Ian Dowling: Creative Flow State, Starting a Label, and When Art Becomes Art
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Today’s guest is Grammy award winning engineer, mixer, producer, and songwriter Ian Dowling. Ian is based out of the UK and has worked on an uncountable number of gold and platinum records for artists such as Adele, Kasabian, KT Tunstall, and Catfish and the Bottlemen. He does composition work for various television and radio clients, runs two record labels, At Swim Music and Punch Up Records, mentors young engineers, and has a podcast. We have a great chat about removing creative obstacles, listening to what the song wants, AI engineering, hitting the flow state, and when art becomes art.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Hitting your creative flow state
  • Removing all creative barriers in the studio
  • Learning to filter the important from the unimportant
  • Starting a record label
  • Working with Adele
  • How a lack of options can inspire decision making
  • Beating burnout
  • DJing and getting into techno
  • Finding label signings on Submit Hub
  • The song is always greater than the technical side

Learn More About Ian Dowling...

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdowling/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamdowling

Website: www.iandowling.co.uk

Learn More About At Swim Music...

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atswimmusic/

Website: www.at-swim.com

Bandcamp: atswimlabel.bandcamp.com

Learn More About Punch Up Records...

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/punchuprecords/

Website: www.punchuprecords.com

Bandcamp: punchuprecords.bandcamp.com

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Credits:

Guest: Ian Dowling

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

Theme Music: inter.ference

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