STLNDRMS interview on the Producergrind Podcast. STLNDRMS stopped by the office to talk about his come up and how he made thousands of dollars on Spotify without even knowing until his friend told him to check his Distrokid Bank. STLNDRMS has quickly becomer one of the biggest names in LoFi he has even been the face of the largest LoFi playlist on Spotify. He talks about how he formed connections and fans from hosting a weekly show on Facebook Live. He even met the owner of ‘Chillhop” through doing the show. We talked a lot about the history of LoFi and how millions of people worldwide listen to LoFi Playlists as study music or just chill background music. STLNDRMS biggest advice to any producer or creative is to stay in your lane and persue what you like to do. Do not try to do something you are not passionate about for the sake of making money. Lots of gems dropped in this one!
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1:03 STLNDRMS makes Lo-FI beats in a shed at home
1:42 What is Lo-fi?
2:40 What is and is not considered Lo-fi?
3:05 Different genres of Lo-fi?
3:32 Anime’s influence on Lo-fi
4:35 How STLNDRMS grew his spotify following
5:02 STLNDRMS talks about being laid off from google fiber
6:09 Discovering thousands of dollars in his DistroKid Account
7:03 Quality drives success in Lo-fi genre more than brand
7:29 STLNDRMS discusses factors that helped drive his success
8:13 Relation ships with ChillHop
8:59 STLNDRMS being the face of Lo-fi on Spotify
9:22 Benefits of using Facebook Live
11:06 People don’t buy things, they buy themselves
11:55 ChillHop is like DeathRow
13:23 Is it easier finding success in Lo-fi over Trap?
15:00 Your best bet is to do you to the fullest
15:37 Does STLNDRMS make anything other than Lo-fi?
16:29 Trying to make trap beat for Common
18:05 Difference between a Beatmaker and a Producer
19:03 Do people rap on Lo-fi Beats?
19:21 What type of artist raps on Lo-fi Beats?
19:58 STLNDRMS beatmaking background
21:33 Why didn’t DRMS take the trap route?
23:10 The “Magic Couch”
23:54 DRMS career as a Videographer /Photographer
25:58 Staying patient during the journey
27:54 Setting up different sources of income
28:30 STLNDRMS’ “Slappy Drums” Drum Kit
30:52 Selling Beats online
32:14 Lessons to learn from DRMS failures
33:43 Understanding your Data and using results for growth
35:12 STLNDRMS’ Shows (Controllerise)
36:28 STLNDRMS’ Team
39:33 Applying Macro View to Martial Arts
– Trap Music
1:02:48 Discussion about Capitalism
1:06:59 Camera Gear setup for Live Broadcast
1:09:06 Developing Skill set out of necessity
1:10:13 Lighting Setup for Videos
1:11:10 DRMS tells story about moving his studio to the shed
1:13:06 Top 3 most important things when it comes to videos
1:13:35 DRMS breaks down composition
1:16:11 STLNDRMS shares his long and short term goals
1:17:08 ChillHop Radio Licensing, Sync deals, Live Stream etc.
1:18:53 STLNDRMS talks why he got a manager
1:19:54 STLNDRMS talks about buying sample libraries
1:20:43 DRM talks about selling digital products through Gumroad and Shopify
1:23:08 What type of person can relate to you?
1:24:04 Upcoming Projects for STLN DRMS
1:26:35 STLNDRMS drops his social media info