Hey Levianth, thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Loving the new release, can you tell us how that song came about?

Hello guys! I first started this song with a really emotional melody I was playing in the piano and immediately thought of how I could build a whole high energy track around it which I did the same day. 

With Unbroken you have chosen to release this single with Enter Records, how did you find out about them and what are your expectations for the label as a whole?

I really enjoy releasing with Enter Records as a gamer myself providing all the gamers and streamers with royalty free music. I found out about them a few months ago when they were launching and decided to send them some demos I had been working on and eventually they were excited about my music and personal style and then decided to release a few tracks of mine. It’s great to see my tracks being played on the ESL tournaments which a lot of people watch and that’s great exposure for my music and brand as well.

You have many outstanding release under your belt, Is there a track you enjoyed making the most or that you are most proud of ?

Thank you appreciate that! Although I’ve produced numerous releases and have achieved to receive more than 10 million Spotify streams, the tracks I’m most proud of are some of the singles I have on my hard drive which are still works in progress but they really showcase my signature sound that I have been developing for more than 7 years producing music. If i had to choose from one of the tracks i have already released i’d say its Another Day.

What do you think the future of gaming and music will hold? Do you have any aspirations or goals you want to aim for in that realm?

I think gaming is becoming really big and will continue to expand rapidly in the following years. Music has always been highly connected to gaming as many gamers and streamers enjoy listening to their favourite tracks while playing. Royalty free music like the tracks I have been releasing on Enter Records get a lot of support from the gaming scene and I think is something to keep in mind as well for the future because it really helps your music reach more real-life listeners. One of my goals is to perform at a big e-sports tournament in the future.

Finally, Do you have any announcements or news you would like to share with our readers?

Check out my tracks Unbroken and Lookdown released on Enter Records as the IEM KATOWICE 2019 Official Soundtrack.

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Why did you decide to start your Monthly EDM Hits playlist?

I started the playlist because I really like the curation part. I love to bring people music they might have never heard before.

How did you grow it to over a thousand followers in under two weeks?

The playlist grew this fast because of multiple marketing tools I learned and used on this playlist. I can’t go into all the details but I will say that social media promotion is the most important part.

How do you plan on continued growth and maintaining it among your other obligations with Encore Agency and managing artists like Foxa, RudeLies, Debris, and Conor Ross?

I update the playlist each Friday on a weekly basis. The marketing and promotion is a continuous process to ensure the playlist steadily grows over the next couple of months/

How do you think Spotify has impacted the more underground and up and coming side of EDM as it continues to convert SoundCloud listeners and creators over to its platform?

Spotify has really impacted the discovery of new talents. The platform really has an eye for new talent. For instance, you will always find new talent and music you never heard before in their big playlists.

And lastly, what is the biggest mistake that you see people making when trying to promote their own playlists?

Buying followers. It can be very obvious to spot and it ruins the integrity of what you’re trying to do.

–  Chris W. Lao

This interview was made in partnership with The QR Network. Check out their other interviews with Axollo, KAAZE, Chad Kowal, and more!

Who are you and what’s your background?

Hello! My name is Graham, i’m from and live in the UK, I work with Boy From The Beach where we run a management company and also have a label with Disco:wax. We manage a mixture of dance/pop artists, producers, DJ’s and singer/songwriters such as Möwe, Decoy!,  Jameson, Jantine, Bright Sparks, Rani and Jonasu. I also manage a trance project under the name of HØLY WATERS where two established artists in the scene joined forces to create a duo! I began as a promoter in the hardcore scene when I was 18 and created a label stemming from that event. Spotify wasn’t even in the UK then so as you can imagine things have changed quite a lot since then! Since then I studied a music business degree in London and then it all kicked off working in management from then!

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

Each day can be vary hugely to be honest! I start my day checking any emails that have come in over night, prep for any calls I have that day and start working through my tasks for that day. Generally tasks on the management side are things such as sending out new music to labels, toplines to artists, working on upcoming shows and tour managing, arranging studio sessions and production schedules, working on contracts and accounting, setting up merch lines, planning music videos etc but things can completely vary from day to day! On the label side I listen to new music, reach out to new artists and work with these artists on their release goals, their needs, and working with the rest of the team at the label to plan out marketing and release schedules! There is some insane music coming and its really exciting to get this out there to the world and seeing the track develop and grow!!

What do you enjoy most about it?

I actually love it all! Along with everything I mentioned above I absolutely love working with these super talented people, getting to know the artists and most of all helping them achieve their dreams! Its so exciting seeing a track have insane success, landing that big cut, a big show, or a track with an amazing label. I love the buzz you get from that! I have to add I love the travel that comes with the job too, I have been to some amazing places and all over the world with my job, and met some incredible people and made amazing friends along the way! But I guess one of the biggest drives for me is making other people happy and helping them achieve what they want with their music!

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

I always wanted to work in the industry when I was younger and from studying music business too I found that you learn so so much for from actually working in the industry! When I was younger I didn’t even know half of the jobs I know of and sometimes do existed, so I think knowing about these certain jobs earlier would have given me a kick start to know what I wanted to do earlier on in life. On that note I also feel that music education should be a lot more predominant into the school curriculum, there wasn’t even an option to study music in my GCSE’s (14-16 years old).

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

Networking, work hard, get involved in any way you can, if you want to work on the business side don’t be afraid to set up something yourself. Learn as much as you can about the industry, read, watch videos, study it. It will be a huge help to you further down the line.

Who are your favourite artists at the moment?

NF, Trove, Halsey, Lane8 and Grace Carter i’m listening to a lot of right now! And the new 21 Savage album! Bit of a random mixture I know!

How do you overcome days where you have no motivation?

On the whole I am really motivated, as I love what I do! I have had jobs in the past I didn’t enjoy, which always makes me very grateful for where I am now! I would say the gym is good for motivation though, it’s good for your mind as well as your body, although I definitely haven’t been going enough – new year and time to get back in there though!

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

I find it quite hard to bring myself away from work actually haha but the gym as mentioned, hanging out with friends the usual. I love snowboarding but definitely need to do more of it, so booking something up at the moment actually!

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

There is so much exciting stuff happening right now, we fully launched the label with Discowax last year, they are an incredible team to work with and I am very excited to see this grow. We are releasing music with Fabian Mazur, Pablo Nouvelle, Trove, Botalks and Jonasu to name a few in the next coming months. We are also working with Discowax and Four Music with Möwe and we have a stack load of new singles coming out this year with the next one in February!
Jameson is a very exciting project too. He is an insaaanley talented 19 year old working on a house project, he only has two tracks out but has already had support from Kisss FM and BBC Radio, we are working with Lost Frequencies label. Some unreal collabs to come too with the singers we work with, Jantine, Bright Sparks, Rani, RØRY, I really really wish I could tell you everything right now but you will hear soon for sure!
On another note HØLY WATERS are about to fly out to Lapland to film a music video for the next single and planning out touring for the year! So keep your eyes peeled for them!

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

My morals are always to work your absolute ass off, you will get back what you put in. Also to be loyal, and be nice, I think that’s important.