Cameron Lister: Earning Trust, Taping Jam Bands, and Never Letting Pride Outweigh Hard Work. - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

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4th Nov 2020

Cameron Lister: Earning Trust, Taping Jam Bands, and Never Letting Pride Outweigh Hard Work

This week's guest is recording engineer and mixer Cameron Lister. Cameron has spent most of his career in the engineering hot seat for indie and alternative records from artists such as The Fratellis, OK GO, KT Tunstall, Better Than Ezra, and Andrew McMahon. We chat about how a career in music is made up of incremental steps, each building on the momentum of the last one and how hard work and follow through are the key to success.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Importance of learning new things
  • Taping jams bands as a gateway to recording
  • Earning Trust
  • Swallowing your pride and starting over
  • Cool Shockmounts
  • Moving to Los Angeles and staring at Sound Factory
  • Getting to work with your heroes
  • Distortion

Mentioned in the Show:

  • "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield - Here
  • "Deep Work" by Cal Newport - Here

Travis' Intro: The War of Art

Learn More About Cameron Lister...

Website: http://www.cameronlister.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clister01/

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Credits:

Guest: Cameron Lister

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

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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.
Insightful conversations about building and maintaining a fulfilling and successful career in the music industry. Music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, songwriters, musicians, composers and various other audio professionals sit down and share the tips, tricks, mindsets and ideas that helped them define their careers.

Created and hosted by Grammy nominated recording and mixing engineer Travis Ference, Progressions: Success in the Music Industry is inspired by the journey of his career so far. Travis is determined to set the next generation of music creators up with the tools they need to define their own success and live a happy, healthy, and prosperous career in the music business.

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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.