Did you attend college? Also, have you taken any classes on music production or theory?

Ott responded on 06/13/2016

No, I left school at 15 with no qualifications and immediately started bullshitting. The music industry runs on bullshit and formal qualifications are a bit of a liability. Every studio I ever worked at threw resum├ęs in the bin and hired the sparky people who banged on the front door.

As a studio engineer you're only as good as your last recording or mix so the showreel is king. As a musician you're only as good as your last record so diplomas and certificates are a pointless waste of time and money.

There are plenty of music production college graduates who have degree certificates but don't know one end of a studio from the other and many more who are self-taught who make sublime music on a laptop and some plugins.

If you want to work as a teacher in a music production college or a local radio station then a degree is probably helpful but the *real* music industry regards 'qualifications' the same way it regards short haircuts and early nights.

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