Charles Burchell: Diplomacy, the Illusion of Perfection, and Paying it Forward - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 19

Published on:

10th Feb 2021

Charles Burchell: Diplomacy, the Illusion of Perfection, and Paying it Forward

Today’s guest is multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and educator Charles Burchell.  As a producer and musician Charles has worked with artists such as Talib Kweli, Christian Scott, and Braxton Cook as well as his own project The Love Experiment.  On the educational side, he has taken his experience as a graduate of both New England Conservatory and Harvard and worked to design various programs for both online and traditional institutions.  In addition to all of that he also has a label with Splice Sounds and works as a musical diplomat traveling to different countries representing the United States. We have a great conversation about goals, self-discipline, fighting perfection, and why success is circumstantial but dependent on planning.

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

  • Turning your dreams into goals and steps
  • Making Splice sample packs
  • The key to success is self-discipline
  • Traveling the world making cultural exchanges
  • The flaws of education
  • Giving back is part of the musician's way
  • Honoring the dreams of the kid inside yourself
  • Fundraising and supporting issues with your music
  • Sample pack royalties
  • New Orleans Second Line
  • The ultimate college town: Boston

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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.
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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 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.