Ian Dowling: Creative Flow State, Starting a Label, and When Art Becomes Art
Today’s guest is Grammy award winning engineer, mixer, producer, and songwriter Ian Dowling. Ian is based out of the UK and has worked on an uncountable number of gold and platinum records for artists such as Adele, Kasabian, KT Tunstall, and Catfish and the Bottlemen. He does composition work for various television and radio clients, runs two record labels, At Swim Music and Punch Up Records, mentors young engineers, and has a podcast. We have a great chat about removing creative obstacles, listening to what the song wants, AI engineering, hitting the flow state, and when art becomes art.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Hitting your creative flow state
Removing all creative barriers in the studio
Learning to filter the important from the unimportant
Starting a record label
Working with Adele
How a lack of options can inspire decision making
DJing and getting into techno
Finding label signings on Submit Hub
The song is always greater than the technical side