insight - 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
his own ideas, rather than being a
follower, which he talks about in
depth—along with sharing studio-production
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 28.
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 40.
Think big, and the small steps
will fall into place. What are your
goals for 2013? Let us know.