The Finish More Music Podcast

The Finish More Music Podcast

Keith Mills, founder of the Finish More Music system, reveals the creative strategies and mindsets he teaches to thousands of music producers so you can write more and better music, ready to release and share with the world. Discover workflow hacks to speed up your writing process, mindset approaches to overcome avoidance, procrastination and perfectionism, and compositional techniques to help you take your underground dance music productions to the next level.


August 8, 2022 46 min

Travis Stewart is the gift that keeps on giving… 


Having left you dangling with one hell of a cliffhanger last week, now’s your chance to pick up where we left off…


…and dive into part two of our conversation with Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum aka T.Stewart.


We received amazing feedback about the first part of the interview in which Travis dove into the mindset, productivity, life skills and mental capacity required to be a ...

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Today we are in conversation with Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum


Travis debuted his Machinedrum Moniker in 2001 when he was only 18 years old and has consistently pushed creative boundaries with his music for the last 2 decades.


With releases on forward-thinking, innovative labels such as Ninja Tune, Plant Mu, Lucky Me and Mercury KX, his latest album Elysian under his moniker T-Stewart once again showcased his versatility as...

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In this second part of our reactions podcast, we dig into a topic that is continuously raising its ugly head…time.


This is an area that relates to all of us and brings with it all kinds of anxiety…


Are you spending more time than you need to on your music and how can you save time?


Are you focusing on the right things or in completely the wrong area?


And how do you even know what the “right” area is?


Then we have the angl...

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What is influencing your music? Are you stealing like a thief or an artist?


Has your sound found you yet?and just what is YOUR sound?


This week’s podcast saw a return of the Team Takeover with Terra and Rob finding their way back into the podcast hot seat.


Diving back into some of the earliest episodes and the fundamental topics that all creatives face…


Innovation and originality, bringing your own sense of fun, loving wha...

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If you could jump back in time and share one life lesson with your younger self what would it be?


If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve caught yourself saying “if only I’d known that years ago…”


And when it comes to music production there are some impactful lessons that have the potential to save you time, money, and frustration…


…while maximising on opportunities and massively accelerating your progress.


When I st...

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Disruption can hit our lives at any time and in many different ways, creating a world of pain.


Maybe you’re moving house, or welcoming a new family member…


Perhaps you’re changing jobs, or getting a promotion...


Or maybe it’s exams, a new course, or unexpected travel.


These situations happen to all of us throughout our creative journey, and for some people the effects last way beyond the actual period of disruption…



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Today I’m talking about possibly THE most impactful piece of advice I could give you on your music production journey.


It’s a topic that is incredibly important, and one of the biggest ways to accelerate your progress as a music producer.


…In fact, I'd go as far as to say that it's nearly impossible to succeed without this ingredient. 


This topic is about finding people to work with who have complementary skill sets, ...

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In this episode, I'm sharing an unpleasant experience that Mrs M and I faced within days of arriving here in Austin.


This is something that could have seriously messed us up…


…but instead, Ana and I were able to seamlessly move through it without feeling stressed, hopeless, or desperate about what was going on. 


We’ve been fortunate to go through some challenging situations in the past that have helped us to build our res...

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Miami based DJ Adrian Blaga who owns and runs the Magician on Duty label is a man who's growing in multiple facets of the music industry. 


“There's no doubt about it. If you wanna be the best at what you do, you need to show up and you need to be better than everybody else”


We dig deep into what it takes to climb the ladder as DJ, producer, and label owner. And the importance of discipline and consistency to be the best...

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While many producers try to sound like other artists, my guest today has always chosen to go against the grain.


In this episode I'm sitting down with co-founder and owner of the iconic Hospital records, Drum and Bass legend Tony Colman, who performs and produces as London Elektricity.


With a punk attitude of doing things differently and getting reactions, Tony broke stereotypes and boundaries by doing what he wanted and not...

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With his first music released at age 14, Tim Engelhardt has gone on to consistently release on some of the most respected labels in the industry, playing his music out around the world. 


Today Tim talks about his unique journey, what he embraces in his productions and his process of discovery and learning, exploring the possibilities of the tools available…


“there's a tendency for a lot of people to almost discount the stoc...

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Owner and runner of the iconic label CLR, podcast and radio host, music producer and one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, Chris Liebing is a man who has had a huge impact on the techno scene.   

We sat down to talk about starting out as an artist and the importance of building strong relationships and a reputation of trust with the people in the industry who will get your music heard…


The mentors and label owners who are y...

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As a music producer it’s all too easy to be influenced by trends, and to end up switching tracks to what’s popular at the moment.  

My guest today chose to back himself, staying true to his path and having the confidence in himself to go for what he really wanted to go for and remain authentic. 


David Penn (Defected, Glasgow Underground) is a house music legend. A man with a career that spans over 25 years that has seen him DJ al...

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With releases on Defected, Toolroom, Solid Grooves… Josh Butler is, without doubt, one of the UK’s premier House talents.  

I sat down with him to cover the full spectrum of what it takes to be a pro artist…


…finding creative flow state, methods for inspiration, road testing tracks, and tips on how to boost your chances of having labels listen to and sign your music.


Josh talks about the dangers of overproducing, of diminishing...

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We continue this week with our second special episode hearing about the journeys and lessons from the producers inside of the FMM community.


And today I’m delighted to be speaking to Jonas Klugel who produces and DJs under the name Azpecialguest.

Jonas has had an incredible 12 months, a very accomplished DJ, recently nominated best new Danish artist 2022 and rubbing shoulders on stage with Hans Bieger.

He's now following suit...

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Today is a very special episode of the series in which we’re going to be hearing about the journeys and lessons from some of our producers from the FMM community.


And I’m super excited to share these journeys with you because they’ll give you the opportunity to learn from producers just like you…


Producers who have BIG ambitions, and who’ve wrestled and overcome a variety of challenges to see the amazing results that they are a...

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One of the things I've noticed that affects so many struggling music producers, and maybe you can relate, is that they have so many false starts.


They show up every day for a short period of time….


…And then it's back to the same old distractions that get them frustrated, overwhelmed, and with absolutely nothing to show for themselves. 


Successful people are simply people with successful habits. 


We first make our h...

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We’re flipping the script on you today, quite literally!


It’s always super valuable to hear straight from the horse's mouth, so we’re turning the tables and passing the virtual mic into your hands, to dive into your burning questions.


In today’s episode we invited you, our listeners, to direct the topics that we would cover and to steer the direction of the show…


What's going to help you on your creative journey to mo...

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What would you do if you suddenly lost your hearing?


What impact would this have on your abilities as a music producer?


These things can hit us suddenly and without warning…


And leave you reassessing many aspects of your life!


When I recently and unexpectedly experienced a sudden onset of hearing loss, combined with tinnitus and other ringing artefacts in my ear, it left me battling against damage to my hearing.


And I'...

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A boxer can train hard, spar hard, and still not win the world title on their next shot. 


But who is more likely to win it on the shot after that? 


Is it the person who put that work in or the person who didn’t?


We have to have absolute belief that we can hit the goal. 


…because if you don't believe that a thing is possible, you won't go all in. 


And at the first sign of hitting a hurdle you may well give up, inst...

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