For many of us, music-making is an act of personal expression – which is why processing feedback on our work can sometimes be tough. It’s disheartening to hear someone criticizing a piece of music you’ve put so much effort into, and defensiveness and denial are sometimes hard to avoid. Even positive feedback can be difficult to trust. But with the right attitude and approach, criticism can be an invaluable tool to help you hone your craft. So what are some healthy ways to seek out and respond to it? At Loop, we’ve spoken to musicians and producers about the role feedback – both negative and positive – can play in the music-making process. Check out the video to learn advice from Susan Rogers, Robert Henke, Patrice Rushen, Kaki King and Machinedrum on how to use feedback to your advantage and grow as a music maker.