Entrepreneur, Musician, and Web Master

bretbass

Producing

As a musician and producer, I love to collaborate and create with other artists. Genre negotiable.

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recording

Recording

For most of my adult life I've studied and practiced audio engineering. I'm currently working with rock, hip hop, and r&b.

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alwaystriumph

Always Triumph

Always Triumph is my Podcast where I interview music industry professionals about their roads to success.

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“I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music."

Recent Posts

Treat everyone you meet like it could be their last day on Earth

March 18th and 19th was two days packed in at Loudermilk Center for this years WordCamp Atlanta. 600 or so people spread across two days and almost 50 sessions that could be attended.  I was lucky enough to present on a topic myself the last day. Wash each day down with an after party and…

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Christoph Niemann: Abstract City. Published by ABRAMS

Will I ever be done?

We just started watching a new series on Netflix called Abstract. The first episode follows Christoph Niemann to get an idea of his process and inspiration. What started as a ‘let’s watch this during dinner’ turned in to ‘where is my note pad I need to write this down!’. Christoph said a couple really powerful things,…

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Be disruptive. Don’t ask permission.

Have you ever heard the saying “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission”? That’s a mind set and I may even go as far to say that it’s a personality type. While I was growing up, until sometime in the middle of my high school career, I was very much a ‘ask permission’ type of…

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Put it out

Last year I spent as much time as I ever have writing, recording, and producing music. I also put out 1 song in the entire year. It was the first single from my band DAMS and our album Icarus. There are somewhere between 35-50 other tracks/songs/snippets that made their way out of my brain and…

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Work with the kids, you have something they don’t, they have something you don’t.

From the same panel last year came another interesting thought about working together. This one was from Bryan Michael Cox and was specific to the ‘freshman class’ of music in 2016. As an aging dude (what some may call an ‘old head’) it’s easy for me to hate on what the next generation is doing.…

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It’s not sexy to be consistent day in and day out.

When looking at others that are successful, we rarely see the dirt and grime they went through to get themselves there. We only see the shine that comes from that success. How often do we fall out of routine, making it hard on ourselves to stay on point with our exercise, or eating habits, spending…

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DAMS Album Icarus Premier: Full Wolf Moon

The first single from my band DAMS has been released. The album is called Icarus, the first single is Full Wolf Moon. Immersive Atlanta did a really nice premier for us, you can read that here. Icarus by DAMS

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Easy Website Strategy

Recently I was a part of a ‘digital marketing’ round table for a business association. Typically I have 30-45 minutes to speak on my topic. For this event I only had a few minutes. I decided to throw together an info graphic to help me get my points across quickly. Here is the gist, web…

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Never Stop Fighting

To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing it’s best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting. – E. E. Cummings I received a book as a gift called “The little book of wisdom for fine young men”. This is…

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Bret Phillips Presents: Christmas Time Vol. 2

Christmas Time Vol. 2 by Bret Phillips Last year I released Christmas Time Vol. 1 on this day Dec 15th. It took 3 weeks working with some incredibly talented people to bring the vision together. I am extremely proud of that album and we have received amazing reviews all year long. People continuing to ask…

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Be the first to know about Christmas Time Vol. 2 – Dec 12th 2015

We are at it again and wrapping up Christmas Time Vol. 2 to be released on Dec 12th 2015. If you would like a reminder to come directly to your inbox when it’s released, subscribe to my mailing list below. It’s free and don’t worry, I will never share your email address with anyone. Click…

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Designing A Website That Actually Works

When you’ve been searching for a product or service online, how many times have you landed on a website that made you say “Ouch!”? When you look at your own website, what does it make you say? Your website should be a place where you can build trust and educate potential customers, not the opposite.…

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