DAVIS: Being Left of Center, Writing Hooks, and Staying Fulfilled - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 36

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8th Jun 2021

DAVIS: Being Left of Center, Writing Hooks, and Staying Fulfilled

Today's guest is songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, DAVIS. DAVIS combines classic songwriting sensibility with uncategorizable and unabashedly unique musical choices. His music has been placed on various TV shows for networks such as CBS and MTV, featured in video games, used in advertising, racked up millions of streams worldwide. We have a great chat about the Hollywood grind, passing on opportunities, and staying true to your artistic vision.

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

  • Finding your musical niche
  • Creating a visual identity for your music
  • Organic YouTube fan growth
  • Consistently releasing music
  • Carefully choosing who you want to work with
  • Playing Stevie Wonder's birthday
  • Publishing deals from the independent artist perspective
  • How limitation can inform artistry
  • Never signing the first deal

Learn More About DAVIS...

Instagram: www.instagram.com/unofficialdavis

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Credits:

Guest: DAVIS

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.