Casey Cavaliere: Having Impact, Good Record Deals, and The Wonder Years - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 62

Published on:

16th Mar 2022

Casey Cavaliere: Having Impact, Good Record Deals, and The Wonder Years

Today's guest is musician, producer, mixer, and songwriter Casey Cavaliere. Casey is the guitarist and a founding member of the band The Wonder Years. Over the past 15 years they have toured around world and released six full length albums and two EPs. When he's not on tour or recording with his band, Casey is producing records for other artists, hosting his podcast “The Record Process” and working with artists as a development coach, helping them find their voice and steer their careers. We chat about record deals, always providing value, and the importance of knowing yourself as an artist.

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

  • The founding years of The Wonder Years
  • Touring post-pandemic
  • Setting the click to the band, not the band to the click
  • Navigating record deals
  • Punk and DIY community support
  • Refining your taste
  • Bringing the energy of a live show to the record
  • Providing value in every situation
  • Impacting 1 million people
  • Starting on trombone and then discovering guitar
  • Traits of a great record label
  • When niching and specializing works and when it doesn't

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Guest: Casey Cavaliere

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

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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.