1 hr 1 min

Morgan Kibby: Seasons of "Yes", Attending the Sundance Lab, and M83 Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

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This week's guest is composer, producer, and recording artist Morgan Kibby. Morgan spent seven years as a member of the band M83, during which time she played, wrote, and sang on two albums, including the Grammy nominated "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." Since leaving the band, Morgan has contributed songwriting and production for artists such as Panic at the Disco, Harry Styles, and Lady Gaga. She also releases her own music under the moniker White Sea, including remixes for tracks by Lorde and the Weeknd, as well as trailers for movies such as "Harry Potter". In 2015 Morgan shifted her focus to scoring and since has done projects for Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu. We chat about balancing your passions, shifting focus mid career, defining success, and having seasons of "yes" in your career.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Playing and touring with M83
Thriving on collaboration
The journey to find your voice as an artist
Headlining the Hollywood Bowl
Scoring a film with before it was filmed
Not chasing what you think people want to hear
The mental and physical toll of touring
The importance of studying what fascinates you
Synths don't always have to be "80s"
How music theory comes into play
Being selective of what you work on
Attending the Sundance Lab
Canne Film Festival
Surrounding yourself with people you trust
Always learning
Learn More About Morgan Kibby...
Website: https://www.morgankibby.com/ (https://www.morgankibby.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiteseamusic/ (https://www.instagram.com/whiteseamusic/)
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Credits:
Guest: Morgan Kibby
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: Travis Ference
Theme Music: inter.ference

This week's guest is composer, producer, and recording artist Morgan Kibby. Morgan spent seven years as a member of the band M83, during which time she played, wrote, and sang on two albums, including the Grammy nominated "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." Since leaving the band, Morgan has contributed songwriting and production for artists such as Panic at the Disco, Harry Styles, and Lady Gaga. She also releases her own music under the moniker White Sea, including remixes for tracks by Lorde and the Weeknd, as well as trailers for movies such as "Harry Potter". In 2015 Morgan shifted her focus to scoring and since has done projects for Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu. We chat about balancing your passions, shifting focus mid career, defining success, and having seasons of "yes" in your career.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Playing and touring with M83
Thriving on collaboration
The journey to find your voice as an artist
Headlining the Hollywood Bowl
Scoring a film with before it was filmed
Not chasing what you think people want to hear
The mental and physical toll of touring
The importance of studying what fascinates you
Synths don't always have to be "80s"
How music theory comes into play
Being selective of what you work on
Attending the Sundance Lab
Canne Film Festival
Surrounding yourself with people you trust
Always learning
Learn More About Morgan Kibby...
Website: https://www.morgankibby.com/ (https://www.morgankibby.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiteseamusic/ (https://www.instagram.com/whiteseamusic/)
Our Sponsors:
The Beats Accelerator Process: http://beatsaccelerator.com/ (http://beatsaccelerator.com/)
The Complete Producer Network: https://www.completeproducer.net/ (https://www.completeproducer.net/)
Other Links:
Support the show on https://www.patreon.com/progressionspod (Patreon)!
Gear and Recommended Reading: https://kit.co/travisference (https://kit.co/travisference)
Sign up for the Progressions https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Mailing List)!
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/)
Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/)
Credits:
Guest: Morgan Kibby
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: Travis Ference
Theme Music: inter.ference

1 hr 1 min