Motivational Monday’s Episode 20: Jonathan Flores – Founder of Chill Trap Records, Future Bass Records and MAGICALLY.

Who are you and what’s your background?

I’m Jonathan Flores, founder of Chill Trap & Future Bass Records and the new label MAGICALLY, which we’ve recently been releasing Pop & Dance Music under. I’ve been in the music industry since 2012 but my first release was in 2014.

What does your job consist of on a day to day basis?

Improving the fan-base of all my artists and trying to help them as much as possible across all the digital music streaming platforms. I also make external promotions to record labels from my YouTube channels.

What do you enjoy most about it?

Seeing my artists enjoy when they reach their goals thanks to their work and my promotion.

What’s your biggest achievement to date?

I have really reached several but for me it is the pride in having more than 8 tracks per month to release on my record labels, and knowing everything is quality.

Any tips and tricks that you wish you knew when you started?

Always trust your artists and your own work. It is essential to achieving rewarding results.

For the readers looking to pursue a career in your field, do you have any advice for them?

Never let someone take away your dream and fight every day for it. One day you will achieve what you want.

What do you look for in a song / artist?

Every day I hear many demos but few make me get up from my study chair. When that happens I know that it’s good. But the most important thing is the quality and individuality of the sound of each track.

How do you overcome days where you have no motivation?

Going back and listening to my favourite songs from my record labels. Then I think about how well the artist and myself are doing together.

What do you do when your not working (for downtime)?

Normally I dedicate 13 hours a day to my personal work and professional music and the rest of the day I do sports. I don’t much like resting on the sofa. There are always better and more productive things to do.

Any recent announcements and/or upcoming stuff you would like to announce to the readers?

I have a really great project underway with MAGICALLY, a label that serves to help artists dedicated to releasing Pop and House music!

Your own personal tips for success (either in music or life in general)?

 If you want anything, you need to work hard. If you work hard you will get it!

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