Getting the attention of a notable record label as an up and coming musician is very difficult, irrespective of what kind of music you create or who you are. There are a lot of talented artists out there and most of them aspire to work with major labels. One could be a singer-songwriter with the most meaningful lyrics, the hardest rocking band, or a pop chanteuse, but oftentimes, even these acts are not enough to get signed. In the opinion of the Persian-American producer/DJRyan Eshaghi, to give yourself the best shot, ensure all your ducks are in a row – tunes are captivating, and brand imageis somewhat figured out from the start. In a recent advancement, the Los Angeles-based musician, also known by the name BLEAM, revealed of having a track signed by boutique record label “Do Not Duplicate Recordings,”spearheaded by one of G-House’s pioneering record makers, Bijou.
Speaking on this achievement, the young artist said, “I’ve been working really hard at getting my music in order,and as modest as it may sound, I didn’t anticipate this news coming in anytime soon. So, I’m really happy and proud of where I’ve reached. If you really believe in something, don’t give up on it, make it come to life with dedication and focus. It’s also important to surround yourself with people who are ambitious and optimistic about your goals, and to never stop learning.”
As someone who played his first show at a festival for over 4000 people, to now playing alongside large acts in clubs, Eshaghi has come a long way. With two Beatport charting singles in 2020 and multiple charting iTunes dance releases, the young talent doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, even though his tracks are relatively more underground. “Don’t get comfortable once you have reached some of your smaller goals – take time to appreciate, but always move forward,” says BLEAM.
He further added, “When you step into this industry, try to identify what’s missing out there in the mainstream, either aesthetically or sonically, and then take action accordingly and authentically. Take as much risk as possible while you are young, because the marginal utility of taking risk diminishes with time. Plus, you also have a ton of energy right now, and chances are – not much money. Use that energy to create unconventional opportunities for yourself.”