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Keep Creating Podcast #2: Aaron Sprinkle

Zach Watson

Oct 4, 2019


In this episode we talk to Aaron Sprinkle, an accomplished producer, engineer, and songwriter. Sprinkle has been in the music business for over two decades, and he’s produced numerous records for artists like Anberlin, Pedro The Lion, and Acceptance. 

For years, Aaron was a prominent producer and engineer at Tooth & Nail Records – a successful label nestled in the heart of downtown Seattle – and the albums he’s produced have cumulatively sold millions. Aaron has an absolute need to create, and his insight and expertise into chasing that need is second to none.

Here are some highlights: 

(2:30) We explore Aaron’s creative journey, introspection vs extrospection, and feeling like you have something to say. 

(11:00) Aaron discusses dropping out of college, risk tasking, and refusing to settle in your work — even when it’s uncomfortable. 

(18:10) We dive into time management habits, being intentional when you’re creating, and Aaron’s process for embracing boredom and creating new songs. 

(26:50) Aaron dissects the biggest challenges for creatives today and how you can find your voice in a crowd. 

You can stream this episode of the Keep Creating Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Like the music we used on the show? You can license and download it here