The Modern Recordist Podcast – EP: 006 – Work Is Relationships – The 15 Minute Mixdown

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This episode of The Modern Recordist is another edition of The 15 Minute Mixdown, the shorter/alternate episodes where host Jon Stinson drops into the studio solo, and takes a few minutes discussing a thought or idea in a monologue format.

This week is the idea that work, at it’s core, is really all about your relationships, and that focusing on building solid relationships with people is paramount to ultimate success in anything you do. Listen to the full episode now:

People work with people that they like or are friends with. You can be the most talented and technically skilled at what you do, but if you don’t have good quality relationships with people, all that time you’ve spent developing your talent isn’t really gonna move the needle.

As the producer/engineer George Tutko once said, “You gotta have people rootin for ya.”

So focus on your relationships and the rest will take care of itself.


The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as a creative visionary. Each week Jon Stinson, JD Tiner, and Parrish will venture on this journey, either in a casual hang out with a guest, or by diving into a specific topic for a few minutes in more of a monologue-structured format.

Hear stories and learn from the most innovative, inspired, and talented songwriters and artists in the music scene. Spark your genius with actionable advice and takeaways. Become inspired and move to action as you design and live your life of a creative visionary.

If you’ve been hangin around my site for any amount of time, you know that I’m a producer/recording engineer/mix engineer working out of Nashville, TN. If you’re interested in my work and album credits feel free to poke around my site and scope all that out.

Also, check out Recording Drums 101 a resource I put together with simple and practical tips for recording drums.

JD Tiner is the main man behind Glass Onion Recording, the studio that is home to The Modern Recordist, and the studio that Jon Stinson does most of his work out of. Glass Onion Recording is a vibey spot in Nashville, with a great selection of vintage analog gear, modern analog gear, and digital gear.

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Check out JD’s album credits and hit him up about working with him at his website:

Parrish handles all the engineering responsibilities for The Modern Recordist, so Jon and JD get to put their full attention on the guests. He is a producer/engineer working out of Nashville, as well as part of the team at Villain Place, a record label, production company, and recording studio, also in Nashville.

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