Billy Wild

Share your life story with us. 

I was born into a deeply religious family. Growing up, all secular music was forbidden. My father once locked me in the closet for listening to Britney Spears ‘Toxic’…it also did not help that I wore a stuardist costume and perfected her dance. It was in that dark closet that I realized I needed to come out and make music.

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Share your press release.

Billy Wild, is a producer and artist from Vaughan, Ontario. He has been writing, recording, producing, directing, and editing music videos since 2008, working with artists in rock, pop and hip hop.

Wild gained attention in 2014 with his project Uninvited Guests, in which he used classical pieces by Canadian composer Glenn Gould and remixed his work with contemporary hip-hop and pop music samples. Uninvited Guests and Wild was featured in Now Magazine, The Toronto Star and the NY Times for his work with the Glenn Gould estate, helping solidify his name as a rising Canadian producer. Uninvited Guests showcased at CMW, the Glenn Gould variations festival, where he was invited to perform by the Gould estate and the University of Toronto, and a Universal Music showcase in Ottawa at the Canadian Nature Museum.

In 2017 Wild begun writing and recording his debut solo album titled ‘’All Nighters’’. It was time for Billy to step out from behind the board as a producer and to showcase his talents as a songwriter and artist.

‘’All Nighters’’ was inspired by Wild’s nocturnal lifestyle, and has been described as a an eclectic, genre bending mix of alternative, pop, hip hop, and rock where his influences of Beck, Danger Mouse and Jack White are worn on his sleeve.

Wild’s ‘’All Nighters’’ makes you feel like you are up way too long past your bed time and will simultaneously give you the urge to dance. 

 

UNINVITED GUESTS PRESS:

 

 

THE TORONTO STAR
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2014/04/21/glenn_goulds_latest_variation_a_hiphop_remix.html

 

 

NY TIMES
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/arts/music/glenn-gould-goldberg-variations.html?_r=0

 

NOW TORONTO
https://nowtoronto.com/music/features/glenn-gould-web/

 

SOCAN MUSIC

https://www.socanmagazine.ca/features/uninvited-guests-exploring-glenn-gould/

 

THE WHOLE NOTE

http://www.thewholenote.com/index.php/newsroom/feature-stories/19137-spinning-gould-30-years-after

 

A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS

http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/bringing-glenn-gould-into-the-21st-century-with-hip-hop/

 

GOLDEN AGE COLLECTIVE

http://www.goldenagecollective.com/single-post/2016/12/20/DVSN-88-Questioning-Society-One-Video-At-A-Time

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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. 

Father McCauley who was a very misunderstood priest…if you’re reading this…I love you father.

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Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring

I usually would start recording after drinking a bottle of Jameson…around 3 a.m. I would smoke a few joints, and by 6 a.m. I would have a new track for my album ”All Nighters”

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Go into detail about your songwriting process.

I usually write while drunk and high…this gives me the best and most honest results…usually after my first round of throw up, I sober up a little bit and play NBA2K18 for X Box.

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

Music videos on the way.

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

I stand outside in Kensington Market in Toronto and yell at people as they pass by.

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

Is this a career? Art is Art…. life is life…what gives?

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

Usually sing ”Beep Boop BOOP BEEP’ in my head.

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Tell us your complete understanding of music licensing.

I play NBA2K18…it is my dream to have a song on a game…can you submit to 2K Sports for me?

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

Instagram

@billywild99

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Give us the links to your various stores.

APPLE

http://itunes.apple. com/album/id/1337973373

SPOTIFY

https://open.spotify. com/album/ 3SJRZO80EFJcpXRTrEeJ6m

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Tell us your favourite genre of music.

Funk, R&B, rock, electric pop, hip hop.

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Tell us the subject matter of most of your songs. 

Lust and late nights.

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Tell us all we need to know about this song.

”Wickid” is about falling in love with an evil girl.

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Tell us what you think about digital distribution and streaming.

It’s a great way to get my music out to the world, and helps me connect with fans on a global scale…

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Tell us various ways that artists can boost their revenue.

Playing live and selling merchandise.

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

I never studied music in school, and I was never a good student so it’s hard for me to speak on this subject…

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

Please tell me the secret…

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

I have my own studio already; it has mics, a board and most of all a marble slab by the desk.

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

Nudity.

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List your five favourite songwriters. 

Bowie, Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Beck, Damon Alburn.

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List your five favourite music producers.

Phil Spectre, Dr. Dre, Danger Mouse.

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

It makes my day a little easier to get through.

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Describe your best mood to write a song. 

Usually when I’m drunk and stoned

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State the official date of release.

It’s already out on my album ”All Nighters” available everywhere you stream and buy music now.

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