This month’s “Artist Drop” featured artist utilizes his title “Mr. Muzix” in every aspect of his career. As a musician, he infuses different sounds and genres that highlight a central theme…Freedom! Just like the iconic butterfly that is associated with his name, Mr. Muzix has “learned to fly free like a beautiful butterfly”. Let’s take a closer look at the defining moments, challenges, and success that has made his career what it is today.
Welcome to our Artist Drop! For those who are new fans or perhaps hearing about your music for the first time, introduce yourself to our readers!
Hi, I’m Muzix and as a young independent artist here in Lithonia, GA, I absolutely love to inspire others through my songs. I gain a lot of inspiration from artists such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Jacob Collier, H.E.R., and many more. Though I wouldn’t consider myself an R&B nor pop artist, I pull from all genres to create what I refer to as “MUZIX”.
We noticed your stage name and music seem to have a common theme, is there meaning behind Mr. Muzix?
Yes; growing up I would hear a variety of artists, genres, etc. and always heard different generations of people say “oh that’s not REAL music”. This then prompted me to find what would be considered “REAL” music (i.e. something that all generations would enjoy). Learning how Rick James coined his own term “Punk-Funk”, it inspired me to capture “MUZIX”. .
What was the defining moment that made you decide to become a musician? Did anyone question why you wanted to pursue it?
Well, I’ve always been a musician, just never really pursued being an artist until the year 2020. Having such an intense year, music seemed to be the only thing that could make everything well. / I have had many people question my decision, however, once they’ve heard me perform their perspective changed.
As an indie artist, what are some challenges you face?
My biggest challenge would probably be the idea that you have to make your own path in this line of work. It’s very rare that someone will just give you an opportunity, as an indie artist, you really have to prove yourself because you have such a vast pool of competition. Nobody wants to listen to you if you don’t want to listen to yourself.
Once COVID-19 is over and you are able to share your music face-to-face in a performance, is performing live something you would like to do?
Oh, I am most definitely able and ready. I have been doing some Covid-friendly performances during the pandemic and I can honestly say, performing is what I love most.
What are some of the pitfalls and benefits?
Some downfalls included the lack of a usual audience to cater to during performances as well as increased competition among indie artists. However, the benefits included being able to advance my social media presence, promotion techniques, and learning more about audio engineering.
If you could imagine yourself and your career 5 years from now, where do you hope to see yourself as Mr. Muzix?
5 years from now, I would like to see myself as one who has inspired not only musicians and artists, but all innovators to liberate and do what they love. If we don’t follow our dreams, nobody will ever know we even had them.
We can’t get your tracks out of our head! Where can readers keep in touch and hear your music?
You can hear all of my music on RecordDrop’s website under the artist name “Mr. Muzix”. Also, if you’d like to learn more about me, you can find me on Instagram @mr_muzix .