Music Business Podcast


Producing Grammy Winning Hits with DJ and Producer CID

Season 1, Ep. 13

In this episode, we sit down with Grammy award-winning DJ and producer, Carlos Cid, better known by his stage name CID. In 2013, CID won a Grammy for his production with Cedric Gervais' remix of "Summertime Sadness” and this past year received a nomination of his own for best-remixed recordings of Labrinth, SIA, DIPLO’s LSD - Audio.

CID speaks to his journey getting to where he is today and the realization at an early age that part of what separates the best DJ’s are the ones that are also producers. When it comes to becoming a great producer CID outlines the skillset and mentality that have made the biggest difference for him, as well as how he approaches new trends and sounds.  

At this point in his career, CID has a solid team around him however it might surprise you that before hiring a manager he filled a different role on his team, one that in hindsight provided an immense amount of value for the contribution of that role and the network these individuals tend to have. Of course, he did eventually come around to working with a manager and for DJ’s he advises what to look for in great management.  

CID shares his experience around some fun recent developments which include a radio spot on Diplo’s Revolution called Night-Service Only, as well as the early stages of launching his own label.  

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