When anyone can make music nowadays with just a computer and any one of a number of different software platforms, how do you stand out as a musician?
Veteran songwriter, lyricist, and record producer Glen Ballard, who won a Grammy for co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill, offers insight into how you can go above and beyond the masses – by investing in musicianship.
This includes taking musical risks, which leads to the creation of an interesting sound that can't just be fabricated with GarageBand.
How digitization has lowered the barriers for people to make music
"If you're a musician, don't be afraid to be musical" – it's an advantage!
The benefits of employing more creative and complex musical techniques
If you've got an hour to spare, I highly recommend watching the full interview.