Chris Tabron: Enabling Ideas, Focusing on "Why,” and Learning Through Antithesis - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

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11th May 2022

Chris Tabron: Enabling Ideas, Focusing on "Why,” and Learning By Antithesis

Today’s guest is Brooklyn based Grammy nominated producer and mixer Chris Tabron. Chris’ credits include names such as The Strokes, Common, Robert Glasper, Battles, Die Antwoord, and Beyonce. He also does remix work under the moniker Madison Avenue Girls, has produced a documentary, and has also recently started a YouTube channel. We chat about how DJing shaped his approach to production, focusing on the “why” behind what you’re doing, and the importance of recognizing when being comfortable might be keeping you from your goals.

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

  • DJing and seeing the effect music has on people
  • Keeping a "Beginner's Mind"
  • Technology as a touchstone of access, not a barrier to access
  • Reading gear manuals
  • Pushing your assistants to "out grow the job"
  • Big Studio vs Apprenticing/Mentoring
  • The was of working with amazing musicians
  • Underestimating the power of networking early in your career
  • Going to studios to hang out with friends
  • Thinking of a discography as a calling card and legacy
  • Every person is a body of knowledge worth tapping into
  • Working for Tony Maserati
  • Guerrilla recording indie bands
  • Recognizing when opportunities aren't what you expected, but making them what you need.

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Credits:

Guest: Chris Tabron

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

Theme Music: inter.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.
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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.

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