Hardin is an incredibly talented musician and producer. Currently he is head of A&R at Made in Memphis Entertainment, the brainchild of Memphis’s own David Porter. We talk about his early life in music, his role at Made in Memphis, and his current creative endeavors. You will walk away from this conversation ready to get to work.
2:00 Dirty hands, Quincy Jones vs Hamilton, church beginnings. Necessity of being a multi-instrumentalist.
8:30 “Music is much more than something to do.” and “Don’t you feel sorry for white churches…?”
12:30 First record, artistic endeavors, “fun” tracks, gospel music
22:14 Nashville, finishing a project, networking, and David Porter calls.
27:15 Made in Memphis Entertainment, A&R, producer head space, “in the box”, nuts and bolts of a company like MIME.
37:35 Future for artists’ compensation. Try it out! How to remain focused on what works.
44:00 With delegation comes liberation…and back to being an artist. Is David Porter still writing songs? Giving back. How
48:55 How does one make a hit song? No seriously.