Ben Wallick: Podcasting, Staying True to You, and Just Starting - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 56

Published on:

15th Dec 2021

Ben Wallick: Podcasting, Staying True to You, and Just Starting

This week's guest is producer, mixer, podcaster, and musician Ben Wallick. Ben is currently based out of Jerusalem, Israel where he has worked with an array of talented acts in both the studio and on the stage. Before the pandemic, Ben was most recently handling bass duties on tour for artist Alex Clare in Israel and throughout Eastern Europe. Ben is also the creator and host of Secret Sonics, a podcast where he interviews a wide range of producers and audio engineers. We have a great chat about embracing delegation, fighting perfectionism, and how starting our podcasts plays into our music careers.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Embracing delegation
  • Take aways from talk to over 100 producers and engineers on Secret Sonics
  • Bass playing as a bridge between harmony rhythm
  • Avoiding a perfectionism mindset as you charge more for a job
  • Building community in the digital realm
  • Being a self-taught producer and engineer
  • Essentialism
  • Growing up in New York City and moving to Israel
  • Starting and managing a successful wedding band
  • Branching out from a smaller music scene and out into the broader world

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Guest: Ben Wallick

Host: Travis Ference

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Interviews highlighting successful careers in music and breaking down the steps it took to achieve their goals.
I do not believe the people who have thriving careers and fulfilling lives in music can look back and attribute it all to “luck”. At some point in their career they committed themselves to a goal and took steps to achieve that goal. That's what Progressions is here to highlight. We will set you up for success by bringing you an array of interviews with guests from all parts of the industry. By focusing on identifying significant steps and turning points in their careers we hope to inspire you to set big goals for yourself and by doing so design the music career that you've always dreamed of.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.