“There’s a ton of competition today and a lot of people are making good beats. I like to talk to people one on one believe it or not. I feel it’s more personal level and I just try to talk to them like we’re friends bc were hopefully gonna be making some magic.”
Check out the interview with Brandon Chapa exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
B.C.: I guess it all started when I was in 6th grade, I started to play guitar in music class. Then i ended up getting my own guitar and started taking lessons. Once I turned 16 I started messing with FL Studio and Reason and started making beats. When I was about 19 or 20 I started to attend full sail university and once I graduated I began to start my personal production company and take these beats seriously on my MPC Renaissance.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I’d say the biggest is getting exposure off the internet. There’s a ton of competition today and a lot of people are making good beats. I like to talk to people one on one believe it or not. I feel it’s more personal level and I just try to talk to them like we’re friends bc were hopefully gonna be making some magic.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I honestly don’t know that much about it in the area where I grew up. I was raised in northern VA but I do know DMV got some crazy artists. I do actually like Shy Glizzy I know he’s from DC.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I don’t really know where music is going, but I did listen to Dave East’s new tape Karma recently, and I think we need more tapes like that.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t stop believing in yourself and keep putting out great content with great quality and focus on the quality as much as the creative process. If you don’t know much about mixing and are low on funds I’d definitely invest in a little audio school. Puremix.net is a great one they explain stuff great about audio and explain and teach you all the tools used to mix and master.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I make the beat then I arrange and then I mix and master. Then I promote it and hopefully find an awesome artist that it fits the style with.
What do you think makes a great song?
The feeling and the vibe for sure. I’m one to get goosebumps when I hear a song that’s great to my ears and has a great vibe. But other than that, a good melody and great rhythm on the drums with some nice bass definitely makes the song!
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Sure, my website is www.brandonchapa.com