“Staying creative. Some people think producers make a beat anytime anywhere. In most cases that’s true, but there are days when I just get nothing flowing. Good music comes in magic moments.”
Check out the interview with GoShanBeatz exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
GoShanBeatz: It all started when I was about 13 years old. At the time I was trying to teach myself how to play the piano, but it was boring. My uncle one day gave my dad Fruity loops and he didn’t want nothing to do with it. He told me and my brother about it and I was immediately fascinated by the idea that I can make my own music. I was hooked; I would spend hours sitting there on the computer just learning the program.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Study. Learn as much as you can however you can. You gotta know what you’re getting into and once you’re in it learn how to do it right way.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Staying creative. Some people think producers make a beat anytime anywhere. In most cases that’s true, but there are days when I just get nothing flowing. Good music comes in magic moments. For me it’s tough because I’m sometimes impatient and I want the beat to be finished so I can hear the whole thing.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Word of mouth. The internet is huge and can reach much more people but talking to someone about your music builds relationships. I think it’s much more beneficial if it has a personal connection with people.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Cleveland in its core is a beautiful city. The Music scene here is slowly growing. When you get passed the copycats you’ll be amazed of the diversity of music here. When comes to the fans it’s not so diverse. Cleveland people love club bangers.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Working or interning at a recording studio.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I would say right now Dr. Dre. I’m inspired by his work ethic and his nonstop session in the studio working with tons of artists. That’s what I want to do. That’s the goal.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I’m 50/50. A lot of music today sounds the same, but it’s getting better. I like where music is going.