Dresage: Recording Yourself, Being Intentional, and the Permission to Not Know - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 53

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3rd Nov 2021

Dresage: Recording Yourself, Being Intentional, and the Permission to Not Know

This week's guest is Los Angeles based artist Dresage. A blend of genres ranging from dreamy synth wave to indie art pop, Dresage is the artist project of producer, songwriter, and composer Keeley Bumford. In addition to releasing her own music she also co-wrote and was the featured vocalist on Jai Wolf's single "Better Apart". Co-scored as well as wrote and performed all the original songs in the Hulu/Blumhouse film "My Valentine," and was featured on Andrew Huang's "4-Producers One Sample" Youtube series. She also has loads sync placements in various shows and ad spots, including Netflix's The Crown and an Apple Watch trailer. We chat about making her latest EP, and how embracing the idea that it's ok to not know everything can empower you to experiment, learn, and ultimately find your creative voice.

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

  • Making her Terror Nights / Terror Days EP
  • Keeping perspective as a self-producing, self-recording artist
  • Committing to your production because it informs all the decisions that follow
  • How music fits into TV and Film vs Ads and Trailers
  • Being intentional about the choice to keep your artist voice and not get lost behind the scenes
  • Building a community on Discord
  • Discovering jazz and the Great American Songbook
  • Attending Berklee College of Music
  • Building relationships and supporting your collaborators
  • Shazaam
  • Taking advantage of opporunities
  • Working at the Interscope recording studios
  • Top-lining in the EDM world

Travis' Intro Topic...

How all of your gigs and experiences come together to make you a better creative and person.

Learn More About Dresage...

Check out Terror Nights / Terror Days EP - HERE!

Website: https://www.dresage.la/

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

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Credits:

Guest: Dresage

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.