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5 Things Appropriation

When you are starting out as a musician you learn covers. Slowly you develop to writing your own songs and more often than not those things you covered influence your work. Is that stealing? No, I believe it’s learning but it is similar to appropriation…

5 Things Mentorship

Fortunately I have had very strong mentor figures in my life. Luckily, I did not have to seek them out, I sort of found them through my general interests, life decisions, and goal of trying to surround myself with good people.

5 Things Collaboration

When you are entering into a new collaboration it’s important to agree upon a set of rules. This will help you when you are feeling lost in the wild, feel like you have too many options, or come into possible conflict. Set up a territory or a framework that the project exists within…

5 Things Deadlines

Deadlines are anxiety provoking and it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin. One way of focusing on the task at hand is by clearing away those distractions and prioritising. Sit down, turn off your phone, log off the internet and, with a cup of tea, make a glorious list…

5 Things Meetings

So you just got a call from a potential client, you are super happy for the possibility of new work. You set up a meeting for later in the week…

5 Things Creativity

Creativity is cathartic, an outlet, similar to going for a run or having a good heart to heart with a trusted friend…

5 Things Getting Paid

Always ask for a deposit. You can negotiate the percentage but make sure you have something in the bank before you pick up that pencil, start coding or strumming those chords…

5 Things Mixing

When I start out a track my first mix is usually pretty near to completion. In part I think it’s because the track is new - I’m riding the inspiration wave and not yet bored of it…

5 Things Client

Creatives often get lost in creative-land and sometimes we forget that the work we are making is for other human beings…

5 Things Freelance

Some people are born to freelance. They are self motivated and can get on with the job without being micro-managed or distracted…