Simon Blaze is 30 years old from Munich, Germany. He is also known as “simonblazemusic” which has more than 10 songs released so far. His kind of music appears to be a mix between chords and heavy baselines in combination with vocals.
His top tracks are “The Feeling, Maryjane, What I Need, Ain’t Nobody, Summer Jam” and many other collaborated songs to his credit.
During this exclusive interview, Simon Blaze bears his mind on so many of his dreams that have come to pass due to some factors – as you read more.
- Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Simon Blaze: I always had a dream about being a musician growing up with boy bands such as the backstreet boys & “N’sync”.
- Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?
Simon Blaze: It happened a few times that people I knew listened to my music without knowing I produced it.
- Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
Simon Blaze: The funniest but also the dumbest mistake I made was believing that I had to convince artists to use my beats. I was sending hundreds of beats to different kinds of artists trying to get them placed without charging any money in the hope of getting discovered.
- What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
Simon Blaze: I recently started collaboration work with Australian singer Faydee and American singer Derek King. Both artists have been a big inspiration for me in the past.
- Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?
Simon Blaze: I have met some very interesting people in my life. I have met American singer Omarion of former boy-band B2K. He was such a friendly person for being so successful. Besides that the most interesting people I interact with are my fans. Some of them have super interesting stories and are supportive of my music.
- Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Simon Blaze: Always do what makes you happy. I tried bending my style a few times trying to get placements with major labels and ended up doubting my whole career. People won‘t feel the music that you feel. Authenticity is the key to be a successful musician even if it takes more time.
- You have been blessed with success in a career path that can be challenging. Do you have any words of advice for others who may want to embark on this career path, but seem daunted by the prospect of failure?
Simon Blaze: The main reason I see that holds back musicians from being successful is not releasing enough music. People tend to put all of their hopes into one record and expect a breakthrough. Once this doesn‘t happen their motivation drops to zero and they start doubting. Sometimes that one record you think is just a filler can boost your whole career.
- Can you share with our readers any self-care routines, practices, or treatments that you do to help your body, mind, or heart to thrive? Kindly share a story or an example for each.
Simon Blaze: Never forget that you not only provide music but also remember receiving it. I love scrolling through Spotify looking out for new music by unknown people. Sometimes leaving our comfort zone helps us expanding it. If I don‘t feel inspired for making new music I go back to listening and enjoying music.
I had a few moments when I thought I had a so-called producer’s block. It took me a few weeks but I always found my way back to creativity when I listened to my favorite songs, mixtapes, or oldies.
- What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
Simon Blaze: (1). Hard work beats Talent that doesn‘t work.
The motto of one of the artists I worked with. I have seen quite a lot of incredibly talented artists who just didn‘t go ahead because they were too lazy.
Simon Blaze: (2). Don‘t chase opportunities – let them chase you.
Instead of trying to get a good production to one major artist sell it to 100 independent artists and make a living off of that. The possibilities for music producers are incredible these days.
Simon Blaze: (3). Trust your feeling.
I had to convince a lot of artists to do things the way I liked and most of the time it paid off.
Simon Blaze: (4). Be as independent as possible.
When releasing a song you need a studio, a mix & mastering engineer, artworks, promo videos, a distributor, and a whole bunch of other things that usually get provided by a label. In my case, I take care of all of these things on my own.
Simon Blaze: (5). Always have fun
Never forget the “why“. I started making music because I had fun turning an idea into a song.
- Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
Simon Blaze: Don‘t compare yourself to others – I have spent so much time comparing my life with other people and their success. It took me years to realize that everybody has their speed to reach a certain goal. Some get discovered with 17 years like Martin Garrix others take 20-30 years longer. I think life will give you that when you are ready for it.
- None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
Simon Blaze: I have met some great artists who helped me evolve and gave me a huge boost of self-confidence when I didn‘t have it. My good friend Tobi Hinrichs who is a great producer himself gave me the inspiration for my single “What I Need“ which had a big impact on my career.
- You are a person of enormous influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
Simon Blaze: Giving producers the spot they deserve. Some of the greatest records are only there because of the right production, the idea of a producer-led to. I have produced for too many artists in the past that didn‘t even dare to mention me as a producer.
- We are very blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US with whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂
Simon Blaze: I would love to have lunch with Elon Musk as one of the biggest entrepreneurs of our time. Someone who got rejected a lot of times and still believed in his ideas. The mindset of a winner is what turns you into one. I am very stubborn when I want something in my life and I think I could learn a lot about Elon‘s mindset.
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