Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?
I am Alex, I am a follower of The Way, a husband and a Father. I am an aspiring music producer, and I fell in love with music was the day I realized that I had the ability to make music. Ever since then it's been a non-stop journey.
How would you describe your style and genre?
So, I would describe my style as emotional, yet upbeat. My music has a lot of melody and feeling.
Even though my music doesn't have words I want people to feel a part of the music, to find a place where they belong. As far as genre, I would say I unintentionally make pop music lol, but definitely my roots are in Hip-Hop and R&B.
Who are your biggest idols ever? Dead or alive, musician or non-musician.
Wow! This is a huge question. I don't hsve idols, however I would say that I have inspirations. My mom is my biggest inspiration because she raised 4 kids by herself and we never went wanting for anything.
I learned my work ethic and how to treat people from her, and she is one of the reasons why I am working so hard in life.
Musically, I am inspired by Timbaland, I grew up in the 90's and it was such an intersting time for music. Also I would say musically that my Band Teacher my Senior year in high school was a big inspiration for me Mr. Parham introduced me to music production.
What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?
I think the biggest mistake I made was comparing myself to others. We don't realize how defeating that is because it will always seem like someone else is better.
However, what we fail to realize is that we are so unique and the way we make music is supposed to be different from everyone else. So I would say stop denying who you were made to be and let your creativity shine through because you are incomparable.
How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?
I dont do live gigs, however I do get contracted to work on projects. So I love sales and not afraid to say that I am a salesman. The reason is because I know my heart and sales is truly about being a servant. So I shop my music around, collab with artists and let people know I have music for sale. Just gotta step out.
What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
I would say my biggest challenge is consistency, because family is my life so being consistent is a daily fight. I am overcoming that by creating a schedule, so I block out "music making time" and I communicate that with my family.
How do you promote yourself? Do you have any specific promotion tips for other musicians?
I use all social media, they are free mediums and I use them to create real connections and tell my story. I would say that stop worrying about having everything perfect. Doing is better than pondering.
We meet again in one year. What has happened?
I have secured licensing contracts with major companies, and completed my second film score