The Mindset of
Making Music

WITH KEITH MILLS

FMM203- Brad Bizjack: Rewire Your Mind For Success

If your mind is wired for MEDIOCRITY AND FEAR, how are you ever supposed to achieve your goals? Think of it like this : It’s like driving a car. If you have your foot permanently on the brake, it doesn’t matter how hard you pump the gas, you simply won’t go anywhere.  You can get…

FMM201 – Say Goodbye to Your Hardware, the Future Is Plugins!

In today’s episode we have a controversial conversation that I would love to have your input on. Rob from Team FMM is convinced that hardware has been knocked off it’s perch…  …and that the future lies in the box and therefore we should all focus on software going forwards. I threw my best shots at…

FMM200 – John Hayes: The Path From Instagram Covers to a Multi-Album Deal

Today we welcome Ambient and Electronica producer John Hayes to the show. John is currently signed on a three-album deal to the excellent Nettwerk label alongside artists such as Sasha and il:lo. His music is supported on radio stations worldwide, including the iconic BBC, and his track Sleep Song has over 2 million streams on…

FMM199 – Unusual but Effective: How to Bring Creative Confidence to Your Sessions

Are you open to exploring something a bit leftfield? We all know that there are ways to get into a creative headspace at the start of a writing session that will help us to be more productive in that session… And maybe you are already making good use of many of them… DAW Templates…Creating a…

FMM198 – Creative Crisis: Has It Become Impossible to Be Original?

In this episode, we’re asking the question – has it all been done before? Have we reached the frontier of music and there are no new genres, sounds, or musical directions to pursue? Given the amount of music in the world and the hundreds of genres and subgenres that exist, it would be easy to…

FMM197 – Should the Music You Listen to Be the Music You Make?

Should the Music You Listen to Be the Music You Make? In today’s episode, we’re going to be exploring that question. Said another way: Just because a particular genre lights you up to hear it in a club or on your phone, does that mean it’s the music you were put on this planet to…

FMM196 – The Startling Truth About Distraction and Why You Need to Tell Your Loved Ones

Today we’re meeting a familiar foe but in a surprising new way. The enemy in front of us is distraction, and we’ve uncovered some new research that shows that everything we thought we knew about distractions and their impact on creatives is actually way worse.  And some of the things we didn’t know were distractions……

FMM195 – Post Vacation Syndrome: Getting Back to Your Creative Groove in Days Not Weeks

No matter how organised and self-disciplined you are, change is inevitable.  And, as a result, that will shake up your routine. This episode is all about the inevitable breaks that from time to time we are forced to take away from our regular creative sessions. Whether it’s an illness, life events, vacations, work, or perhaps…

FMM194 – Studio Paralysis: The Red Flags to Beware!

Nobody wants their art to be a stressful frustrating anxiety-inducing experience. And yet I’ve noticed so many creatives bring this upon themselves by creating their own studio paralysis. In this episode, we’re going to be exploring a strange phenomenon that will hamper your ability to make progress with the piece of music you are writing….

FMM193 – KPD: Building a Career That Feeds Your Soul

Today we are entertaining one of Spain’s finest House Music Producers, KPD. With hundreds of releases to his name on the world’s biggest labels from Defected to Toolroom AND with one of his singles reaching 25 million streams on Spotify, I was keen to understand how he maintains this output, at this quality.  And all…

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