18 Years old Beat Maker Big Bruno From Nashville on his roots, selling beats for a living and tips for other young beat makers.
The Big Brunos Beats Interview here:
Q: Who are you?
A: Tyler Sechrest aka Big Bruno
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as a mix of trap era with a twist up of originality.
Tell us about the beginnings…
Q: You´re only 18! – When did you start making music?
A: I actually started producing back in October 2011.It was just sort of a little hobby thing to do to pass time for me,but now as I become better,it will soon be my whole life.
Q: What or who inspired you? Where/How did you grow up?
A: I’ve grown up in a small town south of Nashville,Tennessee.My father has always been musically talented.So music you could say was always being played around the house.I’ve been around many different genres of music and the Hip/Hop Rap Music stood out to me as a positive and something I could discover.My biggest influence in the producing industry would most defiantly have to be Lex Luger and Johnny Juliano.I try to combine the 2 and put my twist on my beats to give it a whole new vibe.Every now and then I’ll go back to my roots and make something traditional,but mostly I’m focusing on everything original.
Q: How was your grasp of the audio engineering & production at this time? How did you learn producing? Is it all self taught, from the internet and tutorials or mentors and teachers?
A:Audio Engineering at this point of my career is poor compared to the pros.This is why over the next few years I will be attending college to further strengthen my skills to reach higher levels in the industry.I pretty much self taught everything I knew to producing.Of course everybody watches a few tutorial videos about their DAW.But mostly everything was learned on my own.
Q: Tell us about your setup. Are you using mostly software or hardware these days?
A: A lot of people tend to laugh when I tell them I use Garageband ’11.They’ll instantly say my beats are garbage,but I shoot them the link www.bigbrunosbeats.com and instantly I put those words back in their head and they don’t ever come back out.I have a few MIDI keyboards,but when I’m real motivated to make a beat,I’ll use them.Other times I’ll plug sounds into the piano roll and go from there.
Q: What are your five favorite instrument and effect plugins?
Q: How do you promote your music?
A:Twitter mostly,but I occasionally use Facebook.
Q: How do you distribute your music? Are there any digital distribution services that worked for you which you can recommend to our readers?
A:I strongly recommend SoundClick. Even though I know several people who would shoot it down,it’s a great place to get your music out.You could also use Music Centro and SoundCloud.Free downloads are key to getting your music out.
Q: You´re killing it with your beats and sell a lot through twitter and other online channels.
With almost 40.000 twitter followers business must be booming. Tell us about it…….
A:Actually business isn’t always booming when someone has plenty followers.I know guys who have 10 times less than I do that have 10 times more business than me.It’s all about who you know in today’s industry.For me,I have my months where I sell a few leases,and other months I run dry.If you’re in this industry,you do it because you love making the music.The money just comes naturally.
Q: What would your personal dream life look like?
A:Personally there are only 3 things I would love to have and I dream about it daily so I never forget.First I would love to be one of Juicy J’s go to producers for certain projects.I would love to collab with either Johnny Juliano or Lex Luger and learn from them.Finally,I would like to have 250,000+ followers on Twitter.Of course I want them to be real,but also because it would mean people love my music and I inspire them.
Q: And what would be your worst nightmare scenario in life?
A:After all this hardwork,it doesn’t pay out,but I believe that will never happen.
Q: What is the biggest challenge in your music career right now?
A:Exposure,most definitely. Occasionally it’s a beat block here or there.
Q: When we interview you in one year, where do you see yourself?
A:I see myself in college learning more about music and how I can better myself to become one of the best producers in the game.I see myself working with all kinds of artists around the world,and allowing my music to be heard.
If you would please include this in the interview as well,I would like to thank Lisa from Traxx24.com for giving me the opportunity for this interview.If there is anything I would say to the upcoming producer,if you’re in this
for the money,you’re in the wrong place.You make music because you like or love doing it.Jumping into this with the mind set of “Money Money Money”,you will not get anywhere.Make the music,express yourself,the money will come right along.
I have had several months where I have had anywhere from $0-$20 come into my paypal account.
You have to learn to stay positive and keep working hard. Thanks and Good luck.
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Phone Number – (931)-637-8647
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