Today we’d like to introduce you to Bryan Robinson.
Hi Bryan, 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 backstory with our readers?
Being curious about music but more specifically the artists. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a deep adoration for entertainment and music. This could be credited to growing up in the 90s and being a huge 2Pac fan or my parents telling me at a young age that we bought our house from one of the members of legendary R&B group ‘The Whispers’.
I began producing live music shows in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills around 2017. The night was called “Live On Beverly”, which was used to showcase up-and-coming talent and give them a platform in one of the most popular areas in LA. We had well-established artists perform as well including Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Timothy Bloom. With the help of some amazing people the show was great and featured a cool, hip, electric crowd. However I always knew I wanted to learn more about the artists performing and their journeys, they’re also unique and inspiring. With the boom of streaming, I quickly realized that there were artists in abundance EVERYWHERE. But how can I reach or talk to them?
This led me to start my music blog ‘FIRE VINYL’ in 2019. Part of the inspiration behind it was my love for vinyl records and the nostalgia in it and my grandfather leaving my family and I a crazy huge amount of old, original vinyl records. This coupled with working with artists already seemed like a no-brainer. I knew it was time to begin to cover artists and their paths as well as new “FIRE” music from all over.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There’s definitely been struggles and obstacles along the way. I would say definitely deciding which platforms would be most beneficial in brand growth. I would also say finding like minded individuals in the creative space. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of entertainment, music, parties, etc.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
FIRE VINYL is a music and artist discovery platform that also covers culture and music-related news. What sets us apart is we believe in full artist autonomy and cover all spectrums of culture and genres from HipHop to Pop, Indie/Alternative. We particularly enjoy covering artist’s merch with so many artists creating their own mini clothing lines now.
We’re most proud of our organic growth and many artist’s interviews. It’s also cool that music legend/exec Sylvia Rhone liked our post before.
FIRE VINYL covers all artists and loves learning about new ones from all over. So, if you’re a creative/artist looking to be uncovered we’d LOVE for you to reach out and talk about your music. There’s never enough music to listen to!
What do you like and dislike about the city?
This is so biased being that I’m from Los Angeles born and raised. I love the many corners of LA and the history. I grew in an area called Windsor Hills/View Park where many Black music legends lived including Ike and Tina Turner, Ray Charles and many more. I also love the Old Hollywood feel of LA from the days of Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe. Our architecture is often overlooked also, we have so many amazing art deco designs in Downtown LA and all over. Los Angeles is unique because you can be one minute in the Pacific Palisades then shoot down the 10 east and get off on Crenshaw Blvd. The musical history here that derives from Watts, Compton, all the way to Sunset Blvd is quite amazing as well. Also, our views are unmatched!
What I least like? The fact that our downtown doesn’t mimic that of a New York or Chicago. Soon!