Tag Archives: J. Simone

Producer J. Simone talks about her love for a Unique Sound

jsimonesoundPic1

Philadelphia native J. Simone is on the rise as a female producer. Currently living in Atlanta she has the perfect opportunity to surround herself in a city that’s known also known for birthing producers and artists with unique sounds as well. J. Simone sat down with Rolling Out for an exclusive interview and this is what we learned:

At what age did you know what you wanted to do with your life? 
I was 13 when I realized I wanted to be a music producer. It’s so funny, as a kid I used to introduce myself to industry professionals as a producer who will be the first female producer to win a Grammy.

Who’s sound do you admire the most?
I really admire Timbaland and Pharrell’s styles because they created their own individual sounds and lane. They didn’t enter the industry trying to sound like everyone else. I really admire how they BELIEVED and TRUSTED their own sound enough to stay true to themselves. That takes a lot of courage.

Do you feel you are more challenged to be successful because you are a female producer?
I don’t feel as though I’m more challenged to be successful because I’m a female but I feel like I always have to come correct. I have to stay on my game. It’s unfortunate but as a female producer, I’m in a man’s world. My drums have to knock as hard as theirs, if not harder.

Have you been successful at selling tracks?
Yes, I’ve been successful at selling tracks to independent artists.

What was your first reaction when you sold your first beats/track?
When I sold my first beat it really hit me that I could actually do this. Technically, that’s when this whole producing thing went from a hobby to a career. I realized that I could really do this.

If you could work with with three artists, who would they be and why?
If I could work with three artists, I would go with Nitty Scott, Janelle Monae, and Jay Z. Nitty is a female MC doing her thing in New York. She’s really raw and honest. I just love artists who are brave enough to put themselves out there. When it comes to her sound, she goes in. She does her thing over crazy complex beats. She’s one to watch out for. Nitty is a star. Janelle Monae is just another one of those fearless artists who I truly admire. She doesn’t create songs but she creates experiences. I think that’s just so beautiful. It’s one thing to create a great song and another to create an experience. Her creativity is unmatched. Hov is the GOAT. He has truly mastered his art. I always kinda have a lost for words when talking about Jay. I mean everything about him is legendary, from his flow, his content, to his cadence. It would really be a dream come true to work with him.

You are a full time student at Georgia State University. Any career plan B or will your career be centered around the music industry? 
It’s very important for me to be a full time producer after graduation as my full time career. It’s my passion and the Lord has truly blessed me. He made it very clear to me at an early age that this is what I was put on this Earth to do. I have complete faith that as long as I continue to follow the path that he laid out for me and to live a life where love is at the forefront, everything will work out and be even greater than I can imagine. Things like this take patience. Although I’m a full time student at Georgia State University, music is my plan A and plan B. Plan B is to make plan A work.

How can people request to hear your music in order to purchase beats? Who should they contact? 
You know, in this industry, unfortunately, producers can’t just put music out there on a public website for the indies to choose from. To request to hear more music, just reach out to my management via email csr_music@yahoo.com.

Social media platforms: @j.simonesound on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Producer Bangladesh on the panel of “PIP” created by Courtney Horton

Sonia Lòpez, Producer Bangladesh. Rap Artist Kourtni Myers

This past weekend Courtney Horton a Platinum Certified Recording/Mixing Engineer created an event with a panelist of successful music industry professionals. The panel was a mixture of producers, engineers, studio owners as well as artists. All true veterans in the music industry. Courtney is also the Creator of “PIP”(Putem in Position 2WIN ) Panel @courtneymarie_engnr on Instagram.

Erinn Jackson, Courtney Horton, and The Honorable C Note

The panelists gave some great advice that could be used if you are new in the business or in the business a long time but need to know why you are not being progressive.  Super Grammy Award Winning Producer Bangladesh spoke on loyalty, teaming up and partnering with industry peers, and the importance of not just rocking with who’s hot at the time. Artist/Songwriter Ms. Jade spoke on early industry fears and lessons she learned on her rise to becoming a successful working songwriter. Everyone brought something different to the table but the common demoninator of the evening everyone’s love of the music and learning and teaching others how to be tenacious in an industry that is constantly changing.  The money ups and downs & ways to cope with success & disappointments.

Panelists

PIP PANELISTS: included Grammy Winning Super Producer Shondrae Crawford known to most as Mr. Bangladesh @bangladeshproductions on Instagram; Miles  “Mixed By Miles” Walker. – Multi-Grammy Award Winning Recording Engineer Website :  http://www.mixedbymiles.com/; Honorable C Note – Multi – Platinum and Grammy Nominated Producer IG : @honorablecnote ; Ms. Jade Artist/Writer 1st Female signed to Timberland. With her hit Album “Girl Interrupted, flew in from Philadelphia to inspire our future Music Creators. Instagram @therealmsjade; Kenny Barto –  Multi- Platinum and 3X  Grammy Award Winning Producer IG: @Kennybarto; Walter Randolph – Manager & Owner of Private Stock World Wide Management. Estelle, D’angelo, Ingrid (Parkwood) IG : @privatestockworldwide; Ron “Tricky” Montgomery  Owner & CEO of TrickyBizness Entertainment and Management. Instagram @Trickybiznessworldwide; Mira Blues – Artist/ Writer IG: @mirablues; and the owner of “Suite 100 Studio” Dumar L Jackson @dumarljackson on IG

Producer Sonia Lòpez, Errin Jackson(Moskato) National Manager, @therealashleyj, @kourtnimyers – Photo Credit @Jonellmediapr

Special thanks to Moskatolife as the sponsor for this event. Zaxby’s for providing the food and to the owner of “Hobi Studios”  for the use of his facility.  The event creator Courtney also expressed special thanks to invited guests rapper Kourtni Myers, producer J. Simone, Jonell PR, Jeremiah Clarke and the special audience guests for supporting this amazing event. Check out the photo gallery after the break.

Continue reading Producer Bangladesh on the panel of “PIP” created by Courtney Horton