Dresage: Recording Yourself, Being Intentional, and the Permission to Not Know - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 53

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3rd Nov 2021

Dresage: Recording Yourself, Being Intentional, and the Permission to Not Know

This week's guest is Los Angeles based artist Dresage. A blend of genres ranging from dreamy synth wave to indie art pop, Dresage is the artist project of producer, songwriter, and composer Keeley Bumford. In addition to releasing her own music she also co-wrote and was the featured vocalist on Jai Wolf's single "Better Apart". Co-scored as well as wrote and performed all the original songs in the Hulu/Blumhouse film "My Valentine," and was featured on Andrew Huang's "4-Producers One Sample" Youtube series. She also has loads sync placements in various shows and ad spots, including Netflix's The Crown and an Apple Watch trailer. We chat about making her latest EP, and how embracing the idea that it's ok to not know everything can empower you to experiment, learn, and ultimately find your creative voice.

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

  • Making her Terror Nights / Terror Days EP
  • Keeping perspective as a self-producing, self-recording artist
  • Committing to your production because it informs all the decisions that follow
  • How music fits into TV and Film vs Ads and Trailers
  • Being intentional about the choice to keep your artist voice and not get lost behind the scenes
  • Building a community on Discord
  • Discovering jazz and the Great American Songbook
  • Attending Berklee College of Music
  • Building relationships and supporting your collaborators
  • Shazaam
  • Taking advantage of opporunities
  • Working at the Interscope recording studios
  • Top-lining in the EDM world

Travis' Intro Topic...

How all of your gigs and experiences come together to make you a better creative and person.

Learn More About Dresage...

Check out Terror Nights / Terror Days EP - HERE!

Website: https://www.dresage.la/

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Credits:

Guest: Dresage

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

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.
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.