In this episode of the EDM Prodcast, I chat with the Australian phenom Thomas Hayes who has been one of the most impressive artists in the world of progressive house and trance. Having massive hits such as ‘Golden’ with Kyler England and ‘Neon’ featuring Joni Fatora, I dive into his thought process on starting new pieces, increasing workflow, and finding new inspiration. Thomas offers a wealth of knowledge to new and established producers alike, not only in regards to the creative process but also on the business side of the music industry in dealing with record labels and focusing on your product – not what others are doing. Enjoy!
What we talk about:
- Tips for finding your sound as an up and coming producer
- Using imagery as a source for inspiration
- Establishing a consistent working relationship with record labels
- Avoiding creative blocks by quickly drafting and choosing samples/sounds
- Increasing workflow by re-using sounds and effects chains
- Toggling master effects to get a different perspective on your track
- Focusing on your work versus getting sidetracked by music industry distractions
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Thomas Hayes on the Web:
The Music Marketing Academy
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