A music-career book like no other, THE MUSIC PRODUCER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE: CHAOS, CREATIVITY, AND CAREER IN INDEPENDENT AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC offers a wide-ranging, exploratory, yet refreshingly down-to-earth take on living the life of the independent electronic music producer. If you are an intellectually curious musician/producer eager to make your mark in today’s technologically advanced music business, you’re in for a treat. In this friendly, philosophical take on the art and science of music production, veteran producer, engineer, and teacher Brian Jackson shares clear, practical advice about shaping your own career in today’s computer-centric “home-studio” music world. You’ll cover music technology, philosophy of music production, career planning, networking, craft and creativity, the DIY ethos, lifestyle considerations, and much more. Brian’s thoughtful approach will teach you to integrate your creative passion, your lifestyle, and your technical know-how. The Music Producer’s Survival Guide is the first music-production book to consider the influence of complexity studies and chaos theory on music-making and career development. Focused on practicality, and guided by the “big picture” framework of Integral theory, it traverses a wide spectrum of topics, including presets, the butterfly effect, granular synthesis, harmonic ratios, the TR-808, altered states, fractals, P2P file sharing, and more. Carving out your niche in music today is an invigorating challenge that will test all your skills and capacities. Learn to survive—and thrive—as a creative-technical professional in today’s music business, with the help of Brian Jackson and THE MUSIC PRODUCER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE: CHAOS, CREATIVITY, AND CAREER IN INDEPENDENT AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC.
Table of Contents
1. Musica Universalis.
2. Plot Point on The Space-Time Continuum.
3. What is Your plan?
4. Master Your Craft.
5. The Social Scene.
6. Producer Tips.
7. Creative Process.
8. Selecting Your Tools.
9. Lifestyle Tips.
Appendix A: Chaos Theory & Complexity Studies Primer.
Appendix B: Integral Theory Primer.
Appendix C: Interview with Hank Shocklee.