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

My name is Betty Moon and I am originally from Toronto, Canada. I was born and raised in the area, being brought up around many musically talented people and was constantly surrounded by the best rock music around. It was a no brainer that I ended up starting bands and playing shows at such a young age, I was practically born to do this!

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

I go by my name Betty Moon for all my musical projects. When I was very young I quickly signed to a major label (Universal) after selling over 10,000 albums on my own. My mantra has always been in the “DIY” realm so I really had to learn how to play different instruments, learn production techniques and have an eye for my video work. It’s great to have had these partners and labels along the way, but am thankful I learned to be multi-talented from a young age.

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

Through my entire career, I’ve really built a reputation of being someone who “rocks” musically and it also has shown strongly through my fashion. I can rock a leather jacket or wear a designer dress, but I’ve always been careful to be my authentic self all along the way. I really enjoy many genres of music, and the influence has come across though all my albums. For my latest album ‘Chrome”, it’s really been about keeping the integrity of my rock brand while putting out some amazing electronic music that comes from the heart. The music videos we’ve been releasing also reflect that, and the viewer gets a chance to see my appreciation for living a good life, having fun and of course being as creative as possible.

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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.  

As a musician, I’ve always faced the industry head on, knowing there are thousands of others who are longing for the same success. The ups are of course when things are going great, all the shows come to you and the sales/streams are beyond your expectations. The downs can come in many forms, from writer’s block, finding the right supporting band members, running your record label smoothly etc. I treat the Betty Moon brand and my label Evolver Music as a serious business, and that can be stressful at times. Fortunately, things are constantly growing and those ups/downs are just a part of doing business.

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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.  

We have a strong lineup of musicians who play in my band, and we work hard to keep our writing and live show strong by rehearsing 3 days a week. I direct my own videos and produce our albums, so keeping everything in house really gives us the control we enjoy without the pressure of industry deadlines. Our music videos are shot locally and we are always sure to gather our best friends and Betty Moon fans to make the process quick and easy for each video clip.

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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 and releasing albums for over 20 years, I started in my early teens and time sure does fly. I’m thankful to still be growing as an artist and for always having the drive to grow and get to the next level. For the rest of 2017 and for next year I’m excited to share even more new music, release a video retrospective and of course more remixes and music videos (which the fans always look forward to).

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

Well, I’ve been through a lot of cool, interesting and weird stuff throughout life. I think each song and album is just a reflection of whatever is going on in real life, but also how I’m feeling spiritually and within my imagination. I like to keep it rock n’ roll, and also let the lyrics be interpretive so the listener can relate.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.  

Artists don’t write hits by themselves and without experience. I pull together my amazing team and am always staying aware of the music industry climate, as it’s really a culmination of writing authentic music but using a formula that is proven to work with the pop oriented listener.

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

Live a good life, get off the smartphone/ computer and travel more often. Make music, be creative and bring the things you dream about to life. We’re all busy people, so don’t let time pass you by doing things you don’t truly enjoy.

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

Don’t be afraid to do the work, things don’t always come instantly as it seems for newer artists. If you don’t hit the big time the first month, year or beyond …don’t give up. Always adjust and change direction to see what works. Watch what successful artists in your genre do, likely some of that will work for you as well. Don’t be turned off if your budget is low either, much of the work is sweat equity and networking. Also, living (even if temporarily) in a city where music thrives will always help you.

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

I have put out 8 studio albums independently and through major labels. In addition I have received multiple CASBY award nominations and have charted multiple times in the United States and Canada. I’ve shared the stage with many major artists including Marilyn Manson, Quiet Riot, Black Label Society, and The Offspring.

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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.  

My music has and is currently being played on hundreds of radio and retail platforms worldwide. I’m very thankful for the airplay and my team helps make a lot of this possible!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.  I keep things simple and write my lyrics and music in a quiet, enjoyable environment where I can focus and be inspired. Usually it’s locally around my home, but sometimes it’s when I travel to places like Canada to my hometown. When recording, we do it at my home studio and my team helps me engineer, produce and mix to really capture the vibe I’m looking for.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.  Queens Of The Stone Age, Garbage, Depeche Mode, The Rolling Stones and Portishead.

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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 love to collaborate with Shirley Manson, The Chainsmokers, Josh Homme and Lady Gaga.

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

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BettyMoonmusic

http://www.bettymoon.com

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

https://open.spotify.com/album/3DKoIeknrY8motndzHKCuc

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chrome/id1255360817

http://www.bettymoon.com

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.  

I think the day I finally signed to Universal was by far the happiest, it was really a validation of where I was going as a musician. The saddest day? Well, I would say those days were ones where I lost a family member or friend. It’s really all we have at the end of the day. So much more important than music, money or fame.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would put on a new music festival in the Southern California area that blends Coachella and the Sunset Strip Music Festival. It would be a great way to support local talent, showcase my live show and pay respect to some of my favorite artists headlining the fest. It would be a dream come true!


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