“DO NOT RECORD OVER INDUSTRY BEATS!!! Even though at the time the song came out and it was popular for so long… major record label A&Rs or talent scouts wouldn’t be interested to hear it. Why? Because it has already been done and they will pass you by without hesitation. ” – OGTNB_DrewB
Listen to the interview
Episode #306 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/03/16/episode-306-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW DREW B
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
The 3 things any new music artist should know coming into this industry…
would be first and most importantly to have your music material legally registered and have its copyrights. This pertains to your lyrics, your production, and your stage name. This will protect not only you as an artist but it will protect you from anyone attempting to file a lawsuit against you. Having these necessary documentations will prove you’re in ownership of your work and its also good to obtain for your personal records. Second, as for rappers/hip hop artists, DO NOT RECORD OVER INDUSTRY BEATS!!! Even though at the time the song came out and it was popular for so long with many views/hits on youtube don’t think that recording over the same beat that Kendrick Lamar did or J. Cole would make you stand out more. You may think that your verse was a lot better and you’ve done it justice, major record label A&Rs or talent scouts wouldn’t be interested to hear it. Why? Because it has already been done and they will pass you by without hesitation. What they’re looking for is originality, uniqueness, and creativity. From a business perspective they want to discover an artist who will make their company not only grow but will also retrieve profitable income. Lastly, don’t rely or depend on anyone to do anything for you if you can just do it yourself. This will prevent unnecessary stress/burden when you’re creating your masterpiece. The reason why I say this is because no one in life owes you anything. If you want to protect your potential business be your own boss, but just know that you have to spend money to make money. Music isn’t cheap so if you’re going to invest into your music career pursuit it with a purpose.
One thing I wish I had done differently when I had started…
would be to invest in buying a laptop and purchase the necessary music programs to create my own beats. Sometimes I wonder if I would be in the same position or maybe further in my career if had done that from the start. Don’t get me wrong the producers I’ve worked with thus far have been superb, but if I would’ve invested in a laptop I know I’d be up late nights watching YouTube tutorials on how to produce beats all night long. I know I definitely wouldn’t be posting my nightly theme stories on Snapchat that’s for sure. Lol
My favorite social media page would have to be Facebook because…
Snapchat isn’t a social media page. Lol but on a serious note it is Facebook because it creates a portal that reaches out to so many people that I have affiliated with even before music came into the equation of my life. It’s also my favorite social website because I can keep in touch with my family overseas back home in Haiti who’s familiar with the site. If I told them to get on Twitter or Instagram and follow me on there it would take them some time to figure it out, so Facebook is my go to site for networking, sharing, and keeping in touch with my loved ones. What people will see going to my Facebook timeline would still be the nightly themes I share on Snapchat but in the formation of a status. Instead of looking into a camera talking to my snap fam in a 10 second video format I just type it in my status and place my hashtags of whatever the theme is for the day. #MyTheme with #DrewB on #Snapchat.
First and foremost be lyrical content, secondly it would definitely be a profound unique creative sound, and lastly it would make an individual feel an uplifting higher power of positive energy.
The process of brainstorming the music video for this song is what we’re doing now. The collaborative idea of what the outcome of this music video will be like came from Bryan Tyson to work in sync with my photographer Emmit Dobbyn. The initial plan/theme that we’re going to approach in the creation process is to have scenery footage at a beach alongside with a woman that Bishop Wayne and I are describing in our verses. This song was originally composed and produced by James Garrison Summers and again my manager Keith knew of him back in 2012 and gave him my contact information. James heard the 5 tracks on my first EP on Soundcloud before he even met me in person and he texted me saying “I heard your music on Soundcloud man and you have an impeccable sound with great content. I’m looking forward into working with you.” The chemistry was great during the creation process of this song and he was always making me laugh. What was so amazing from working with him was his method of how he composed his production and when he explained his process to me it was just unheard of. I was there at his studio to just have a simple hook/melody placed which took about 10-15 minutes at the most and he would just call me to come through and hear the finalized beat within a week. I was just so astonished of what I heard I just had to share it with my snap fam on Snapchat and posted studio sessions/bloopers with James in my story. He not only produced/composed this song, but he also did 4 other tracks on this LAEP as well. As for who will be in this video, only the featured artist will be the main one in front of the camera and of course extras will be a part of it while dancers are in the background. The place will probably will probably be shot at Saint Pete Beach or Clearwater Beach sometime within the next week or two. Again this is still the brainstorming process right now but the music video is aimed to be released before the summer time and the distribution company we’re working with will take it into their hands from there.
geared towards more of awakening the subconsciousness of the consumers. I want to help people realize that its more than what you see, envy, or idolize from celebrities, an athlete, or public figure. Focus on yourself and what can you do to better the lives of others around you and also from a global standpoint. As for myself, the way I can help exercise this to the best of my ability is by writing music the way I do and also creating the lane in which I’m in right now. This is what differentiates me from the next rap artist who’s going into or is in the same music genre as me. Being yourself is looked over (as usual) so I share my revelation with the people I interact with because it’s cliche to think this way. Though it’s so basic yet it’s 100 percent true so I remind myself on a daily basis to only be DrewB.
the time and effort writing my content, dedication, and consistency I’ve invested into my craft by seeing that the results are paying off for the greater good. Why? Only because it makes me feel satisfied as a recording artist to know that the consumer(s) are happy with what they’ve purchased and/or heard from me and that I’m doing it right. Once I feel I’m at that level of accomplishment that will only motivate me to continue to do it more and even better the next time around.
For my new gregorian year of 2016 I’m looking forward into doing a lot more shows
traveling out of state and also going overseas to perform, network with international DJs, and/or work with some artists too. Possibly all of the above if need be and I’m looking forward into extending my brand of music not only as an artist but also creating my I Am DrewB empire through this sound I’m sharing. There’s additional information of what’s to come that I have to disclose for the sole purpose of the label I’m signed to, but to any of my supporters/fans who has been with me since day one they can always get the exclusive rights of DrewB by watching my themes and stories on my favorite app. If you’re a potential fan and want those exclusive rights download the Snapchat app to be a part of the journey alongside with me! 😉
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