How To Stairstep Your Way From Local Bands To A-List Artists: With Grammy Nominated Engineer Jesse Ray Ernster

As an engineer in a small town, sometimes you just hit a wall…

You’ve worked with everyone, and even with repeat clients, you can’t earn more money in your current situation.

So what do you do?

Move halfway across the country and start giving donuts to people working at music studios…

You may just end up getting a Grammy nomination and working with Kanye West.

Listen now to find out how you can follow in the footsteps of Jesse Ray!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Jesse took advantage of an under-served niche to get his career going
  • Why you might need to move halfway across the country to make your goals happen
  • What Jesse did to land his first studio gig after moving to LA
  • Why being able to take tough love was extremely helpful to Jesse’s progress
  • Why you need to take your shot at opportunities at the right time
  • How Jesse differentiates his offerings for his clients
  • Why having the right motivations for your work is key

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“I would just do some soul-searching and ask yourself, do you love what you’re doing and do you truly want to help the planet be a better sounding place? Do you want to contribute to the art that is happening here?.” – Jesse Ray

“There are probably a lot of guys that are as talented as you are, but you have bigger marbles.” – Chris Graham

“I’m gonna pause right now and say there’s a mermaid swimming in the pool below us.” – Brian Hood

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