aubreywhitfield HOW I BECAME A FULL TIME MUSIC PRODUCER (the short version!) For 10 years I had a very different career working for the British Government. I had a range of roles from advising the British Prime Minister on international threats, being a Private Secretary to home Office (interior) Ministers, leading identity security policy and....designing alcohol pricing policies. It was a well paid and highly respected career that saw me travel the world, work with the U.K. Prime Minister and bring in a good amount of money each month. But I wanted to, and always wanted to, be successful in music. Throughout these 10 years, I saved my money and bought a new piece of studio equipment each month. I worked every evening and weekend producing clients and learning my craft. I didn’t have holidays. All my money went on studio equipment and instruments. Until one day I had a fully operational home studio and enough clients to leave my civil service career. I have now been a full-time producer for a year with my own commercial studio and, on average, I earn double my Civil Service salary. The moral of my story? Success is not an overnight thing, particularly in the music industry. If you want it bad enough though and you are willing to put in the hours and invest in yourself, then anything is possible. Leaving my 10 year career was the hardest, but best, decision of my life. I am now successful and living the dream I have worked so bloody hard for. Take risks and always dream big. Remember that anything is possible.  #femaleproducer  #femaleproducers  #femalemusicproducer  #protools  #musicproducer #audioengineer  #recordingengineer  #girlpower  #musicindustry  #beatmaker  #musicproduction  #mixing  #mixengineer  #recordingstudio  #studiolife #studio #producergrind #producerlife #womeninmusic #civilservice #10downingstreet #downingstreet #careerchange #ambition #successfulwomen

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HOW I BECAME A FULL TIME MUSIC PRODUCER (the short version!) For 10 years I had a very different career working for the British Government. I had a range of roles from advising the British Prime Minister on international threats, being a Private Secretary to home Office (interior) Ministers, leading identity security policy and....designing alcohol pricing policies. It was a well paid and highly respected career that saw me travel the world, work with the U.K. Prime Minister and bring in a good amount of money each month. But I wanted to, and always wanted to, be successful in music. Throughout these 10 years, I saved my money and bought a new piece of studio equipment each month. I worked every evening and weekend producing clients and learning my craft. I didn’t have holidays. All my money went on studio equipment and instruments. Until one day I had a fully operational home studio and enough clients to leave my civil service career. I have now been a full-time producer for a year with my own commercial studio and, on average, I earn double my Civil Service salary. The moral of my story? Success is not an overnight thing, particularly in the music industry. If you want it bad enough though and you are willing to put in the hours and invest in yourself, then anything is possible. Leaving my 10 year career was the hardest, but best, decision of my life. I am now successful and living the dream I have worked so bloody hard for. Take risks and always dream big. Remember that anything is possible. #femaleproducer #femaleproducers #femalemusicproducer #protools #musicproducer #audioengineer #recordingengineer #girlpower #musicindustry #beatmaker #musicproduction #mixing #mixengineer #recordingstudio #studiolife #studio #producergrind #producerlife #womeninmusic #civilservice #10downingstreet #downingstreet #careerchange #ambition #successfulwomen

Comments (94)

chasestyle

chasestyle, 24 days ago

Awesome!πŸ‘πŸ½

chasestyle

chasestyle, 24 days ago

Would be so cool to work with you one day @aubreywhitfield

murjansconcierge

murjansconcierge, 24 days ago

Love this story!

nell.madden.audio

nell.madden.audio, 24 days ago

This inspires me!!

lonewolf_beatz

lonewolf_beatz, 24 days ago

AmazingπŸ™

abmixengineering

abmixengineering, 24 days ago

Fantastic!

mrstester1

mrstester1, 24 days ago

I love this picture

saviinmusic

saviinmusic, 24 days ago

@aubreywhitfield this is a very inspiring story β€οΈπŸ™‚

safekraker78

safekraker78, 24 days ago

Great Story. You are a Rare human.. keep pushing UPπŸ¬πŸ‘πŸ’¦

maltbarnrecordings

maltbarnrecordings, 24 days ago

Wow! Very inspiring

djbozeman

djbozeman, 24 days ago

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robert_nicholasiii

robert_nicholasiii, 23 days ago

Hi Aubrey, thanks so much for the inspirational life story. Sometimes I feel like giving up on my dream of evening a full time producer because I myself have a civil servant job with a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering plus I'm married! You gave me free inspiration. πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ή

tuxedo_rock

tuxedo_rock, 23 days ago

Amazing. πŸ™Œ

mezstyle

mezstyle, 23 days ago

Amazing! Very cool! You inspired me today πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

djlanta

djlanta, 22 days ago

Nice!!

jessjohnsonmuzic

jessjohnsonmuzic, 21 days ago

You are such an inspiration to me! Thanks @aubreywhitfield 🎢πŸ”₯πŸŽ€βœˆοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

danthonytonejohnson

danthonytonejohnson, 16 days ago

@aubreywhitfield thank you you're awesome...

rtp_lvlsevreyr

rtp_lvlsevreyr, 16 days ago

πŸ”₯πŸ’£πŸ”₯πŸ’£πŸ”₯πŸ’£

conorpdalton

conorpdalton, 15 days ago

That’s an amazing story πŸ™‚πŸ™ŒπŸ» Congrats on your hard-earned success!

fahbio_biofah

fahbio_biofah, 15 days ago

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