How to become a legendary music producer - Jim Eliot, songwriter for Halsey, Ellie Goulding and Kylie Minogue: Ep 4 of THE BIG SWING PODCAST

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Jim Eliot is one of the UK’s most successful and prolific pop producers.

He has written hit songs for Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Halsey, Olly Murs, The Foxes and Leona Lewis to name just a few.

So how did Jim do from writing jingles in a broom-cupboard in Soho, to lounging by a pool in the French Riviera, toasting his latest No. 1 hits?

Jim and I caught up in the latest episode of THE BIG SWING PODCAST, where we discuss:

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- The subtleties of looking out for your best interests; it doesn’t always mean chasing your dream.

- The difference between “backstage” success vs “onstage” success and how the former can sometimes more easily allow you to build the life of your dreams.

- The importance of maintaining a balance between your ambitions on the one hand, and serendipitous opportunity on the other.

Jim's story proves to me that with a great deal of hard work, good people can achieve almost anything.

I'd love to hear what you think of the podcast - who would you like to hear from in the next season? Email us at BigSwing with your suggestions and requests!

Sam Barcroft

Sam Barcroft

Creative entrepreneur and strategist with over 30 years experience of building media businesses