Artist: Steve Bass
Song Title: A Piece of Me
Steve Bass is an independent music composer, arranger, and musician.
He started out as a DJ and moved from playing records to becoming a musician and artist.
He formed an R&B two-man group with a good friend and released two albums while opening for local artists.
After a while the group went their separate ways, he then started producing local artists around NC.
His credits are Rap, R&B, Gospel, Soul artists that did well locally. He did that for about eight years and then he got diagnosed with “MS” and had to slow the production down. So nothing will stop him from doing what he loves, he now composes instrumental background music for TV& movie/film scenes, advertising, radio spots, in-store background music, and music licensing opportunities.
His goals are to become a strong contributor in the music placement and licensing marketing side of things. And hope to do so for many years to come.
Discuss how you develop your melody.
For me, instrumental music is a feeling or a mood. That is the heart of the melody.
Tell us your source of inspiration.
My source of inspiration is life.
Tell us the most memorable experience in your music career.
From the day I started playing and became an artist and even now each day is and I hope always will be a memorable moment.
Discuss how you build your song.
It all starts for me with the right drum and bass, and from there I create the feeling that I need and that I’m looking for.
Tell us how you ensure your music inspires others.
By looking, hearing, listening to the world around me and what people are going through on a ‘day to day.’
Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.
With the right promotion, any song is a hit. Now it’s all about the promotion.
Tell us what you will do apart from music.
😀 More Music!
List the names of the instruments you can play.
Tell us if you have any music background.
I have other people in my family tree that are musicians and singers.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist on entering the music chart.
Believe in yourself and all that comes with it.
Elaborate on melody and rhythm.
One plays off the other you can start with either one to create a song or instrumental.
State your future goals.
I am at a time in my life I just want to write music, good music. So I am really looking into the music licensing and placement opportunities through Film and TV.
Share your recording experience with us.
I am an artist that likes to be prepared and ready when it’s time to record. I do and will have it all laid out when it’s time.
Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.
Sometimes getting your sound right you know, the way you hear it in your head.
Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.
Not signing with a label that was giving me a lead producer-arranger job on their label.
Tell us how you build up your composition.
Drums, piano or keyboards, bass and create from there.
Discuss the relevance of music.
Music is and will always be, we need it. Life is music.
Elaborate on the song.
‘A Piece of Me’ is exactly a little bit of me for the world to see and feel.
Elaborate on your artist’s name and what you do.
My name is who I am and instrumental background music is what I do.