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Go into detail on how you decide to choose music as a career.

Oscar:

It was at age 16 when he received his first mixer and fell in love with the craft.

Alexander:

With him still being in High School, it’s been a passion since he was 11 years old. It’s totally a career path which he will pursue (already pursuing it just like Oscar).

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans concerning your music.

The support has been unreal, and they want to hear more. We are excited for 2018 and all the music we are preparing for the year. We are so pumped – and ready to get this show on the road!

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

For us, we met through the lovely wonders of the internet, and were introduced through mutual contacts. With Oscar being based in LA, and Alexander being based in Arizona, it opened up new horizons for us as artists and the project we have today. Social Networking can open up a wide range of things.

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Brief us about the recording of this song.

This song was built from the vocals up.

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Tell us the story behind the song.

It’s actually a sad song. It’s reminiscing about a time when the singer was better with their person. When things were good, they were on a constant adventure and always feeling free. So it’s a hindsight kind of song where they’re saying “where do I go now that you’re not around?”

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State your area of specialization in music.

We both are well rounded in production, mixing, mastering. It’s always good to be proficient in something, even if that means a little bit of everything!

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Tell us how long it takes to finish a song from the start.

It all depends on the song. You never know, it could be months, it could be weeks. Every song has their finish date.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

It could be going on a walk, recording a voice note on your iPhone. Developing lyrics and melodies can come from anywhere and anything. Inspiration is everywhere. That all depends on the song though.

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Discuss music generally in full details.

Music can bring people together, it can tear people apart. It’s universal.

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State your five favourite genres of music with reasons.

Pop – a really cool genre because it’s commercial and is very popular to a wide variety of audiences.

Dance – a good genre to dance to, always keeps you moving!

Metal – always a nice genre to bang your head too, energy filled and very vivid with wide varieties in the genre (subgenres).

Hip Hop – it’s a cool genre, lots of different styles pertain in rap music.

Jazz – a feel good genre, that’s been around for as long as we know. We love it.

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Discuss your rehearsal.

We do not have a rehearsal. YET.

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State your favourite musical instruments.

Oscars:

Guitar and Saxophone.

Alexanders:

I don’t have one, all instruments are really cool and all have their different aspects that make them unique.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

We have not played a live show yet, we are completely brand new here as a duo. Live performances should be really awesome though and we look forward to playing them in the near future. We are sure though, that the chemistry will be amazing, not worried at all.

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Discuss your personality in full details.

We both love to travel, see new things, are outgoing, meeting new people, and simply living life to the fullest.

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Tell us about your musical background.

Oscar comes from a musical background, and Alexander comes from one as well. Music is in our blood!

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List your musical work.

Oscar has worked with Breathe Carolina, performed with Rae Sremmurd, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Waka Flaka Flame, Chiddy Bang, and more.

Alexander has worked behind the scenes, working with big acts internationally.

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Give us the links to purchase your music and contact you.

You can find us all over the web!

http://soundcloud.com/weareoromusic

https://twitter.com/weareoromusic

https://www.facebook.com/weareoromusic

https://www.instagram.com/weareoromusic/

Song Link:

https://fanlink.to/ESCPE

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State what takes your time apart from music.

Oscar loves photography, and has been doing it for a while and

for Alexander, it’s playing sports.

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Share your memorable experiences with us.

One of them is totally meeting each other online, even if that means FaceTiming all the time and chatting with each other over text. We plan to make a lot of memories for 2018, and that will be amazing!

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Tell us the good and bad side of mankind you know.

The topic itself is very controversial. Also – it is very opinion based and what others beliefs could be the complete opposite.

Beatrix James

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

Beatrix James U.K. – born in the England, to Macanese mother & Jamaican/ British father. Moved to Macau S.A.R, China when I was 3.

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Tell us your academic qualification.

A long, happy schooling at one of the best International schools in Macau – completed IGCSE in 2015. Currently enrolled in Extended Diploma of Performing Arts at Cambridge School of

Visual & Performing Arts, U.K.

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

Started writing music in 2013 in grade 8 (during classes), because I was bored. Since 2015, I’ve been participating in songwriting & performance competitions in Macau. In 2016, I began performing in musical productions in Hong Kong, including Mulan & My Fair Lady. I also enjoy playing the ukulele. I have written songs with my ukulele and perform covers for people.

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

“My Love is Gone” is a pop song wrote based on a sad childhood memory. As I worked through it, the song became sweet and bouncy. It describes how you feel when you

remember an old childhood friend.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

I’m promoting my music by posting it through my social media and radio stations for unsigned artists.

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Tell us what makes you happy and what makes you sad.

What makes me happy? Seeing the people that I love and around me happy. What makes me sad? It makes me sad when people are rude, when they don’t understand me.

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Explain clearly the story or concept behind the song.

The concept of “My Love is Gone”. Well, it’s quite funny now that I’m writing about it. “My Love is Gone” is about a boy I fell in love with when I was young. To be honest I couldn’t say in love could I! I was only nine and he was eleven so it’s more of a crush. Over the years, I crushed on a lot of boys or now guys, but I could never forget ‘him’ because he made such an impact on my life. So, when I wrote ‘My Love is Gone’, I was also inspired by the movie ‘The Last Five Years’ soundtrack and it hit me. While I was writing ‘My Love is Gone’ it hit me again that I’m writing this song for my long lost friend/crush. And the pain of knowing I’ll never see him again. I’m still hoping to cross paths again!

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Give us links to where the song can be purchased.

My song can be purchased on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

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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.

Music producer: Sean

I would like to give my thanks to Sean the music producer for helping me with ‘My Love Is Gone’. I couldn’t ask for better producer. When I had to sit back and let him do his magic. He

got really focused with his work and when he is frustrated he likes to make jokes about it. I’m really thankful to have worked with him.

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

I would say two years since the beginning of my professional recording of songs.

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

I am unique for many reasons. For starters, I am a ‘third culture kid’ and world traveler. I also have amazing hair. I love learning, but school was not an easy ride. Because of overcoming challenges and hard work, I have a sense of confidence and maturity. And I have a kind, funny personality.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining music.

Training in vocal/ instrument, + unique, + natural songwriter, + hard work, + willing to try.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

‘Lost Boy’ by Ruth B,

‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Elvis Presley,

‘Helplessly’ by Tatiana Manaois,

‘New Rules’ by Dupa Lipa.

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Tell us your position on “DIY” Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

DIY – Freedom and longer time.

Major Label – Controlled materials and image.

Doing it yourself you would have more freedom with yourself, as in song style and appearance, but it tends to take quite a long time.

Major label is the opposite of (DIY) where they like to take control of the material as in your sound, looks and sometimes personality. So for me, my position would be ‘Do it yourself’ as I am promoting my song on my own, but at the same time RSartists is also helping me, so it’s more like 50/50.

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Tell us the instruments put together in this song.

Guitar, piano, percussion, drums.

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Tell us other activities you will like to pursue apart from music.

Baking or Cafe Owner.

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Tell us about gaining the confidence to sing in front of a large crowd for the first time.

My first ever performing in front of a large crowd was when I did my first songwriting competition in 2015. At soundcheck, I was nervous, big time! Overthinking the performance.

Performance day came, my partner and I waited for our names to be called on stage to perform. When the time came we were nervous, but the MC of the competition interviewed us

before we performed and I wasn’t as nervous after that. When we performed we had a little mic problem, but we just kept on going and it was fixed before long. A large crowd made me

feel nervous and scared of messing up, but I realized that I couldn’t see anything without my glasses on so I was able to sing with all my heart.

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Tell us the best way to make money in the music business.

  1. A great hit song or album.

  2. To be unique.

  3. To be really passionate and love what you do.

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Narrate your recording experience.

My recording experience with RSartists was really nice and amazing. This was my first real recording experience. I was excited to start working on my own songs, but the process was

going to take a long time, because I lived in Asia. When I’m in the studio recording the first few sessions I ended up falling asleep because of the time difference! Sean & I would discuss how the song should sound or would this fit? I learned a lot of things throughout the recording experience.

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List your various works.

“My Love Is Gone”.

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State links to connect you on social media.

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/BeatrixJ.James

Instagram

@BeatrixJames

YouTube

BeatrixJames

https://www.youtube.com/user/muimui2611

Abject Joy

Tell us everything will need to know about you.

We’re a group of guys that have been doing this for a long time and we finally decided to release music. We hope you love it.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

Rock’n’roll.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

We’ve all been playing since grade school.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

“Dictated But Not Read” is a phrase Ryan, our singer and songwriter, saw on the bottom of a letter. To quote Google, “The phrase is used at the end of a text to warn that the written material has not been personally written or verified by the author. The material may have been dictated to a secretary when the author had no time to proofread or edit it.” The song itself was meant to have been “Dictated But Not Read.” Now go and re-read the lyrics!

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

Everyone we have ever met and every single one of our listeners.

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Tell us about your future goals.

Release another EP and then an LP soon thereafter. From there, the sky is the limit.

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

We try to minimize studio trickery and maximize live, musical performances. Bringing the classics back.

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.

Recorded music is like a business card whereas your show (and all the accoutrement) is now the true product. Come see us live: https://www.abjectjoy.com/tour

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

Too many to even list. We love Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and The Cars. Creative men that wrote and sang with everything they had.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores.

http://smarturl.it/AbjectJoySpotify

https://soundcloud.com/abjectjoy

https://instagram.com/abjectjoy

https://facebook.com/abjectjoy

https://twitter.com/abjectjoy

https://abjectjoy.com

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

All art is autobiographical. Everything you input into your brain ends up as output.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them.

Do what comes naturally and quickly, and you’ll usually write a great song.

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Tell us what you know about copyright.

Enough to know that it is complicated.

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Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.

Love them. Helps artists collect $! Very important.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

Some songs are done quickly, others take years. They all usually start with a tune, usually when out walking around.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song.

We tracked the rhythm section live and then slowly built the track from the bottom up. Did vocals last. Then spent a few months mixing it. Love how it sounds.

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Discuss your music performance.

Keep it live and loose. Don’t think about it too much.

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Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.

Hard to be objective with this one. We try to stay in the moment and do the best we can do. We hope it shows!

Barz da Lyricist

https://soundcloud.com/barzmusic906/legacy

Tell us everything will need to know about you.

I’m Barz da Lyricist from Newport News,VA . I’m a hip-hop artist that intertwines vocals and great vibes throughout my music. I like to record songs that give messages or some songs that make you feel something. I have my own unique style and can range from energetic songs to chill, laidback, to R&B, to neo-soul, to songs with good vibes … you name it.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

My favorite genre is definitely hip-hop. Hip-hop is so broad and goes beyond just music. It’s a whole culture that is rich in nature. The dancing, the art, the movies etc. I love the hype “jumping off the stage” hip-hop. I love the chill, smooth poetic hip-hop. I love drill and trap. I love positive, good vibes hip-hop. I love hip-hop that gives messages. I love melodic rapping or mumble rap/ auto-tune hip-hop. I love it all. Back in the day hip-hop wasn’t as widely accepted but now it’s taking over globally which is amazing.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I’ve been in All-Virginia Chorus, All-District, All-City Chorus. I sung for former President Obama in my high school’s upper choir Jubilee Chorale. I sung the national anthem at multiple basketball games and at a minor league baseball game by myself. I performed at multiple shows in Greensboro, North Carolina. I also won first place in a rap contest at North Carolina A&T SU. I’ve been recording music since middle-school but really took myself serious as an artist in the past two years. I’ve had many interviews done on me including an hour-long radio segment in Baltimore, MD. I also play the keyboard/piano which I learned in high school.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

The theme of the song is the near-future. A song on what I envision to be my legacy. “make a couple bonds, make a couple goals, write a couple songs , do a couple shows, my legacy I just want it to be known, my legacy I just want it to be shown”.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

I definitely did not get to where I am alone. First I’d like to thank God because without him none of this would be possible. I thank my parents for keeping me focused yet encouraging me to do what I love.  I thank my chorus teacher Mr. Pesante for teaching me proper musicianship and technique for the vocal side of my art. I thank all the general support from my hometown and Greensboro, North Carolina. I thank my brothers Kani, Sam, and Nik for their constant support and having my back through everything. I thank Denzel ( @nonotwashington) for being such an inspiration to keep pushing as a creative. I thank The Polar Movement for engineering my title track of my tape “Entrance (Yellow Room)”. They’re a great collective that’s really talented. I look up to them. I thank my photographer (@simoonnee__ ) for constantly pushing my art and giving me nice shoots to promote. There’s so many people I can thank for my success I could  go on for days but I’m so grateful.

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Tell us about your future goals.

I wish to simply be recognized on a wide-scale as an independent artist. A goal is traveling, connecting with great creatives and making great collaborations. I want to do a huge tour when I can. I want to perform at SXSW one year. Another goal is to get interviewed by Sway one year and eventually be nominated for Best New Artist on some award show. My last goal is for my art to simply impact people, I want my art pushing people to keep creating their own art so that the arts community can consistently boom.

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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.

I don’t really get into politics however for religion I’m a Christian. I believe having faith in God and loving him each day keeps my life great. God continues to bless me when I least expect it. Even when things aren’t going so well I continue to have faith in him and frequently pray, things eventually get back together. I believe Christianity is really great and walking in the way of Christ has helped me flourish. I think that some Christians try to force the religion on others though and that’s not okay. Evangelism and spreading the word is different than judging someone for not having the same beliefs as you.  Also people weigh sins when they don’t realize sins are sins . People shouldn’t put one sin over another. Other than that I LOVE MY GOD AND I APPRECIATE THE THINGS HE’S DONE FOR MY LIFE. “you made a way … don’t know how but you did it (made a way) … don’t know why but I’m grateful”.

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

People message me all the time saying how my music inspires them to keep enjoying life. My music helps people have great days and also helps other artists keep pushing to create. People say my music relaxes them and “makes their day”.

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.

I noticed a huge change in the way people have “made it” in the industry. Before you had to have huge, raw talent and be noticed by some major label or person that can co-sign you. Now it’s like if your marketing or brand identity is good enough then you can have decent talent and be prospering in the industry. I also noticed how hip-hop before was a lot of competing and beef. There’s some of that still currently of course but these new wave rappers are more about performing, enjoying getting paid for music, and enjoying the recognition. It’s a different industry now for sure but I don’t mind it. Of course the sound in the hip-hop industry has changed. Now what used to be mainstream is more so underground (boom-bap hip-hop) besides the select few mainstream boom-bap artists. Hip-hop now is mostly rapping over 808s, mumble rapping, auto-tune, drill and trap. Once again, I dig it all if it sounds good.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

I cherish Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Beyonce, Rihanna,  Will Smith, J Dilla , TLC, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, Drake, Joey Badass, Childish Gambino , and Andre 3000 just to name a few.  Kendrick and J Cole both put so much into their art. They give great messages along with lyricism that deeply influence my craft. Beyonce is legendary, she doesn’t release unless she knows its greatness. Her work ethic is almost surreal and her fan base is amazing. She’s been on a reign for two decades. I look up to her. Rihanna’s style and the way she mixes her vocals has played a slight influence on me. I love what she does with her art. Will Smith when he rapped always kept the same vibes, not switching it up for anyone and that influences me. J. Dilla was an amazing producer. His sounds influence my art and I can listen to his production for days. Rest In Peace legend. TLC’s style and energy is a huge influence. RIP LEFT EYE. Chance the Rapper’s style and energy is amazing plus he’s such a genuine human being. Vic Mensa’s style and flow has also influenced me. Michael Jackson is legendary, his work ethic and musicianship is amazing, rest in peace. Erykah Badu is a huge influence on my vocals as well. She is iconic. I cherish the way Drake can make content about anything and keep it on the charts. The way he pulls in the crowd influences me. Joey Badass’s consistency to the 90s sound influences me. The way Childish Gambino is a creative and is multi-talented influences my art beyond music. Last but not least Andre 3000’s style and flow is amazing. He is in his own lane. Huge influence.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores.

Instagram

https://www. instagram.com/barzdalyricist_/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/ barzdalyricist_

Yellow Room debut tape

https://itunes.apple.com/us/ album/yellow-room/1330170847

http://tidal.com/album/ 82932607

https://open.spotify.com/ album/4gThwV2HFHm8kyn9xz6ryX? si=yPUujr6qTE-d2lPsOsHrbw

Rap Genius (Verified Artist)

https://genius.com/albums/ Barz-da-lyricist/Yellow-room

Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCktnJqnePiBOJvl8Mn2Oq1Q

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

I listen to music that inspires me. I’ll also play the instrumental over and over just vibing out or cranking the production … getting a nice feel for the music in my head and often the lyrics just flow. Sometimes it’s a little harder though and I have to really sit back and think “how can I impact someone rapping and/or singing over this production?” I’ll think of lyrics that have some message or gives vibes by starting off with a nice hook. After the hook is written down I go and make up some verses then I put it all together.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I rarely collaborate because I truly do enjoy collaborating with artists but they have to be on the same serious mindset and passion for music as me, as well as same wavelength of vibes for the song. We can both be lit, chill, whatever as long as the vibes match up. Often times people just want to throw together a random feature and I don’t really feel that so I create music on my own. I collaborate with great producers a lot though for my art. As far as other artists though I’m yearning to collaborate with great singers or rappers that match me for future projects.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them.

That type of music is literally right up my lane. I love making music like that because it genuinely makes people have a good time simply from listening to my records. Anyone can get lit to rapping over banger production but when you got people actually smiling and jamming out to your music , singing your lyrics saying “this my parttt” …that’s beautiful. Music is so powerful. It influences people good and bad, so making music with great inspiring messages is so important for this society.

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Tell us what you know about copyright.

Copyright allows someone to have exclusive rights to their original work. Copyright is often set for a limited time but it the time its set for can be long. You can sell, distribute, perform and create your work with copyright. Someone that takes your work without permission can get in serious trouble for plagiarism and copyright issues. They would have to pay money and/or possibly even go to jail.

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Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.

Performing Rights Organizations have been huge for musicians, especially independent artists trying to be successful without signing. The artists get paid when people use their music by collecting royalties for the artists. Some PROs are BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC. They really helped artists get the money they deserve for people using their work in TV shows, commercials and movies for example.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

I start off humming notes I want in my head then I input the melody while keeping a metronome going. I then add the drum pattern I want and see if I like where it’s going so far. If I like the sound I add a little to it, like some extra chords or something else melodic to enhance the sound, making it catchy. If I don’t like it I’ll start back over thinking of a new melody, often trying to think of a certain vibe or feel I would want to write to. Sometimes I want a nice, smooth neo-soul vibe with production that I can rap or sing to. Sometimes I want an 808 sound with a catchy melody that I can have people vibe to. Sometimes I want smooth piano chords with boom-bap production to really flow to. It all depends on what I’m feeling that day of creating music.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song.

I start off rapping or singing the song to the production without recording so I could make sure the flow and style is right. I then record it and re-record if I feel I’m not delivering it well enough. I like people to really feel my delivery and passion on each song. If the delivery is straight then I add nice adlibs or extra harmonies to really enhance the feel of the song. When the adlibs are done I then play with the mixing getting it to the sound I want. After I mix it I play it back then I may fade out the song or just let it end.

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Discuss your music performance.

My music performances are very interactive. I love to go close to the audience getting lit with them or vibing out. I love doing slight choreography having the audience engaged with me. I like putting on an actual performance. I like memorable moments. I’ll be like “lemme hear you say cash rules everything around me!” then the whole audience repeats it! It’s amazing.

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Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.

I rate myself a 9/10 as an artist. I believe I am very gifted through rapping and through my vocals. I captivate crowds and people’s heart as well as their mind. I’m a great songwriter and can venture off into different genres. I believe as a serious artist there is always room for growth and enhancing what I create though so I’ll never be a 10/10.

Ivo Dimchev

 

Tell us everything will need to know about you. 

I’m gay. I love art. I love contemporary art. I like to experiment. But I also like to make beautiful songs.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason. 

Beautiful vocal music is always attractive to me. Kindness is a big plus.

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Tell us your experience as a musician. 

I don’t take myself very seriously as a musician, because I have been for too long busy with contemporary dance and theatre. But I’m getting used to this new situation. I just want to be as good as possible. Because mastery is freedom. But I’m not yet there.

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Tell us the theme of your song. 

Just another stupid love song. From those that confirm the beautiful tragedy we are always trapped in.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform. 

Dimitar Gorchakov is a great pianist who I have toured a lot in the last few years. Georgy Linev did some really good productions of some of my songs.

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Tell us about your future goals. 

I would love to collaborate with more diverse producers who can give me a totally new perspective on my songs. I hope to meet some of them here in London.

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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics. 

Religion unites but also separates. When a religion’s main tool is fear sooner or later it’s getting really fucked up.

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans. 

Most of my songs are sad. I have no idea why people are happy after my concerts. It’s a contradiction for me.

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry. 

Changes are always good. It takes us out from the comfort zone and challenges us to be adequate and fresh. I’m personally not afraid of changes, because in general I get easily bored.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason. 

When I was younger I was listening to more music than now. I was listening to jazz singers and gospel singers.

I loved gospel singers cos they were the only ones who can improvise and I love to improvise myself.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores. 

https://www.facebook.com/IvoDimchevMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/ivo_dimchev/

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/ivo-dimchev/1236099526

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics. 

It’s the hardest part for me. Usually I hate them in the beginning because I always think that they are very banal. But later I get used to it, and if people really like the song I totally forget how banal they are. Most of my interesting lyrics I have written as dramaturgical texts which later I turned into a song. But If I write the music first, then the lyrics are most of the times about heartbreaking love. No escape.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist. 

I love singing alone. I have the feeling that I’m enough, but having a great band is probably also a good experience. I had very nice moments when I was touring with a pianist and a cellist. May be soon I will come back to these more conventional setting.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them. 

I think both ways are necessary. For me music is always a physical experience. I hope I can soon make a song that makes you move and be happy and not only cry and be happy.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

I sit on the piano and start pressing keys, my voice automatically starts kissing with those harmonies and then they have intercourse, and then a song is born.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song. 

Piano, voice and string orchestra is recorded in Bulgaria.

Music production and mastering is done in LA by Kan Wakan.

But actually I’m planning to have collaboration with other producers on this track and have more versions.

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Discuss your music performance. 

They say I’m interesting and captivating on stage and that I look very confident. I’m happy I can manage to create this illusion, because I’m always worried about millions of things during a concert.

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Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist. 

I still have a lot to learn, but I think I have a lot of qualities already. I’m really looking forward to see myself as a musician in 2 years from now.

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers – “International Blue”

Manic Street Preachers has just released a panoramic video for their brand new song titled “International Blue”. The distinctive style of the direction of the video is full of curiosity. The stunning video features eye-filling backgrounds, nature, memorable buildings with extraordinary design and spectacular locations as center of attraction. As usual, professionally produced with a lot of creativity behind the song, incredible male vocals blended with one in kind of instrumentation.

Manic Street Preachers

A Welsh rock band, created in 1986 in Blackwood, Caerphilly by the band name Manic Street Preachers and commonly referred to as the Manics; is made up of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion, soundscapes). After the release of their debut single, “Suicide Alley”, the band took it to the next level by welcoming a new member by the name Richey Edwards to team up with the band as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The band’s early albums were in a punk vein, eventually expanded to a greater alternative rock sound, whilst retaining a leftist politicisation. Their early blend of androgynous glam imagery and lyrics about “culture, alienation, boredom and despair” has gained them a loyal following and cult status.

With their first album, Generation Terrorists, the Manic Street Preachers declared it would be the “greatest rock album ever”, as well as hoping to sell “sixteen million copies” around the world, after which they would break up. Despite the album’s lack of success, the band continued with their career. The group became a trio when Richey Edwards disappeared in February 1995. The band moved on to gain critical and commercial success in spite of his absence.

For the duration of their music career, the Manics have featured in many festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival and Reading, won eleven NME Awards, eight Q Awards and four BRIT Awards. They have been nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1996 and 1999, and have had one nomination for the MTV Europe Music Awards. The band has reached number 1 in the UK charts three times: in 1998, with the album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours and the single “If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next”, and again in 2000 with the single “The Masses Against the Classes”. They have sold more than ten million albums globally.

http://www.manicstreetpreachers.com/

Chase Crandell

Discuss your personality.
I am a pretty chill guy 99% of the time. I don’t worry about small things, but very passionate about things that are important to me. I can be funny and let loose, but that’s really only around people that I’m very close to.

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Brief us about you as a musician.

I’m fairly new to the singer-songwriter world, but have been singing my whole life. Came from a theatre background, and have done some work in NYC and around the country. Musically I love folk, indie, and singer-songwriter stuff. I try to have my music focus on the lyrics, story, and simplicity. I’m not a huge fan of having so much going on that you can’t understand what’s being said in the song.

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

I love the music career because I have a lot of control over what I do. My music is about what I’m feeling, not about what anyone is feeling. It’s a great way to get things out of my head, and be productive at the same time. It’s also always an amazing experience getting to constantly work with other insanely talented and passionate individuals.

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
The drawbacks are that you do come in contact with a lot of negative feedback. Not everyone likes every type of music, and plenty of people love to let you know how much they don’t like it. It’s also extremely time consuming to be great. There’s a very big difference between being “good”, and being “great”, and that difference is thousands of hours of focused practice, which is a benefit and a drawback all tied into one. The main benefit for me is that it’s a release, while also being productive. Music is enjoyable. It’s not like I’m forcing myself to get stuff done, I like getting it done.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
The same way I manage not being famous. With as much grace and happiness as possible. And the understanding that everything is not about me, it’s about others.

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Elaborate on the story line of this song.

I want it to be fairly clear that this song is not about being an alcoholic. It’s more about the fact that everyone has vices, and that’s okay. Everyone needs a release of some kind, and it’s okay to fall into that every once in a while. I don’t want to glorify doing unhealthy things, but sometimes unhealthy things make the healthy things healthier.

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Tell us means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.
My stuff is all on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and basically any music platform you can think of. I’m probably most active on Spotify out of those. You can also find my personal instagram @chasecrandell where I’m very active.

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Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.

Specifically referring to my music career, my greatest moment has been getting to play a couple of my originals over in Switzerland. Such a beautiful place.

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Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows and tours.
Since I’m still fairly new to the whole world of music, I’m pretty green when it comes to concerts. I still get unnecessary nerves, and probably a little too much anxiety. But it always tends to turn out well. Though my lyrics are so wordy, that I sometimes have a very difficult time actually memorizing the stuff that I personally wrote.

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Tell us how you relate with your fans.

I try to answer everyone I can on social media. For the most part people are extremely kind, and it’s always amazing to hear from people. If they’re musicians as well, I tend to go check out their stuff also, and share a couple of their things!

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Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.
Absolutely nothing. The failures and mistakes have made me who I am. Without those, I would be a pretty dull, uninteresting person.

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Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.
The most important person is my writing partner, Jackson Perrin. Together we have a band called September Eighteenths. I met him at college in Texas, and we rekindled the friendship in NYC. We both inspire each other to work harder, work more, and think outside of the box. My ideas sometimes get stale when I try to go at it all alone.

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Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
Well, I do a lot of things as a career. I’m a broadway producer/investor, as well as own a film company in NYC. Music is one of the things I do. I think it’s very helpful to stay active in multiple areas, as it keeps things fresh, and keeps the inspiration coming. Though when I was very young I was an avid baseball player, and that would’ve been my next choice.

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Discuss your good and bad experience in life.

Most of my overly good and overly bad experiences in my life pertain to my relationships. I’ve had some amazing moments, vacations, and years with girls. But I’ve also had breakups that have left me broken for months. Though without those bad moments, the good moments wouldn’t seem quite as sweet.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world.
The world? Let’s see. You can’t negate people like Beethoven and Mozart. George Gershwin. Louis Armstrong. Michael Jackson. Elvis. The Beatles. Tupac.

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Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.
Being involved with theatre and entertainment for so long, I’ve become pretty accustomed to the idea of rejection. You just have to realize that even the greatest artists of all time have millions of people who don’t like them and who are very vocal about it.

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.
I don’t know if I could tell you “The most negative” comment, as I don’t tend to try and remember them. But when people criticize my vocals, and vocal choices I become pretty upset.

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Tell us how to become a famous artist.
Be true to your sound. Look towards to future, and long term. And work hard every single day.

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Tell us how you plan to make an impact on the society.
Building a community of people that are all helping each other. I love building teams in all aspects of life. And teams get a lot more done than just one person.

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Elaborate on the recording process of this song.
It was very simple and only took a few hours. I have a close friend who is a producer, named Carl Culley. I worked with him for one day, recording the guitar and vocals. He messed around with a mix, we did a couple of revisions, and that was it. Nothing too fancy at all!

Zachariah Jewell

Tell us everything will need to know about you.
I was raised in a small town in Massachusetts. I’ve always done okay in school, but my mind’s primarily focused on music.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.
My favorite genre would have to be Hip Hop, I love all the music that’s been coming out since the 90s to now; there are so many great artists.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.
I began playing the guitar when I was 9; I still play it today nearly every day! I started writing songs last year and began rapping in August of 2017.

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Tell us the theme of your song.
Sadness.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.
I wouldn’t consider myself successful. A few of my high school classmates suggested that I continue to make more songs because they found them entertaining. I can’t pick out anyone specific because it’s been a bunch of small pushes rather than a few large ones.

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Tell us about your future goals.

I hope to make a more professionally produced and written album before 2019 comes.

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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.
I feel like those are two subjects that I’m not prepared to delve into, considering how deep and controversial they may be. I hope you understand haha.

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.
I’d like to hope it helps people cope, that’s my main goal with this. If I can get someone to feel like they’re not alone during a more depressing song that makes it all worth it. If I can make someone laugh on a more comedic song, that’s just as pleasing. I put a decent amount of effort into making sure that my lyrics actually mean something, and I rely on it more than my vocal abilities to convey the proper emotion of the track.

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.
There are more musicians every day, you can’t run out of unique people to listen to and I love that.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.
I’ll have to say Marshall Mathers. I really appreciate his lyrical abilities, they’re insane if I’m going to be honest. He was the first Hip Hop musician introduced to me as well (by my mother, she called it her “angry music”), so it makes me a little biased there too.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores.
https://twitter.com/JewellZachariah

https://www.instagram.com/zachariahjewell/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCKJY5ahp3SZ9RoD2GBZBA

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.
If I think of a lyric, I don’t care where I am, I’ll write it down or store it on my phone, in a document where I have a TON of random bars or paragraphs that come up inside my mind based on how I’m feeling. When I’m directly writing a song, I stick to a theme and just sit at my desk with the beat looping thinking of ideas for lines. I never like to rush the writing process; it’s very important and needs to be structured to a point where I don’t have a problem with any part of it. It’s poetry.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I’ve never had the opportunity to collaborate with another artist, but I’d love to try it out if I ever have the chance.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them.
I appreciate both types of music for what they each offer; whether it’s conscious or straight bumpin’ they each have their purpose. It’s the greatest when you combine the two, that makes everybody wet.

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Tell us what you know about copyright.
It’s a protection of one’s work. Giving someone copyright permission allows them to use your material.

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Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.
They help musicians get their performance royalties if their music is used in another source.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.
I use a synth to help write many of my songs, this particular song is an example of that too. I come up with an idea for an instrumental in my head, and try my best to lay it down into the software. Usually, I don’t end up liking it 100%, so I alter it as much as I need too.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song.
My bedroom is where it all happens. After I’m finished with the instrumental and practicing the lyrics over and over so I know them like the back of my hand, I typically record the vocals a verse at a time. In certain cases, I will break it up more if need be, but the more natural sounding the better in my opinion.

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Discuss your music performance.
I’ve never performed with any of my newer songs, I’ve played my acoustic guitar around the campfire for family and friends, but that’s about it haha.

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Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.
Not great. I have a lot of flaws as an artist that I hope to improve eventually.