Are you stuck in doing things the “right” way or following someone else’s footsteps?
How does relying on your music to make money kill your ability to create great art?
Today, I’m at Pleasantry Lane Studios with Salim Nourallah, where we talk about his adventures in music and how his focus on nurturing the local music scene has made him one of the most sought after producers and studio owners in North Texas.
In this episode:
Salim talks about:
– Being the booking agent, manager and leader
– Dealing with exhaustion
– Quitting the music business and How he got back
– Listening to your calling
– Overcoming doubt
– Having integrity
– Nurturing relationships and creating value
– Making connection a top priority
Plus topics like:
– Removing financial pressure from your art
– No “fast food” recording/songwriting
– Reinvesting in your art
– Different ways to earn
– Producing, engineering, mixing
– Having a career versus fame and fortune
– There is no “one way”
– Being open to other opportunities
Also, Salim says:
– Be incredible!
– No Rules! Punk Rock!
– Taking the family on tour
– Improve your songwriting skills
– The benefits of flying under the radar
Salim’s Current Projects
The Old 97’s latest album – Spring ‘2014 (producer)
The Damnwells reunion record – (producer/enginer)
Debut album for The Travoltas
“Skeleton Closet” – Salim’s 6th solo album
Find Salim on the web:
Thanks for listening,