Gender Amplifed: Celebrating Women in Music Production | with Ebonie Smith - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 86

Published on:

22nd Mar 2023

Gender Amplifed: Celebrating Women in Music Production | with Ebonie Smith

Today’s guest is music producer, recording engineer, and songwriter Ebonie Smith. Ebonie has been a house engineer for Atlantic Records for 10 years, working on projects for artists like Cardi B, Janelle Monae, Jason Mraz, Charlie Puth, and Misterwives. She is also the founder and President of Gender Amplfied, Inc, a non-profit focused on celebrating women in music production. She holds a Masters in Music Technology from NYU and is currently a governor for the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy. We have a great chat about the mission of Gender Amplified and how it got started, as well as tips for producers running sessions and why it’s important to not always do the same thing.

πŸ—’ In this episode we'll dig in on... πŸ—’

  • The mission of Gender Amplified, Inc.
  • Connecting women in music as part of her college thesis
  • Working as a house engineer for Atlantic Records
  • The choice to pursue music higher education for music
  • Running a pop session as a producer
  • Songwriting camps
  • Method vs Formula
  • How to identify good advice
  • The business structure behind Non-Profits and the benefits of making it official
  • The importance of having eclectic taste

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Guest: Ebonie Smith

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Host Travis Ference chats with music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, musicians, and songwriters about the tips, tricks, mindsets, and ideas that helped them define their careers.
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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.