Damian Taylor: Precision Editing, Building Community, and Where Productivity Intersects Creativity - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

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14th Oct 2020

Damian Taylor: Precision Editing, Building Community, and Where Productivity Intersects Creativity

Our guest this week is six time Grammy nominated producer, mixer, programmer, songwriter, and all round good human Damian Taylor. Damian found himself in heavy demand early in his career after becoming one of the first masters of audio editing and automation within DAWs. His career has taken him around the global and his discography is filled with household names such as The Prodigy, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Temper Trap, and Bjork. In addition to his daily mixing and production projects, Damian has also recently started streaming production sessions live on Twitch, and has launched a social network for producers, engineers, musicians and music creatives called The Complete Producer Network.

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

  • Encouraging community and sharing knowledge
  • The intersection of productivity and creativity
  • How relocation can help redirect your career
  • Re-thinking your approach to the internet
  • Starting his career in London and working out of Strongroom Studios
  • The power of constantly learning
  • The Complete Producer Network
  • Making records on six of the seven continents
  • Pro Tools chops

Learn More About Damian...

Website: http://www.damiantaylor.com/

Twitch TV: https://www.twitch.tv/hereisdamian

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hereisdamian/

The Complete Producer Network: https://the-complete-producer.mn.co/

Check out a Spotify playlist of his work here!

Other Links:

"Deep Work" by Cal Newport - Link

"Getting Things Done" by David Allen - Link

"The Talent Code" by Daniel Coyle - Link

Toggl Software Time Tracker - Link

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Credits:

Guest: Damian Taylor

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

Theme Music: inter.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.