How to Deal with Music Production Clients

If you produce music for a client, then your job is to be the chaneller of your client’s wants and demands.

The client takes a risk in trusting you to make music that they don’t have a clear picture of come alive.

Music is subjective. Average people do not have the vocabulary to describe music accurately.

“Please keep and sustain the note from the chord on the fourth beat of measure 43 so that the following measure starts with a sustained forth chord which give off an unresolved feeling” said no client ever.

Here’s what I keep in mind when dealing with clients for music production.

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From geek to fit: Six pack abs in 3 months

I read a ton about fitness and nutrition, but obviously that didn’t help me get the six pack abs — for many years.

But I finally managed to get my body fat mass down from 25% to 11% in 3 months, thereby getting the visible ab cracks.

My secret? A coach and accountability. Here’s how it came down.

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How To Find Passion In Your Career (You Don’t)

How To Find Passion In Your Career (You Don’t)

This is my notes on Cal Newport’s “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” The premise of the book is that, “follow your passion” is bad advice. Instead, you should focus on developing rare and valuable skills, and passion will follow after you’ve reached a level of mastery in the chosen expertise.  #1 Don’t follow your … Read more

Work the System

Work the System

Notes from Sam Carpenter’s Work the System: Happiness and life-control arrive in direct proportion to the amount of value we produce for others. It’s not mysterious tough luck that takes people down; it’s serial inefficiency. The great news is that inefficiency is easy to correct if one can see the cause of it. The leader’s … Read more

The One Thing

The One Thing

[Book Notes] The One Thing The timeless idea of “focusing on one thing” never gets old. It’s a great read and certainly better than reading a bunch of low quality blog posts with a headline like, “10 Ways to Blah…” My Notes “What’s the ONE Thing you can do this week such that by doing … Read more

Rework

Rework

This tech company has no office, no meetings, and focuses on simplification instead of expansion. 37signalsis a small tech company that has become hugely successful with its web app products. The founders share how they ran their business in a collection of essays, Rework. This book contains nuggets of wisdom about productivity and running a business. I love … Read more

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy

Notes from HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy: The essence of strategy is in the activities—to perform activities differently or to perform different activities than rivals. Otherwise, a strategy is nothing more than a marketing slogan that will not withstand competition. Strategic positions emerge from three distinct sources, which are not mutually exclusive and often … Read more

Essentialism

Essentialism

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown has been on my radar for sometime now. It’s only a little more than 250 pages so I gave it a try. It was a good book to rethink about my priorities and sort out vital few from trivial many. The thesis of the book, as the title suggests, is to focus … Read more

Tools

Here is a list of helpful tools I use often.   Reading Pocket – This app lets me save articles online while removing all the ads with a single click. I have a Chrome extension of this app installed, it’s very useful when I come across a headline that’s interesting and want to save it later to read. Usually … Read more