Bill Appleberry: Teamwork, Opportunity, and the 5 P's of Preparation - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 27

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7th Apr 2021

Bill Appleberry: Teamwork, Opportunity, and the 5 P's of Preparation

Today’s guest is the multi-platinum awarded producer, mixer, and musician Bill Appleberry. Bill has worked on Republic Records' and NBC's hit TV show The Voice for the last decade. He has produced and mixed the studio recorded versions of every song, performed by every artist for every season of the show. Outside of his work with The Voice, Bill's credits as an engineer, producer, and player include names like Stone Temple Pilots, The Wallflowers, Puddle of Mudd, Joe Walsh, Hole, and 311. We have a great chat about his start, playing drums in the Marines, getting a hit early in his career, being prepared, and how your career is defined by what you do between gigs.

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

  • 10 Years of The Voice
  • The 5 P's of Preparation
  • Knowing when to reinvent
  • Putting in practice
  • Building a team that you trust
  • Having a hit early in your career
  • Enlisting in the Marines
  • Getting recognized by the labels
  • Living in a van with your keyboards
  • Doing demos with bands and trying to get them signed
  • How recording schools are commercializing the industry

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Website: http://www.billappleberry.com/

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Credits:

Guest: Bill Appleberry

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

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About the Podcast

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.