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Creating Space for Artistry | with Producer John Velasquez
Episode 893rd May 2023 • Progressions: Success in the Music Industry • Travis Ference
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Today’s guest is music producer, songwriter, and mix engineer John Velasquez. John has gone being signed to Cherrytree Records as a member of the band Max and the Moon to working behind the glass as a producer and songwriter for artist such as Zella Day, Lindsey Black, Ella Vos, and Vacations. We have a great chat about what skills make a producer irreplaceable in the room, why creating your own sounds and samples ages way better than using presets and splice loops, how to create a safe space for artists to be authentic, and when he learned the best way to collaborate is to never try to satisfy your own needs or ego.

🗒 In this episode we'll dig in on... 🗒

  • Chase the art and the money comes
  • The importance of being a great hang in the studio
  • Staying authentic as an artist
  • Advice for signing a record deal
  • Learning how to collaborate
  • Create like a child, edit like a scientist, detach like a warrior
  • Finding your tribe
  • Playing in Max and the Moon
  • Signing to management
  • Remote songwriting
  • Keeping your ego out of the room
  • Understanding how many projects you can take on
  • Applying business knowledge to your music career

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Guest: John Velasquez

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

Theme Music: inter.ference



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