We had the good fortune of connecting with Scott Mitchell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Scott, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I would have to say the most important aspects behind success are passion and determination. If you are pursuing your passion, there is no settling for less and you will love what you’re doing. Put in the work to grow and always be open to learning more, because even experts have room for improvement.

Music has been my number one passion since I was a young child, I craved more and more musical exposure, starting with singing and leading to learning multiple instruments. My whole life, my goal was to be an Artist, put out albums, tour, etc. In 2012, I had the opportunity to score my first film and absolutely fell in love with the process, so my musical goals shifted and grew into what they are today.

I point this out for a few reasons: passions whether new or old are a powerful thing, building success takes longer than you would hope, and consistency really pays off. Also, don’t be afraid to let your passions branch out into new areas. I would not have known I love what I do so much without letting it! In my field, you get 9 “No” responses for every “Yes”, so it takes some thick skin and never giving up, truly believing in what you’re doing.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I would have to say what sets me apart from others is that I never stop looking for ways to improve. “Ok, this is one of my best tracks I’ve ever done. How can I do it better next time?” Is a common mantra any time I complete a piece of music that I’m super proud of. I’m also always searching for new sounds and instruments to learn, which sets me apart on its own. Many composers know a couple instruments and stick to their comfort zone as far as live recordings. I’ve also been told I have a signature sound, even spanning all the different genres I do by multiple people. I haven’t fully pinned down what that is, but these people hear a new piece of mine and automatically know it’s my track.

One of my more proud moments was when I got a music placement in a campaign video for Senator Dick Durbin. This doesn’t make me proud for political reasons by any means, but the fact that he entrusted my music to deliver his message to millions of people was honoring.

I got where I am today by trusting my gut with my passions and consistently working at my craft. It was absolutely not easy haha, like any creative there were and are many times of self doubt and discouragement along the way. I overcame the challenges by assessing every failure and finding a way to grow from them.

Some of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned are to accept constructive criticism with open arms to learn from it. Networking plays a huge role in forming necessary relationships, so while networking you want to approach people as a friend as opposed to a business opportunity. With the right friends come the right opportunities, so form fewer more meaningful relationships. Quality over quantity. Also, simply never give up. Keep believing in what you are doing even during the tough times.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Usually the first order of business would be to go on a great hike or go skiing/snowboarding in the mountains. The Rockies are a truly special place, with signature beauty you won’t find many other areas of the world. There are of course the staples to see: Garden of the Gods, Red Rocks and Downtown Denver.

So I’m obsessed with Indian food, relying often on my favorite Indian restaurant India’s Kitchen II to eat at or grab takeout with friends. I like to base time with visitors on all the beautiful physical activities we have at our disposal here!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to thank my family for all the love and support over the years, and the opportunities to continue to grow my music. Trent Reznor also deserves part of this shoutout, since Nine Inch Nails has been one of my biggest inspirations since I was 12. He plays and composes the parts himself and puts them together, which is exactly the way I go about my compositions! (Different genres most of the time, but his process is what I’ve strived for.)

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