What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Antonio Zarco. I’m an aspiring vocalist and I’m from Monroe Township, NJ.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
Well, there’s a lot of music I am currently working on.. It is original music I am writing and also collabing with other musical artists on some big projects for the future. What inspired me to be able to write my original music that is in the works right now is from a lot of challenges from me growing up. Some difficult times in my life that I couldn’t express myself through words but that can only be expressed through the power of song.
What is unique about you and your music?
I can say that the part about my original music being unique is that it tells a story from only my standpoint, that only I can relate it to difficult times in my life and the struggles I went through to get to where I am today. I also think what’s also unique about my music is that it can relate and bring people closer together knowing that they’re not alone. That my music can hopefully one day also relate to other people based on some similarities that happened in their lives, compared to mine. What makes me unique as an artist, singer, performer is that I live through the power of music. Meaning that I connect through people when I’m singing and performing on stage. I bring the life out of people using the power of song.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Well at the time I didn’t think I was going to make it professionally until I started to sing when I was very young. When I fell in love with music. My mom always told me I used to sing before I learned how to talk. When I started putting myself out there, doing choir all the way from elementary school through college (present day). I knew music was my life and I wanted to do it for the rest of my life because in all honesty without music I don’t think I would be where I am today. It was when I also started taking music seriously and having a lot of fun with it. Being my artistic self when it came to that lit the room for so many people it made them smile and I loved that and made me want to pursue this for the rest of my life.
What type of music do you listen to?
I grew up listening to a whole variety of genres. I started listening to classical music then transitioning over to Musical Theater, Pop, Pop-Country, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Gospel and so much more.
What inspires you to write music?
What inspires me to write music is the struggles that I went through as a person whether it was a breakup or something very personal. It brings a lot of emotions and those flow to what I write today and that will be coming out soon.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
On some days that I don’t do music, I take the time to go on walks and to appreciate life around me and that we’re very fortunate to have a lot of things in this world that give us hope and strength. Other days I like to spend time with family and friends and to appreciate the people who support me the most. To cherish those special moments and to keep them in your hearts.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help other artists just starting out?
All I can say is, if you love music and you think this is the perfect field of where you want to be and you want to do this for the rest of your life, do it. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Do what you love to do. Don’t let anyone talk down on you for loving and creating music. Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do it because you won’t be successful. The best energy is proving those people wrong and showing them that you can. That’s all that matters. Proving all the haters wrong is the best thing you will ever feel and you won’t even need them anymore. Do what you’re most proud of and keep fighting and never give up on that dream.
Where do we find your music / music projects?
Well as of right now new music is coming out very soon but you can always follow my Instagram and TikTok to stay updated through me.
Who Is Tae Daproducer ?
Taevione Lanier also known as Tae Daproducer is an producer- artist from Birmingham AL,
that has been heating up recently in the rap game. He has been dropping music videos along
with producer content on Youtube this past year and has gotten a good amount of attention.
Tae Daproducer has over 100k views on his Youtube videos & nearly 15k followers on Instagram. Tae Daproducer also has over 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify , which is continuing to grow. Tae DaProducer looks to keep his momentum going by dropping more music , YouTube videos , and beats on his numerous platforms.
Tae Daproducer has set the standards high for many upcoming artists-producers. He is not only gaining love and fandom for his melodic songs and beats , but also for his risk taking ability to branch into new styles and creative lanes. His focus has always been the people because without them he would be nowhere and his talent would be unheard.Tae Daproducer has always crafted his songs with his fans and audience in mind and believes that to be the best and only approach if you want to truly connect with your fans.
You can find him on all the major platforms such as Apple Music , Instagram , Spotify , and
YouTube simply by searching…
(Apple Music ,Spotify, YouTube ) : Tae Daproducer
(Instagram) : TaeDaproducer_
Gucci Gordy turns his music hobby into a lifestyle
Q. Who is Gucci Gordy? Gucci Gordy is the mmelinum version of Barry Gordy of Motwn.
Q. How’d you get into the music industry to begin with? I started in St Louis, and it started out as a hobby.
Q. Why would an artist get dropped from a major label? Does it all just come down to the bottom line? An artist would get dropped by not meeting expectations versus the risk of the investment. It does because labels lose a lot of money because they spend money frivolously and if an artist don’t recoup their money, they get dropped. Major Labels spend money differently and artist are left to recoup. Any artist would have to have an upward trajectory.
Q. I constantly hear incredibly impressive singing talents in places like the rice houses in St. Louis or even street corners in Detroit … why don’t some people get discovered while other less talented people do? Because they work harder. If it’s meant to happen, it will happen.
Q. Which is more important for musician’s success: talent or marketability? Both
Q. How important is seeing a band play live in deciding whether to sign them? Important because you get to see the full package from their stage presence, crowd interaction, and crowd likability.
Q. How do A&R’s search for new talent these days? Word of mouth and research on all social media platforms.
Q. How do you stay organized in such a vast industry? Repeating the same protocol, creating a curriculum and staying consistent by creating a regime and sticking to the process.
Q. What was the most recent signing that you were a part of? I signed Leeky G Bando, artist based out of New York, Chris Echols, and Destineeee Lynn.
Q. Where can the world follow you? @guccigordy
Q. What’s next for you in the music world? As an executive, my next move is scaling the business up by diversifying my portfolio by signing labels and international artist.
DMV Artist Oca Stacks Is Trending With His Recent Releases
Oca Stacks is an on the rise recording artist from the DMV (D.C, Maryland, Virginia) area. Since pursuing music he has been gaining a ton of attention locally but looks to start making his presence known around the globe. The tragic death of his brother is what ultimately ignited his passion to pursue music. It was the catalyst to Oca Stacks taking on music as more than a hobby. Since this pivotal moment, he has been serious about his music career and takes it more seriously than ever.
Oca Stacks has a sound of his own. His sound is unique and unlike any other artist in the industry. When creating content Oca uses the mic to vent his pain. Recording allows him to tell his story and express his pain and life lessons on a track. It’s like therapy. Currently, Oca Stacks is pushing his latest release titled “25K”. This song was created after his house arrest release. While having to stay at home due to their house arrest he was not able to go to the studio. So as soon as he was released he went that same day and recorded “25K”. A hit record. The song gained him a ton of notoriety once it was released and is still to this day.
While marketing that single he is working on a project as well. An EP titled “ My Time Is Now”. The project will also feature his single “FK UP’ which is set to drop on October 31st of this year. Oca Stacks is made for music. His sound is infectious, gritty, and easily enjoyable to all walks of life. If you have not already, be sure to check his single “25K” out now.