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Jane Meet On SoundCloud Premier Partner Blackbear

On SoundCloud Premier Partner Blackbear is Mat Musto, a singer-songwriter with an R&B electronic sound who first started out producing and writing for other artists. When exploring his career as a solo artist, he would upload a song a week and has built his following since 2012.

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Please introduce yourself to the SoundCloud community.

los angeles based. 24.

How do you use SoundCloud?

started out dropping a song a week for about a year in 2012. every week more and more listeners got involved, made sure to link songs to facebook, tumblr, & twitter, used the Explore tab to find what people were listening to & found a whole world of creativity n I was hooked.

Describe your creative process. What is your set up like?

sure sm7 apogee duet, ua la 610, macbook, logic & iphone

pretty simple setup but it’s all about your chain. it’s good to listen to a lot of music 2 evolve your ear & learn sonics eq & compression.

when i’m making a song i usually just bang a bunch of keys until it sounds good and sing nonsense over it & hope 2 god it makes sense.

How have you reached certain goals or steps in your career?

mike posner put me on in the early stages of my career, brought me in the studio w pharrell for a wk, worked on justin bieber’s “boyfriend” then plenty more 4 big time rush, MGK, g-eazy, tokyo police club, relient k, the janoskians, mod sun, nick jonas, the list goes on so i thank mike a lot for getting me started writing & producing for other artists.

What does it feel like to become a Premier Partner? Where do you want to take your career next?

i love SoundCloud & it will always b my homebase 2 drop new music & hear new music as well.

Who or what is inspiring you creatively? Are there people that you’d like to collaborate or work with?

i’m inspired by good writing or ppl w something 2 say. all my friends & ppl in my life are very inspiring (mod, gorvin, nash, jack, joe, jason) s/o.

i like 2 just put myself all around ppl w/ intentions of always progressing!

Any final thoughts?

i have a new album deadroses that came out valentine’s day.. 10 songs, go grab it on iTunes!

Hear Blackbear’s deadroses on SoundCloud:

For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to on.soundcloud.com. To read more interviews from On SoundCloud Premier Partners, click here.

Jane Meet On SoundCloud Premier Partner Boombox Cartel

On SoundCloud Premier Partner Boombox Cartel is electronic music duo Jorge Medina and Americo Garcia based out of Los Angeles. They share how SoundCloud is their “go-to music platform” and how creating a song completely different from what’s envisioned can be the greatest part of the creative process. 

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Please introduce yourself to the SoundCloud community.

We are Boombox Cartel. We’re the cool type of Cartel.Boombox Cartel started two years ago in Minneapolis, MN but we are now based out of Los Angeles, CA. Boombox Cartel is an electronic music duo and we don’t like to necessarily categorize our music under any genre but the fact that it’s bass music, or even for the sake of it call it what it is, Electronic Dance Music. EDM. And if anybody had never heard of us, I would tell them to go check it out NOW! Maybe invite them for some tacos too.

How do you use SoundCloud?

SoundCloud is a very powerful platform where every aspiring, up-and-coming artist exposes their music, and it helps them build a crowd or a fan base. We 100% use it as our go-to music platform, but it’s also amazing to find music you’d never even expect you’d ever hear in your entire life.
The visual player is great too. The last few updates have been a success for sure!

Describe your creative process. What is your set up like?

At this point, any song or sound you hear is pretty much an excuse to gain inspiration to create something new and then the ideas start flowing progressively, especially after the main concept is already written. The greatest part is when the idea starts to change and take a different direction throughout the making of and you end up with something completely different than what you expected to in the beginning.

There really isn’t a standard creative process though. It’s not like a cooking recipe that you just follow the instructions and voila, a song comes out of the oven! You can start with the drums, or with the melodies, or even with some crazy sound sometimes, it really is different almost every single time.

How have you reached certain goals or steps in your career?

In this industry, it’s all about being unique, being the odd one out so you stand out. That’s what catches people’s eye! If you create something different, something that nobody has ever heard and you’re good at it, they start associating anything that sounds even remotely similar to it to you.
Another key ingredient in the industry is to know the right people.

What does it feel like to become a Premier Partner? Where do you want to take your career next?

It feels great! It was a very exciting moment for us when we became a Premier Partner. Definitely made us feel very special. The profile looks super sharp and better than ever!

Who or what is inspiring you creatively? Are there people that you’d like to collaborate or work with?

Inspiration is everywhere. As far as collaborations, there’s always people that as an artist you look up to and would love to work with as well as insanely talented up-and-coming producers. Or even doing some crazy collaboration with somebody from the indie rock side of the industry would be really cool!

Any final thoughts?

Thank you for considering us for the interview! :)

Hear Boombox Cartel’s latest track “B2U”

For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to on.soundcloud.com. To read more interviews from On SoundCloud Premier Partners, click here.

Brendan New today: it’s easier and simpler to edit your tracks

New today for creators: you can now edit the artwork, tags, privacy settings, and permissions on several of your tracks at once. You can also add multiple tracks to existing playlists or create a new playlist with selected tracks.

SoundCloud Track Editing

It’s also now easier to find your older tracks fast by using the paging buttons located at the top right of the page.

To get to your tracks page, select “Tracks” from the navigation bar, or sign in to your account and go to https://soundcloud.com/you/tracks.

SoundCloud Tracks Menu

We hope these changes help you spend less time administering your tracks, and more time making them!