my friends know I do and usually when
they see like a recognizable name if you see like a phone number of someone they
know on my phone there like “oh okay you know this person – ok”. So they’re usually very
amused by how far I am in this game my biggest achievement so far is out of the
thousands of producers online to be able to be among the top 1% who are actually
recognised and have a solid fan base behind them and one who people in the
industry listen to his beats are like mm I like this guy. One of the
incentives and one of the fulfilments is knowing that you’re getting paid right
for the work you’re doing. So before I was selling beats online I was just a
regular student I study something far away from music I study economics and
politics at the University of Manchester I moved to the UK in 2014 from
Nigeria. Nigeria loves music, music is one of the very vibrant industries in the
country. Much of it is music that you dance to and it’s really going, going
around the world now the music I produced is like the current
sounding wave of island influenced music afro influenced music but I always
try to make the music sound with my own flavour which is more on mainstream pop
sounds or hip-hop sounds are used here on American radio or on UK radio Airbit really change the game – it allowed
me to reach out to a lot of different artists whether upcoming or in the
industry this has breached the gap really I don’t need to be physically where
artists are for me to be able to still make it in this industry. There’ve been many
success stories of producers who didn’t even know that a certain artist bought
a beat from them and was eventually turned into a hit so I think selling beats online
has now given produces this sense of and feeling that I could actually make it.
It’s like a job for me so I don’t need to go work outside and get a boss or
whatever. I’m my own boss and I’m doing my thing and it’s like employment to
me. You don’t really have to be there when transactions take place so many
times I would be at library and I will just set my phone and
one transaction has just gone through and I don’t need to send anything I
don’t need to say anything and everything just just works perfectly
without any intervention on my part. So for me I would say one thing that every producer
should have is a website with a beat selling platform in it – preferably Airbit and
it’s just going to change how customers view you. It work for me
and ever since then it’s just been this insane for me. I started working with and
another producer – Shout out to Mantra and you know we really had a
nice chemistry, we vibe with each other really well, and he introduced me to his manager and his manager liked what I did and everything just came about from there so
selling beats online has a role to play in that I wouldn’t have really linked up
with Mantra if I wasn’t selling beats online So I’m going to LA pretty soon and
really excited about it and this was something that before I started
selling beats online I was always dreaming about doing – going to LA to see the
city and also to work with really great artists and I’m going soon and have the
opportunity thanks to selling beats online Airbit been able to make twenty million dollars
for producers. I think this in the next two years can be easily 40 million. I
think it’s going to grow tremendously and I think industry producers would not
look down one on online producers anymore because we will now be dictating how
the sound of music is. We’re going to be introducing artists into the game
through our sounds and we’re going to be determining a whole lot in the industry so I
think in the next five years the balance between industry production and online
production would probably be getting closer to 50/50 in terms of respect and in terms
of how much work is a getting recognised from us