Morgan Kibby: Seasons of "Yes", Attending the Sundance Lab, and M83 - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 42

Published on:

21st Jul 2021

Morgan Kibby: Seasons of "Yes", Attending the Sundance Lab, and M83

This week's guest is composer, producer, and recording artist Morgan Kibby. Morgan spent seven years as a member of the band M83, during which time she played, wrote, and sang on two albums, including the Grammy nominated "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." Since leaving the band, Morgan has contributed songwriting and production for artists such as Panic at the Disco, Harry Styles, and Lady Gaga. She also releases her own music under the moniker White Sea, including remixes for tracks by Lorde and the Weeknd, as well as trailers for movies such as "Harry Potter". In 2015 Morgan shifted her focus to scoring and since has done projects for Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu. We chat about balancing your passions, shifting focus mid career, defining success, and having seasons of "yes" in your career.

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

  • Playing and touring with M83
  • Thriving on collaboration
  • The journey to find your voice as an artist
  • Headlining the Hollywood Bowl
  • Scoring a film with before it was filmed
  • Not chasing what you think people want to hear
  • The mental and physical toll of touring
  • The importance of studying what fascinates you
  • Synths don't always have to be "80s"
  • How music theory comes into play
  • Being selective of what you work on
  • Attending the Sundance Lab
  • Canne Film Festival
  • Surrounding yourself with people you trust
  • Always learning

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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.