:52
  13. 21.
    Will Hatton: Lo-Fi, YouTube, and Being Consistent
    1:06:10
  14. 22.
    Martin Cooke: Career Arc, Logistics, and Understanding How to Listen
    1:10:00
  15. 23.
    Noël Jackson: Integrity, Detroit Techno, and the Early Internet
    1:17:24
  16. 24.
    Ian Kagey: Remodeling a Classic Studio, Learning to Teach, and the Importance of Problem Solving
    1:02:01
  17. 25.
    Andrew Johnson: Anticipating Notes, Ghostwriting, and Impressing Your Audience Before Your Peers
    1:25:53
  18. 26.
    Fernando Lodeiro: Over-Delivering, Gear Manuals, and the Importance of Staying in Touch
    37:39
  19. 27.
    Brian Zarlenga: Marketing Your Music as a Product, Setting Milestones, and Staying True to the Brand
    1:04:02
  20. 28.
    Corey Britz: Living Anti-Luck, the Art of Restraint, and Touring the World
    1:17:03
  21. 29.
    Jesse Ray Ernster: Mixing Remote, Teamwork, and Living the California Dream
    56:04
  22. 30.
    Dan Johnson: Preserving Music History, Analog Tape, and 90s No Sleep Studio Life
    33:36
  23. 31.
    Erin Barra: LifeLong Learning, Creating Musical Moments from Chaos, and the Anti-To Do List
    53:39
  24. 32.
    Wayne G Miller: Clarity in Choice, Scarcity Mindset, and Why the Song Always Wins
    1:06:55
  25. 33.
    Cameron Lister: Earning Trust, Taping Jam Bands, and Never Letting Pride Outweigh Hard Work.
    51:19
  26. 34.
    Shoshana Bean: Leaning into Your Fear, Broadway, and Being Authentic
    55:16
  27. 35.
    Keith Jeffery: Viral Success, Finding Great Collaborators, and the Importance of Being Self-Critical
    40:58
  28. 36.
    Damian Taylor: Precision Editing, Building Community, and Where Productivity Intersects Creativity
    59:53
  29. 37.
    Introduction: Welcome to Progressions
    7:11
  30. 38.
    Progressions Show Trailer
    1:07

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