The Mindset of
Making Music

WITH KEITH MILLS

FMM014 – The Quantity Versus Quality Debate

What’s more important quality or quantity? What if I tell you that you don’t have to choose! That this is one of those cases where you can have your cake and eat it too. In this episode, we tackle the age-old debate of quality versus quantity. But rather than pitting them against each other, I…

FMM013 – Ghost Writing : The Moral Outrage

In this episode, we look into a seriously contentious topic: Ghostwriting. There’s a lot of social media outrage and backlash when a DJ or Producer are found out to be working with someone else that’s doing most or all of their production work. Having been a ghost writer, a DJ, and having years of experience…

FMM012 – All the Gear, No Idea

Getting sucked into the cycle of buying newest tools and gear is easier than you might think. But the question is…… Is it worth it? In this episode, I look at how our creativity and productivity can suffer when we stock up on unneeded plugins and production tools. Plus, I discuss some of the things…

FMM011 – Weaken Your Demons with RAIN

Anxiety, Perfectionism, Frustration. We all have experienced this in one form or another, but what can we do when these feelings start creeping in? What if I told you there’s a tool you can use every time to help you overcome these feelings? In this episode I discuss a technique that has helped me personally…

FMM010 – The Masterplan

Trying to control every part of the music production journey can not only make the process boring and uninteresting, but it can also hinder creativity. Being an Electronic music producer, you tend to wear a lot of different hats and this can often be overwhelming. So we try to find ways of making the process…

FMM009 – Mixdown is low priority

I get a lot of heat when I say that mixdown isn’t high priority in music production. Learning and focusing on mixdown is fun and easy and it offers certainty, but is it really where our focus should be? Is focusing on the technical aspects of music production giving us the most progress, or is…

FMM008 – Going It Alone Is Madness

There is no need to be a lone wolf and struggle on your own… When you spend most of your time alone, writing and creating inside the four walls of your studio, having a community that supports you and bolsters you into achieving your musical goals is more important than ever. After running my community…

FMM007 – Do the thing, Have the Power

Getting back on the saddle can sometimes feel like a very daunting task, especially if you’ve not been making music for a long time Motivation dwindles with time and there are moments when it’s easier to just give up.  Especially if you’re not sure of how and if you can actually do it. But once…

FMM006 – The Best of the Best VS Fear

It’s incredible how inspirational ‘light bulb’ moments arrive at the most unexpected times! Recently while watching a TV show called ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ I had some profound realisations about creativity and combating self doubt. Specifically after watching the contestants finish a brutal physical exercise regime, and then being taken hostage late at night and…

FMM005 – Piracy: Are you getting scammed?

In this episode, I’m going to be talking about probably the most controversial subject we ever posted about on our social media:  Piracy. Reflecting on my personal experience, I discuss the effects of piracy on content creators, the paying customer, those who download pirate copies, and most importantly the effects of piracy on the music…

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