Anton alumni Linnaeus University

Alumni story: Anton works as producer and songwriter

Anton was born and raised on the island of Gotland but chose to move to Växjö when he was admitted to the Music Production Programme. Music has been an important ingredient in Anton’s life for many years and now he works as music producer and songwriter at RMW Publishing.

“A normal day at work for me starts at about 10 am. I answer emails and prepare myself for the session that starts at 11 am. My work is conducted together with an artist and a songwriter. Once we’ve started writing there are no more set times for the day. Writing a song can take anything from a couple of hours to a full day, or more. I often go back home at about 8 pm, but quite regularly later than that”, says Anton.

Anton has had use of his education in many ways and the technical
know-how about production and mixing he has use for every day. He also stresses the importance of having knowledge about the legal aspects of the music industry. It is challenging to make it in the music industry, and it can take time to become established. You must work hard and prove yourself. Sometimes, you are lucky and are at the right place at the right time. In the beginning, you must have the courage to just throw yourself out there and seize every opportunity that presents itself, according to Anton.

“It’s always exciting to come to the studio and not have any idea about what you will leave with. I get to work with a lot of different people. When I meet someone new it’s impossible to know whether we will click or not. Some days, we end up not having produced a song, while other days the result is really good. On these occasions, I listen to the song on repeat on my way home!

The programme suits those who wants a bit of everything. You may not know exactly with what you want to work with in the music industry and want a broad basis to stand on. On the music production programme, you get to write songs in different genres, produce, mix, work with track laying, make film music, etc. It’s a great opportunity to try things and see what you like, Anton explains.

“It’s important to take part in your classes and devour as much information as possible, but it’s even more important to make sure that you make use of everything you have learned and make music from it. Create for yourself and create together with others. If you work hard and have fun while creating music you will benefit the most from the programme”, Anton concludes.