Share your life story with us.

I was born in the bay area. I grew up making music. Singing in mixed choirs and performing and stuff like that but stopped when my mom passed away when I was younger. When I stopped singing I focused on basketball and it was fun but wasn’t quite the same. My dad passed away a few years ago and I was so depressed I started writing in a journal to feel better. Writing in the journal turned into writing songs, and I’ve been putting music out ever since.

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Share your press release.

I’m working on that. I need to get a better one.

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List the names of those that have assisted you so far in your music career and use this opportunity to thank them.

My mom! Without her I wouldn’t be as passionate about music. She taught me everything I know about songwriting. I know I’ll need more help and will have more people to name off soon but as of right now she is the only person that really stands out.

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Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring.

I always show up to the studio having memorized exactly what I’m going to record. I have the delivery and everything all planned out so I can make the most of the time while I’m in there. When I’m clocking more hours in the studio I’m sure that will change but as of right now I show up, record what I have prepared, then I leave hahaha.

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Go into detail about your songwriting process.

I hear the beat and immediately determine how it makes me feel. Is it a happy beat? Sad? Does it make me angry? Whatever. Once I figure that out I get the melody. Then I fill in the words after.

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Brief us on what you have on the way for your fans out there.

I have a lot coming! Hella music videos! I have a project I’m wrapping up with Jwattsonthebeat. Those are the best songs I feel like I’ve made. I have a self-produced song that I’m a fan of coming soon called “Placebo”. March coming soon. I truly have a lot in store and feel like I’m just warming up.

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Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base.

I try to stay present on my social media. I’ve been out and about a little more networking. Going to some local live shows and stuff like that. The biggest thing I’ve been doing is trying to create something that people can feel. So that when you see it you resonate quickly.

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Tell us that point in time that you just feel like giving up on your music career.

I haven’t felt like giving up yet because I’m so new! I wasted a lot of time not focusing on music though and I have every intention of making up for the lost time.

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Go into detail on how you make your instrumentation or melody.

More time than not someone else is making the beat and I just write the song. As far as writing a melody goes, that is something that really writes itself. I don’t really have a process. If I like the beat and I have the emotion that I feel figured out, the rest happens organically.

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Tell us your complete understanding of music licensing.

I know that’s how you get paid! I want to own as much of myself as possible. I don’t want to sell away any of my publishing. I plan to learn about the finer details through doing and participating in hit songs.

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Tell us the best way to get in touch with you on social media.

IG or twitter. Facebook. Everything @Brenforprez

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Give us the links to your various stores.

I don’t have any merch yet but when I do it’ll be on www.brenforprez.com

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Tell us your favorite genre of music.

Hip hop. I like the versatility of it and I relate to the perspective that it articulates. I grew up listening to hip hop and rap so it resonates with me on a different level.

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Tell us the subject matter of most of your songs.

Overcoming adversity. I know what it feels like when life kicks your ass. I also know it only gets better if you make it better so I’m trying to make music that inspires people to take action. Do something.

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Tell us all we need to know about this song.

It’s about when you see someone that you are attracted to and you hope they like you back but if they don’t it doesn’t really matter.

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Tell us what you think about digital distribution and streaming.

I think it’s great that music can reach so many people so quickly. I also think there are some payment issues with digital distribution and streaming that will get resolved sooner than later. It’s an interesting time that we are in right now. It feels like the wild wild west. For better or worse.

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Tell us various ways that artists can boost their revenue.

Merch! Merch looks great. Other than that, contribute to as much as you can as often as you can. If it’s tasteful and contributes to your brand it’s probably worth doing.

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Tell us your thought on self-training and going to educational institution to study music.

I think forcing music theory on people is slippery. Someone who goes to school for music could tell be a good song includes this, this and this and then cite their proof, but it doesn’t mean anything to me because I don’t know who any of those people are. Self-training, I think is great. I taught myself how to play guitar. Taught myself how to make beats. If you want to do it you can figure it out in 2018.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song.

The right emotion and the correct word choices. A good beat. Who knows man? I don’t. Just make a slap. Mean whatever it is you’re saying.

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Tell us what you will buy if you want to build your own studio.

I have a lot of friends that are good at this sort of thing so I would reach out to them for help. Me personally though I’d buy a fast desktop computer, nice guitar, and a cool looking microphone.

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Go on at length on what it takes to gain the attention of the audience while playing live.

Be something different. Shock them. Sing/rap with passion. Passion always draws people in. Be human. Tailor your performance to the venue and the crowd. Interact with the crowd. Other than that, I don’t know. I’ll have a better idea for you after I get a couple performances under my belt hahaha.

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List your five favorite songwriters.

Nate Dogg

Prince

Muddy Waters

Jay Z

Marvin Gaye

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List your five favorite music producers.

Kanye West

Daft Punk

Dr. Dre

The Rza

Dj Quik

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Describe in details how you feel when you hear your song on the radio.

I wouldn’t know quite yet but I’m sure it’ll feel great! I can’t wait!

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Describe your best mood to write a song.

When I’m disappointed. That is an emotion that is generally easy for me to dig into. You can write about what went wrong and how they should be different. It’s an emotion that I’m familiar with so I’m comfortable writing in that space.

 


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