Today we’d like to introduce you to Gavin Redman.
Hi Gavin, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I’m a music producer and an artist. I produce under the name 42 Cloudz but just started releasing my own music under the name Yung Cloudz. I remember being a freshman in high school bored and kind of alone at the time. I was always drawn to music. And one day, decided I want to try it.
So I downloaded GarageBand on my phone and instantly fell in love. I would skip almost all my classes all the time just to keep making beats on my phone.
Then that progressed to me buying a MacBook and making beats on there. I realized though there are two sides to this music stuff. Creating the music and then getting it out there. I was only trying to sell beats at the time so my only outlet for that was the internet.
So my days for the last 2 years consisted of making beats every day and doing outreach on social media to artists.
After grinding like this for two years, I made enough money to finally move out at 21 and open up my own studio in my house. I invested all the money I made into studio equipment and made it all back in the first month of opening up the studio.
Now I wake up every day, make beats and run sessions with Kansas City’s most inspiring talented artists.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Nothing in life is easy. Especially music, it’s nearly impossible. But nothing is ever really impossible. I’ve been serious about music for the past 3 years, but the four years before that were difficult.
While trying to learn how to make beats and perfect my craft, trying to find out ways to kickstart your career and start the momentum going is so hard. I remember always saying “well, back to the drawing board” when a plan of mine didn’t work out.
But you can’t give up. I tried for years and years and years finding ways to get the motion going. But once you finally find something that works the doors of opportunity is endless.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m an all-around creative when it comes to music. I compare it to being a kung fu master, he’s a master because he has perfected all elements in his realm. So for me, I first started producing and making beats, then I went on to learn how to engineer and mix, and master.
And I also know how to record and use my voice on the mic. Besides music, I have 200k followers on Tiktok and about 16k followers on Instagram so, at the same time as being a music guru, I’m also a social media influencer and almost like a manager to myself. There are a lot of elements and moving parts that all work as one so it’s very important to stay on top of it all.
A lot of people know me mostly for my beats and TikTok, but soon people will know me for my own music. The biggest thing that sets me apart from everyone else is my style and my sound and energy and voice. It’s not every day you see a shirt half Asian kid with tattoos making beats and running studio sessions.
It helps a lot tho standing out brings in more business. I love being the one that stands out. But the biggest thing to me that I’m proud of is my will to survive in this industry. I’m so self-motivated it’s beyond me sometimes I don’t know where the drive for success forms from but it’s definitely there.
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Being financially free and being completely at peace in your mind.
- $30 beats.
- $30 an hour studio time.
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/42cloudz/