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For over a decade, Jesse Cannon has been pushing creative ideas in music. You may know him from writing one of the most popular books on the music business, Get More Fans, or from his recording credits on records with the most varied set of bands you've ever seen, including The Cure, The Misfits, Animal Collective, Brand New, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Menzingers, Limp Bizkit, Basement, Leftover Crack, Saves The Day, Senses Fail, Weird Al, Lifetime, Say Anything, NOFX, Man Overboard, Bad Books, Transit, Somos, Conflict, and over a thousand others. You may also know his work as the host of the podcast Noise Creators and Off The Record or from writing for outlets like Alternative Press, Tape Op, Hypebot, and countless others. He just wrote a book about what he's learned working on all those records and writing about music's bleeding edge, taking on the subject he knows the most about; helping musicians fulfill their creative vision. Processing Creativity: The Tools, Practices and Habits Used to Make Music You're Happy With is the culmination of four years of poring over scientific studies, books and thoughts from top creators as well as his own experience to write a book every musician should listen to about what goes into making great music versus what bands do when they make a bad album.
Covering the pitfalls of creating music, the book thoroughly explores the hidden reasons we actually like music, how to get along with your collaborators, and patterns that help creativity flourish. While every musician says that being creative is the most important part of their life, they barely explore what's holding back them back from making music they are happy with. When trying to navigate the ways our creative endeavors fail there's no YouTube tutorial, listicle, or college course that can help navigate the countless creative pitfalls that can ruin your music.
©2017 Jesse Cannon (P)2017 Jesse Cannon
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By Ryan on 08-08-17

Holy cow, the reading.

This is the moat inept reading and production I've ever heard. The author rushes, reads without feeling, mispronounces simple words, frequently stops and starts in a jarringly new voice, and, worst of all, he frequently speaks through a disconcertingly audible excess of phlegm. Halfway through, after two attempts, I gave it up as unlistenable. The contents up to that point are mostly good, with a couple reservations—if not as novel as I'd hoped for.

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By Anonymous User on 06-29-17

it inspired me

very valuable information for the creative person. helped me realize things about my creative process that could use some serious evaluation and work. excited to get to it.

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By Thomas on 05-08-17

Superb

A must read for musicians and other creative types. A common sense approach to creativity.

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