Produce Like a Boss - with Kris Bradley
Produce Like a Boss - with Kris Bradley
Kris Bradley
Our goal is to help songwriters and artists learn how to produce their own music, record themselves, and become self-sufficient as independent artists. Oftentimes, there's a gap between producers and the artist where the producers can't capture the artist’s vision because the artist can't communicate effectively, or because the producer’s ego is in the way. We aim to bridge the gap between the two, as well as empower the artists to produce themselves!
The Slight Edge - Stop trying to “Make it”, Quantum Leaps are BS Part 1
In this episode I talk about a few lightbulb moments I’ve had over the years that have had a lasting impact on my life. One of the biggest epiphanies was sparked by reading a book called The Slight Edge, and it taught me that “quantum leaps are bullsh*t.” 😆 We can score the big wins, they are out there. But, after really coming to terms that what it takes to get there is actually the small steps and consistent work we put in everyday, I made some choices and changes and started to get results. I started to make money with my music, and I started my business. 💪 The answer to getting those big wins is not “prepared meets opportunity”. It’s “being prepared”. Period. This is how you create opportunity! My Free Series: Start Producing Your Song Today in 3 SIMPLE Steps The Slight Edge (Turning Simple Decisions into Massive Success and Happiness)  Sponsor - Vochlea: Home Studio Boss Waitlist: Last but not least, consider leaving a 5 Star review and be entered to win a free consultation with me! 😍
Apr 4
15 min
In today’s episode you are going to get a hilarious and wild story about something that I went and challenged myself with a few months ago! 🙈🙊 This experience was so wacky and funny that I really don’t want to spoil it in the notes here, but what I will say is that I came away from it with a powerful lesson and reminder: In life, we are going to fall, we are going to fail, we are going to have to face fears and challenges… and no matter the outcome, the real success is SHOWING UP!! Just by showing up in life, following your heart, facing your fears, saying "I can" when you think you can't, and openly experiencing the journey - you’ve won. You've made it. 🏆💯 Here is my free S.I.M.P.L.E Training I mentioned in the intro!
Feb 28
11 min
Talk the Talk, Producers Lingo
Have you ever found yourself trying to hang with producers in the studio, feelin’ all cool 😎 like you know what you’re doin, and then all of the sudden you realize everyone around you is talking like they are from another planet? 👽 Saying words like "comping, flying, overdubs, boomy, airy, ADSR, EQ, sibilance"… Well if you’re anything like me, you know what I'm talking about. 😛 In this episode, I go in-depth and break down a ton of terms you will find not only in the studio 🎧, but in your DAW 🖥 too (Digital Audio Workstation). I even get in there 🎙🎶 with some very specific examples of EQ 🎚 to show what the sound differences actually sound like! And of course here is my gift to you, a Quick Guide to Producer’s Lingo, so you can ride off into the sunset of ✨☁️Producer Dreamland☁️✨ and totally know what's up!
Feb 23
15 min
Student Success Stories - Carmel Helene
Carmel Helene is a total ROCKSTAR! 🌟 Carmel started “From Voice Memo 2 Demo” less than 8 months ago and has already landed two songs with a major library, AND people are hitting her up left and right for production projects! Kris and Carmel talk about the ups and downs of trying to learn how to become a producer when you are starting out as a female singer-songwriter not knowing a thing about the production world. Then, Carmel goes deep into why Kris’s course “From Voice Memo 2 Demo” has changed the game for her. How she was finally able to learn to do what she has dreamt of doing for so long. She talks about the freedom and empowerment she feels by having these skills under her belt, how Kris is such a fun and simple yet captivating teacher, and the best part… that it's only just the beginning for her! FREE WORKSHOP: Songwriters Guide to Producing the S.I.M.P.L.E Way You can find Carmel on Instagram @carmelhelene and on Facebook at
Feb 14
20 min
How to Build Your First Home Studio
Setting up your first home studio can feel scary and overwhelming… am I right? Well, I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be overwhelming OR a multi thousand dollar investment. ❤️ If you’ve been putting off building your home studio, there really are just a few things you need to get started and never look back! If I can do it with just a few hundred dollars collecting used gear, so can you! These days it’s no longer a luxury to record from home, it’s a necessity. If you want to maximize your opportunities in the industry you must be able to record yourself.  This isn’t just for my producers out there, this is for my singers, instrumentalists, songwriters, ya’ll, now is the time to become a TRIPLE THREAT! 💪💪💪 So here is the breakdown: You’ll need a computer, a microphone, an audio interface, MIDI controller, studio headphones, and ideally some studio monitors as well (aka studio speakers - you can even save this one for later). I go over all of the gear details of what I've used, and what I like, and even direct you to my free home studio starter kit guide in this episode. 😄 Episode Sponsor: Slate Digital And last but definitely not least, here is my FREE Home Studio Starter Kit!
Feb 7
13 min
Using Boundaries To Create FREEDOM As A Producer And Songwriter
If you’re an artist, I’m going to assume you’ve been hit by a little thing called Blank Page Syndrome. You know, that dreary beginning stages of staring at a blank page before the songwriting begins. The options are limitless. Do you write a love song, or a party song, do you start with a loop, or build a kit, or track guitars first and the list goes on and on 🤔 The fact that you can start anywhere is honestly too much to handle.  Especially if you have perfectionism lingering around and you want everything to be perfect straight out the gate---which, spoiler alert, isn’t how great art is made.  Have you ever heard the saying the best writers are re-writers? This is called decision fatigue. By having too many options we often get overwhelmed and are therefore not able to gain clarity on our main objective. It's said the average person makes 35,000 decisions every day! 😖 Today I’m going to share how having (and using!) boundaries will actually create freedom (yes, freedom) as a producer 💪 🤩 I also mentioned some a-m-a-z-i-n-g resources from Slate Digital and my FREE S.I.M.P.L.E method for learning how to produce.
Jan 24
11 min
The Godfather of Sync & Underscore Gabriel Candiani
In today’s episode I sit down with my mentor, the man I have to thank for leveling up MY production chops, the GODFATHER of Sync & Underscore with over 6,000 placements... Gabriel Candiani. I know you’ve heard me brag about him before, and I’m not even kidding when I say this guy personally showed me the ROPES when it comes to production music for Sync. Gabriel isn't just my mentor, he's literally family.  I can safely say this is my FAVORITE podcast I've recorded so far.  Prepare yourself for some chuckles, mic drops, and golden nuggets.  You’re going to learn... what Gabriel’s TOP generating genre is in Film/TV 🎥📺 how he broke into the world of sync 💪🏻 the importance of building relationships in the industry 👫 what really defines a producer 🤔🎧 Ready to learn how to produce MONEY making songs for SYNC?  Click here to get started. Sign up for Slate Digital All Access Pass and get your first 6 months for only $9.99 here! 
Jan 19
1 hr 24 min
5 Steps To Start Charging As A Producer
Have you ever had someone approach you and ask you to sing on a track, do a mix, or produce their song? You might be familiar with the excitement that comes with it until they ask the dreaded question, “What do you charge?”. And then you’re TORN, because you LOVE making music and helping people 😍 but on the other hand… time ain’t cheap y’all! 💁‍♀️ Maybe you haven’t charged anyone for your service before, and then you’re expected to pull a number out of a hat that’s fair, but also values your skills, and… now you’re uncertain. And that makes clients uncertain about you. But that’s not going to be you! 😤 Whether you’re ready to start charging, you’ve been in business for a while, or you’re just honing your skills for the moment, you can learn the things you need to know to create the most success for your business! 👊 Get the scoop right here in this week’s podcast and don’t be caught off guard when it’s time to shine! Want more info on how to make money from your home studio?? Click here!
Jan 10
13 min
New Year, New Music Industry, New Ways For You To Make Money!
Happy New Year friends, and welcome to 2021! 🥳 After the hot dumpster fire that was 2020, I think we can all agree, this year we’ve gotta come back stronger, more determined, and with more 🔥 FIYA 🔥 than ever! Just like it’s a new year, there’s TONS of new ways to make money in the music industry. With a little digging, you can uncover so many streams of income it’ll make your head spin! 🥴  And take it from me, I’ve been doing this for a while; I started as a session singer, then a topliner, then when I got my producing chops up, I was making demos for songwriters, producing full songs for clients, and people were paying me left and right for it all! But these aren’t the only ways! In fact, that’s just scratching the surface 😏 In today’s podcast, I talk about what it takes to make a living from your passion for music, and all the wonderful ways you can do it!!! And as promised, here's that link for anyone who wants to start making money from their home studio! Sign up for the Slate Digital Bundle and get your first 6 months for $9.99 !
Jan 3
15 min
Interview With EQ Expert Michelle Pettinato
I’ve sat down and talked with some really cool people lately, and I’m so glad I can bring their wisdom and knowledge to you in a podcast! 🥰 This week’s episode is no exception: I’m joined by Michelle Pettinato, who has OVER 30 YEARS of experience in live sound, and literally wrote a book 📚 on EQ! She thinks it’s one of the most essential - and misunderstood - pieces of the mixing puzzle, but even more than that, she thinks that it’s fundamental to being a good musician. EQ relates to ear training and critical listening 🎧 , and talks about how to improve your skill with all of it, and more, in the show. Hope you find it as valuable as I did!! If you want to check out her website where you can learn about everything she mentions here in WAY more depth, head on over here! And of course, if you want to learn how to produce your own music, check out this FREE training!
Jan 1
41 min
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