The Mindset of
Making Music

WITH KEITH MILLS

FMM131 – 5 Mindset Shifts for Higher Achievement

It doesn’t take an expert to know that when you’re achieving things, like ticking off your to-do list or having a kick-ass 30 minutes in the studio, it feels good. And when you feel good, you’re able to achieve more! But what happens when you’re NOT achieving things? What happens when you feel like you’ve…

FMM130 – Rashid Ajami (Armada/Anjunadeep)

Today I’m joined by DJ, producer and multimedia artist Rashid Ajami.  Now Rashid has been releasing music for well over a decade on the likes of Armada, Anjunadeep, Get Physical and Einmusika to name a few, but the road to releasing on these top labels was far from plain sailing… Like most producers, Rashid has…

FMM129 – Why Revisiting Your Back Catalogue Is Riskier Than You Think

If you’ve been writing music for a while, chances are you’ve got a back catalogue of unfinished tracks that are laying to waste… Or rather than a back catalogue, perhaps it’s a graveyard of unfinished loops. Either way, when we’ve hit a wall with our music or we’re in need of some inspiration, it can…

FMM128 – Barry Jamieson & Dave Gardner (Sasha’s Production Team)

Today I’m joined by Barry Jamieson and Dave Gardner, two incredible producers who over the years have quietly had a hand in some of dance music’s biggest tracks, and have a huge list of accolades to prove it… Barry, aka Mono Electric Orchestra, has worked closely with major artists such as Madonna, New Order, Thom…

FMM127 – When Adding New Gear to Your Studio IS the Right Thing to Do

A good workman never blames his tools…or does he? Today we’re going to be talking about the age old producer dilemma: should you switch DAWs? In fact, should you be making any major new purchases for your studio at all? As a music producer, it’s easy to get your sights set on a brand new…

FMM126 – Mark Tammo & Sean Harvey: Shared Goals, Challenges and Successes.

Today is the final episode of our very special series in which we’ve been hearing about the journeys and lessons from the producers inside of the FMM community. Just like you, these producers have BIG ambitions – and here we get to learn how they’ve faced and overcome a variety of challenges to see the…

FMM125 – You do have time. You’re just avoiding doing the things that matter most.

There’s an old saying that goes “the most precious resource we have is time”… But in reality, time isn’t the most precious resource we have – attention is. Because two people with the same amount of time will get wildly different results depending on where they focus their attention, and the quality of that attention….

FMM124 – Imran Bhaloo: Hold the Vision, Trust the Process

We’re continuing with our very special series in which we’re hearing about the journeys and lessons from the producers inside the Finish More Music community. So today I’m joined by Imran (1MRN), who struggled to write any music for TEN years. But after starting to follow a proven creative process just two years ago, he’s…

FMM123 – Is It Time to Finally Give Up?

If you’ve ever found writing music to be a real challenge, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve been fighting hard to make progress for years, and it just isn’t happening for you… Maybe you keep going round in circles with the same old habits, wondering “why on earth do I keep doing this to myself?!”… Maybe…

FMM122 – Lee Huddleston: From 0 to 39 tracks signed in just one year

Today is the start of a very special series in which we’re going to be hearing about the journeys and lessons from a number of our producers from the FMM community. And I’m super excited to share these journeys with you because they’ll give you the opportunity to learn from producers just like you… Producers…