The Mindset of
Making Music

WITH KEITH MILLS

FMM149 – Boost Your Confidence and Enthusiasm by Measuring the Gap and Not the Gain

There’s a trap that you can fall into that is a sure fire way to lose your energy… …A trap that will suck the enthusiasm right out of you. And let me ask you, who is more likely to succeed, the person brimming with enthusiasm or the person feeling flat and disappointed?  How we measure…

FMM148 – Embracing the Unexpected – Creativity Out of Chaos

Today we’re looking into a topic that I love… …this is something that if leaned into can be the basis for a Pandora’s box of inspiration. And if you embrace this strategy you will unlock new sonic territory and drive your creations in exciting and original directions.  However, if you’re closed off to this idea,…

FMM147 – Carl Craig (Planet E): Taking Your Music Into the Future

This week we’re joined by a Grammy nominated producer, DJ, label owner, and bonafide pioneer of Detroit techno. Someone who has continued to set trends and break boundaries with his music, his sound installations, and his performances.  The man in question is Carl Craig, a key figure in the electronic music scene who has blazed…

FMM146 – Victoria Labalme (Risk Forward) – Finding the Right Path for Your Music

We’ve got a pretty special episode waiting for you this week! This is something that we’ve never done before – brand new and totally unique! So let me first ask you this… Do you worry about putting your music out into the world? Maybe a fear of judgment stops you from being creative. Perhaps you…

FMM145 – Opening the Creative Doors in Your Mind

Don’t be a ‘Yes, but…’ person! We all know people who rubbish ideas. Nobody wants to speak up and share ideas in their presence. And often nobody even wants to be around them. And yet unwittingly, we often find ourselves being THAT person… The person who picks holes in other people’s suggestions, cutting the creative…

FMM144 – The Incubation Period: Your Subconscious Weapon

So here’s the deal. We all hit creative problems.  And we often try to solve those problems with the same level of thinking that created them. …forcing a solution the wrong way, digging in deeper, making the problem worse, and building frustration in the process.  Maybe you start second-guessing perfectly good work, start to make…

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 – The 3 Core People Every Successful Artist Surround Themselves With

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…