I've spent most of my life around music and somehow I found myself in music production. I suppose it comes at no surprise. My parents raised my brothers and I on music. I grew up taking piano lessons, performing in concert band, pep band, and jazz band. I started my first rock band when I was 16 years old and fell in love with the culture. However, growing up in a small town in Southeast Kansas has its disadavantages for rockers with geographical restrictions. Convincing your father to lend you his mini-van to travel 120 miles to Kansas City is a hard bargain. I'm not sure how prolific my debating skills were at 17 years old, but I eventually convinced my dad to allow such journeys, and that
As an Engineer/Producer, part of my job is to not only be knowledgeable in music production, but I believe the key to success is helping my clients move forward once the record is complete. One of these ways is to research various topics throughout the music industry from building a solid following to booking DIY tours. As a former DIY musician, I'm very familiar with booking tours. A lot of planning and research goes into not only booking shows, but in your on stage performances. If you have time, I'd highly recomend reading a few of these other blogs that have helped me on the road.
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