Sean Chan: “if you live in the past, you’ve already lost”

Introduce yourself(tell about yourself & who you are)

My name is Sean Chan, I go by ilysean! and I’m a music producer. I’ve been producing for about 3 years, and I’ve networked with many artists and producers over that time.

2. What inspired you to become a music producer?

I was inspired during the end of the eighth grade in 2019, when one day I was boredom struck and decided to peruse YouTube. I found a random recommended video and I still remember what it was. It was Nick Mira finishing a full beat in 10 minutes. When I finished watching it I was curious. I looked around and found Sound trap, which was a free music making software. I would switch between making beats (which were terrible, by the way) and watching Nick Mira cookup videos to pick up workflow and music tricks. I’d say Nick Mira was my main inspiration at the time to start producing.

3. What are your goals that you would to complete in the music business? 

I’d like to create enjoyable music for everyone in the world to hear. I want to work with the best upcoming artists to create new, unique sounds. More than anything else, I’d like to make enough money off of music to buy my mom a house, that’s been my main goal since forever.

4. What are some words of wisdom you live by?

“if you live in the past, you’ve already lost” these are my own words of wisdom. to me, it means that if you dwell on what happened in the past, you’re missing opportunities in the present or the future, which means you’re losing. my sense of philosophy stems from my father, who has been teaching me life lessons since I was a little boy. I think he’s the main influence on the way I think

5. What are some struggles you had to face to get to where you are now?

it took me a long time to network with artists who would pay attention to my music. I had to really hone my skill in beat making in order to have artists look at my work as something they would like to work with. I’ve also never been good in social settings, I tend to come off as cold or abrasive, and while I’ve worked on that, it was an issue earlier in my career.

6. What is one way you’d like to make an impact whether it’s music or something else? 

I would actually like to leverage music to bring attention to the Asian creative community. as a Chinese-American myself, I feel immense pride in what my fellow Asians can create and achieve, and I feel like I want to contribute to that. I would like to make them just as proud of me.

7. What else would you like to tell the world about you?

 I think you will find it worth your time to just check out my music, tell your friends about me, and if you’re an artist, hit me up, I don’t bite.

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