Evren Göknar: Communicating Clearly, Personal Advocacy, and Major Label Mastering - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

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15th Sep 2021

Evren Göknar: Communicating Clearly, Personal Advocacy, and Major Label Mastering

Today's guest is Grammy winning mastering engineer Evren Göknar. Evren spent 25 years on staff at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood and now works independently from his own studio, Evren Göknar Mastering. His credits include artists like, KISS, Smashing Pumpkins, Mariah Carey, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, and NBC's The Voice. He's also recently written a book called "Major Label Mastering" which has been released on Routledge. We chat about working for a major label, writing a book and the importance of listening musically.

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

  • Working on classic Capitol releases
  • Writing a book and finding a publisher
  • Finding your niche
  • Playing in bands around Hollywood
  • Client communication
  • Going a different path from your college peers
  • The importance of understanding music
  • Mastering studio wiring and setup
  • Having control of your schedule
  • Sorting out your business
  • Working a the desk to get into a recording studio
  • Knowing people

Learn More About Evren Göknar...

Get "Major Label Mastering" HERE!

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Credits:

Guest: Evren Göknar

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

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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.