Charles Burchell: Diplomacy, the Illusion of Perfection, and Paying it Forward - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 19

Published on:

10th Feb 2021

Charles Burchell: Diplomacy, the Illusion of Perfection, and Paying it Forward

Today’s guest is multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and educator Charles Burchell.  As a producer and musician Charles has worked with artists such as Talib Kweli, Christian Scott, and Braxton Cook as well as his own project The Love Experiment.  On the educational side, he has taken his experience as a graduate of both New England Conservatory and Harvard and worked to design various programs for both online and traditional institutions.  In addition to all of that he also has a label with Splice Sounds and works as a musical diplomat traveling to different countries representing the United States. We have a great conversation about goals, self-discipline, fighting perfection, and why success is circumstantial but dependent on planning.

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

  • Turning your dreams into goals and steps
  • Making Splice sample packs
  • The key to success is self-discipline
  • Traveling the world making cultural exchanges
  • The flaws of education
  • Giving back is part of the musician's way
  • Honoring the dreams of the kid inside yourself
  • Fundraising and supporting issues with your music
  • Sample pack royalties
  • New Orleans Second Line
  • The ultimate college town: Boston

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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.