Carl Bahner: Outreach, Input vs Output, and Communicating the Care - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 57

Published on:

5th Jan 2022

Carl Bahner: Outreach, Input vs Output, and Communicating the Care

This week’s guest is producer and mixer Carl Bahner. Carl has mastered the art of working remotely, having worked with artists in 16 countries. His credits include artists such as Transviolet, St Lucia, Joywave, and Hippo Campus. Prior to working full time behind the glass Carl toured all over North America and the UK playing drums for the band Cheerleader. In addition to all that, he coaches fellow engineers and producers on how to build client rosters full of music they are passionate about and hosts a music business podcast that promotes self-reflection and proactivity. We have a great chat about input vs output goals, narrowing your target audience, and the importance of making decision based on passion.

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

  • Work ethic and determination
  • Asking yourself "Why is this important to me" before taking a gig
  • The musician hustle: Gigs, sessions, lessons
  • Building a studio
  • Caring why you press a button, not what the button does
  • Knowing when to use your music theory and when to not
  • Positioning yourself for success
  • Setting aside time for client outreach
  • Learning to do remixes by passing time on the tour bus
  • Remote assistants and delegation
  • Earning and deserving word of mouth

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Guest: Carl Bahner

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

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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.