EP 166: Chris Athens – Creating Traction With Your Career

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Chris Athens is a mastering engineer with over 30 years in the industry.  Formerly working at Sony Music Studios and Sterling Sound, he has founded his own studio, Chris Athens Masters in Austin Texas.  Chris has mastered for some of the biggest names in hip-hop such as DJ Khaled, Drake, and Mac Miller as well as some rock artists including Coheed & Cambria, Architects, and Of Mice and Men.


  • Taking chances, even when you don’t feel prepared
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Surrounding yourself with the right people
  • Work/life balance
  • Working to the point of burnout
  • Why you need to get good at networking and marketing
  • Inheriting clients vs. creating clients
  • Finding people to partner with for your studio business
  • Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses
  • The advantages of working quickly
  • How to preserve your objectivity
  • Broad-stroke vs. surgical EQ
  • Getting big clear low end

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