BAS: Artists At Work
By Breakaway Artist Society
BAS: Artists At WorkJun 08, 2023
How To Be A True Independent Artist | Señor Gigio
In this episode we speak with bay area emcee Señor Gigio . He gives us insight on how he has been making it as an independent artist, tips on creativity, what it is like to stand out as an artist, and much more! Follow Señor Gigio
Donate Venmo @breakawayartistsociety Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org BAS Links
The Benefits Of Giving Up Music For 30 Days
We gave up mainstream music for 30 days as a part of the 30 Day Music Purge, started by Jackie Hill Perry and Tim Ross. This is what we learned and how you can benefit for trying something like this.
Give Up Mainstream Music for 30 Days
We return for another episode to update you on what we've been dealing with, new things we've learned, and new things to come! This episode we talk how we were inspired to purge our favorite music for 30 days, what we've been learning, what secular music is, our relationship with God, and more.
The 30 Day Music Purge Challenge was inspired by emcee/poet/ministry speaker Jackie Hill Perry and Tim Ross.
Our Journey Starting A Music Podcast and What You Need To Know
In this episode, we talk about our journey creating the Artist At Work Podcast, what we learned, and we share helpful tips and information for those who want to start their own podcast. We cover the process of setting up a podcast, necessary gear, and even how to get your podcast distributed to streaming sites! Listen Now
Build Your Music Career From The Ground Up And Get Paid To Play | El Kallpa
In this episode, we speak with Peruvian artist and musician El Kallpa; who has been in the music game for over 30 years. He is currently operating as a band singer and solo artist in Monterey, CA. He speaks with us about his music journey coming to America, a different perspective on collaboration, artistry sustainability, and more.
(02:15) How would you describe your music
(04:44) When did music journey begin
(05:24) What was it like making music in different parts of the world
(10:00) How do you navigate as a fusion artist 15:15 Tips for performers
(17:50) Have you ever been signed?
(19:34) How many bands
(28:46) Advice for collaboration and working with different artist
(33:00) How do you sustain yourself as an artist and get paid to play
(42:38) Advice to get paid
(48:48) Important advice from experience
(52:45) Whats next and social tags
(54:28) Last words
Follow El Kallpa:
Preserving Hip Hop and Knowledge Every Artist Needs To Know | NotYaManz
In this episode we speak with some of the members from the online music review collective called NotYaManz. We speak with founder John D. Contradiction, Reckless, Angel, and T.R.3. about how the collective started, the brutal honesty and feedback they give, the drama that comes with the review territory, knowledge that every artist should know, and more. The music review collective started in Long Island, spread throughout the country, and is active globally through the online community "for artists by artists".
(0:00:23) Who and What is NotYaManz?
(0:06:50) Roles of members
(0:19:46) Common mistakes artists make from reviews
(0:31:25) Member T.R.3. joins the podcast
(0:31:54) Dealing with red stamp artists
(0:41:58) How should artists deal with negative feedback
(0:47:10) The independent artist's job is to stay relevant
(0:49:32) Balancing online collective, solo artistry, and personal life
(0:53:55) Important knowledge every artist needs to know
(1:01:35) Community is everywhere but how do we get connect as an artist?
(1:08:00) The goal of Notyamanz and it's importance
(1:14:04) How and Who can submit music to Notyamanz
(1:16:29) Follow the members individually
(1:18:36) Angel give the team their flowers
(1:23:45) Recap on introductions
(1:24:36) Shimo Media Cypher commentary
Female Empowerment and Inspiration Through Spinning Records | Ruca Records
In this episode we speak with the founders of Ruca Records; Amanda (female emcee aka La Sofa Queen) and Mariah (poet and DJ aka Soul Shine). Based in Salinas, CA, these two ladies talk to us about how music brought them together on their music journey. Their goal is to empower women through spinning records and poetry. They talk to us about overcoming personal struggles, learning how to DJ, music truths, and more!
Follow Ruca Records:
Moving To LA and Zero Expectations | Brockk Tha Kidd
In this episode of Artists At Work we speak with Gilroy hip hop artist BROCK Tha Kidd. He tells us about his experience moving to LA and the struggles he faced. We also speak on important factors of what makes a good artist, having zero expectations, and how to find success in your journey.
Follow BROCK Tha Kidd here:
Networking And Exploring Genres | Know Morals
Follow Know Morals here:
Self Competition And The Comfort Zone | Joel Franco
'97 Demo Album
I Was Born To Make Music | Trianna Feruza
Music Wisdom From My Mentor | Savant Rhymes
In this episode, we speak with independent artist and mix engineer Savant Rhymes. Originally from Santa Cruz, CA, this artist tells us what his journey was like coming into the music game, what it is like to be an independent artist, some advice for those coming up, and talks to us about his new album Startin' From Scratch released 2022.
Connect with the artist Savant Rhymes:
Listen to his album Startin' From Scratch here
(0:02:30) Musical journey
(0:11:36) Independent artist or signed
(0:22:44) Sitting on music
(0:26:40) How many hats can you wear?
(0:30:20) What is missing in Hip Hop today?
(0:38:42) The most important hat to wear as an independent artist
(0:44:44) The new album: Startin' From Scratch
(0:52:14) Greatest takeaway from the album process
(0:54:49) Getting out of the comfort zone
(0:58:18) Questions from IG fans
(1:06:22) What's next for Savant Rhymes
(1:07:51) Connect with Savant Rhymes
Introductions Better Late Than Never
You can learn more about your host 1 A.M. and her music on her website here.
Follow the Breakaway Artist Society on Instagram
Finding Music Inspiration While Traveling | Metazul
This episode we speak with Metazul who is a musician and an rapper. He tells us about his journey traveling to other countries and how he creates unique music. We also touch up on topics including portable studio set up, field recording, and more.
(0:09:26) Musician turned rapper
(0:12:06) Independent and definition
(0:13:21) Previous projects and history
(0:19:05) South American music inspiration
(0:26:20) Tips for learning instruments
(0:35:00) Being in a rap group
(0:39:40) Important lessons learned
(0:43:16) Describe your music and sampling
(0:50:44) Musical trades and gear
(0:54:28) The writing process
(0:57:42) Logic fans
(1:00:27) How to avoid being corny
(1:02:20) Top 5 music influences
(1:04:20) Current projects and future goals
Christian Rap Is Not What You Think | AFG (Anon Follows God)
This episode of Artists At Work, we speak with AFG aka Anon Follows God. He is a Christian rapper that wears many other hats! He gives us insight about being a Christian rapper in an sinful industry, time management, and what it's like being a jack-of-all-trades. AFG is a very dedicated person to what he believes and stands behind it 100%.
Follow AFG: Instagram
(0:11:20) Liking Eminem
(0:12:55) Define Christian rap
(0:17:27) What inspired the music career
(0:19:41) Time management and music
(0:30:18) Necessary knowledge
(0:31:49) Most important lesson
(0:38:09) Future music goals
(0:40:47) Final words of advice
How Long Is Too Long To Put An Album Out? | Reckless DWR
This episode of Artists At Work, we speak with Reckless, an artist from Gilroy, CA. He tells us about his experience with creating an interview Youtube series, working as an independent Hip Hop artist, and starting a podcast. He also shares with us the important lessons hes learned from finally finishing his 7 year album.
Watch this episode on Youtube.
(0:00:43) Artists interviewing artists
(0:03:35) Independent or signed
(0:04:38) Podcast called The Devil's Jukebox
(0:06:10) What inspired the music career
(0:09:08) How we met and became friends
(0:12:08) Cowboy Bebop-the 7 year album
(0:17:03) Learning time management
(0:20:32) Defining independent and tips
(0:28:05) Money and sustainable artists
(0:35:00) Pandemic effects
(0:38:55) Future goals, music, podcasts
(0:41:34) Socials and outro
From Being Signed To Going Independent | Angel 4Pillars
For the first episode of Artists At Work, we speak with independent artist and the owner of 4Pillars Entertainment, Angel. He tells us about his experience signing to a record label, branching off into an independent artist, and owning his own record label. He also shares with us the important lessons he has learned along the way as well as his opinions on main stream artists in the music industry.
Watch this full episode on Youtube
Follow Angel on Instagram
(0:01:20) Growing up in Harlem
(0:03:42) Battle rap to studio artistry
(0:07:32) First time signing to a record label
(0:11:30) Starting his own label 4Pillars Ent.
(0:13:46) Most important lesson learned in the music industry
(0:20:31) The writing process
(0:26:03) Skills to focus on as an artist
(0:28:37) Top 5 influences in music
(0:44:06) Collaboration as a Hip Hop artist
(0:51:13) Current projects and future goals
(0:56:28) Final words of advice
(0:59:52) Recap and outro