Divorce Court, Two Great Books, and Over 50,000 Subscribers!
I’m a year and a half into The Music Production Podcast and I couldn’t be happier. First off, the show is really fun to do. I’ve gotten to speak to all kinds of interesting people in the music production world and learned so much from each one of them. It’s also proven to be a great way to sort out my own thoughts and beliefs, while wrestling with the challenges of making music. On top of that, the reaction from you, the listeners, has been incredible. I’ve received so many messages of encouragement, and am really struck by the power of the spoken word.
More Than 50,000 Subscribers?!
In July, the podcast hit a milestone. According to the admittedly estimated Squarespace analytics, there were just over 50,000 subscribers. That number rose a little in August, and September looks to be on pace to continue that growth. There’s very little statistical information from Squarespace, where I host the podcast, but even if those numbers are off by 50% it is still quite an amazing achievement.
When I started the show, I didn’t know if anyone would even listen to the end of the first episode. Now people tell me that my guests and I travel with them to work, hang out at the beach, and push them through writer’s block and artistic challenges. I feel incredibly fortunate. Thanks to all of you!
Lynden Williams aka Divorce Court
On my most recent episode, I got to speak to Lynden Williams of Salt Lake City, Utah, who makes music as Divorce Court. In the show, we get to talking about making music in heavy detail. It’s a great example of how a long form conversation really allows for deep exploration into the craft.
Outliers and The Practicing Mind
While I love talking with others, the podcast has proven to be a great way to collect and share my own thoughts about making music. I love to read, and, on the podcast, I often share what books have taught me. This episode on Outliers by Malcom Gladwell and The Practicing Mind by Thomas Sterner is a good example of that type of show.
Thanks a lot for reading and thanks for listening to the Music Production Podcast! Now go make some great music.