Gab Strum: Empower the Artist, Being DIY, and Japanese Wallpaper - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 45

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11th Aug 2021

Gab Strum: Empower the Artist, Being DIY, and Japanese Wallpaper

This week's guest is producer, songwriter, and recording artist Gab Strum. Gab releases music under the moniker Japanese Wallpaper, as well as writes and produces for other artists. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, he's found success on Triple J radio with several of his tracks as well as some of his productions. Including "Forces" featuring Airling and "In Motion" by Allday. His latest album "Glow" came out at the end of 2019 and has been followed up by a slew of new singles over the last year. We have a great chat about the artist's perspective of a mix, touring, and defining success in a way that fits your path.

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

  • Getting back the first mix
  • The Suzuki Method and ear training
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Triple J radio
  • Supporting an artist's vision, instead of telling them what their vision should be
  • Defining success in way that fits your path
  • Record labels and avoiding making decisions via committee
  • The Australian music scene vs American music scene
  • The duality of a musically and technically great mix
  • Building relationships on the touring circuit
  • Handling your own playback during tour
  • Protecting your hearing
  • The importance of a great monitor and FOH team.

Learn More About Gab Strum and Japanese Wallpaper...

Website: https://gabstrum.com/

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

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

Listen to Japanese Wallpaper here.

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Credits:

Guest: Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper)

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.