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

My name is Blake Richardson. I grew up in Austin, TX. I’m an only child.

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

My producer alias is Sage Baptiste. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 9, drums since I was 12, singing since I was 14 and producing for a little under a year.

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

I make indie pop songs in my apartment. My main talent is versatility and I don’t plan on pigeonholing myself into a genre. I draw from a wide variety of influences and the music I’m making currently is just what I’m feeling at the time being. “Stay With U” was the first song I ever produced. I feel that music is much overproduced in 2017 and for the time being I want my songs stand on their own.

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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 started playing shows around Austin when I was 12. I’ve been the ringleader of several bands in my years but recently I realized my product is of higher quality when I handle everything myself.

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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 wrote, produced, arranged and mixed the song myself in logic.

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

I want to be the most respected artist and producer in the world.

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

I’m definitely inspired by my everyday experiences, but most of all, it’s just a love for music. Nothing else makes me as happy as music does.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Pull from a wide variety of influences; write a hook that people will remember, etc. In all honesty, you either get it or you don’t.

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

I’m an open book and plan on being that way for as long as I can. My biggest goal is to make people feel the same way I feel when I listen to my favorite artists. I’m always gonna be a normal dude and I want people to feel like I am a part of their lives, not someone in the limelight. Also, follow what you are passionate about at all costs.

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

I am an upcoming artist but what I’ve learned so far is that you’ll never succeed unless you fall in love with what you’re doing.

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

I just dropped my first single 7 days ago, and I received placement on Spotify’s Alternative R&B spotlight playlist.

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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 am just now getting my first blog coverage.

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

I try not to set any rules for my creative process. Everything comes naturally in different ways. You’re only holding yourself back if you’re not constantly trying new things.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Bon Iver

James Blake

Kanye West

Frank Ocean

Tame Impala

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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.

Considering I handled everything with my first song, I’ve yet to collaborate with anyone. A comprehensive list of people I’d like to collaborate with would be ridiculously long, but the highest on the list would be the people that I mentioned, as well as Jamie xx, Kaytranada, Young Thug and Jai Paul. Also Brockhampton :).

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

https://www.instagram.com/sagebaptistemusic/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/sagebaptistemusic/

 

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

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stay-with-u-single/1312733825

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Seeing the reaction to my first song this past week has been pretty tight. Parents’ divorce was a rough one.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

1 million Arizona Iced Teas.


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