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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?
I'm KXVI, a young Beat Maker/Producer from Denver, Colorado. I focus on Trap and RnB music.
I started making music about a year ago and have grown passionate for it ever since. I started to dedicate all of my free time towards making beats, networking with artists, and trying to build a following for my music.
Although I am new in the game, I have a desire to grow to be big and make the most out of the opportunities music has given me, and continues to give me every day.
How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?
Over the years my taste in music has dramatically changed. I began listening to Punk Rock like Green Day, Nirvana, and bands of that nature, but over the years, I slowly got introduced to the world of Rap/Hip Hop with artists like Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z, and Drake. As I got a little older I started listening to Trap and RnB. This launched me into making beats, I had always wanted to do it, but I never took the time to try to learn.
What´s new right now?
Right now I have been beginning to plan an Album that I plan to release on all streaming platforms. The album will be a compilation of my beats, featuring the artists that I work with on fully developed tracks. It should be a combination of upbeat Trap Music, and slower RnB Vibes. I look forward to putting it all together and sharing it with the world.
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?
A mistake I made was thinking that it was easy. I advise anyone wanting to do music full time and as their job does their research to realize how realistic it is for them.
Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?
I try to promote myself by adding value to the people who are consuming my music. This attracts more people and higher quality fans/followings.
What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
My biggest challenge has just been to keep my eyes on the big picture, and not the day to day issues at hand.
How do you personally discover new music?
Through friends, other artists, social media, and playlists.
Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?
"I will personally tell them in real life, or text them links.
What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?
I would suggest just making sure that you push your boundaries constantly to make sure you never become complacent. Always make sure that the music has some meaning to you, it always makes it better if it does.
We meet again in one year. What has changed?
In one year, I expect to have dropped my album, dropped singles, and increased my following/fanbase drastically from what it is now. I plan to do this through hard work, advertising, and networking.