Episode 7 - The Arcitype: Taking What You Love To Do and Making It a Career

I met Arc a couple months back on the last show of the Eight Nights Only Tour here in Boston, MA and when I had learned he grew up in Western MA (shout out to the 413) I instantly grew more interested to learn his story. From an early age he was exposed to the arts as it was integrated into his education which really gave him a firm foundation to think a little bit differently. His parents were very supportive when it came to creating and when he showed interest of going to Emerson College to pursue music, without hesitation they supported him completely. Even with all his production credits and success over the past decade or so, Arc still remains humble and appreciative of how he got to where he is today. The Bridge Sound & Stage, which he formed with one of his Emerson professors serves as not only a business but a hub for aspiring, local, and national artists to work on their craft. Learn more about getting waitlisted at his #1 college, having Macklemore in his studio, and his plans for the future in this week's episode of the podcast, The Arcitype.

Podcast Outline

  • How did The Arcitype get to where he is today?

    • Parents were believers in the arts → especially music

    • Father played the piano & grandmother was a classic pianist in Hungary

  • Went to Rudolf Steiner School - Great Barrington, MA

    • Art integrated in the education to allow kids to learn and grow with perspective

  • Became hermit to the studio

    • Sat and recorded for hours on end to perfect his craft at 15 years old

  • Started producing hip-hop beats & began working with local artists

  • Realized passion for music →  Applied to Emerson College

    • Got waitlisted and sent his high school project to head of audio department which got him in the door

  • Got an internship at a studio called Waltz Audio senior year

    • Opportunity led to Arc having a full-time engineering job by graduation

  • The Bridge Sound & Stage - Launched February 1, 2009

    • Former Emerson professor became business partner

    • Wanted to create a ‘home’ for people to connect & network

    • Created a hub for any artist visiting Boston

  • AR Classic Records

  • Where the name ‘The Arcitype’ came from

    • Father was an Architect & mother was an archetypal therapist

  • What's the happiest moment of Arc’s life?

    • Receiving a phone call from a stranger that his mother was involved in a car accident

    • Second would be the opening of the studio

  • Paint of picture of yourself 10 years from now, what & who would you see?

    • Reaching levels of success that make day-to-day life less stressful

    • Building his production brand

    • Supporting a healthy family while passing on the parenting that he received

  • Ask me a question

    • What spawned the podcast?

  • Find The Arcitype on social media

  • Pieces of advice to someone trying to find their passion & purpose

    • Be honest with yourself & don't be afraid of the answer

    • Follow your passion whatever it is