J Mike

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

Jared White, United States, 11/20/1986, my third grade teacher once had our class played a word game where she would write out a huge word and challenge us to spell out as many smaller words from the one word as we could. She was so impressed with me that she rewarded me with more candy than any other student. After that I took a great interest in writing, which eventually evolved into fiction stories and music lyrics.

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

My music career has been mainly a passion that I pursue when not working my 9 to 5. I’ve been making music since 2012 but became serious and started selling in 2015 when someone who liked some of my older tracks requested I make a song articulating the philosophies of Socrates for his YouTube channel. I made the song “Silcrates the Unconventional” just because I enjoy making music and when he asked how much he owed I said to just pay me what you want; $300 dollars later.

I began my attempt to rise as an independent artist. I then created the brand name Embrace Freedom and have been releasing tracks ever since. The struggles of life consume most of my time so most of my recent beats have been purchased from a producer.

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

We at Embrace Freedom are open to all genres but our specialty is hip-hop/rap. “The Zen Life” music video was a solo passion project of mine and is really a culmination of my personal code and the philosophies I have developed over the last decade of my life. I love the ancient Japanese and Chinese cultures and was introduced to both as a kid. Japan through anime and China through the historical war games Kessen II and the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. The story of Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei was my first introduction to the concept of brotherhood outside of blood related family, which is something I share with Star_i who is a frequent collaborator on my music tracks. “The Zen Life” is a song where I lay out several of the struggles I have endured in life that have nearly driven me over the edge of sanity and why I have decided to incorporate elements of Zen and honor into my life.

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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 love all genres of music. The major up I had was what I mentioned previously; being paid $300 for a song I created from scratch when I didn’t really start the project with the intention of being paid much of anything so the $300 was as much of a surprise as it was an inspiration. The downs would be what I think every artist can relate to; rejection. It sucks putting real effort into your projects only to be turned down by the “elites” in the industry with cookie cutter reasons for why your music isn’t good enough when most indie artists know that they are turned down because their fanbase hasn’t cracked 100k and the major magazines and websites can’t get any large traffic off of you.

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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 other official member of Embrace Freedom is my brother from another mother Star_i who I met at my favorite dive bar at the pool table. I was flirting with a woman that I didn’t know was his girlfriend and somehow a friendship sparked from our conversation afterwards. He’s my fam for life, a chill, Rastafari gangsta rapper who elevates the quality of any track he is on. The music video was filmed with fixed shots mainly by me with my android phone because I do not have and can’t really afford any fancy video equipment. I worked with what I have, which is something that was instilled in me when I was in the army. The song was recorded in my apartment with my laptop and mic. I set my phone on a cardboard box to get a fixed shot of me laying down the vocals in order to add to the video. The beat itself was produced by Omari MC, a well-known producer who runs his own website omarimc.com. His beats are fire.

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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 2012 but became serious in 2015 when I got that $300 and really began thinking this could be a legitimate future for me. I’m not against gaining fame and fortune but my main goal is just to establish a large enough fanbase where I can make a comfortable living off of my music.

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

My goal to turn this into my main career is what inspires me to press on. As far as for the writing, it’s all already in my head. While I do love mainstream rap and rock it mostly sounds the same to me. When I create a new track I feel that it is somewhat unique and get excited to see the reactions it receives.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I’ll let you know when I make one! Lol! Nah, I think the secret is to always write and perform what you believe because you can’t express anything stronger than what you believe in and people will gravitate towards that.

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

Thanks for your support!

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

Consistency is the key. When a small group of people tell you they like what they hear from you that small group will become large if they keep hearing from you.

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

We have made one album with the same title as our label; Embrace Freedom. It’s up on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. We haven’t made too many waves in the industry yet. Mostly, because we don’t follow our own advice of consistency. Our struggles in life keep taking time away from us. We need to force life to give us time.

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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.

Our single “I Bleed therefore I Am” has been featured on jamsphere.com. Another of our singles “Indiscriminate” as well as our album “Embrace Freedom” has been featured on indienationblog.com

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

My usual process is to just sit and think about things that have occurred in my life. I like to write stories so it’s easy to form a narrative in my head. It just comes natural. When I am creating my own beat I play it in my head and just let the words flow. When buying a beat from a producer it’s basically the same process except the beat already exists lol. Once I have the lyrics written down I practice until I can recite them the way I want from memory, then I record. I sit my mic on top of my T.V. and get to it lol. I’ve tried the professional studio thing but it is expensive and I don’t like time limits. You can’t rush creativity and I just like doing as much as I can on my own. It’s just part of who I am.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Born in 86 so I am a child of the 90s. T.I., Snoop, Eminem, Trick Daddy, Cash Money back when they were all together (Birdman & Mannie, B.G., Wayne, and Juvie). No one beats Mannie’s beats!

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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’ve only collaborated with my two brothers Star_i and Vondutxh. Would love to do any type of collaboration with the artists I listed above. Even if it’s a one second face shot in a video lol.

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

(Main)

https://www.embracefreedom.bandcamp.com

(Social)

https://www.youtube.com/equalonpaper

https://www.soundcloud.com/embracefreedom

https://www.facebook.com/embracefreedom16

https://www.twitter.com/embracefreedom1

https://instagram.com/embrace_freedom

https://www.reverbnation.com/embracefreedom

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

These tracks and others are available for purchase at reverbnation. All are available for purchase at embracefreedom.bandcamp.com

Three of our tracks are streaming on spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1jSifaiWT7zDGUxhB1HACT

The track “Silcrates the Unconventional” has been on sale on itunes here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/silcrates-the-unconventional-single/id1266973069?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

The track “Indiscriminate” is available on itunes here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/indiscriminate-single/id1189395772

The track “What Does it Mean to be Free” is available on itunes here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-does-it-mean-to-be-free-feat-star-i-single/id1268839742?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Honestly I haven’t had much happiness. I would say though it was probably when I visited my girlfriend (ex-girlfriend now) before I deployed to Iraq. Saddest day is a tough since there have been so many lol. I’d say it’s a tossed-up between the day I lost my girl, the second time I was evicted from my apartment, the day my car was totaled in a hit and run while my mom was in the passenger seat or…and this one probably wins, the day I found out my mom has diabetes.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

First thing is to make sure all of my mother’s medical bills are a non-issue. Second would be to get top-notch equipment for our music. Third would be to save the rest for bills.

Wise & Young

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

 Arnaud Francelet, Switzerland, 09.11.1972, played with model railways before he discovered the music.

 

Calvin Clerc, Switzerland, 06.10.95

Was influenced by music when he grew up. Started playing drums at age of 3. Had his first solo gig at the age of 5. Loved being/playing outside.

 

Julia Kramer, Switzerland, 14.06.1996, Only child, happy kid, a lot of sports and music.

 

Kevin da Silva, Switzerland, 20.04.1994, I played football and listened to a lot of music. I started producing and DJing at the age of 15.

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

The project was founded by Arnaud Francelet by the end of 2016. After he started producing “Awake”  he contacted Calvin to collaborate. In march 2017 they went to Kazakhstan for two weeks to work on new songs. Back in Switzerland, Calvin invited Kevin to join the project as a third producer/writer. Shortly after that we decided to choose Julia as our main vocalist.

 

As Wise & Young, we can’t really say that we already have a career, as the project is very young. Independently we have a lot of experience.  Arnaud is a musician for over 30 years, he plays in Jazz Bands and he also played in Rock and Pop Bands. Calvin studied drums and piano. As DJ and producer he worked for several international Labels. Kevin toured as DJ across Europe and in places like Miami and Ibiza. He is a experienced producer and sound designer. Julia was in several school bands. After she graduated Julia went to a gospel class in the holidays (fall). In these years in school she realized how important music was.

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

Burn” is a future bass song with a commercial touch. It was produced when Calvin and Arnaud were writing  songs in Kazakhstan. The idea behind the music video came from the lyrics and from the video director Elias Burkhalter. First we had a demo from the vocals and the concept was to catch the mood from that into the instrumental.

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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.

There is always a lot of ups and downs, which we also have experienced individually. We think the biggest down is when you work with people, that don’t take a project seriously. As musician you face such situations everywhere and it takes a lot of energy and motivation. Also a big down is, when people are trying to betray or scam you. So you have to be careful with who you are working. Sometimes you also have some downs when you like stuck in the song and you don’t know how to continue but it’s even greater if you solve the problem. You only become greater by facing things you haven’t done before so whenever you take a hurdle your one step closer to a next level.

 

But besides that there is also a lot of good days, and we would never want to change our life as musicians. Some of the biggest ups are when your song is featured on a blog or a radio station. And also great moments are when you get good a constructive feedback of people and the people are happy when they are listening to your music. Concerts can also be magical moments, when everything is right… the vibe, the location and the crowd.

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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 work with Nordyn Jaggi, he is our Manager in Switzerland. He is a big part of our band as he is the first contact person and helps us maintain our social medias, e-mails and more. You really could say he is the fifth member. He drives to go further and reach for the stars.

 

Another member is Ben Mühlethaler. He is a Grammy nominated producer who gives us always important feedback. Also he co produces some of our songs and mixes them. Our first two Songs where mastered by him.

 

Last but not least there is Emee Grant from Austria, our Manager for international Bookings and Deals. He is taking care of us for all international affairs.

 

For the video of “Burn” we worked with Elias Burkhalter who wrote the script, filmed and edited the video.

 

The song was written in Kazakhstan in March 2017. Back in Switzerland we started working on the arrangement and the sounds. After endless nights there was still something missing. The song wasn’t a unity and we spent hours and hours to get to the final result. In a studio session with Ben, we decided to include acoustic instruments, which we started recording in the summer of 2017. The song “Burn” got mixed and mastered by Ben Mühlethaler.

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

Arnaud has been in the industry for over 30 Years now, Ghislain for about 15 years, Kevin for 8 years and Julia since 1 year. Everybody grew up with music, some were more involved in to the industry and some less. It gives our band kind of an interesting mixture.

 

Mainly we want to express ourselves in our music and share this with people all over the World. For 2018 there is an album planned. And off course It would be amazing to have a world tour one day, but there is a lot of work ahead of us.

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

Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to recognize it. I feel inspired by listening to other musicians whether they or famous or not, that doesn’t matter. I really enjoy listening to cover songs and mashups, in that kind of way you can hear how they interpreted the song. I feel inspired by going on vacations, discover new places for example a beach or a silent place in the mountains. As a balance to the loud world I also enjoy silence, I feel inspired by the silence because you have so much space to fill.

 

It can be a new friendship, a beautiful view on a lake, or just listening to good music. Often we travel to another country, meet new people and get inspired by the mood there.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

We think there is no secret in making a hit song. It’s important that you do, what you love and if you like to tell it to the world, you should.

 

Musically seen: keep it simple (especially the melody), everybody should be able to sing along. Ensure that everything is best quality possible: The samples, the recordings, the sound design, the mix and the master, everything has to be over the top. And besides that you have to be at the right place at the right time.  This points paired with good marketing can make a hit out your song.

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

It’s very important that people can make a connection to a song. A song should make you feel something; it should touch you. It can make you feel happy or it can make you feel like having a party because you enjoy it so much. But it can also be a sad song. Maybe it helps you what you’re going through and in this case, I’d already be happy. So basically we don’t have a message, we just want to connect with the people and make them happy with our music.

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

Be patient. It takes a lot more time than you think to write and produce a song. It also takes a lot of time to learn and to grow and that’s okay. There will be times where you produce a song in one night, but there will also be times where it takes several months but that shouldn’t bother you. Out of that never ever give up and try to get better everyday. Don’t do it for the fame or the money; do it for the passion.

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

We can’t answer the question, as there is no career, album, tour or award yet.

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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.

The Swiss Radio Stations SRF3, Radio Swiss Pop, RTN, Radio Freiburg, Radio 4 TNG, are airing our songs. We wanted to thank them for the support and for having us in their playlists.

 

Also we wanted to thank all the blogs that are supporting till now an featuring our Songs.

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

We have three studios where we produce and record music. One is just for recording and the other two are for producing. Every member works on their own, and every week or every two weeks we meet in the studio to discuss our ideas and to present what we composed or wrote. Most of the lyrics are written by Julia, some also by Arnaud. Out of the feedback of every member we continue the song until it’s almost finished. For the details we work with Ben Mühlethaler and finish it together as a band.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

 Arnaud: Vivaldi, Chet Baker, Jaco Pastorius, Stan Getz.

 

Calvin: Daft Punk, Axwell Ingrosso, Clean Bandit, Deadmau5, Skrillex.

 

Kevin: Clean Bandit, Daft Punk, Zedd, Axwell Ingrosso, Skrillex.

 

Julia: Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, Joss Stone.

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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.

We collaborated with Fanny Leeb and Stuart Matheson, an amazing producer from Scotland on one of our upcoming songs. Fanny wrote the lyrics and was also the vocalist for “Awake and Burn”. 

 

We are always open for new collaborations with creative artists. If we could we would love to collaborate with Clean Bandit.

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

 www.wise-and-young.com

 

www.facebook.com/wiseandyoungofficial

 

www.instagram.com/_wiseandyoung_

 

www.soundcloud-com/wise-and-young

 

www.youtube.com/wiseyoung

 

www.twitter.com/_WiseandYoung_

 

www.mx3.ch/wiseyoung

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

 

https://senssual-records.lnk.to/burn

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

The saddest days are always when you are expecting a lot from a situation and because of some circumstances it doesn’t happen.

 

The happiest days are when a new song is finally released.  

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

 Arnaud: Reinvest in Wise & Young.

 

Calvin: I would spend it on a new studio and equipment.

 

Kevin: I would spend tons on new Studio Gear. But before that I would go on holidays to take some time off and get inspired.  

 

Julia: I would go on amazing vacations with my mommy, she’s the most important person in my life. There would be no me if she wouldn’t have been there for me in many many times.

 

Then I would go on vacations with my best friend. I’m more the person which enjoys loving the moment.

 

Chloe Foy


Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Chloe Constance Foy, UK, 20th August.
Childhood experience – days spent running around in the countryside, making up a whole new world for myself. It was a pretty happy time.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.
I’ve done music for very nearly my whole life. Starting with cello lessons and then choirs and going on to study it at university. I started writing songs in my teens when my life was taking a difficult direction and it started as a way of figuring those things out. My parents weren’t musical but they wanted me to have the chance to be…and here I am.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
My genre could be described as folk or just singer/songwriter as this song in particular feels quite pop. I just like a good tune. The concept of the song is that sometimes things get really difficult in life but then you find a glimmer of hope in it all and it starts to feel OK again. The music video tries to reflect this by taking a metaphorical journey and turning it into a literal one.

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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.
It’s just little old me. Sometimes I work with a band of very talented musicians which I love because they make my songs come alive! The song was recorded a while ago now in a studio with some good friends, we did it in quite a short time period. It was recorded before all the other songs on the EP and we left it to settle for a bit. It feels quite different to the other tracks but I had to have it in there as I love the song.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I see my time in the music industry starting in 2014 when I released my first EP. Now and in the future I just want to keep releasing more music and also playing more shows. I’ve never played in Europe and would love to do that.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Life! And its many ups and downs. I tend to write to deal with difficult periods in life and so I often joke that my songs are quite sad. I’m trying to work on the happy bit.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
Not sure I’m there yet!

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
They are all great and as an upcoming artist it means a lot to hear from them and to hear how much they are enjoying things.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Just do it! Be brave.

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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’ve been played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 play from Steve Lamacq, as well as KRXM based in the US.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
I think about things that have been going around in my head lately and try and turn them into a song. Then I might have a little melody to go with it – if not I just sit with my guitar and play around. I just sing the way it comes to me – it’s pretty natural and I try not to force it. It’s important to sing well though, as you don’t want to damage anything!

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, First Aid Kit.

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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 haven’t collaborated with anyone yet! But would love the chance to sing with Sam Brookes as he has one of the best voices out there.

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

www.facebook.com/chloefoymusic

www.instagram.com/chloefoymusic

www.twitter.com/chloefoymusic?lang=en

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
chloefoymusic.bandcamp.com
Chloe Foy – Are We There Yet?


iTunes
itunes.apple.com/album/id1220648043?mt=1&app=itunes&at=1l3voFY&ct=project538244224


Apple Music
itunes.apple.com/album/id1220648043?mt=1&app=music&at=1l3voFY&ct=project538244224


Amazon Music
amzn.to/2r8GvIi


Spotify
open.spotify.com/album/0fNnLuwd3e770L64sGcPcK


Google Play
play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bxksy3phpiij6xgwozx6lrzmexm


Tidal
listen.tidal.com/album/72161674

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
There’s a lot of happy days but most recently when my EP launched and my mum and all my friends turned up to the show. I felt very loved.
My saddest day was when my dad died 10 years ago. It still provides me with song inspiration to this day.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
On my own record label, some really nice kit, a writing retreat that is also a venue and recording studio… you get the idea.

Chris Leamy

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

Chris Leamy, August 5, 1988. I had a happy childhood. I grew up outside Chicago with one older sister and my mom and dad. I had a great childhood, very happy.

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

I learned how to play music with my best friends, in a garage. There were tons of basement shows and different bands in my hometown. I was really focused on heavy rock lead guitar playing. As I got older, I started focusing more on singing and composition, and less on riffing. 

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

I would say the music sits somewhere between pop rock, gospel and Americana. I have made electronic pop records in the past, but that felt too plastic for me. With this latest project, I really wanted to go back to the live instrumentation and pull just a little bit of what I learned in sampling. It was challenging in the best way.

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Tell us everything we need to know about you as a musician, all ups and downs in music business.

I don’t think I have anything to complain about in the music business. Yes, it is difficult, but I don’t mind the chase at all. I have gotten into rooms with people and producers far more intelligent and talented than myself.

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Tell us about members of your band, music producers, crew and how the song was recorded.

I wrote the songs with the guys in BRAVES. They are signed on Rostrum records, and I have known them for years. I flew out to Ojai, CA and we wrote the chords, melodies, lyrics there.  From there, I recorded the vocals to a scratch piano so we could really analyze the song structure. We wanted to make sure the vocals, words, and melodies were exactly as we wanted them and with just a piano, there was nowhere to hide. From there, I flew back to NYC, and added live instrumentation with John White at Whitewater Studio. He has worked on some of the best NYC records in the last 5 years, his ears are incredible.

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

Probably 4-5yrs or so.  #heplaysforme has be a huge part of my experience in music. A few years ago, I started playing original tunes next to homeless people just to demo new song ideas, any money we made they could keep. I did NOT count on the massive impact it would have on my life, and perspective. Before this I never spoke to homeless people, I assumed the homeless were just too lazy to work and/or addicted to drugs.  I was blown away by the incredibly inspirational stories I heard on the street. With permission, I started sharing funny, quick stories from the people I met using the hashtag #heplaysforme with the goal being to humanize the homeless population.  The effort went viral last year and was featured on CNN, CBS Morning show, Today show, and a few FB news platforms culminating in over 20 million views of media coverage. More importantly we were able to get several people completely off the street due to the coverage. The goal is to continue to push myself as an artist and put out projects I am proud of, and seeing what we can accomplish with #heplaysforme.

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

It’s a great stress relief for me. To see a song idea appear, and then develop is such an amazing rush. I don’t think it could ever get old.

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Tell us the secret behind a hit song.

I think the greatest thing about music is that NO ONE KNOWS. Everyone is trying to figure out what the “next sound is” and where the industry is going, but the fact of the matter is music will always rely on individual taste. What sounds like a hit to me, might sound horribly awkward and strange to someone else. That is what makes it fun, everyone hears things differently.

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

Through doing #heplaysforme, I would say  “A small act of kindness can make all the difference.”

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

Be kind, humble and gracious with others. I have gotten into rooms with people far better than I am strictly because people thought I was a nice dude. At the end of the day, you work with people you like.  Also, try to help those around you. In a selfish industry like the music business, it will help you stand out in the best way.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards.

Thus far I have put out 2 EP’s and a few singles. I signed a distribution deal with Sony RED, as well as a limited Publishing deal with Riptide Music Group.

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

We have done a few national radio campaigns and I have been featured by CNN, the TODAY SHOW, People mag, Nowthis and other large outlets.

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

The melody always comes first. After that, I sing made up noises basically,  to get used how it feels. Often changing different vowels to see what sings nice and what does not. From there, a phrase always seems to just pop out. On this track, that phrase was “hold ground.” From there I try to write the narrative around it and create the story.

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Name 5 biggest artists you like. 

Constantly changing. Lately it has been Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Chris Stapleton and Queen.

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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. 

I have worked with BRAVES (Rostrum), The Kin (Interscope), as well as GC who writes lots of material for Shaggy, Red One, and other  Reggaeton artists. When I think of people I would like to work with, I am a songwriter geek. I would love to get in a room with Greg Kurstin or Ryan Tedder. Both of them have consistently produced phenomenal records over the years and it would be so fun to write with them and see how they look at songwriting.

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Give us the links to your website and social media.

IG: Leamy_alone

FB: Chrisleamymusic

chrisleamymusic.com

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

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/chris-leamy/947688750

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1JPn3XQNeGEYGAxqC8apQx

https://soundcloud.com/chris-leamy

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Tell us your happiest and saddest day.

My happiest day recently was playing guitar for my 1yr old nephew. He had never heard live music before, and he got so excited. I will never forget it.  For a sad day, I lost my Grandpa this year, he helped me a lot with the development of #heplaysforme, bummed he didn’t get to see some of the nice things we were able to do for others.

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Tell us how you would spend a million dollars. 

If someone just handed me a million dollars, for no reason. I think I would plan out a 1yr excursion and systematically give it all away. It would be fun to see how many lives you can change with that type of money. I bet it is a lot.

D.Anonymous

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

Daryl Wallace, United States, 1996, and I learned music from growing up seeing my cousins singing in church.

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

I’ve been working on music for more than 8 years I started with poetry then I started rapping and started singing at church and in musicals when I was 15 and released my first mixtape at 17. Now that I’m 21, I have completed 3 mixtapes, 1EP, 2 compilation albums, and a full album.

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

I’m an indie hip hop artist that is versatile to hip hop most of the time considered alternative rap. I wrote this song to bring the emotion to the listener who have experienced this feeling and promote positive vibes.

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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 poet it took me awhile to work on my delivery because I used to write too many words on songs and it didn’t fit. I’m learning to adjust my performance of my songs to match my writing.  I am working on my upcoming album and planning to make a name for myself and shock the doubters.

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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.

Mark the producer just started making beats and we linked up at Central Michigan University. I heard one of his beats and just started writing.

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

My goal is to influence people; I call myself D.Anonymous because when you hear the music it’s not about me, it’s about the message I’m delivering and it’s about who it’s speaking to.

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

I get inspired by the concept I decide for the song or the influence of people going through problems and getting their voice out there and promote positivity.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I usually will start writing instantly and find a connection to the beat or have a unique feeling.

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

I just want to tell the fans that life happens but the best thing to do is to fight it with being positive or overcoming obstacles to show how strong you are. The mind is strong and life is a mind game where the strong survives.

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

Just keep working and improving, you can always get better.

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

I have performed for many venues but my biggest accomplishment was finishing my first album “Ghosting” last year. It was amazing collaborating with so much talent and picking who was right for which song.

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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.

Flint 92.1, Krxm radio, Wayside Central Night Club, Encore Night Club. Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to encourage others and motivate.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

I listen to a lot of Childish Gambino, Drake, Frank Ocean, Ed Sheeran and Musiq Soulchild.

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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.

LG Rel, Josh Jones, Fli City Devo, Av the Av8ter, Dolomite, Knowledge, Mars, Kyle Altman.

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

fmot @darylwallacedj fmoi @goodguysneverwin

FB D.anonymous

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

https://open.spotify.com/artist/20zKikdoKN8pP1m4ovMpd7

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My sad day I try to make it better, my happy days are when I listen to music.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would invest in a studio and help artists, give money to my family, and then save the rest.

Jpaulished


Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 
My birth name is Liam Garrity, I’m from the United States, Born on June 16,1995.

My childhood experience – watching MTV Jams all the time at my friends house (Mainly 50 Cent and Eminem’s videos).

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

I starting taking music seriously in the summer of 2016, although I’ve been writing stuff off and on since I was like 12. My name comes from my middle name John-Paul.

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

My genre is mainly Hip-Hop, although I’ve started singing a lot. I love it and want to get better and better at that. There is nothing like hitting that right note. This song stemmed from the beat, that’s how I write all my music. I find a beat and the vibe with it for a little til’ I get a feel for how I want the song to be, then I attack it.

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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. 
It’s pretty tough doing what I do. I dropped out of college after 2 years for this. The toughest part is working 3 jobs I hate to fund my music career. 90% of the money I make goes to this, whether it’s promo, mixing or buying beats. Also no blogs really give me a chance (Thanks for taking the time).

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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’m solo. I buy beats from other people. I have my man CsrMrNo mix for me, and I do all my managing and promoting (I’m gonna need a manager soon lol, It’s getting too much to do it all).

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

I released my 1st song a little over a year ago. It’s a tough business, there are so many people that suck at doing this that dilute the talented artist from ever getting seen. I’m looked at as the “Guy from high school on Soundcloud” when I bet 50 percent of these people haven’t even listened.

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

Other music and movies. I’m super into pop culture.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
The right hook and beat.

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

Stay strong, we are all in this bullshit together. Do what you want with your life don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do.

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

Keep going. This shit ain’t easy.

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

I really don’t have much credit to my name as of now, but in 3 years max I’ll have a very large and supportive fan base. I make music to help people and am very open in my songs.

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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.

There are a few, to them I am deeply appreciative for the chance. To all others (won’t say names) WAKE UP.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
Sit alone in my  basement, turn on airplane mode and just go.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

J Cole

Eminem

Frank Ocean

Lil Peep (RIP💜)

Solange

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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 have a few collaboration so far (shout out to them). I would want to work with J Cole (I know he doesn’t do feature anymore but…).

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

https://www.jpaulished.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/jpaulished/

 

https://twitter.com/Jpaulished

 

https://www.instagram.com/jpaulished/

 

https://www.youtube.com/jpaulished

 

https://soundcloud.com/jpaulished

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

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0piViF3GqKKdy2acGY7PCP

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jpaulished/id1258946768 

https://tidal.com/artist/8931352

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 
My happiest day is usually when I’m very productive. My saddest is when I’m mad lazy and get nothing done.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

Give some to mom,dad and my brother. Then buy the Jasper (Kanye’s Louis Vuitton sneaker) I have wanted those since I was like 13. Then save some and invest the rest 

Surfbois Inc.

https://soundcloud.com/user-873022912/nirvana-gabbana

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

I’m Allen Davis and I was born February 8, 1998. My partner/producer Jose Madrid was born May 2, 1998.

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

We are Surfbois Inc, and it all started in 2015 when Jose first started making EDM music, eventually we put our minds together in 2016 and thought it’d be a good idea to make music together when I’d return to Arizona in 2017. We grew up to grunge, nu metal and of course hip hop, which is what I’ve always inspired to meld together into something new. We typically want to do all sorts of genre experiments and test new sounds, but as of now our main focus is under the rap genre.

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

Our song “Nirvana and Gabbana” was a beat made by Jose which he at first wanted to make for rapper 6ix9ine, but I had written to it and he wrote a verse as well. The song is a fashion statement which is a type of fashion idolized by myself which is a mix between hip hop and rock culture as the song title “Nirvana and Gabbana,” Our music experience is very new and we’re expecting to be turned down a lot and looked over especially, but we know with the right mind set and persistence we can do anything we want.

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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.

We also are aware of how crowded the rap scene is at the moment, but we aren’t afraid to step in and make some noise and get ourselves some recognition. We want our music to be cultural bending and create something entirely new for the whole world to see and listen to and bring everyone from different backgrounds to one setting for a good time. I Allen Davis am just a vocalist and writer as Jose is the producer along with being a vocalist.

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

My music inspiration goes way back to when I was 10 years old and used to watch the Temptations movie over and over and would take my shirt off and jam off to Linkin Park in the living room until my mom would come to tell me to turn the music down. Chester Bennington was my idol due to his voice and lyrics explaining every feeling I’ve ever had and his death was the decision making factor in my choice to pursue the music career. Everyday I think of his quote “Willing to sacrifice anything” in this Industry.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

My secret in making a hit would either be appeal to women or be as catchy as possible with a meaning behind the song that helps the audience to relate to you.

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

Our message to fans would be pursue your dream and be yourself.

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

In the studio I either tell Jose a hook I wrote that came up as a random thought throughout the day and we collaborate our minds in creating a beat that goes with the hook and as the beat is being made I begin writing to the melody.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

I’d say my top 5 artists are Linkin Park, Korn, Tupac, Lil Uzi Vert and Xxxtentacion.

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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 with Xxxtentacion, Lil Uzi Vert, Korn, Lil Pump and Drake.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest days are in the studio making art with Jose, and my saddest day was probably my drug relapse.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d spend my million dollars first on my college debt, buy my mom a new house and just spend, save and invest the rest on myself.

Gut

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

My name is Jeremy Henderson born May 8th 1987 in the United States in Orlando, Fl grew up in Charlotte, NC moved at the age of 9. A child hood experience I would never forget is the day I spit my first rap, although it was forced on me prematurely by some of my neighborhood friends it was a moment that changed my life.

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

After years of freestyling and recording a lot of unleashed material and losing all of it I decided to take my music in a more serious direction. My original name Gutta was given to me by my classmates in high school; I cut it short going now but only gut just to separate me from a lot of other artists going by the name Gutta along with a few other reasons.

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

I write Hip-hop and have now started working on R&B music, I make music that drives emotion. Or I try to create a place for you to mentally go with my music. The concept to all of my music is feel good music, even if you’re feeling down; knowing someone else was in that same place at some point is motivating.

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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 of the ups and downs I have been through in my career have been doing business with others who were not on the same page or as serious as me. I have learned a lot from every mistake I have made up to this point, life just as with music will have its ups and downs but that’s where music comes in to give you the outlet. I’m just as thankful for my failures as I am for my success.

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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’m a solo artist I have other artist I have music I collaborated on and new music that’s coming out that will feature artists. My new single “Drip” was produced by Alldaayoff, someone I met on Instagram who is located in Russia. After listening to the beat I let him hear just the hook for the song he sent it over to me and the rest is history.

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

I have been in the music industry for over 10 years, learning the business side of the industry I was once just on the artist side creating music. My future goal is not only to write my own music but also write for other artist and possibly expand to a label for up and coming artist.

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

My feelings and everything going on around me is what allows me to create music.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I would have to say the secret to having a hit song is to make a song you love don’t think about making a hit, but we will find out if this theory is true once I have that hit record.

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

The message I would pass to my fans would be; I appreciate you guys taking the time to listen to my music. In a world filled with multiple artists with great music to take the time to listen to my world of music is greatly appreciated. I want to let you guys know I have more music coming and things will only get bigger and better.

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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 would like to give a shout out to a few blogs who are currently promoting my single that would be:

www.mysticsent.com

www.hiphopandhype.com

http://www.myhiphoplife.com

 

rapmusicpromo.com

 

Along with others.

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

I write my music based on how I feel I put on some beats and I just go through them until I find something that matches my mood.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Five biggest I would say would be Nas, Jay Z, Andre 3000, Jadakiss, Lil Wayne .

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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 have collaborated with local artists Rari Collins, Demar Jones, Bj Skrilla, Don G, Split, A.O, Major a others. In the future I’m looking to work with multiple talented artists.

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

You guys can stay up to date with music on my soundcloud:

http://www.soundcloud.com/itsofficialcmf

You can follow me daily on IG/Twitter @itsofficialcmf

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

My New single “Drip” Is Available on iTunes, Tidal, Google Music and all other major platforms.

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drip-single/1317546221

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/track/5Bm0C4ZA20UFZjBvrBdOCr?si=ywDxHmApTN-nmno3GS0izw

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest days are spent with my son or creating music, and my saddest days are when I can’t have either one.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would build my empire with my first million dollars.

Monsell


Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 
My name is Coulter Monsell, I’m from the United States. I’ve had a relatively normal upbringing. All I can say is I have a Mom and Dad who are incredible and a younger sister who is just as incredible, and I love where I’m from. Music has been a big part of my family, as I was raised on The Beatles/John Lennon and all sorts of other great oldie bands.

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

When I was young I played piano until 5th grade, but at 14 years old I really got into playing music when I started playing drums.  Drums have been my best instrument over my music career, and I played drums for the Max Sullivan Group in high school.  When I was 18 I decided to pick up the guitar, and started writing my own songs. Unfortunately I got away from music while I was away at college, but after I graduated I realized how much I loved writing songs and built my own studio in my home and continued to teach different instruments. Through the process of recording my latest album, I also self taught myself how to record, mix, and master as well.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 
My genre is some form of rock, so Alternative is a good label for it.  Every song has a different sound to it, which made it hard to just submit one. Some songs are more electronic, some are more rock oriented, and most are a combination of both. “Build a Town” is one of the songs that is purely rock, and it was the first song I ever wrote.  It is the only song that I wrote in high school that made it to my debut album, “Create or Destroy.” The song is about my first break up, and after I got over the “angry” phase I wanted to let my ex know (without her ever hearing the song) that I wanted her to do great things, like build her own life, or “town” as a metaphor.  Ironically, the more I listened to the song and the more feedback I got, it sounded like I wanted her to get away from me and build her own town away from me and everyone else.  So this song can be taken either way, and can hopefully help people relate to both situations.

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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 am a brand new musician when it comes to being the front man, but I have played drums in bands in the past as I said before.  My first show that I played in was so loud that everyone was paying attention and the people who owned the bar told us to turn down the volume a little bit. My guitar player jumped when I first hit the drums, so that experience was memorable and I’d consider it an up.  Playing music loud is the only way to play it.

I recently played in front of Livingston Taylor, James Taylor’s brother as my first performance as a front man, which is obviously another up.  The downs I’ve experienced in the music business have happened recently, as getting declined by blogs can be a mini shot to the ego.  It’s hard when people critique your music, but I have words I live by that I’ll mention later that help me through it. On the up side, I’m so glad that Broadtube accepted “Build a Town” and let me do this!

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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. 

My friend Mason White helped me along the process of putting my music out.  “Monsell” started as a duo (not named “Monsell”), but he went on to do other awesome things.  He still acted as a studio musician while playing bass, as he played bass on 9 out of the 11 tracks and wrote “Corner” and “Like a Fly” with me.  Other than that I did all of the instruments, singing, production, etc. on the rest of the songs.  I recorded everything in my own studio like I said before, and I mixed and mastered everything as well.

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

I was involved in an album with the Max Sullivan Group in high school that was put on iTunes, but just recently this is my first foray into the music industry myself.  My goal is to have my music heard, and I want people to connect with my songs.  I try to make the lyrics and music about real life experiences that people can connect to, and I try to make the lyrics about deep experiences rather than the surface level stuff that circles around the popular music industry today.  Obviously I would like to be a successful musician, but I take it day by day and I just do it because I love it.  I plan on releasing many more albums in the future.

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

I write songs based on emotion.  I know that’s cut and dry and maybe even corny, but it’s true.  I’ve always written a song when something was bothering me or tormenting me.  I see it as a filter, like the words and music are washing away whatever is bothering me.  It’s like therapy.  There are a couple of songs I’ve written when I’ve felt good, but it usually isn’t the case.  However, the spin I put on most of my songs is to have a positive message by the end so I can latch onto it once the song is created, and hopefully my listeners can do the same.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

I haven’t made a hit song (maybe one of mine will develop into one, who knows!!) and it’s hard to make a hit song that’s rock nowadays.  But for me, I think that songs with a good groove will always get people going.  Anything that makes people move does well.  Rhythm for some reason is a part of every human on the planet, and so anyone can connect with a good song that has rhythm.

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

One thing that has helped me big time in life over the past year or two is a quote I heard from Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.  To sum it up it goes something like this: “You can’t be everything for everyone, there are too many people in this world.  All you can do is what makes you happy, because you are the only one who experiences everything you feel.  Nobody else does.  If you do something that makes you happy and others don’t reciprocate, then that’s on them.  Not on you.  And if you do something that doesn’t make you happy and others don’t reciprocate, do something about it.”  This quote transformed my life.

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

Just have fun with what you make.  Love the music that you create, and don’t settle for anything less.  If people don’t like what you’ve made but you’re happy with it, that’s all that matters.  You can’t worry about what other people think too much, or it will drive you insane. I feel that if you live life this way, good things will come to you as long as you work hard.  This really derives from the quote above.

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

“Create or Destroy” is my first album I released under my artist name “Monsell,” and it has 11 tracks on it.  The album I played drums on in high school was called “Redwood”.  My music career is young, but I have played a decent amount of shows, met some really cool people like May Peng and Livingston Taylor while I was playing live, but that’s about it.  I know that the album has been well received, so I feel good about that.  Maybe next time I submit a tune I’ll have some new things to add to this!

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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. 

Obscure Sounds, Eternity Network, Mystic Sons, anotherwhiskyformisterbukoski, and your very own Broadtube have shared my song in either a playlist or blog post up to this point.  There are more plans to get more involved, but as of now I want to thank every one of them for listening and sharing.  It takes a lot of guts to put music out, and it takes just as much guts to feature a new artist you know nothing about on your website.  I appreciate the faith you put in me and my music to put it on the front pages of your blogs.  Cheers!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
I write songs based on emotion.  I usually start out with a drum beat that I like in my head or just randomly come up with.  I usually use the Maschine to program drums to start, even though I am a drummer.  Ironically, I don’t even play drums on about half the songs on the album even though drums are my best instrument in my opinion (the song “Create or Destroy” has both electronic and real drums).  After that I write a riff on guitar along with the drum loop, and for songs without guitar I usually just riff on the piano. Next, I sing gibberish to some melodies that come naturally to me, and almost always real words come out of the gibberish that are tailored to what I’m feeling at the time.  Lyrics don’t take me long because I have a direction for the song before I start writing it.  I usually have the outline of most songs done in a day or two with a rough track created.  Once that’s done, I’ll either keep the electronic drums or re-record real ones, and then for sloppy takes I go back and re-record them for the final song!

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

It’s so hard to put bands in an ordered list, so I do tiers of bands.  At the top tier is Radiohead, as they are my favorite band that has meant the most to me.  It paints me to say that The Beatles aren’t there with them because I’ve grown up with The Beatles/John Lennon my whole life, but they haven’t had the same effect on my music as Radiohead since they are much older. So the next tier is The Beatles and Beck, and then after that is Wilco, Queens of the Stone Age and (I know this is 6, sorry!!) the Foo Fighters.

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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. 

Like I said before, I collaborated with Mason White during my current album, and my friend Santiago Linares (Tiago) was featured on “Tying the String.” I would love to collaborate with some local artists around me including Brian Walker and Gretchen Klempa, because I think collaborating with other musicians brings out things you’d never expect.  I wouldn’t mind a band either, so if anyone knows people looking for a band, let me know!  Oh and if we are talking about famous people as well, I would want to collaborate with Beck more than anyone.  I think that we would get along great because I feel like we have a similar sense of humor, and our personalities seem very similar as well.  He just comes off as a really good dude.

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

My website

http://monsellmusic.com

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/monsellmusic/

Personal Twitter

https://twitter.com/coultermonsell Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/monsellmusic

SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/monsell

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0YHgJNIMUZXqGOLE5XanYL

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

 

Bandcamp

https://monsell.bandcamp.com/releases

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/create-or-destroy/1306484727

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Create-Destroy-Monsell/dp/B077492Z8T/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1511233555&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=monsell+create+or+destroy

Google Play

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Monsell_Create_or_Destroy?id=Bic5s5kjsp7qiu2yuyylhtsyuzm

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

My happiest day in recent memory was the day after I released my album.  I was psyched about the release and that I finally got my music out to the public, and on the same day I got promoted at work and my friend asked me if I wanted to play in front of Livingston Taylor.  It’s a day that I will remember forever.

 

My saddest day isn’t really a day, but it’s a string of days.  My dad was really sick when I was little, and he almost passed away.  Thankfully we had great doctors who saved his life, so he’s been able to be a huge part of my life.  Both of my parents are my rocks, and I wouldn’t be even close to the person I am today without them.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

Does this mean you guys are giving me a million dollars?? Kidding (maybe?) of course, but this is an interesting one.  I’m not a person who thinks about this a lot because money isn’t super important to me, but I’d be lying if I said it wouldn’t be nice to have a million dollars.  I think if I had a million dollars I would buy a house in England. I loved my time over there when I went there on vacation, and I think being able to go back and forth between two cultures would be both fantastic and eye opening.  So many of us have been stuck inside the cultures we grew up in.  Not that it’s a bad thing, I love where I’m from, but I think it would be great if people could experience other cultures for real on a consistent basis, instead of going places for just a week or two on vacation.  So yeah, I would buy a house in England for that reason.  And I think it would be cool to settle down with a British woman.  That too.