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.

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May 3, 2021 32 min

As electronic music producers, the very art that we pursue brings with it a never ending abundance of options...

Just think of all the steps it takes to write a piece of music... from conceiving the idea to composing it, producing it, engineering the track, and then finally shipping it out into the world.

Then add all the plugins, hardware, samples, presets, and learning the hundreds of different ways to achieve a specific result


It...

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As artists our mission is to try to take the music we love, and the culture we find ourselves in, further than it was before.

But it’s very rare that an artist comes along and influences an entire genre, and even rarer to do that over multiple creative disciplines...

Well this week I’m joined by someone who has done exactly that, Alan Oldham AKA DJ T-1000!

As one of the first DJs to premiere tracks by the likes of Jeff Mills, Juan At...

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April 19, 2021 60 min

If there’s one giant misconception about music production, it’s that you’ll reach a point in your journey where it suddenly gets easy...

Some point where there’s no more anxiety, no more lack of inspiration, no more creative blocks.

But in reality, you couldn’t get any further from the truth.

That’s why this week on the podcast I’m pumped to be joined by one of electronic music’s finest talents, Rodriguez Jr., to lift the lid on what ...

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We’ve all heard the phrase “two heads are better than one”.

This rings especially true when it comes to your music, as collaborating with another producer can create extraordinary results…

From stepping out of your comfort zone to enhancing your workflow to learning new skills and building bonds with like-minded people, collaboration is a source of almost endless reward.

But as anyone who has worked with other people before, it’s not ...

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We all want to see progress in our lives, yet I see so many people running around without ever actually moving forward.


Like having your foot down on the accelerator but the wheels are just spinning in the mud...

Being busy but not getting anything done.

I know for a FACT that if that’s happening in one area of your life, chances are that the knock-on effect is holding you back in other areas too...

Including your progress as a music...

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As a producer it’s not uncommon to enjoy writing various genres of music, and to want to get it all out in the world.

But exploring several creative avenues while establishing your name as an artist can be a confusing business…

“Can I release multiple genres of music under one name?”

Should I release my side project under a new alias?”

“What happens if my sound changes?”

With so much uncertainty on the ‘right’ way to do things, trying ...

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Most of us have got an idea of where we want to go in life, and what we’d like to achieve with our music....

 

You might call it your Plan A.

Your True North that guides you towards your goals, or the path that you hope will lead you towards your version of success.

But what about Plan B? 


“Keith, isn’t it sensible to have a back up plan just in case things go wrong?” .

Well in this episode I’m debunking your Plan B, discussing exact...

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March 15, 2021 74 min

If you’re like most producers, navigating the music industry can seem like a pretty daunting prospect.

With little information out there on the ‘right’ way to approach labels, or how to actually get your music in the hands of the right people, making an impact in an industry often working behind closed doors is a real cause of confusion and overwhelm for many.

So this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Enamour, a rising star of ...

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As an artist, there’s no better feeling than being inspired to write music that lights you up.

But as you may know all too well, inspiration rarely lasts forever.


And when it does suddenly disappear from us, we’re left in a place that NOBODY wants to be in…

The creative rut.

As painful as it is easy to fall into, getting stuck in a rut with no idea of how to get out is a challenge that all producers face at various points throughout...

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No matter what stage you’re at in your music production journey, there’s a classic trap that you can easily fall into...and that’s forcing it.

I’m sure you’d love to master every step of the production process yourself, or have a super recognizable and unique ‘sound’, or always get quick results in the studio...

 

But in reality, pushing for these sorts of things only leads to getting pushed BACK.

And the harder you push, the bigge...

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Have you ever set out for the day only to end up bored, tired, lazy, or stuck scrolling through social media longer than you care to admit?

Well there’s a secret source behind productive, focused and successful days that absolutely anyone can tap into, but so many choose to skip out on...

The morning!

If there’s one thing that has had the most profound impact on my life, my joy and my productivity, it’s 100% what I do in the morning...

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February 15, 2021 28 min

What if I told you there was a secret to making massive gains in the studio, with almost minimum effort?

You’d probably tell me I’m talking out of my 🍑...

But there absolutely is, and today I’m sharing it with you!

In this week’s podcast episode I’m diving deep into the Compound Effect, a concept that is so powerful it will help you see literal exponential growth in your creativity and music...

And with just a few simple steps...

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For producers, writing music and being creative can be an amazing path to self-discovery...

It helps to shine a light on who you are, what your vision looks like, what your tastes are, and what your sound is.

But it also shines a light on your fears, the things that hold you back...

“What will people say about my music?” 

 

“Is it good enough?”

 

“Am I talented enough?”

 

“What will the label say, will I get rejected?”

Everytime you sh...

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It’s the 100th episode of the Finish More Music Podcast (🎉🎉🎉) and to be truthful, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of episode would be fitting for such a milestone...

I’ve been thinking back to all the amazing episodes there’s been in the past, including those with some of the biggest names in electronic music, those that tell stories of amazing breakthroughs, and those that are simply just m...

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January 25, 2021 82 min

The Finish More Music Podcast is back for a super special episode this week as we sit down with Toronto house maestro Demuir!

Looking at Demuir’s recent release history on labels such as Hot Creations, Desolat, Elrow and Heist (to name a few), it’s hard to imagine that he once took a near decade-long break from writing music entirely...

But in this interview, we sit down to discuss the reasons why he left the game, and more important...

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When you look at top producers in their studios, it’s easy to get envious of their seemingly unlimited time, energy and resources to commit to their craft.

And while there’s lots of reasons why some people succeed and some fall short, one thing is for sure…

 

We’ve all got the same 24 hours in a day - it’s what you do with them that counts.

Now you might be thinking that this only applies to people who already have the perfect setu...

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Whether you’re at the start of your music production journey or you’ve had years of experience already, the endless amount of things to learn, tools to use and creative directions to take can be incredibly exciting...

New gear, new plugins, new sample packs, new trends, old trends, new tutorials, new platforms, new possibilities, the list goes on!

But while all these things can serve as great inspiration for your music, a lot of th...

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It’s the first show of 2021 and I’m kicking it off with a subject that I’m incredibly passionate about, but first I’m asking you to do one thing...

Slow down.

When it comes to your music and your creativity, it’s easy to want to progress quickly and race through to the next milestone. Who doesn't, right?

But by trying to get there in a hurry, you often end up getting there much slower than planned, or never at all.

Because the gre...

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It’s the last show of 2020, which means it’s the perfect time to look back and reflect as we approach the year to come.

And with the end of the year often comes New Year’s resolutions, where we decide what to leave behind, and what we’re going to be changing in our lives for the better.

But today we're going to be talking about the seemingly small things that you’re doing all the time (not just in January) that turn out to be hug...

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December 21, 2020 33 min

If you’ve ever tried your hand at learning something new, I’m sure you’ve heard of the “comfort zone” before, and how you should be getting out of it.

But what does that actually mean?

The comfort zone is a psychological space where your activities and behaviours fit a pattern that minimises stress and risk.

Put simply, staying in your comfort zone means playing it safe.

But as I’ll be discussing in today’s episode, for music produc...

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