Musical Musings

Insights from the music industry

Musical Musings are my insights from the music industry. I aim to share thoughts, ideas and learnings from working in the music industry as a music producer, composer and latterly a record label owner.

My musical musings are primarily a way to organise my thoughts and ideas. I find writing them down helps me better understand myself and my thoughts.

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Musical Musings - Insights from the Music Industry - Music Producer Jim Hustwit
Musical Musing No.1 Insights from the Music Industry
Musical Musings
April 1, 2019

The 1000 True Fans Theory

Kevin Kelly wrote an essay on 'The 1000 True Fans Theory' The premise is that as a creator, if you can find 1000 true fans and monetise them, you can…
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The War of Art - Why Failing Is Crucial - Musical Musing No.7 - Insights from the Music Industry
Musical Musings
March 18, 2019

The War of Art – Why Failing Is Crucial

For years I worked in marketing and would tell people that I really wanted to be a music producer. Yet I rarely actually sat down to produce music. I said…
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Find That One Person Who Can Launch Your Music Career - Musical Musing No.6 - Insights from the Music Industry
Musical Musings
March 11, 2019

Find That 1 Person Who Can Launch Your Music Career

Find That 1 Person Who Can Launch Your Music Career If you want a career in music as an artist, composer or music producer  you need to find that 1 person that will…
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The 4 Hour Work Week - Musical Musing No.5 - Insights from the Music Industry
Musical Musings
March 5, 2019

The 4 Hour Work Week – Relevant for Creatives?

The 4 Hour Work Week Every so often a book comes along which changes my way of thinking and ultimately my life. "The 4 Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss…
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Feeling Like a Fraud - Musical Musing No.4 - Insights from the Music Industry
Musical Musings
February 26, 2019

Feeling Like a Fraud – Imposter Syndrome

Feeling Like A Fraud I remember years ago watching a round table discussion with Hollywood’s top film composers. One thing that sticks in my mind is the fact that they…
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How Feedback Can Kill Creativity - Musical Musing No.3 - Insights from the Music Industry
Musical Musings
February 18, 2019

How Feedback Can Kill Creativity

How Feedback Can Kill Creativity Feedback is incredibly valuable. From the right people. People who’s opinions you trust. They don’t have to be musical. Indeed a regular non musical civilian…
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Dare to Be Irreverent - Musical Musing No.2 - Insights from the Music Industry
Musical Musings
February 11, 2019

Dare to be Irreverent

Dare to be Irreverent | #MusicalMusings   Definition of Irreverent:  “not showing the expected respect for official, important, or holy things” A while ago I watched a talk by John Hegarty,…
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Mixing Can't Be Taught - Musical Musing No.1 - Insights from the Music Industry
Musical Musings
February 4, 2019

Mixing Can’t Be Taught

Mixing Can’t be Taught   “Mixing can’t be taught, but it can be learned.” Eric Sarafin Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin said this in his book Zen and The Art of Mixing.…
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