Ever hear of one of Baby Money’s newest songs “12th Street”? Recently, BeatStars Publishing member TyMaz got to produce the track and our Social Media Associate, Owen Postma, was able to learn more about how this collaboration came to be. Let’s dive into the exclusive interview.
Owen: Excited to chat with you, TyMaz! So how did “12th Street” come about exactly?
TyMaz: Yes sir, same! I met my boy Flexotb through Instagram back in 2019, and since then we’re always been working. While me and Flexotb did the beat last year, myself and Cubeatz did the loop. I sent the idea to Flexotb and he loved the beat, so he asked me for the stems so he can finish it. Then one day, Flexotb called me with the Baby Money placement.
Owen: That’s sick! Sometimes it be like that. How has “12th Street” made an impact on your career as a producer & what has the reception been like?
TyMaz: I really love the song because it’s my first release where I did part of the beat and not just the loop.
Owen: What non-musical skills helped you land this placement, or other placements in the past?
TyMaz: I think not being focused on getting placements made me really enjoy making music. When I feel like I gotta stop making music, I try to enjoy my social life and not be focused on Instagram. For me, to get better at music, you gotta be focused on your career, but you gotta take care of yourself too.
Owen: Straight facts man. Can you provide some music production-related sauce to the community?
TyMaz: Doing collabs with other producers really helped me to grow in my career. I recommend every producer should collab with producers that can help you grow. When I do loops, I try to not overthink too much when it comes to making melodies. I always try to find new libraries or plugins. The best plugins for me are Kontakt, Analog Lab V, and all Arturia plugins.
Owen: Love it, great plugins! How large of a role has BeatStars/BeatStars Publishing played in getting to where you are today in your career, and what has your experience been like since joining the team/platform?
TyMaz: I really love how BeatStars works so I recently signed with BeatStars Publishing to collect publishing and it’s really working so well!. I also have a YouTube channel where I upload beats to my store on BeatStars and I get sales sometimes.
Owen: What is your advice to up-and-coming producers who hope to make a living off their music and/or get notable placements someday?
TyMaz: My advice is first don't stay focused on getting placements and try to get your own sound and enjoy the process. Second, you have to network. Talk with other producers, be great with people, and try to connect with producers that have some connections. Before getting placements you have to learn how the royalties work and how you have to collect your placements, etc. Be patient and be consistent.
Scope out Baby Money’s song “12th Street” and make sure to follow TyMaz on socials for everything music moving forward!