Featured on 12 independent Spotify playlists with the largest at 59,315 listeners at the time, a few YouTube popular music channels with the largest at 330K subscribers and played on UK radio station Kane 103.7 FM.
Known as the self-proclaimed one man band, A-Major is a Toronto based recording Hip-Hop artist, songwriter, beat maker, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. A-Major competed in many competitions and festivals across Ontario with his high school bands as well as in Ottawa and New York as a percussionist. He then attended York University and earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Specialized Honours degree in Music while studying Classical Piano. A-Major wrote and co-produced his first song at age 15 with a family friend, it was not until 2012 when he started to pursue music full time and release his material online. 2012 was also a year where A-Major began getting into Rap battling and performing at open mic and spoken word functions and ever since, he has been continuing his efforts to make it big.
To date, after refining and re-releasing multiple projects, A-Major has released three official mixtapes, three self-released EP's, which are available on Bandcamp at http://amajor1.bandcamp.com, and two EP’s on all streaming platforms. A-Major also gained a lot of attention from his Rap battles in different Battle Rap leagues across The Greater Toronto Area, in July 2014, he appeared on Todd Shapiro's show on Sirius XM to do a freestyle battle on behalf of Mississauga's Battle Rap league GotBars.
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Interview with A-Major The Musician
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started establishing myself as a full time artist and musician since 2012. Started getting into songwriting and rapping since 7, 8 years of age.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am just a recording artist, so other producers try to offer me beats when in fact I make beats as well.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure to bypass all effects applied to the track when recording vocals, this is so the latency of the recording will not be affected therefore causing a potential timing issue in the vocals.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: - Laptop - Keyboard - Microphone - Headphones - Bluetooth speaker
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at the moment.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composition and Beat making.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop and R&B.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently, I am just working with a home setup. A Roland E-09 keyboard, Shure performance microphone with a pop filter connected to a TASCAM USB Audio interface, and a laptop.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I look up to individuals like Dr. Dre, Timbaland and Diddy who have always had an elite set of ears for sound. Very into 90's and early 2000's Hip-Hop and R&B, also 80's Pop like Michael Jackson and Prince's Thriller and Purple Rain era respectively. I also am into Dancehall Reggae, Traditional Reggae and Alternative Rock.