The Rise and Fall of My Music Career

I was just thinking about stuff to write about in the shower, and while listening to some of my own music I realized that it would be interesting to do a bit of a reflection into what was actually quite a deep dive I took into music and the music industry from August 2020 to March 2021.

I’ve been interested in making music for a long time, starting probably as early as Freshman year in high school. I was a huge fan of electronic music at the time, specifically from the curator Trap Nation. I found the music on that channel incredible impressive and wanted to make music similar to that so I started looking into music production tutorials and such and made some electronic music I am really not proud of as well as some music later on that was a little better.

Anyways, I started getting into the industry side of things when I was introduced to Alex Tumay who is a popular “mix engineer” or someone who basically takes all the elements of song and puts them together in a creative way that is pleasing to listen to (something a lot of people don’t even know about).

Alex Tumay worked closely with famous rapper “Young Thug”

From around September through December I was really interested in doing this “mix engineering” for other people and “mixed” a large number of other people’s songs, some of which you can hear below.

Throughout this time I was also trying to make some of my own music, using my own voice, and it turned out pretty bad. But slowly got better and started making some music I was pretty proud of (even though I still think that my singing is terrible, definitely have to thank AutoTune).

I even got one of my songs trending on Spotify in Brazil so that was cool.

What I realized through all this was that I really enjoyed making music, but I didn’t like the bureaucratic nonsense having to do with the business side of things: promoting music, having a social media presence, and networking with others in the industry.

And I knew that these were all key aspects of success in music, whether its success as a musician/artist or mix engineer; I really didn’t want to get into all that.

So since then I’ve pretty much put music aside for the most part, but I’m confident that I will go back to it since making music is fun and I truly enjoy the creative process behind it.

Until then, here are some of my favorite songs that I’ve made!

Thanks for reading.

Anthony

Welcome to the Blog

Hello future people. I decided to start a blog thanks to a couple influences whom I’d like to name:

Anthony Colpo, an independent researcher and health/fitness coach has a very interesting and entertaining blog at anthonycolpo.com

Jordan B Peterson, a professor and public intellectual figure who seriously sparked my interest in writing and learning new things.

Since the start of 2021, I’ve been frequently spending me time watching videos and reading articles and research on a variety of topics and felt that a blog would be an excellent place to write about, think about, and talk about what I’ve been learning and also help document what I’ve been spending so much time doing over the year.

I will be writing about the topics I am interested in, including: Nutrition, Exercise, Technology, and Psychology.

The posts will hopefully be interesting and engaging and tackle difficult questions that I am still trying to figure out myself. This means that I might take controversial positions and make mistakes, but the goal is to learn, not deceive or manipulate.

Anyways, that’s the brief idea of what going to be going on here. I plan on making the posts a bit more entertaining although I might need a bit of practice translating humor into my writing but I’ll give it my best shot.

So if you happen to be reading this, I sincerely thank you for your interest. And as cliché as it sounds, I hope you learn something new, or at least enjoy yourself.

Until next time.

Anthony