The Mindset of
Making Music

WITH KEITH MILLS

FMM143 – Inspiration to Release: Writing the Revelate Album With QUIVVER

John Graham aka Quivver is a man who’s been at the forefront of electronic music for over 25 years, both as a producer and DJ, writing and playing everything from House to Techno to Breaks to Drum and Bass.  With his new album Revelate released on Bedrock and hitting the music stores we really got…

FMM142 – The Importance of Having Killer Taste

As music producers we all want to achieve the sound that we hear in our heads but we often get disheartened that our work does not sound as good as our ambitions. …And this is because our abilities don’t currently match up with our taste..  Maybe you can relate…you get so caught up in the…

FMM141 – The Art Of Deliberate Practice

Have you ever caught yourself saying “I don’t have enough time”?  We’ve all been there…you can have hours and hours of time, yet see no meaningful growth in your skills and the quality of your music. But it often isn’t a lack of time that is creating the problem… …it’s a lack of efficiency in…

FMM140 – Plus, Minus, Equals

The power of getting the right people around us can’t be understated… …but who exactly should we aspire to surround ourselves with? This week we dig into a concept that ties together several ideas that I’ve talked about previously in this podcast.  And these are actually concepts that I’ve purposely built into the Finish More…

FMM139 – How to Stand Out From the Crowd With Dave Seaman

Today we are in conversation with electronic music legend Dave Seaman, well known for his releases in the famed Renaissance Masters Series and Global Underground and currently releasing music and running his highly respected label Selador. In this episode, we lean heavily into the music industry and what it really takes to get heard and…

FMM138 – Take Your Opportunities or Someone Else Will

We all get opportunities in life, some that come quite regularly and others that are more significant and rare.  We sometimes call them lucky breaks, the types of opportunities that can make a huge difference in our life… …and none of us wants to be the person who had that chance and let that golden…

FMM137 – Forging a Career in Today’s Music Scene With Cassy (Aus Music)

If you’re like most music producers juggling the logistics of home life with studio time you’re going to love this episode… Today I’m sitting down with Cassy, a globally in-demand DJ and producer who boasts landmark recorded mixes for the likes of Panorama bar and Fabric, and has releases on a who’s who of labels…

FMM136 – Creative Joy Is Yours for the Taking

Ever caught yourself saying things like “when I can write music as good as this top producer, then I’ll be happy”…? Or, “when I have this piece of hardware, then I’ll be on fire”…? While it may seem harmless at first, it’s actually a sure fire way to kill the vibe and all of your…

FMM135 – Harnessing Creative Anxiety and Not Being Held Back by It

We all know that taking big leaps towards our goals requires taking radically different actions to the ones that we’re taking right now… But we also know that these radically different actions will bring with them discomfort.  Maybe it’s creative anxiety, or the pain from pursuing a fitness goal, or perhaps the hunger of following…

FMM134 – Shouldn’t You Be Doing Something More Important With Your Life?

If there’s one thing a great many books and online gurus will tell you, it’s that in order for you to succeed, you need to know your purpose in life. A purpose which transcends you, that serves the greater good, and builds your drive, optimism, and resilience to succeed. And so the question beckons, will…