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Dec 27

Written by: masterblogger
12/27/2012 9:28 AM  RssIcon

Want a preview of our January issue, plus a little New Year's inspiration? Here's an excerpt, from our letter from the editor... 

Your Next Act

It’s January, and we all have self-improvement on our minds. Normally around now I talk about setting small goals that make a measurable difference. But sometimes, you just have to go big. Is it time to take your career to the next level? We have a few ideas to help you turn dreams into reality.

Stand by an unpopular choice. Deadmau5 caught a lot of grief in the EDM world for his “DJs hit Play” Tumblr missive last summer. Lost in the hype, though, was his focus on staying creative and moving forward with your own ideas, rather than being a follower, which he talks about—along with sharing studio-production insights—in our interview on page 20.

Stop procrastinating. Being a professional producer is a real, attainable goal; if you want it, start walking the walk. Need a nudge? Get career advice from superproducers Supa Dupa, Damien Taylor, and Andrew Murdock in “Make or Break” on page 27.

Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself. Former Semisonic singer/guitarist Dan Wilson has a new life as a songwriter for hire. His career took a new trajectory when he collaborated with the Dixie Chicks on Taking the Long Way, and reached another high when he co-wrote/co-produced Adele’s smash hit “Someone Like You.” Take inspiration from his story, on page 41.

Think big, and the small steps will fall into place. What are your goals for 2013? Let us know—we'd love to hear from you.

Sarah Jones

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