hobbyist wrote:Mixerman is trying to adapt. He is old in a young peoples game.
Will he succeed with his songs. I doubt anywhere near like when he was a name in mixing.
The Music Business requires constant adaptation. I reinvented myself numerous times through my career. These days I mix and produce out of Asheville NC. I have a beautiful mix suite in my house, I've got studios all around me, and talented musicians too. So, anyone can come to me from anywhere, and I can make their record, because I have everything that I need to do it available to me. Including a robust discography of records that are still beloved today. I get work because of The Pharcyde. I get work because of Ben Harper. I get work because of everything of note that I've done throughout my career.
I also write books. Last year I wrote Musician's Survival Guide to a Killer Record (which is doing very well), and this year I'll write something a bit broader.
I'm not in a young people's game. I don't compete against young people. I can help young people who want it, and do. I can mix your record for an agreed on price. I can produce your record on an agreed upon price. And I can pursue my writing, which I have ownership in.
I'm not trying to be on top of the music business. That article is like four years old, and was largely a promotional piece for the song, but really more for the book. I even said so in the first paragraph. Frankly, I'm probably going to delete it since I no longer find it relevant. Four years is a long time when it comes to technological changes.
I hope that brings some clarity.
Shout out to the haters!