She’s A Versatile Artist That Crosses Over Genres So Effortlessly
We had the opportunity to catch up with the artist and find out where her inspiration comes from.
DSR: Welcome MBeyeline! Let the people know where you are from.
MB: Hey MBeyeline comes from Eastern Europe, more exactly, Moldova.
DSR: What is the significance of your name? Who is the artist MBeyeline?
MB: I invented this name when I was 13 years. M comes from my real name Mariana, B from my family name, eye from everyone around telling me I got big eyes, and line – it came to me as the perfect ending to MBeye. I am very attached to it. It’s my stage name.
DSR: Some artists go through a lot of obstacles to get to the point of where they are today. How old were you when you developed an interest in music and decided to become an artist?
MB: I was 2 years when I first showed an interest in music. Began performing when I was 11 years at school events and song contests and at 14 started writing my own songs. Recorded and released my 1st official single, It’s All My Way, at 16 years.
DSR: Have you learned any lessons so far as an artist and if so, what are they?
MB: There are so many lessons that I have learned since I started playing this game… But the biggest one is to never give up, cause just when it seems like you hit the rock bottom, another huge opportunity awaits for you around the corner. Always. Sometimes I would even smile when things go really bad cause I know that after this something huge is coming.
DSR: After reading your artist bio, it seems as if you stayed on a constant grind and was determined to get your music in front of everyone you could. Can you speak on how you managed to handle all of that?
MB: 1st of all, my family’s support was the most important along the road. I’ve seen so many talents giving up and losing focus on what they want to achieve just because there was no one to support them, but my family has been there for me the whole time. Even when I felt like giving up, they wouldn’t let me, because they believe in me as an artist. And add to that my crazy ambition and you get as a result the constant grind I’ve been on, and the best is yet to come
DSR: Sometimes it can be hard for an artist trying to attract the type of attention you’d want to from your fan base. How would you feel to be putting out a lot of money and not seeing any of it come back in from failed promoting attempts?
MB: ”Failed promoting attempts”. Well that suggests failing more than once. I never make the same mistake twice, therefore I don’t lose a lot of money. I try, if it works, will invest more, if it doesn’t, I will try another way until I find what works best for me. In this game you gotta play smart, and by that you are not allowed to waste/lose money cause you are independent and your career is depending just on YOU every single day.
DSR: Where can the people find the artist MBeyeline performing these days?
DSR: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard it before?
MB: Clean rap, that comes with catchy pop beats and submerges with influences of hip hop, RnB and dubstep sometimes. Something that everyone could listen to and not be ashamed of. I have fans that are 50+ years so I am very proud of that!
DSR: Who is in charge of writing the songs? Where do you draw your inspiration from?
MB: I write the lyrics one hundred percent of the time, but in what concerns the music, I work with different people. I want my music to be entertaining therefore I can not keep the same style all the time or work with the same producer for every song. My inspiration comes from my own life. My life is too interesting to look for inspiration somewhere else. And I think that is the best way to stay true to your fans, they know you sing about you, not someone else.
DSR: As an artist, if you had to put yourself into a genre or create your own, what would it be called?
MB: Hip-pop. The hip hop + pop.
DSR: Are you working on any projects at the moment?
MB: I am intensively promoting my most recent single Total Control. Which by the way, can be seen in Times Square starting December 26th.
DSR: Where can we find your music? Online and offline?
MB: Online: i-Tunes (https://itunes.apple.com/album/total-control-single/id569928763), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/MBeyelineTV) , Reverbnation (http://www.reverbnation.com/MBeyeline) ; Offline : whenever I perform.
DSR: As an artist, if you can change one thing about the music industry, what would it be and why?
MB: I wouldn’t change anything. The music industry is more fair than you think it is. Times change, people change and so has the music industry to change, now it’s up to the artist if he can keep up with it and have a long-lasting career. Before artists were making money from the CD sales, nowadays the major income comes from shows, tours and digital downloads.
DSR: We know you’re an artist but what other talents do you possess?
MB: I am good at video producing. I write the scenarios for all of my music videos and I edit, co-edit them. Recently I have directed music videos for other artists as well.
DSR: Each artist that we interview, we ask, “what’s the best piece of advice someone’s ever given to you?”
MB: ”Music is not about any mystic stuff, it’s all simple: hard work”
Thanks for stopping through Dubb Spot today. It’s all so inspiring to talk to an up and coming artist.