Welcome to episode 5 of our Motivational Monday’s series, boy have we got a treat for you guys this week. Founder of NCS has joined us to share us his story and knowledge, don’t forget to email us if you would like to be on next weeks show.
Who are you and what’s your background?
Hello there, I’m Billy Woodford, founder of NCS otherwise known as NoCopyrightSounds. During my late teens and early twenties, I spent 90% of my weekends inside on my computer/Xbox. I was really into YouTube when in the early days (before 2012). I was non-stop watching and playing CoD, I’ve said this to a few friends of mine, but if it wasn’t for CoD, NCS wouldn’t be a thing. I had a growing passion for underground music and it all led from hearing one track in one of my favourite YouTuber’s video (Mt Eden – Sierra Leone), it blew my mind the first time I heard it. Then I started NCS and shared the best music I could find.
What does your job consist of on a day to day basis?
I’m the guy who approves the music we release on the label. As the business has grown we have made a few additions to the team and I’ve let go a number of tasks I did in the past. The greatest skill I have is finding the music that connects well with our audience and beyond.
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
This is a hard one, if I had to pick one achievement it’s turning my hobby into my full-time job nearly 4 years ago now. I’d also like to add hitting 15 million subscribers on YouTube, I’m pretty sure there are less than 100 channels on YouTube who have passed this milestone!
Any tips and tricks that you wish you knew when you started?
There are many things I wish I knew before starting NCS, but I have to say one of the main things that helped myself and NCS was my beginners mindset, thinking about it now; I got seriously fortunate in some of the aspects of how NCS came to be and how I went about doing things many of which were against the traditional norm for a music brand/label.
For the readers looking to peruse a career in Youtube, do you have any advice for them?
I’d have to say if you have a genuine passion for something or a burning desire to create something off that passion you will find a community online. You have to have a passion for it, nothing else, nothing less.
Anything you have coming up you would like to announce to the readers?
I am looking forward to bringing NCS into the real world.