Skip to product information
1 of 2

Idea Explosion Challenge

Idea Explosion Challenge

Regular price $84.00 NZD
Regular price Sale price $84.00 NZD
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

Over the next 11 days, let me show you how you can make more music than you have in the last 11 months...

View full details

Here's how the "Idea Explosion Challenge" works:

Immediate Access To The Course

Once you join the program, you're going to get immediate access to the Make Music Your Life Tribe.

This is where you'll be able to login, find all the high quality videos and follow all of the challenge instructions. I'll personally walk you through the 3 phases of the challenge.

Then, I'll give you specific instructions on the action you need take at that very moment.

Each day you'll receive another video with specific instructions on what you need to complete for that day of the challenge.

Preparation

Through the experience of helping top pros finish better music around insane touring schedules, I've put together 2 quick steps to help you be intentional and FOCUSED when you make music.

You'll discover the T.I.C.K. process for eliminating all unnecessary distractions, so you can become immediately focused when it's "studio time."

We'll get you set up with Your Unique Instrument, so you can start making music that's authentic and unique to YOU and your sound.

In less than 30 minutes you'll be ready to start creating lots of music :)

The Splurge

This is where we start coming up with new ideas consistently, day by day.

First, I'll introduce the "Core Splurge," which will become the fuel of your creative process.

To help you stay on course, you're going to learn about "The Rules of The Splurge", which I've developed as a simple set of commandments to keep you on course.

Then we're going to introduce new games you can play with the Splurge technique.

Many of my students are BLOWN AWAY by the musical ideas they're able to conjure...far beyond how they "typically make music."

And I'm confident it will be the same for you.

Direct Listening

Phase 3 is where you're going to use my "Direct Listening Technique" to assess the ideas that you've created during the challenge.

You might be thinking "Mike, I already know how to listen. I do it every day!"

What most musicians and producers don't realise is they're not actually listening to their music, but something else entirely different!

I'm going to show you the exact techniques I share with my private clients on how they can identify the best ideas to take forward.

Using these techniques, students and clients of mine have finished 5 tracks in a weekend!

Music Machine Template + Mini-Course

Your Music Machine template includes step-by-step instructions and checklists with examples of music "games" so you clearly understand each of the stages of the Music Machine by actually making music.

You'll make your own copy of the Music Machine "board" (completely private) so you can visually track the progress of all your songs, decide what to improve, and never lose track of your progress.

We've also included an optional "Ignite Your Music Machine" mini-course and podcast. With this extra help, you can be sure the system produces the results other musicians are getting.

Using the Music Machine, you can direct listen to your music from any device. What's more is when you get inspired anywhere, there's space in your template to note your ideas to move your music forward.

Supportive Community

You'll also gain access to the Make Music Your Life Tribe.

This is the most supportive music community on the internet where I, my coaches and the entire community can answer any questions you have.

So no matter when you do the training, you can be sure you'll always know exactly what to do!

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
100%
(5)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Almaz Salikhov
The realest Leap

My name is Almaz Salikhov. I am a producer and artist from Russia, based in Finland.

I have known the Make Music Your Life project for about a year or so and since then, since I took the first Idea Generation Challenge by myself, the whole music making process was changed for me. The more I dived into his system, the more I understood what holded me back.

C
Chris Meidell
The most important purchase of my musical life

Make Music Your life is now the core music creation system that I use every day to create music faster and at higher quality than I ever thought possible.

I'm 52. I've been creating, playing, recording, composing, producing music for over 40 years. I've worked in professional recording studios. Over the past 10 years I heavily got into Ableton Live and in that 10 year span of time, I was able to create about 250 musical concepts ranging from simple segments all the way to about 20 completed songs. 10 YEARS! Most of those songs are "long lost" and disorganized. I had no idea how to move them forward, I'd get stuck, frustrated. Other times I'd push songs through to finish, working endless hours on them only to be hugely disappointed in the end result and not knowing why.

My wife is a professional Jazz singer and writer and we co produce and write material together, but sometimes it was a challenge to align on what we were doing with songs and where to take them.

I grew up in a very abusive environment where I was aggressively criticized for anything I did musically. I reached a point where I was in a cycle of doodling and never finishing... By Not finishing... I could avoid the FINAL JUDGEMENT of other people -- Oh you don't like that line? It is just a demo... That "shadow" loomed over all creative processes making it a high stakes game.

I approached music from the point of view of an engineer - I know my gear! I have lot's of it, but the more videos and gear I bought, it didn't make my output "that" much better. I became fairly addicted to the purchasing of the "next VST" and spent a lot of money. -- Not saying it was a waste, but no VST or youtube video was the thing that really "blew the doors off" of everything.

Eventually, I saw Mike's ad for the 11 day challenge and I was curious. I thought, what is this all about??? Who is this Mike Guy? So I did it. It changed everything for me.

V
Victor
Coaching to help you get better at music and at life in general

I stumbled upon Mike Monday's work due to a recommendation in a random Youtube comment. I checked out the Idea Explosion Challenge and it seemed great so I signed up for it. It was such a fresh concept and such an enjoyable experience that I started looking into his other programs.

A
A Meyer
I'm making more+better music than ever. Thank you, Mike.

I am making more and better music than ever before and I am less stressed while achieving more. That sounds almost too good to be true, but it isn't. Mike has developed a method that works. It is not just a collection of tips and tricks but a framework for (A) approaching creativity and finishing songs and (B) managing the entire process from start to end. Saying that this is 'smart' would be an understatement. Mike has been researching psychology books and what well-known musicians do to find out what the actual problems are and how they could be solved. I can't recommend it enough and as far as I can tell, everybody else on the course agrees. Check Mike out on youtube and if unsure perhaps try his Idea Explosion Course (very affordable).

Thank you A!

You absolutely have to be careful about 'everyone' agreeing on review sites like this, because unless someone has an absolutely TERRIBLE experience, the people who post reviews tend to be those who got what they wanted (or more than they expected!)

All I can say is that we sent out review requests to EVERYONE who did the last class, and the reviews here are what has resulted - none are doctored or deleted. (I couldn't do that anyway!)

In fact I'd wouldn't mind someone to post a less than 5 star review because that would probably make this more believable to those of an overly skeptical mind - but hey - what can I do. :-D

Anyway - I'm very glad this experience has been worth it for you A. I recall you weren't sure beforehand so it means a lot. :)

A
A Meyer
I'm making more+better music than ever. Thank you, Mike.

I am making more and better music than ever before and I am less stressed while achieving more. That sounds almost too good to be true, but it isn't. Mike has developed a method that works. It is not just a collection of tips and tricks but a framework for (A) approaching creativity and finishing songs and (B) managing the entire process from start to end. Saying that this is 'smart' would be an understatement. Mike has been researching psychology books and what well-known musicians do to find out what the actual problems are and how they could be solved. I can't recommend it enough and as far as I can tell, everybody else on the course agrees. Check Mike out on youtube and if unsure perhaps try his Idea Explosion Course (very affordable).

Thank you A!

You absolutely have to be careful about 'everyone' agreeing on review sites like this, because unless someone has an absolutely TERRIBLE experience, the people who post reviews tend to be those who got what they wanted (or more than they expected!)

All I can say is that we sent out review requests to EVERYONE who did the last class, and the reviews here are what has resulted - none are doctored or deleted. (I couldn't do that anyway!)

In fact I'd wouldn't mind someone to post a less than 5 star review because that would probably make this more believable to those of an overly skeptical mind - but hey - what can I do. :-D

Anyway - I'm very glad this experience has been worth it for you A. I recall you weren't sure beforehand so it means a lot. :)

Join 1000s of Musicians and Producers Using The Idea Explosion Challenge To Finish Better Music Today...

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between the Idea Explosion Challenge and other programs?

This is a self-paced course that teaches you my unique Splurge methodology to help you create loads of new ideas over the next 11 days.

How long do I have access?

You'll gain lifetime access to the Make Music Your Life Tribe, where the videos, resources and instructions will be hosted so you can practice the process as many times as you'd like.

I don't have a problem with new ideas. I need help finishing more music!

Even if you're already a prolific musician making loads of ideas every day, you can benefit from this program because starting more ideas will lead to finishing more (and better) music by leveraging "quality THROUGH quantity."

If you think you're already making a lot, I can guarantee you're underestimating how much MORE you can create.

The other reasons you struggle to finish more music is you're over-listening and overworking the good ideas.

This is especially common if you feel there are only so many of your best ideas.

By creating a consistent abundance of new ideas, you'll begin to feel less attached to your best ideas (because there will always be MORE) and learn to gain distance from your best ideas ideas (so you know what to do in order to finish them).

If you're beating a track into submission and wondering why you struggle to finish your music, then creating more ideas IS the solution, not the problem.

Does this program teach me the basics of music production?

Our coaching programs do not cover the basics of music production. There are lots of tutorials available, including manuals.

In the Idea Explosion Challenge, you'll get my unique, creative "Splurge" methodology for coming up with TONS of new track ideas on the fly. It’s a Universal system for optimizing your idea generation process.

If you know how to load up an instrument, record, and export the audio, you have more than enough experience to follow this program.

Will this work if I make [insert your genre] music?

Absolutely. The Idea Explosion Challenge is a "genre agnostic" approach to making music.

Inside the program we have producers, musicians and songwriters from a DIVERSE background. We run the gambit from classical and jazz, to death metal and rock, to bluegrass and folk. 

Although the majority of the members ARE producing electronic music because my audience consists of people from that world. 

(No surprise considering MY background in house, techno, and electronica...) 

That said, EVERYTHING inside of The Idea Explosion Challenge will apply to you, as long as you are writing, making and/or producing music. 

And that's because (as you'll see) the games you play work with the creative process on a "meta" level... it doesn't deal with the nitty gritty details of how to create tracks for specific genres.

Will this work if I make music in [insert your DAW/set up]?

The Idea Explosion Challenge, like all of my programs, is "DAW neutral", so no matter what software or tools you’re working with, this will work for you.

Remember: this isn't a music production tutorial on how to "produce" and use your tools - it’s a Universal system for optimizing your idea generation process.

If you happen to have a DAW or hardware specific question, then someone (including myself and the Make Music Your Life coaches) in the Tribe community will be able to help you. You can post your question to ask.

Can't I find all this information online or through YouTube tutorials?

I can guarantee nothing from this program can be found online.

You won't find it in any online forums teaching you how to do this.

You won't find this on any YouTube tutorial.

The core rules for the Splurge can be found on the Make Music Your Life channel, but nothing as comprehensive as