Thomas Casey

Tell us about yourself.

I am a 19 year old young man from Kenosha, Wisconsin. I go to a local community college and play in my band as often as possible.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

I have played music my whole life, I started on drums, and then when I was 10 I picked up the guitar and began writing my own music about a year and a half ago, but didn’t start singing until last January.

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Tell us about the genre of your music.

Well this is my first song that is really in this genre of music. I am mostly an acoustic singer/songwriter, and I hope to put out more music like this one.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.

I was recording one of my acoustic songs about a month ago, but then for some reason I completely got sick of writing songs like that. I picked up my electric and wrote this one to see what would happen.

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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician.

Definitely getting people to listen to my music. It has been a big problem from the start.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.

I either record the songs at home or at my good buddy Josh’s house where he has a similar setup to mine.

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Tell us the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far.

This is the first blog to support me ever. 🙂

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goal.

I am planning to put out an E.P. in January, including this song.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

There are a lot of kids in my city that play shows and seeing them do it really drives me to do it myself. I write and sing because I have a lot of friends who are making really great music and seeing them make something that’s actually worth a listen really pushes me to make music myself!

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Listen to other hit songs! 🙂

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Make sure to be honest with yourself if your music is good or not!

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I haven’t played many shows yet, but plan on hitting the road hard with my boys in 2018.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually write the chorus before anything, and I don’t spend too much time on the verses to be honest!

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Winona Forever, Mac Demarco, Boy Pablo, The Symposium, Mild High Club.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Party Jacket, that’s about it!

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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music.

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-Casey-238798569909225/

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/thomascasey___/

 

YouTube

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day is when I graduated middle school; my saddest day is when my dog ran away. 😦

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Buy Submithub credits. 😉

Tachio

 

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 
My name is William Blumrosen and I was born in Texas, USA. I was born on July 12th 1994, and my childhood experience had me growing up in Houston around a lot of low riding rims.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.
Well I am part of a group called Pistachio Gods, which consists of me and my friend Charlie Midlo (Cashu), who I make almost all my music with. I produce our beats using Ableton Live, and Charlie usually plays the guitar while I play the piano. We got our band name because right before we posted our first song online, we realized we needed a name. Our friend who was super stoned on the couch was eating pistachios and just says “What about Pistachio Gods?” And the group was born.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
Our genre tends to range from hip-hop, R&B, pop, reggae, and alternative rock. We like to incorporate heavy bass in songs that usually wouldn’t have them, like slow jams. I’d say our overall style incorporates other genres into rap. Honestly, it just depends what mood we’re in. Our slogan before we sit down and start a song is always “Fuck a Genre”. This particular song is R&B and I made it without Charlie. It’s produced by someone else because I didn’t want to make an original song without him. I had a little help writing one or two lines from a friend named Andrew Goldfarb, the man knows good lyrics when he hears them.

The song’s about seeing someone you haven’t seen in a long time and reconnecting with them and that is what happened to me over Thanksgiving break.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 
I love almost all types of music, with deep house as the exclusion. I play the piano, sing, write, and compose beats using Ableton Live. Not many ups and downs I’ve had to face. The hardest one I’ve had was choosing it as my career. It is what I love to do and I wouldn’t be happy doing anything else. The downs only come when I post a song I love and it gets none in return. It’s super hard these days because I reach out to so many people and either never get a response, or the response usually is “Great Song, now pay me $100 for a repost.”

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 
Charlie Midlo, who I mentioned before, is the other band member. Alex Niefield, who loves to help produce, but never really does anything (sorry Neef, but its true). Zachary Streichler, who’s just there to ride the wave. Then my two friends George and Matthew, who direct and shoot our music videos. We only have videos planned out, we actually haven’t filmed them yet, but soon my friends, soon.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 
I’ve been making music since high school, but I only really started getting into music about 2 years ago, when a friend and I recorded a song in his room and I thought to myself “ I forgot how much fun this shit is.” I’ve been constantly grinding and getting better in my producing, singing, and mixing ever sense. My future goal is to get paid for doing what I love, and I don’t mean living paycheck to paycheck, but actually making a living out of it. Don’t care about the fame, just want to make someone’s day.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
The beat or song inspires me. I never write anything until after I hear something. The words and melody behind the lyrics in a song have so much power in them that it has to be an extension of the beat, not just something I wrote a long time ago that might fit. It has to fit. At the same time, whatever I am feeling at that moment helps me to write as well.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
Don’t try and make a hit, just do you and the hit will come.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 
Stay nutty.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 
If someone tells you your song is good, it’s not. If someone tells you your song is different, it’s great.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 
I’ve made about 50-60 songs, but I’ve only posted a few of them. I really have to love the song I am posting or it’s not happening. I have some performances lined up, but I have yet to actually perform.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
I write them usually after I finish making the beat. Whatever is on my mind at the time I like to get off my chest. Everything is done in my bedroom, the writing, the producing, and the recording. One day, I would love to record in a studio, but right now the bedroom is all I need.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 
That’s tough, because it changes almost everyday. So, all time, J. Cole, Travis Scott, Kanye West, Drake, and Andre 3000. At the moment, Aminé, mansionz, Smokepurpp, Trippie Redd, and Billie Ellish. Any artist that has that unique sound I tend to fall in love with. Whether it is doing something new, or brining back a feel that’s been dead for a long time.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 
The only other serious artist I have collaborated with, besides Cashu, is OTS Zero. Future artists I would love to collaborate with would be Trippie Redd, 6LACK, Jon Bellion, Blackbear, Ski Mask the Slump God, xxxtentation, BOOU, and…I mean I can keep going on.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

soundcloud.com/godtachio

instagram.com/godtachio

twitter.com/godtachio

facebook.com/pistachiogods

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

soundcloud.com/godtachio

open.spotify.com/artist/4R1WWka1Ro03XohAlyNm8q

itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pistachio-gods/1289022635

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
When Charlie and I made a song called “Up On Molly”. The saddest day was when Charlie moved to another city.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
Put that in bitcoin.

Tall Children

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Tall Children is actually one man – me, Ben Hughes, from Liverpool, United Kingdom.

When I was given a guitar at 6 it was genuinely one of the most thrilling things I’d ever seen. My dad taught me how to play it and it brought us close together.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

I am a guitarist first and foremost. The songwriting and singing came later. That’s when I went pop.

I picked up a guitar at the tender age of 5, on encouragement from by my guitar-playing dad. By 13 I was being taught by legends Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor.

I studied at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, tutored by jazz guitarists Mike Walker and Steve Berry.

My first gig was at the age 13 was in Freshfield Pub in Formby, near Southport, Liverpool. The first 3 songs in front of a home crowd gave me a taste for performance; but also the confidence to start to write my own songs to escape the drear of school – penning poetry, lyrics and little essays about my young lens on life.

Since then I’ve played endless pubs & wedding gigs, even events like Ted X. But on route, I’ve played with such people as Tommy Emmanuel, Mick Fleetwood blues band, Dave McCabe and Zutons, Mel C, Nitin Sawhney, Brent Mason, Albert Lee with Hogan’s Heroes, Gaps, Salford Jets, Paulo Nutini. I even played ‘Yesterday’ with Paul McCartney.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

I consider Tall Children to be pop. The genesis of the songs always starts with guitar. I think I focus on the melody driven by guitar.

In ‘Song For You’ I wanted to write an upbeat pop chorus around a core lyric “this is just a song that I wrote for you, I wrote it just so you would notice me.” I wanted to capture the anxiety of needing to impress the opposite sex, but actually for me it reflects a broader need for validation in life. I am currently about to shoot a video for the song featuring a room full of dancers craving the camera’s attention – should be fun.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 

When you’re young and naive you think talent gets spotted and success is an easy trip. Easy to say with hindsight, but I think I realised quite early on that if you choose this life then you have to do the10, 000 hrs of apprenticeship to earn success at any level. As someone on the BBC Musical review of 2017 about Rag’n’Bone Man – he took a very long time to be an overnight sensation. I get that. I believe you have to be a one-man-industry – nobody else is ultimately going to make me successful so why wait for permission. Got to get out there and sweat it yourself – no matter how hard it gets. And yes it gets very hard.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 

No band as yet – it’s just me and my guitar.

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to do some sessions with producer Hugh Worskett (Birdy, Michael Kiwanuka) on 3 songs. He taught me to step back and invest more energy in the song, way before you worry about the music production. Because I am trained, I guess I was taking the songs for granted and racing to the production – maybe I needed to spend more time crafting the song. More recently I have been in the studio with Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Cabbage), wading through a stock of about 25 demos that I hope will at some point become a debut album. My Manager really forced me to strip everything back to some core strengths and Rich has helped me realise a pop sound by only using those strengths and not getting distracted by production frills. In truth I just think I am learning. And getting more and more focused on who I am as an Artist and what Tall Children is as a vehicle for my songs. I’ve been lucky enough to find a group of people who seem on board with my vision for Tall Children – so they are investing all their energy into making it stand up.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

Too long. Every single day, since I was 10. Like many musicians, I earned my keep as a session player for lots of bands. Then branched in to making music for other artists and writing for adverts. Now it’s about me.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

Might be corny, but I am inspired by the impetus behind Tall Children. That sense of a world that is childlike despite the enormous responsibilities of adulthood – the sense of play and adventure that is both thrilling and deeply risky given the stakes. The Donald (Trump) is an extraordinary emblem of that tension. If ever there was a Tall Child.

Truth is, making music is the only thing I was born to do. Don’t all artists say that?

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

Who knows right? I think there’s the obvious stuff like having a big chorus that gets people singing, but I suspect it’s predominantly the cultural context of the track that makes it hit home. People either connect with it or they don’t no matter how good the melody might be. Thom Yorke manages to get people singing about waking up sucking a lemon, so am not sure what his secret is…?

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

If you’re like me, you’ll admit pop music can be dead exciting. I love the feel-good buzz of a cracking pop song. But I always want it to say something genuine, and ideally be written and played by a real musician, not some strange writing machine. That’s my benchmark. If it’s also yours, judge me on my songs.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

10,000 hours. Count them.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

Tall Children is all new. But now that I have some focus in the project and finally sharing some early bits, I’ve landed in the sublime and the ridiculous: TEDx talks, Pub Gigs and now BBC Introducing.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 

Keep them coming. And I will keep delivering better and better songs for you all.

http://indienationblog.com/tall-children-wake-up-with-you/

http://indienationblog.com/tall-children-more-than-this-official-video/

https://soundcloud.com/eternitynetwork

http://digtb.us/2yHnqRM

A Night In The 6ix

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 

Sometimes a melody will just jump out, but generally speaking I find the process of living with and experimenting with ideas is how I ultimately come to the finished song. Sometimes I will resurrect ideas that are years old and find a new flavour in them that is relevant.  Lyrically I suppose it’s about catharsis, getting what I feel is on my chest off and out there.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Prince as a kid, Jon Hopkins, The 1975.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

Richard Turvey (Blossoms, Cabbage)

Hugh Worskett (Birdy, Michael Kiwanuka)

Dan Dare

Ryan Keen

Adam and Theo Hutchcraft / Lael Goldberg (Hurts)

Would love to collaborate with just about anyone. It’s all up for grabs at the moment…something with Dua Lipa, Craig David or James Bay would be fun.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

https://youtu.be/VfDi9C5CJqY

https://youtu.be/UpazIh5L0Gc

https://twitter.com/tallchildren

https://www.facebook.com/TallChildrenMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/tallchildrenmusic/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Y5xxXC0kfON4ot3xDVibN

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH-Ar7q_sLXPcPG3BMf2Qpg

https://soundcloud.com/tallchildrenmusic/wake-with-you/s-3atdC

https://soundcloud.com/tallchildrenmusic/more-than-this

https://soundcloud.com/tallchildrenmusic/tall-children-song-for-you

https://soundcloud.com/tallchildrenmusic/tall-children-prey/s-NXjiZ

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Y5xxXC0kfON4ot3xDVibN

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

Happiest day – deciding permanently to play a guitar for a living.

Saddest Day – when I don’t get to play guitar…

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d buy guitars, make more videos and work even harder for the next $.

Mauve

Tell us about yourself. 

My name is Mauve and I am a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. I give credit to Toronto for providing many outlets and opportunities to explore different styles of music through its vibrancy and the diversity of its people. From the age of 14, I started writing my own song and taught myself how to play the piano and guitar. I gradually started to make my own demos and posted them online to share them with people, and it was so rewarding getting feedback for what I was making on my own, which led me to start networking with other artists. People always tell me they are surprised by my voice when they first hear me singing because they don’t expect it to come out of such a small frame.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist. 

I believe that music has the ability to alter your reality and give you the chance to create a new story out of something you may not fully understand in the present moment. I am constantly inspired by theatrical performances, and often turned to the keys of my piano to bring forth that passion into my everyday life. I love the combination of various forms of art such as design and dance, and consider how these different forms will work into a piece of music I’m composing.

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Tell us about the genre of your music. 

I really enjoy blending different musical styles to create a fusion of new sounds. For example, having jazz-styled vocals overtop an EDM drum track is a great way of combining a classic approach with a more modern appeal. It’s kind of like what the song “This Girl” by Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners accomplishes by meshing funky & soulful vocals to a catchy dance beat. I am also a fan of the “dark pop” genre because I feel like it delivers a good amount of depth and intensity.

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Tell us about the story behind your song. 

My new electro-pop song, “THE SOUND”, gives homage to the transforming powers of music to revitalize you despite discouraging and less-than-ideal situations. It’s about following that unique sound within you when you feel like others are trying to mould you into something generic and fake. I wanted to create uplifting EDM anthem with a catchy, tropical house beat that still had a message behind it which people could relate to.

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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician. 

In this day and age, so many artists and singers have the platform to get their music out, so you have to figure out what gives you that certain edge that lets you stand out. A way I feel that a musician can do this is through the passion they share in a live performance, which I do by bringing in high energy and a certain moxie to connect with the crowd. It’s all about engaging with the audience to tell your true story and bring your songs to life.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song. 

After I wrote the lyrics and melodies for the song, I brought the demo to my producer who works with a lot of European dance artists, and he definitely set the right vibe to it to match what was being conveyed. The song features a heavy bass with a strong drum beat to dance or party to, and I’m glad these instrumentals give something the listener can move to.

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goal.

I would like to create a music video for my new song so that people can get an in-depth understanding of its meaning while also showing cool visuals. I’ve done a few high-quality production videos for cover songs such as “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse, so I am definitely looking to do that for my original songs as well.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

I would tell an upcoming artist who is creating music to just go with it and to not doubt what you are creating. Sometimes the mind can get in the way of creativity, so I recommend trusting the process and dedicating the time towards making something even if you haven’t planned it out completely yet.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

This past summer I was able to perform at various outdoor community events around Southern Ontario. They were a lot of fun because many families came out to these events and some of the children would dance and jump around to the music. The whole environment had an awesome and positive energy. I have also performed at several showcases around the GTA, and those always provide an opportunity to discover and share new music. With my new release, I am so pleased that it’s already featured on several pop & dance playlists on Spotify, giving it over 3k streams in under 2 weeks!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 

For me, it happens very organically because it has to first begins with something I am going through or inspired by, be it a positive or more tricky circumstance. I can’t really force myself to create a song without being driven by anything, so whenever a spark of inspiration comes by, I make sure to work on it to shape it into something tangible! Sometimes if a catchy melody or idea pops into my head at the most random moment, I record a bit of it on my phone so that I can go back to it later without losing it. Once that main structure of the song is complete, I use my software program and MIDI keyboard at home to lay out its components, and then send the demo to the producer I’m collaborating with to professionally record it. It’s so awesome hearing all the parts gradually come together.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

I’ve been currently obsessing over a former Canadian R&B band named jackSOUL who have such dynamic and groovy flavours in each of their songs, and the vocalist was a true master in having so much range in his voice to convey such deep emotions. Fiona Apple is another artist on my radar because she too brings such intensity and honesty with her music, and also brings a jazz flare to it that I love. Lady Gaga is definitely one of those performers that gives it her all and stays authentic to her craft. A Canadian singer named Amanda Marshall is also a big inspiration of mine because her vocals are so raw and strong and I think it’s so profound for artists to not hold back when they are sharing their music with others. Finally, the deep and emotional vocals of Amy Winehouse have played a huge influence on how I sing music.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

I would like to collaborate with Sia one day because she is such a powerhouse vocalist and puts so much heart and vulnerability into her lyrics.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music. 

https://www.facebook.com/musicbymauve/

https://twitter.com/MusicbyMauve

https://www.instagram.com/mauve.music/

https://soundcloud.com/musicbymauve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNLGJam_rQI

https://www.reverbnation.com/musicbymauve

Apollo Fresh

 

Tell us how you come about the song.

I was in my room listening to beats with Blake$ale when the instrumental for Daddy played I started freestyling and I recorded it with my iPhone. Then I took that audio and wrote to it. It was pretty quick because I liked and kept most of what I freestyled it was a really fun song. When I actually recorded the song I was in Broward county Florida right after hurricane Irma, we had no power and I was recording in my car with a USB mic and my laptop.

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Tell us about you as a person outside the musical world.

I am really chill and but I also have a lot of energy when I want to. I like to vibe and relax but I also love to turn up and get crazy. I love anime and video games. I am Haitian American. I love animals and am pretty peaceful. I enjoy my alone time.

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Tell us about you as a musician.

As a musician I have had a steady growth. Since I started I haven’t stopped getting better. I like to make music based on how the instrumentals I choose make me feel.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your musical career.

Proper prioritization. I try to make sure I get done what I have to get done and work on music everyday.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

Following my passion and growing as a musician and creator has helped me to grow as a person as well.

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Tell us five artists you can regard as legends.

Biggie Smalls, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Tyler the Creator, and Kid Cudi.

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Tell us the names of the media that have supported you so far.

Brain bakery Mag. WAVlengths, The Mars files, the Nu Miami, LA on Lock, and others. Now BroadTube as well I thank and appreciate y’all.

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Tell us your future plans pertaining music.

I plan on dropping consistent music loving everything thing I do. I plan on seeing where music takes me. I plan to keep rising with constant growth.

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Tell us what motivates you to write songs.

My love for music motivates me to write songs.

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Tell us the names of the artists you have worked with and the ones you will like to work with in the future.

I’ve worked with Blake$ale, Anto, OnlyPerc, Peter Lange, Kenkenkiltit, Yung Simmie. I’d like to work with Andre 3000, Nolanberollin, Skimask The Slumpgod, Kid Cudi.

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Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music.

Creativity and originality is very important but it is very important because creativity and originality stem from tapping into yourself rather that copying others. It’s also important to not limit yourself out of fear that you sound like someone else. Just have fun, who cares if you sound like someone else every now and then. Somebody’s always going to have an opinion.

 

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Tell us the reason you are into music.

I’m not sure I always loved music but never realized it until I was like 16. I have a few musicians in my family as well.

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Give us the links to connect you on social media and links to purchase your music.

Twitter/Instagram: @Apollo_Fresh

https://twitter.com/Apollo_Fresh

https://www.instagram.com/apollo_fresh/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/apollo-fresh/1265708899

https://soundcloud.com/apollofresh

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Tell us your view on old school music and new school music in terms of preference.

It is all music and can be appreciated; I personally favor new school music because that is where you venture in the frontier of music’s evolution. But you can argue that the old school sound is evolving as well. Over all what do the terms old school and new school even mean, ultimately it’s all just music and new music is being created every day.

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Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.

My most memorable day as an artist is probably my first performance. I had thrown the show with Peter Lange along with help from others and it was our first show as well. It was awesome; it started my career as an artist within the scene in south Florida and ultimately the world.

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Tell us your genre of music.

 I have been calling my music “Alternative Rap”.

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Tell us how you write and record your songs.

I freestyle, write in my iPhone notes, and sometimes a combination of both. I record with my home set up or at various studios.

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Tell us what you will do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power.

Create platforms for creators and help raise the consciousness of the world.

Julices Grant

 

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My name is Julices Grant, I come from Switzerland and I’ve started doing my solo project 1 year ago, after I broke a leg and got bored in the hospital. Dan Ramsay is a Swiss-Mauritian artist, who has been playing since he’s a kid and who is slowly getting out there.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’m a young Swiss producer. I use my background as a singer-songwriter and DJ to try and find the perfect mix between Pop and Electro.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

With my music, I want people to dance, cry or laugh. I’m always trying to express emotions and feelings, and I hope that those emotions will be received and perceived by the listener. “Maurice” was made about a trip to the Mauritian Island, and more generally about friendship. In the video, you can see two friends traveling and getting closer.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I’m self-produced, meaning I have to do everything. Recording, mixing, mastering, marketing etc. I have no agents, no labels, nothing. This is sometimes very frustrating as I almost spend more time doing promotion than actual music.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Dan Ramsay is a great friend with a huge potential. We took the opportunity of recording a song when we decided to travel together. He sings in Creole-Mauritian in the song.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been in the music industry for a bit more than a year, with my solo project. I know it’s very tough getting out there with my music but I’m trying!

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Mostly adventures, experiences, people, feelings. My songs always have an underlying goal or reason. Tough break-up, new love etc. I’m always trying to tell a story.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

My message to my fans would be: “Thank you so much for giving me a chance and listening to what I do!” I remember reading a comment on YouTube from a man, telling me he was dancing with his baby daughter to the song. Made my day and my year!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Do your music because you like to do it. Never stop.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I’m not releasing any album. I only release my song, one after the other. I feel it’s a good way to keep things fresh!

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Mostly Swiss radios and TVs. However, I also got featured in various international radios (Canada, France, Brazil, etc.). Blogs and Spotify channels picked some of my songs as well!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually start with just my guitar, lyrics come sort of naturally. I do a first draft and then modify and fine tune everything. Once I have a song (structure, chords, lyrics), I start recording other instruments (drums, then bass, synths, and then FX and other details). I do everything in my home studio.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Møme, Petit Biscuit, A R I Z O N A, Coldplay, Kygo.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I had the occasion to do featuring with other local artists (DJ ROD, Strinogia, R-Nestinho). The present song is a featuring with another artist I invited to collaborate.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Spotify

http://sptfy.com/julicesgrant

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Julices.Grant

https://www.facebook.com/dan.poonoosamy

Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/julices-grant

https://soundcloud.com/dan-jazzman-po…

Official website

http://julicesgrant.com

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/julices-grant/1162574470

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day was when a Swiss radio picked up one of my songs for the first time and aired it every day during 2 months. Incredible to know I was able to make it all the way up there on my own! Success! Saddest day was probably when someone I deeply cared about said no. What’s funny is that this deception made me write a song about it, and that’s the song that was picked up by the radio.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would set up a real nice home studio and hire a sound engineer to help me produce better music. The rest on bitcoin.

Rory Gardiner

 

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Rory Gardiner, Canada.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Songwriter with 5 studio albums and a number of tracks on TV shows and commercials.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

Country music.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Most artistic types get rejected constantly. The ones who get back up over and over again have the benefit of a long career.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I record all my albums in Nashville, because they are super talented and make me to sound phenomenally better.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

15 years running. I just want to continue to entertain. It is my favorite aspect of the business over songwriting, recording, etc.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Songwriting is like therapy. I can write down on paper things that I can’t say from my mouth.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

The best songs are authentic. Real truth from your real experiences.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

“Be You” – which is the name of my latest album.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

You have to love it to pursue it. This industry is too much for someone who just wants to dip their feet in the water.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I have had the opportunity to open for great artists like Keith Urban. I have toured different countries, like Australia (I always wanted to pet a Kangaroo…).

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

I have been featured on KRXM Media.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I do a quick songwriting, then go back to it every day for a couple days. Once I go back to it and there is nothing to change, the song is done.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Big fan of Garth Brooks, Aerosmith.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’d love to collaborate on a song with Keith Urban.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.rorygardiner.com

www.facebook.com/rorygardinermusic

www.twitter.com/rorygardiner

www.instagram.com/rorygardinermusic

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rory-gardiner/313270267

Bandcamp

https://rorygardiner.bandcamp.com/merch

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day was when my kids were born. I have enjoyed releasing 2 children’s albums). Saddest day was when these albums were not considered for Grammy. 🙂

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Buy rental properties to create residual income, so that I can continue to work on music without worrying about paychecks.

Abrax Phaeton & Jeff Kush

Tell us about yourself.
I’d rather remain a mystery personally.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.
I’ve been recording music for 10 years I started as Abrax Phaeton in 2015 with my first EP “TheHateUGive” which was featured on Pigeons And Planes 5 On It in 2015. I then released my 1st album “In The Middle” in January 2016. Both of these projects didn’t get too much attention for me so I ended up later taking them off the internet. And since then I’ve just been doing a bunch of collaborations in the EDM community and releasing a few singles here and there.

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Tell us about the genre of your music.
I do lyrical hip hop over many different genres of music.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.
I watched a Rhyme Roulette episode with Mr.Carmack and was extremely intrigued by the instrumental so I felt I could put a dope concept to it.

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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician.
As a musician I am not really challenged by anything because I just enjoy making music for the love of it and performing it when opportunities arise.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.
Just another studio session in the attic with my little brother Jeff Kush.

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Tell us the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far.
Earmilk, Word Is Bond, Gem And Secrets, etc.

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goal.
The music game is interesting place to conduct business I’ve had a lot of different experiences in it over the years from really bad ones to extremely amazing ones. Overall my music career is far from over it’s really just getting started and as for future goals I am sure I’ll achieve them but I like to keep my moves on the low so I won’t really get into all that.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
My life is a long journey and it’s been a really rough ride to get where I am right now so my struggles inspire me. Also other artists and their amazing pieces of music inspire me as well.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Be open to criticism, be open to change, be open to addressing your flaws.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.
Jameston Thieves, Yookie, Atik, Brothel, Cresce, Trigger Happy, Cavaro, Jon Casey, Gio Natali, etc.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music.
Google Abrax Phaeton.

Art Director

Tell us about yourself.

ArtDirector is solo singer/songwriter project from Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist.

I’ve been making music for several years already and tried different genres from alternative rock to synth pop. This is the first time I try to create a solo project and hope it is going to do well.

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Tell us about the genre of your music.

Pop/ElectroPop.

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Tell us about the story behind your song.

This song is about the pressure of a constant race for the best that you feel all the time nowadays.

The song’s instrumental is inspired by Drake’s “Keep the Family Close” and the Killer’s “Miss Atomic Bomb”.

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Tell us the challenges you are facing as a musician.

There’s quite a lot of them, but the need to explore marketing and promotion and the need to invest time and money in this all is the biggest challenge for me.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song.

This song was recorded over one evening. In order to capture the emotions I recorded all the instruments on midi controller by myself making almost no adjustments afterwards. I tried to create a certain atmosphere with the lyrics and emphasize it during the mixing process. I hope I managed to do it.

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Tell us the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far.

This is the first blog where I am being mentioned – so thank you Broadtube Music Channel.:)

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goal.

I took part in several music projects, but the most successful is LVNA. If you like Odesza, you definitely should check us too – https://www.facebook.com/lvnamusic/
As for ‘Art Director’ project I really want it to grow big. I have full creative freedom here and already feel that it is becoming a channel for expressing something personal for me.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Music and movies.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Only Max Martin knows the answer. 🙂

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

If you are an upcoming artist – reach out to me – let us grow big together!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Well my composing routine is pretty basic: I do a lot of jamming with different synths or make some beats. Then I try to sing over the best parts and improvise some lyrics. If the inspiration knocks and several hours go by, I have a rough demo of the song.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Childish Gambino

The Killers

Odesza

The Weeknd

Frank Ocean

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

In a long-term perspective, I would really like to collaborate with James Blake or Miguel. But now I am ready for any collaboration with any artists – not only musicians.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your music.

https://soundcloud.com/artdirectormus

https://www.facebook.com/ArtDirectorMusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCThNFkgQWTSdzl5PENAlH7A

And also check my main project LVNA:
https://soundcloud.com/lvnamusic

https://www.facebook.com/lvnamusic/

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Any day I had enough sleep is the happiest day. You can guess the saddest..)

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would definitely try many things but eventually end up investing in other artists.

 

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