What Does A Songwriter/Producer Do? ft. Andrew Goldstein (Blackbear, Linkin Park, Maroon 5)

This week we have Andrew Goldstein – an incredibly talented songwriter/producer who has a rolodex of artists he’s worked with but not limited to Blackbear, Linkin Park, and Demi Lovato. Andrew started his career as a touring musician before eventually making his way to LA to work in the studio. I saw his wikipedia page and damn – this guy has worked with everyone. The more we talked I discovered he went about living in LA the right way. Andrew is a such thoughtful guest to have on and I hope you can take away some knowledge from this episode. Thank you Andrew for your time and for sharing your knowledge.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:

• How to see other artists success as a motivator
• Andrew’s transition from being in a band to producing music
• The importance of setting up boundaries and ambitions
• How Andrew produced for Blackbear, Katy Perry, and Selena Gomez

(00:00) Intro
(02:24) Patreon
(02:47) Andrew gets on the bus
(03:20) Andrew’s start in music
(07:13) No fan shows
(10:43) Friday Night Boys
(17:03) When Andrew saw he could be a producer
(20:48) How Andrew dealt with no fans showing up to shows
(24:39) When Andrew started to produce music
(29:55) Andrew signing a deal to produce music
(31:01) Andrew creating Classic for MKTO
(37:13) There is no map in the music industry
(38:26) Andrew working with Blackbear
(47:31) The moment Andrew was able to self validate himself
(58:17) Why it’s unusual for only two people to create a massive hit
(01:01:38) Setting boundaries on ambition
(01:07:35) Wrap up notes
(01:08:58) Shower Shoes



Andrew Goldstein – Guest

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Adam Elmakias – Host

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Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey

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