The Music Producer's Survival Stories: Interviews with Veteran, Independent, and Electronic Music Professionals, 1st Edition

  • Brian M. Jackson
  • ISBN-10: 1305089227  |  ISBN-13: 9781305089228
  • 200 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
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Featuring interviews with professional full-time musicians, audio engineers, and producers who are making their own way in today's independent and electronic music scenes, The Music Producer's Survival Stories: Interviews with Veteran, Independent, and Electronic Music Professionals will inform you, encourage you, and inspire you to pursue your own music career your way. This book is a companion volume to author Brian Jackson's The Music Producer's Survival Guide: Chaos, Creativity, and Career in Independent and Electronic Music, which explores the integration of creative passion, lifestyle, and technical know-how. The interviews collected here can be enjoyed on their own, or they can be paired with The Music Producer's Survival Guide to further illuminate the themes discussed in that book--that is, the life and work of the independent, DIY artist and music producer in today's ever-evolving, technologically advanced, computer-centric "home studio" music world. The wide-ranging discussions here touch on everything from musical influences and technology to networking, learning the craft, the DIY ethos, and much more. Hear from Nick Speed on using minimal equipment to produce a platinum track. Learn how Chris Baio's time as a college radio DJ was a great first step into production. Find out how Shawn Hatfield's experience with Max/MSP changed his career forever. Explore more great advice and career tips from working pros. Learn how others have achieved success, as they define it, at the nexus of music, lifestyle, and technology, and learn how to develop your own music career with The Music Producer's Survival Stories: Interviews with Veteran, Independent, and Electronic Music Professionals.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers pursuing a career in the world of independent and electronic music production.
  • Is grounded in a cohesive philosophical framework with practical applications.
  • Offers tips for working creatively and successfully in today’s computer-centric music production environment.

Table of Contents

1. Interview with John Jansen (UNH/SAE).
2. Interview with Laura Escudé (Alluxe/Electronic Creatives).
3. Interview with Nick Speed (G-Unit, UR, Libido Sounds).
4. Interview with Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend).
5. Interview with Shawn Hatfield (AudibleOddities).
6. Interview With Jason Drummond (DJ Spun/Rong Music).
7. Interview with Erik Magrini (Tarekith).
8. Interview with Eric Hoegemeyer (Rust Belt/Tree Laboratory).

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Brian M. Jackson

Bio: Brian Jackson is a music producer, audio engineer, teacher, and philosopher. He is co-owner and Director of Education at Devotion Gallery, which is also his Ableton Certified Training Center in Brooklyn. Brian’s involvement in DIY, independent, and underground music culture started in Detroit more than two decades ago. He has produced various styles of electronic music, played bass in bands, promoted club events, attempted a record label, and deejayed after-hours parties. From award-winning experimental video to TV shows such as 24, his sounds have been heard worldwide. He uses the pseudonym “Infinite Volume” for solo works and remixes, was half of the conceptual retro-future electro synth A/V duo “Memory Systems,” and co-founded the genre-bending band “I Am Spoonbender” (1996-2000). He is the author of three tutorial DVDs on Ableton Live and technical editor of books on Live and Pro Tools, among others. He lives and works at his studio, Form Labs, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. You can find him online at