Joey Nelson

Discuss your personality.

Well, I’m a humble down to earth individual and easy to get along with. I love working and meeting new people; just a happy soul.

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Brief us about you as a musician.

I’m a singer-songwriter, music producer/sound engineer, and I also play the piano. I have a degree in audio engineering.

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Go into details on what has changed in your life for choosing music as a career.

 Music changed my life because I was able to meet new people in the music industry and I made a lot of friends with musicians which enabled me to learn so much about not just music but life, in general, this is my passion and there is so much more to learn.

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.

The benefits are I’m able to create music; something I really love to do. To be able to get feedback from people that enjoy my music put joys in my heart. To be honest, there aren’t really any drawbacks, because I enjoy creating music and I understand it’s a struggle. In my point of view if you love it; nothing can steer you from your happiness.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.

Nothing will change on my end, I will continue because I am that humble down to earth and easy to talk to person forever. I’ll be able to manage especially with the right positive people around me.

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Elaborate on the storyline of this song.

This song pretty much is for anybody chasing something they love whether it’s love or your career. In my point of view, this song is about my career I work so hard, I’ve had so many doubters in my life, but since I love this music so much I continue moving forward and no matter what anybody says to me; that my passion and drive.

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Tell us means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.

Honestly, my main focus is building a fan base and I rather allow everybody to stream my music and share it.

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Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.

I can never forget these days it’s clear as day.  The first greatest moment is when I met Fat Joe and I sang for him he told me that I’m talented and to stay in the lane I chose. The second greatest moment is when I had a showcase for Epic Records and they told me that they want to sign me all I had to do was create an EP/ album.

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Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened.

Honestly, I just got an investor to promote my project haha; I don’t know if I want to put the amount but I recorded an EP and presented the idea and project to him and he was excited to be a part of getting the music out.

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Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows, and tours.

When I perform; I try to bring a lot of energy, a lot of crowd participation and I had a stand up for every performance because the difference between a singer and an entertainer is that a singer sings and an entertainer entertains.

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Tell us how you relate with your fans.

Every song that I create is based on my fan base and I make sure I’m giving the people what they want without steering away from the music I love to create.

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Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.

Nothing, everything in life happens for a reason, if the events in my life never happened I would never be the person I am today and that is why I would change nothing.

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Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.

First and foremost the one person who really has been there throughout my career is one of my closest friends named Retro; he has help me with my career since I met him at the age of 16 when I say this guy believes in seeing me succeed I mean it. Then, my managers, Jorge and Biz have educated me through the whole artist development stages. I’m grateful to all of them; they’ve been there for me throughout my career.

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Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.

I’ve been doing music my whole life hahaha that’s a tough one honestly I’m nothing without this career.

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Discuss your good and bad experience in life.

My good experiences in life is going to school for audio engineering. I’ve learned so much in this process it helped me changed my life. Around a year ago I was in a really bad place for a long time I had no car, living with my mom which help me to appreciate everything more now I’m in a better space creating music and just enjoying what life has to offer.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world.

Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole.

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Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.

I take everything as constructive criticism when venues and other artist don’t pay attention to me I just create more and more music. Music is my medicine.

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.

When I started producing music they told me ‘I suck so bad all my beats sound like garbage and I’ll never make it’.

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Tell us how to become a famous artist.

I don’t know the formula because I’m still working to get to that point, the only thing I can say is hard work, dedication, consistency and networking; knowing the right people is key.

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Tell us how you plan to make an impact on the society.

I want to be the next big thing I want to show people how you can become anything you want in life; no matter what situation you’re in, it’s all about your drive and how you continue moving forward. I want my music to have a huge impact on people’s lives from love to happiness to heartbreak.

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Elaborate on the recording process of this song.

There are three creators on this song named Wiggy vs the World, Retro (Juei) and last but not least me Joey Nelson. I can remember the process clearly it was late at night when we finished recording every song for my album we felt as if we were missing an up-tempo pop song so Wiggy found an amazing poppy lead and laid down a couple of melodies which sound amazing. After Wiggy laid down those melodies, we ended the session for the night. 9AM in the morning I was back in the studio with Retro where he laid down some drums and started to structure the song he came up with a bright idea to try and mix three genres together this is where you hear the breakdown on the second half of the chorus that sounds really urban. After structuring the instrumental Retro began writing some lyrics and I mean these lyrics was writing their self. We wanted to incorporate a positive message into this song which we accomplished with flying colors. After recording the song Retro actually mixed and mastered the song and that’s the creation of “Holding On”.

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