How Hans Zimmer Deals With Writers Block

I was just about to go to bed when YouTube recommended me a video with the title “THE SCORE – Hans Zimmer”

I don’t think I have to introduce Hans Zimmer to you…

Or tell you about the innovations he has done when it comes to Hollywoods Movie Soundtracks.

Besides some interesting side facts (such as that Hans had a #1 Hit with his Band back then)

The most interesting part of the video was almost at the end where german music producer BUNT. asked Hans:

“I would like to know if you have writes block sometimes and how you handle it?”

Hans Zimmer wrote 14 different Soundtracks in 1988…

So if anyone knows a good answer to this, it must be him!

He didn’t even had to think for a second and almost interrupted BUNT.

I’ll tell you exactly how this works. You have to write every single day. It’s like a muscle, you train it every day just like running or going to the Gym.

If you don’t train it, the muscle becomes weaker and shrinks. Thats how writers block happens. It doesn’t matter if what you come up with is a pile of shi*. But you have to keep doing it every day.

I wanted to share this with you today because…

In todays world of music producers there is so much confusion about what writers block is and apparently everyone has cure for it.

To be fair:

MIDI Packs, Vocals and Plug-Ins that inspire you do help a lot. I am sure you have started an entire song before, simply because of 1 sound or a new Plug-In that has sparked a completely new idea.

But the actual cause for writers block is something fundamentally different.

So whatever it is you want to become a master at – make sure you do it every day.

Have a great week ✌️

PS. If you want to watch the video, it’s german but has subtitles. 



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