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Meet Seth Baer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Seth Baer.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Grew up in Seattle and wanted to be Kurt Cobain (like everybody else I grew up with) and now I live in Los Angeles and write pop songs. The only thing I have ever been really good at, is music. So I decided to cram all my eggs in that basket and go for it. LA is the perfect place to do that so I moved here. The biggest factor that played into me wanting to become a “rock star” was when my mom’s ex-husband would show up at our house on his motorcycle and played me his guitar he had. I thought that was badass and a great way to make money and have fun at the same time. Long story short, that’s what brought me after all these years.

Please tell us about your art.
So for me, writing songs that speak truth and to the heart is what’s most important. Not in a deep reflective way, but more of a spiritual feeling way. When I listen to an artist I like I want my hair to stand up on my arm. I want that feeling. So when I write and compose my material, I would love that same reaction. Words and melody are crucial to me. If it doesn’t hold any weight, it’ll fade over time. I like to have fun with my songs as well but the art I make is supposed to make you feel. And I really pray it does if you listen to it.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
Saturated market and people who have a head start with money. I know, it sounds simple but it really puts the garbage art on top and maybe the great art to never be seen. That’s why record labels have to PAY stations to have the new songs played for their artists. Crazy stuff.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Two words. SOCIAL MEDIA. Sad to say but that is what the music industry has come to. If you want to book a show the venue will always check your following and popularity through these streams. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube are big game for Indie artists. It can make or break you. So if you like a band or just want to support a musician, go LIKE AND FOLLOW their page. What’s hurting you with that?? As long as they can get noticed.

Definitely like the music first though. If not don’t do it out of pity!

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