🎛️ Mixing SZA, Engineering Bob Dylan, Collaborating with Rick Rubin

Hey Reader! You won’t want to miss these recent Mix Protégé gems 💎 including how I got my start as a 20-year-old Pro Audio sales guy at Guitar Center and wound up mixing #1 albums for iconic artists like SZA, Neil Diamond, The Avett Brothers, and more.

🎛️ How I “made it” in the New Music Business

I’m so excited to share my journey as an engineer, mixer, and producer on Ari Herstand’s New Music Business podcast!!! Ari is a legend – a champion for independent artists, a master of the ever-changing music business landscape, an accomplished musician and songwriter himself, a mentor to many (including me) and a friend.

Hear me dish all the deets, like:

  • Why I love my console and faders so much
  • My early days in L.A. and how I built my network
  • The mystery man who taught me how to put myself out there
  • How I met Rick Rubin
  • The incredible mentors I’ve learned from
  • My first big break mixing Neil Diamond
  • What the heck’s a 2nd Engineer?
  • The business of engineering, mixing, and producing
  • What it means to “make it” in the New Music Business

🎧 New playlist, who dis?

Follow, stream, and celebrate these incredible artists who’ve made Mix Protégé a part of their process. Each of these songs spent time in our Member Spotlight forum (or were featured in my livestreams or instructional videos) and are now out in the world for us all to enjoy … on repeat!

Big congrats to Shimmer Island for the release of Believe In You, the most infectiously feel-good jam I’ve heard in ages!

⚡️ More recent highlights:

Faders forever,

Dana Nielsen

Founder, Mix Protégé

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  1. So rad Dana. Was just listening to it yesterday. I love that core message of, “talk about what you want to be doing.” Awesome man!!!!

        1. Ha! You are too kind. We’ve been talking about it for ages and so glad it came to fruition – I’m such a fan of his!