At The Early Stage Of My Career, I Never Had A Laptop – BoomAfricaTV Interview With Hitsound
BoomAfricaTV-We want to know you better. Who is Hitsound ?
My name is Joshua Abba Jeremiah (Born November 11) Better known for Stage name HitSound, I’m a Nigerian Music Producer & Disk Jockey popularly known for the tag “Josh made that HitSound, Baby”, at the beginning or end of all my music productions.
How did you start producing and what gave you the motivation to stay with it?
I started Producing at the age of 14, I grew up in a Music Oriented home so making music was Awesome. I stick to music because it’s a Lifestyle i grew up knowing.
With all the music producers in the world,what made you think that you were still going to be successful in this field?
This is simply because a career doesn’t just succeed without determination.
I believe in my Sound.
Did you have any doubts in your mind that you weren’t going to be successful?
Not at all. I’ve always worked hard on my craft.
If so,what did you do to prevent yourself from giving up?
I kept hoping, working & Praying.
How long did it take you roughly to start excelling with your career?
Roughly 6years of intense Internet research and Downloads of turorials.
How did you build contacts and/or clients?
Basically off Youtube & Instagraminteractions. I’m much grateful to Youtube.
What are some of the biggest mental tools you can obtain to be successful in this field?
God, Work & Consistency! That’s the only weapon that have been Keeping me
How many times have you fallen down, so to speak,and had to get back up and get yourself motivated again to continue?
Haha’ Over and over again. It’s inevitable.
If there was one word you could use to explain your experience so far while working as a music producer, what would it be?
If you can come up withh one habit that could possibly ruin or stall a person’s career, what would that downfall be?
Introduction of Drugs & Intoxicants.
Maintaining a successful career takes a lot of work and committment,how much time do you dedicate towards your work?
I dedicate atleast 8hours-12Hours a day.
Where there any past times you indure the most and why?
At the Early stage of my career i never had a Laptop. Borrowed Different Laptops for 4years to raise Funds. I always had the feeling that someday it’ll be Great.
Have you ever had to relocate in order to gain more business?
Yes, I had to leave my home in Katsina for Abuja in 2015 were it all began.
Whats steps did you take to advertise and get your business out to the people?
I started making remakes and Freebeats.
Have you ever embarrassed yourself? If so, how did you overcome the incident?
I can’t really recall. Haha’
There are times in a career when life isn’t going your way, how do you keep your mind on your work without losing focus?
I listen to Good music and watch videos on how to be like the people i admire in the industry.
Have there ever been a time where you haven’t gotten your work done on time? If so,how did you deal with it?
Yeah, So many cases, Producers are to develop Communication skills that will allow them explain with ease. It’s all about understanding
What goals did you have set before you started your career?
That i will be the greatest in my field.
What did you have to sacrifice to make your business happen?(hobbies,etc)
I sacrificed my time & Energy to focus on what’s important.
Is there any additional advice you can give me to help along the way to a successful career?
Believe in God’s Grace. Work hard & be Delightful in consistency.
How do you find your customers?
Mostly Youtube & Instagram
Last but not least, what trade publications did you use to keep you on top of your craft?
Blog promotions of my beats. Regular interactions & Uploads on Facebook, Youtube & Instagram.