The Mindset of
Making Music

WITH KEITH MILLS

FMM098 – 5 Essential Tips for Optimising Your Studio Time

When you look at top producers in their studios, it’s easy to get envious of their seemingly unlimited time, energy and resources to commit to their craft. And while there’s lots of reasons why some people succeed and some fall short, one thing is for sure… We’ve all got the same 24 hours in a…

FMM097 – 5 Killer Strategies for Defeating Overwhelm

Whether you’re at the start of your music production journey or you’ve had years of experience already, the endless amount of things to learn, tools to use and creative directions to take can be incredibly exciting… New gear, new plugins, new sample packs, new trends, old trends, new tutorials, new platforms, new possibilities, the list…

FMM096 – When the Long Road is the Shortest

I’m kicking off the first show of 2021 with a subject that I’m incredibly passionate about, but first I’m asking you to do one thing… Slow down. When it comes to your music and your creativity, it’s easy to want to progress quickly and race through to the next milestone. Who doesn’t, right? But by…

FMM095 – Spend Your Days Like Your Life Depends On It

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives” It’s the last show of 2020, which means it’s the perfect time to look back and reflect as we approach the year to come. And with the end of the year often comes New Year’s resolutions, where we decide what to leave behind, and…

FMM094 – The Danger of Playing It Safe

“Playing it safe is the biggest risk you can take.” If you’ve ever tried your hand at learning something new, I’m sure you’ve heard of the “comfort zone” before, and how you should be getting out of it. But what does that actually mean? The comfort zone is a psychological space where your activities and…

FMM093 – Daniel Brookes: Unlocking Your Creativity

“You’ll never be more passionate about an idea than the moment immediately after you’ve had it.” As artists, our quest to discover, harness, and share our creativity is ongoing. Our ability to learn new ideas and learn new ways of thinking is central to our development, and defines the quality of our output at every…

FMM092 – Are the odds stacked against you or for you?

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” This week we’re talking about one small thing that can make a HUGE difference to whether you succeed in music or whether you fall short – showing gratitude. While it may sound simple, it’s one of *the most powerful* things…

FMM091 – Social Media: Are you damaging your career?

You can have your own opinions, but not your own facts. Like it or not, social media has an enormous presence in our lives – we are more connected than we ever have been, yet we are more polarized than ever. And for music producers it’s become an increasingly important tool to get your music…

FMM090 – Why are you writing music anyway?

No person at the top of their game could have got to where they are if they weren’t able to tap into the reason why they do what they do when things aren’t working out. As music producers we can sometimes feel like everything is going against us – creative challenges, writer’s block, no inspiration…

FMM089 – Matthew Benjamin & Belinda Matwali

“Feeling more balanced is going to spark your creativity…when you’re mentally balanced, emotionally balanced, spiritually balanced, your creativity is like the flower that comes out of all the work that you’re doing.” We’re back for a VERY special episode of the Finish More Music Podcast this week as I’m joined once again by Matthew Benjamin…

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