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Meet Sean Carson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sean Carson.

Sean, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started singing around age seven in secret. No one knew until I finally auditioned for what would be my first professional musical experience with a gospel quartet seven years later at 14. I left the group for an opportunity to play college football and moved to Seattle from Dallas in 2006 to continue a collegiate career but ended abruptly due to a knee injury. I decided to go back to what I love, what I knew best, music. I left school and moved to Seattle to strictly study music in all facets. In 2012, I moved to LA to thrive and assist.

Since being here, I’ve been blessed to work with a host of amazing artist, famous and aspiring. I love to create for myself, but I also love to assist other artists to understand their vocal prowess. I feel we the artists hold the responsibility to push the narrative forward while preserving the origin of those before us. I’m currently holding music residency at The W Hotel in Hollywood where I perform every week with my band. When not in the studio for myself I’m recording and applying my knowledge and technique with the artists I work with.

Has it been a smooth road?
I wrote a song about my personal obstacles about my childhood and have since left those thoughts behind, ask, and I’ll tell more about it in person. I’ve had my share of MUSICAL situations too that have fallen through. I’ve lost relationships, friends, computers and hard drives with years of irreplaceable files, jobs, places to live, million dollar recording studios, cars, MONEY! The most difficult of all had been  missing a great deal of my younger siblings’ adolescence.

The hardest thing to do is watch your family grow up online but to be here in LA living and performing is a part of my dream. I can’t say enough how much of a HUGE blessing it is to be here. I have been blessed with a God given LA family that I’ve built an amazing rapport with. They are my squad. My brothers and sisters.  My team. I wouldn’t trade off one person. At times they are the very source of my pride when I’m not feeling so strong. I’ve learned there are many people here in Los Angeles that pretend, but are NOT of the angelic name of the city.

There are those here have good intention and great desire to “help,” but they themselves aren’t equipped with the actual resources it takes to properly launch a music career. I struggle sometimes with being an independent artist, but my spirit is golden knowing my progress wasn’t bought but earned. I also struggle at times with a game some of the industry likes to play. I call it, “I don’t know you ball.” It’s where you’re the new guy in town, and nobody wants to pass you the ball (work with you) because they don’t know you and have never heard of you.

A lot of people here are clicky and very pro “no new friends”, but I’m glad I didn’t let this city ruin me. I stuck it out and found my people. Metaphorically I guess you could say I’m on the court with my own team now ready to shoot my shot.

We’d love to hear more about what you do.
As an artist/producer I provide many useful services to those in the music field, aspiring to be, or just in need of hearing a good song. My most focused capabilities are singing, songwriting, and vocal/music production. I am most proud that I can perform a interactive musical experience or we can go to a music studio, and I can provide a one-stop shop to any client.

I sacrificed a lot of days and nights to be able. Among those who’ve I’ve had the pleasure to work with, I’d say I’m most known for connecting with ideas on an emotional level. Being in tune with my own emotions and knowing myself is the conduate to be able to recreate others visions. I take what the artist wants to express and I fine-tune a desired sound from their very own emotion. I feel that second-hand emotion sometimes hinders the potency of songs.

What I mean by that is if an artist themselves don’t personally connect with a song sometimes the emotional dynamic of the song doesn’t quite mesh with the desired sound.

What sets me apart? I’d like to think we all have a vocal “finger print”. Musically no one is the same. Similar, but that’s because our hearts beat to the same drum. The skill set I posess is sets me apart in today’s industry because I don’t follow the trend. Instead of writing to what the market oversaturates, as I evolve as a man, I make music that evolves with who I am. My discography tells a beautiful story of my life.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes! LA is the Mecca for music and entertainment, but at times I’m conflicted. One part of me says I would recommend every artist get here ASAP to work on the goal as soon as they’re sure about the desire to want to be in the music industry. The other part of me says, “It’s overcrowded with desperate dreamers and small-town superstars.”

This city is full of opportunity you just have to stay active and keep a good spirit about yourself and not limit your environment. Hold on to your happiness! I don’t feel anyone should hold themselves back from a creative passion. To deny creativity causes great stress. Stress will kill you. In my seven years here, I’ve seen this place chew em up and spit em right back out the way they came. Music artistry is NOT for the weak of mind or heart. I believe we can improve the industry by being the change we want to see in working together! Building dreams into realities together! I push the narrative daily! Reach one teach one.

Contact Info:

  • Website: Www.SeanCarsonMusic.Com
  • Email: seancarsonmusic@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @MrSeanCarson
  • Twitter: @SeanCarson

Image Credit:
Kyle Head, Ricky Brown, soundshift studios, Julian Petroulas

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