We had the good fortune of connecting with David Amber and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi David, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Learning how to take actionable steps towards my goals right away. Getting caught up in the big picture can make achieving goals extremely daunting. By figuring out small things I can do right now, I’m able to build forward momentum and feel positive about moving towards where I want to ultimately end up. If there is something I can do right now, I just do it. No procrastinating.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I always pride myself on consistency. I treat my art as my job, working every day on a set schedule. I’ve worked hard over the past 11 years honing my craft, continually adding new skills to make me more valuable in the competitive world of songwriting and producing. I learned early from working in commercials the ability to deliver quickly on tight deadlines, and to always be available and ready to work for my clients. I’ve also worked hard to make sure every piece of music I deliver is up to a high standard. If a song is not up to par, I simply discard it in the earliest stages and move on to something new. For me as a composer, my songs are my brand, and I want my clients to be excited every time they get a new song from me in their inbox. I’d like to continue building a reputation as one of the high-level producers in my business, creatively dynamic and reliable as a business partner.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When I moved to LA from New York I lived and worked in Koreatown. It’s still one of my favorite areas of the city. So much vibrancy. Good food, good nightlife, and extremely walkable compared to other areas of LA. West Hollywood would be on the list, as well as some of my favorite bars in Silver Lake and Echo Park. I’m not too much of a west side guy, but we’d have to do a Manhattan beach trip at some point as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
All of my musical mentors growing up. My piano teacher Gary Mancinelli, my high school band instructors Larry Silano and Keith Warfield. My Drexel University music production instructors, specifically Jim Klein. Michael Harmon, owner of Studio Crash in Philadelphia, who gave me my first engineering job. Too many to list.
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