Tyler Bates: Guardian of his Galaxy

Wow. I wasn’t expecting the depth or the gravity of today’s show. Tyler Bates is a very busy, very centered guy, and makes his living doing EXACTLY what he has always loved – making music.

He is one of the most sought-after film and television composers, having previously delivered the scores of such hits as 300, Watchmen, Halloween I and II, John Wick, Californication, and currently working with director James Gunn on his second score of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. But why stop there? Video games need scores, too… of which he counts Killzone: Shadow Fall and God of War: Ascension among his victories.

“…and while I had felt like my career had died many times, I couldn’t ignore a more powerful urge to persevere in music.”

Tyler Bates on The Profit Ability Show

Tyler is also producing, co-writing, and rocking the new album with Marilyn Manson (who was there until 4am prior to this interview) after their very successful collaboration last year on Manson’s hit album, The Pale Emperor, which Rolling Stone claimed was “his best, most twisted alt-rock party in years”.

He is also a dedicated husband, and father to two beautiful girls. Which begs the question, “Where does he find the time?!”

Tyler and I discuss the mindset and determination behind doing what you love, how to maintain that very delicate work/life balance, and how saying “No” for the right reasons can allow you more clarity and drive, and saying “Yes” for the right reasons (money isn’t one of them) can open doors of opportunity.

You can “score” some of your own Tyler Bates music, HERE!

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About Author: Nick Night
Nick Night is CEO and Co-Founder of Revizzit, the platform for Connected Online Learning products. After experiencing difficulties with piracy, unauthorized sharing, and ineffective digital distribution methods, Nick was inspired to build the platform that would finally allow creators and entrepreneurs to have a viable, flexible, and most importantly, profitable way to sell enhanced e-books, videos, e-courses and software. As a milestone toward that goal, Revizzit was recently named one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry. Nick also consults on digital product strategies for many top business leaders, industry experts, and hall of fame speakers, and is the author of the book, Synced: Supercharge Your Business With The Power Of Connected Products. As a software developer and entrepreneur, Nick Night has created unique digital products for niche audiences, including his renowned BeatNik line of ukulele software products. Formerly, Nick was an executive in television animation and online games - and if you Google “Nicholas Night and Kinga”, you'll also discover that he was once a world famous magician, appearing with his wife, Kinga, on stage and television in over 30 countries.

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