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

Maggie Beltran, US, 10/19/1994

I grew up in a small town in New Jersey with my two brothers and many animals. A majority of my childhood was spent being trained to become an Olympic figure skater. I didn’t have many friends growing up because of figure skating so I always looked to music for when it came to being social. Since I didn’t have many friends I had a lot of spare time, which lead me to teaching myself piano and guitar. When high school came, we moved a couple times, but when we lived in Maryland, we lived in this big empty house that had brilliant acoustics. You could find me banging away on the piano in the foyer or writing sappy songs out on the porch on the bench swing my dad made me. I was super into Lady Gaga at the time so I did crazy performances for the talent shows and went by the artist name maggiesinacup. I think the beginning to me taking music seriously as a career was when my neighbor died in a terrible accident and they put me on the school news to sing a song that I sang to him once and he told me I could really go far.during my junior year of high school I made a bet with my music teacher that by the spring performance of next year if I wrote a choir piece, he would have the school choir perform it. well a year later I actually did it and I was awarded the music scholarship and off to Berklee I went.

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

I currently go by Miss Beltran and I produce, DJ, and song write. I started Miss Beltran when I was studying engineering in college and wanted to start producing someone other than myself. I actually start Marilyn in order to start Miss Beltran because no one would let me produce them because I’ve never produced someone other than myself. I had everyone believing that Marilyn wasn’t me then all of a sudden I’m working a bunch of artists. I play guitar and piano. I did play bass in a band once but I haven’t picked it up since. I’ve DJ’ed a lot for private events but I’ve been very focused on producing lately. I decided to go by Miss Beltran because when I was deciding on a brand name one of my friends told me that my name Beltran was just as cool as anything. He really opened my eyes to how great just me is and I decided to add the Miss because I was often called “Miss Maggie” or “Miss Magaloots” by my grandma.
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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 
I wrote Right Reason years ago actually. I was walking back to my dorm wasted from a party and I was just so annoyed by how I was being treated by the men at this party thinking that they can so easily just take me home. In my head I was like man I don’t want to just love you, I want to give my love to you for all the right reasons. So me and my drunk self just started singing the chorus and then when I was sober I finished writing the lyrics. I’ve worked with Lyric Rachae a couple of times in the studio and I always thought that she was so amazing. I asked her to sing this song for me because I just didn’t think my voice portrayed the right feeling. For the production I wanted something so simple. The most important part of this song are the lyrics so I needed that to be the thing everyone hears the most. 
I really hate the word genre. At this day in age you’re either playing real instruments or using a computer and all that’s in between. I don’t have a genre I’m just me. 
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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.
My biggest struggle is facing men in this industry. A lot of men will portray me as weak and unable. There have been a couple of times that I’ve spoken in a studio and everyone straight up ignored me. I remember turning to my friend and saying “am I not loud enough?” Out loud and nobody moved or did anything. I often will get cat called in a studio by other engineers or artists coming through and I get so frustrated. I shouldn’t feel like I have to wear a shirt that says “I work here too” because that’s how I feel on a daily basis. 
The best moments I’ve had is when someone saw me for my music ability and not my gender and those were probably the best songs I’ve produced. 
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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.
The only people on this record is me, Lyric Rachae, Jennie O. and Sergio Ramos. Lyric had helped me rewrite some of the verses as well as sing on it. I had hit up Jennie O to provide background vocals. Jennie really gave it that doowop girl band kind of feeling and I loved her ginormous voice. She can do anything. Sergio provided all of the guitar parts. The solo was the best part because that was his first take. We did some more for editing but I ended up using the first one because it was so perfectly real. I also had my friend Henry play some bass and I ended up mixing some sub bass with some real bass. So I basically almost had a real band for this entire production. 
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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 
I would say my career in the music biz started when I released my maggiesinacup EP. I had a release party and all the money I made went to my friend to help him get a service dog for his son. I made a video for one of the songs “how to fall in love” and I’m wearing some fairy wings and everybody absolutely loved it. That was when I was 16. Some people still watch it today. I’ve only been doing Miss Beltran for about 2 years now and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. My future goal is to just keep going and meeting as many cool people as I can. Then hopefully I can write about it in something like this. 
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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
What inspires me the most is really my dreadful life. I am a very positive person but it’s hard to talk about a lot of things that have happened to me and what gets me through it the most is music. I always hated it when people say something like that but I didn’t realize how much music was keeping me sane until recently. 
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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
There really is no secret. You just gotta go with what feels right to you and if people hate it, don’t do that shit again, but if the people loved it, you should probably really consider what was so great about that song and include all of those things in your next pieces. 
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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 
Don’t let anybody tell you what to do. Nobody know your plans, nobody has your ideas, it’s all you.
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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
You will never be completely famous, there will always be room to grow and learn something. KEEP LEARNING. 
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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 
Since Miss Beltran is only 2 years old I’ve only released a couple of singles, but those singles alone have their own success. My collaboration with Sonofawhatsherface received a license deal with inadaba. Other than that, a lot of blogs have shown some interest in my songs and were willing to help me promote them. I’ve also received advice from well known producers like Greg Wells who loved my single waiting on the line with Juliana Parker.
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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.
Adobe & Teardrops shared my song with Juliana Parker called “The Moon”
Aipate shared my song with Diallo called “Spanish Town”
Aipate also shared my remix of Pink Lemonade by Trevor Dering
Dj Mishka Lost also shared my remix of Pink Lemonade
Dance Like nobodies watching shared my remix of Back In Time by Noa Vlessing
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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
I LOVE being random. A lot of people try to judge my randomness super hard, but they take up and coming artists way too seriously. When I’m producing a song or writing a song, I always like to have a goal in mind. For example, what do I want this to sound like? or What do I want this to feel like? I usually start something super simple and i won’t go back to it for days. I’ll spend hours in my car listening to music because that’s where I can think the clearest. I’ll do that while driving or if I’m feeling super uninspired I will literally just go in my car and listen to music and write doesn’t my ideas. Then I go to the studio with a plan, I don’t like going into a studio not knowing what I’m going to do. If I do that, I never reach my goal. I’ve had friends try to reach out to me and tell me they just want to vibe out in the studio and just create something. Try that with me and you’ll get the most unfocused sounding shit you’ll ever hear and it’s not good.
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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols. 
Lady Gaga, Diplo, Tennyson, Anna Lunoe, Cashmere Cat.
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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.
Artist i have collaborated with:
Lyric Rachae
Sonofawhatsherface
Jennie O
Sergio Ramos
Diallo
Juliana Parker
Sleeping Lion (remix)
Noa Vlessing (remix)
Caroline Carlson
Trevor Dering (remix)
The House on Cliff
Dwilly and Emilia Ali (remix)
Dan Knight
Lapierre
Mookie Queen
AKM
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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 
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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 
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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My saddest day was when I lost my dog max. Not only was I sad for weeks, so was my other dog Toby. We used to cry together. 

My happiest day was when I found out i got into college. I was becoming super depressed because I applied to so many schools, but i kept getting rejected. Surprisingly, out of 8 schools that I applied to, I only got into one and that was Berklee College of Music. Which is not easy to get into, but somehow I think somebody was trying to tell me that I have a calling.


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