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Who are you Charlie and what makes you the person you are today?
I think of myself as a pretty regular guy. I am a 26-year old working songwriter who is greatly inspired by my relationships and other songwriters.
What are your hobbies? What do you like to do for fun?
Aside for writing and producing music, fitness and healthy living is a big part of my life. Outside of music I think of myself as a gym rat. I love exercise. Over the years I have experimented with all sorts of workout programs and sports. Everything from competitive swimming, running, powerlifting, martial arts, yoga, and CrossFit. I also like being outside. I come from a small rural town in Western, NY, so having bonfires at night, kayaking, and hiking are all common activities where I am from.
You’re a musician, what kind of music do you like to play? What instruments do you play as well, and how long did it take for you to learn them?
I like to write indie folk music, but I listen to just about anything. I feel like my sound is a sum of all the music I absorb day-day. Even outside of my genre. As far as instruments, I play guitar, ukulele, and I sing. I also like to play around with instruments that I’ve never played because I don’t know what will come out of it. For example, experimenting with a dulcimer is what inspired the production on my song, “Walkway.”
Your face book says that you are a producer, what have you produced, and where can we find the media that you worked on?
On a professional level I have only produced my own body of work. I have not produced work for anyone else yet, but I would be open to the experience of producing someone else’s work in the future.
Your music is awesome, what platforms are you on and have you ever toured?
Thank you! I am on all major streaming/ downloading platforms: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer, SoundCloud, Ect. I have not officially toured. That is something I will consider if the timing and resources are right in the future.
Have you worked on any collaboration with any other artists, if so who?
I have played with other local groups/ artists from Buffalo, NY such as Samuel Tambe, David Miller, Michael Vealey, Steve Blackmon, and Mike Hadley.
How has corvid affected you as a producer, songwriter, Singer, and Producer?
It hasn’t really – I will always write music no matter what the circumstances are. Me and my partner, Michael Vealey, will be starting our sessions on a new collection of a songs.
You interviewed Kim, how did you meet Kim Possible, she is a wonderful person, and useful to the app!
Kim reached out to me on Instagram. Yes, Kim is a great person! I am always happy to connect with genuine people.
How was your experience on Have You Heard? With Kim?
Experience with Kim and the app were both great!
Have you been able to release new music since Corvid happened? Sorry for the coved questions, just would like to let people know how it is affecting the music industry.
Yes, I have been releasing singles from my debut album, “Paper Birds.”
Your artwork is beautiful on your social media, how designed your website, and who designed your social media?
Thank you! The “Paper Birds” album art is by Scott bye and the artwork from my singles are by Odyssey Visual Media.
What are your plans for the future? Is there anything new instore for your fans?
So far, my plans are to actively pursue sync/licensing opportunities and to continue writing and releasing new material. More announcements to come!
Do you have any tips for new musicians who might be starting out that might be struggling with meeting their goals?
I would say keep grinding away, but make sure your life stays balanced outside of music. Sometimes the best thing for songwriting is anything but songwriting. For example, I am very close with my family, I have a day job that keeps me busy, and I am very active in fitness. All these things help me stay balanced and I believe they overall contribute to inspired songwriting.
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I was sent a series of questions that I will be reading off and I will be answering.
The first question is, who is Remy? And what makes you the person that you are today?
Honestly, umI'm a singer songwriter, I guess it's easiest way to put it. I'm a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur.
I'm a very outgoing person.
I think that pretty much like sums that part up, like as far as what made me who I am today, I think that's a combination of like, a lot of different things. And that's just like, you know, living life, right? Like, making mistakes,
learning from them. Just the other experiences that you go through. Like, I was a military brat. So I was raised in a pretty strict family. I had a Korean mother, a Korean mother, so like, anybody that's Korean, you understand what
that's like, because they're all bad shit. Um, I was also in the military, myself. And I spent some time overseas after that part of that was living in Korea as a business owner. The other part was in Japan in prison for five years.
So I've only been back out a little bit over a year and a half now. And, you know, just going through all that it kind of like, builds your character in a way because like, I feel like some of those things can either break you or
they can, you know, make you and luckily, I was not one of those people that were broken. Okay. I hope that answered that question thoroughly enough.
So the next question is you sing the retro music? If so, where can we hear it?
So, I so, I do indeed write my own music. Like I said, I'm a singer songwriter. When I first started performing, I actually only sang original songs, like I was totally reluctant to learn covers, eventually I got over that.
But uh, as far as my music, I think the easiest way to find it is like, if you go to my Instagram, Remi k music, REM y k music. And there's a link to my YouTube channel. And from there, you can hear most of the songs that I got,
I also had, like I said, I also have them on Spotify, and iTunes and everything like that, if you really want to look them up there, it's Remi K, you know, with a space in between, and then all in, type that in and my EP will come up.
It's like a short four song EP, and then I have another single on there. But if you find those, if you find the up, you can find that one as well. I won't say that they're professionally mastered or anything like that, because they're
not they're pretty raw recordings. I am working on getting that changed.
The next question is, you run a few competitions on the Mimi app, how was the experience for those? Was the experience for those and which ones were you on?
So my experience vary, you know, and experience always varies depending on what you're going through. Because you know, one thing is not going to be like the other. So I mean, the first competition I was ever part of was on Hoops
got talent, which was what hoops current show. Search for star was called before he got verified. He asked me to come on as a judge and I performed as a judge for one season. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to continue because
I had things going on because I'm also an intrapreneur entrepreneur. So I was opening a new shop and everything. So I was extremely busy. Life was kind of hectic for that short period of time. The other competition that I
was a part of and that that experience was actually super, super positive. Like I mean, there was also like stress involved that I wouldn't that I didn't anticipate, but like it wasn't so much that it was like unbearable.
Like it was, you know, it's just part of life. or streaming, I guess you could say the next competition that I was a part of was unstoppable. Hosted by idol. Yeah, the idol. And I made it to the semi finals.
I wouldn't say that it was a negative experience. I would just say there's a lot of things that I didn't really care for. And I probably wouldn't go back. I'm not saying that it's a bad venue for people that you know,
want to explore it.
I feel like unfortunately, the app at times can be bias And things are looked at, like, you know, if, for me if it's a talent competition, I think it should be based on talent not on showmanship. But then again, you know,
some people they want to show so like, you know, differing opinions, different approaches. So I mean, there are other talent shows on the app that I much prefer being a part of, such as music, but the music box showcase,
which is simply an open mic night, I'm also currently about to wrap up before and after on Aaron Kirby's show, which is on Aaron Kirby's channel. It's Aaron Kirby's new show, this is a second series, I guess, you could say, and
that's a very short competition. It's kind of a competition. It's just a showcase. And kind of helping singers, you know, reach outside of their comfort zone to kind of learn something new, which is super cool, because
I've been very reluctant to try and push myself and the week that I've taken to work on this stuff, I've pushed myself and learn new things like I've been working on my falsetto, which, I mean, if you can listen to my
voice imagine me trying to sing with the falsetto it's can train wreck half the time.
what do you like to do for fun outside the app?
Honestly, I do a slew of different things like outdoor activities. I love to wakeboard. Just go to the beach, go fishing. I longboard surf. Occasionally, whenever I get the chance, where I live, there's not great surf.
So is what it is I go drive, you know, just drive around, check out things, sit in coffee shops, hang out with people go out to open mic nights, go play venues, you know, just just do things to get out and be around people.
You know, enjoy every moment as much as I can.
The next question that's on here is What instruments do you play? And was it hard to learn them?
Okay. So the only instruments that I play like, well, are the guitar. And that's mostly acoustic my electric skills,
I don't tread on what I what I like to call it dumps drummer. And it suits me well enough, you know, just like throwing some kind of like fluctuations with the chords and everything like, and you can sound fancy enough.
I also play the bass guitar, which is the bass guitar. I mean, it can get complex, I don't get complex with that. I occasionally mess around with the keys. But I'm not good at those at all. Is it hard to learn an instrument, um,
it really depends, like, I'm one of those people that kind of pick up things naturally. But I hit a plateau and it's hard to get past. And that's probably why I don't move up and down, you know, on skills and everything like that
is because like, it's really hard for me to get past that plateau. I think that depending on the person, and their attitude, and their dexterity depends on how well they're gonna learn an instrument. I think that everybody has
the ability to learn an instrument.
If someone were to try and learn to get the guitar or another instrument and struggling, what kinds of tips would you give them to help ease their struggles?
Find what works best for you, because I've taught people guitar before and approaching it the same way every single time is not going to work. Because some people learn in different ways than other people.
Some people need a step by step explanation. Some people can learn just by looking, you know, just by being shown. Some people need a straight up, walk through, like you got to put their finger on the fret,
you know, in the right places and say, This is what you got to do, you got to learn this. So what I'm gonna say the only advice I have is to find what works for you, and not let somebody else dictate your learning
Because it can be detrimental to your learning process and vocalize that. Don't let someone try and push you in a way that you know is not gonna work for you.
what are your goals in life?
Honestly, like my goals in life are simply to be happy, like eventually to be able to retire you know, to have kids you know, get married again, this time to the right person and have a couple of kids and you know,
just be happy like, honestly, I mean, if I wrote like a top hundred or like a billboard 100 song like, would that be great? That would be amazing.
So I guess that could be kind of like a backburner goal, like in the back of my mind.
What are your goals on the app?
I honestly don't set goals. myself on that, for the fact that I don't want to be the mature. Because if I set goals for myself on that I feel like I'm going to just just be led to disappointment.
You know what I mean? Like if I had to have a specific goal in that, I would say it's to meet new people and hang out and just enjoy myself, and hope that they enjoy hanging out with me when I'm streaming.
Because I do play music on the half and everything like that. on the platform between me, Scout, and POF.
Is there anything else that you would want to mention if I missed it?
Honestly, like, I think I covered a lot like I'm not super big on talking about myself unless I have a little bit too much drink,
which I'm trying not to do too often because it tends to get me in trouble. But yeah, my life enjoying hanging out, keeping it real. and easiest way to find my eyes, you can go to my Instagram, Remy k music,
there's a link to my YouTube channel, you can find everything. Even the stuff that I posted on iTunes and Spotify are on there. But if you want to listen to it straight through Spotify, or iTunes, or amazon music
or any of that stuff, it's all on there. And like I said, it's raw recordings. It's kind of like a foci foci country Southern rock kind of vibe. But it really depends on the song because every song is different.
as a songwriter, you don't stick to a specific genre. I feel like so that's why everything that I write isn't necessarily for me to say. But uh, Anyways, thanks, guys for listening. Jay, I super appreciate you asking
me to do this and I hope that everyone has a wonderful day. And maybe I'll see you guys around!
So you want to know how to get to the top in streaming with Meet me? You want to know how Top Badges work, and how VIP badges work?
You are at the right place. I have been on Meet Me since back on Year Book days, and I find it to be a awesome platform. There are many things you can do with this app, and I will try to walk you through some of them, and how things work in a detailed format.
How many apps are there on the Meet Me platform?
There are 3. There is Plenty Of Fish, Skout, and Meet Me app. Skout and Meet Me are part of the Meet Group, along with Growl, and Tagged. You can also go on meetme by computer by using the browser version @ meetme.com and if that does not work for some reason try using beta.meetme.com.
Some people use the app to make money, by virtual currency called diamonds. You can cash out the diamonds, or you can take the diamonds and convert them to credits, and give them back. If you want to cash out and make some money, it is 80,000 diamonds for $200. 200,000 diamonds is $500 and 400,000 diamonds is $1,000.
To buy gifts, you have to purchase credits under credits, then buy credits. They have different packages you can purchase. I won’t list them because they are different on different platforms, but can tell you it’s cheaper to buy them on the browser based version of the Meet Me app.
Other things you can do is use the app to find your true love, or to make awesome friends like I have on the app. If it wasn’t for the app I would not have made the friends I have when I lived in Utah, and I would not have met the awesome people in Texas that I have met.
That’s it for part one, I will continue this in part 2, and make it a weekly thing. Please check back next week for another article. I hope you enjoy it, and learn from this. I am just giving my knowledge to you of what I know, and what I experience on the app, since I have been on the app for so long. Thank you for reading.
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Who is Kenny Lee Young and what makes you the person you are today?
I am most days a kid at heart and love to play games of all sorts. I had a pretty phenomenal upbringing and always knew I was loved and supported and because of that I have tapped into that inner child in me throughout the years. I enjoy learning about what makes people tick and generally try to dig past the surface in conversing with people. I like following my curiosities as they tend to lead into hidden passions. Overall, I like getting in depth with culture while keeping things light hearted. I definitely have found that I am starting to value my alone time as I get older.
You are a musician, what kind of music do you perform, who are your musical influences and why?
The music that I am mostly known for is my acoustic project and I like to refer to it as “acoustic soul”. I play either as a solo or duo and on the very rare occasion as a trio. I also have a 5 piece band called “Earth to Belka” and we play funk, blues, rock in general. I have played in many bands previously and done hip-hop and country tunes as well.
I have an affinity for a lot of singer songwriters, funk jam bands, underground hip hop, and heavy distorted blues bands. Ray LaMontange, Joey Landereth, Justin Nozuka, Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Brother Ali, Run The Jewels, Immortal Technique, Eyedeas and Abilities, Gary Clarke Jr., The Marcus King Band, Tedeski Trucks Band are a few groups I listen to on the regular these days. During highschool, I was pretty keen on the grunge scene along with classics like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and The Who just to name a few.
What instruments do you play, and how long did it take you to learn those instruments?
I have always loved singing and oddly I find that people don’t list that as an instrument. I have played the guitar (mainly acoustic) for the last 17 years. I recently started messing around with learning the keys, but I have not been very diligent in my lessons.
Who are your influences in your life, and why?
List: My father, my sister, Leonardo Da Vinci, Gary Vaynerchuk, Nikola Tesla, Joe Scott, Neil deGrasse, Marcus Aurelius, The Buddha, Tyson, Michael Jordan, Tom Bilyeu, Aang (from Avatar the Last Airbender), Finn ( from Adventure Time).
All these people either display innovation, compassion, imagination, problem solving skills, empathy or some type of mastery in their field. All of these characteristics I highly admire and have made a huge impression on me.
Have you competed in any music competitions on the Meet Me App, and if so how was your experience with them?
I was a part of Season 4 of HOOP’s MeetMe’s Got Talent before it was changed to “Search for the Star”. I was very honored to be named the winner of that season and I did have a positive experience. I was able to get connected with a few other musicians and get my name out there a bit on the app (which was my main objective). For the most part, I shy away from competitions when it comes to talent because I feel that art is so subjective and if you truly love creating then you do it simply because you enjoy it.
What are your streams like? What kind of theme is your stream?
I stream with the purpose of entertaining, uplifting, and educating my viewers. 90% of the time I am playing music and chatting about my daily endeavours or future plans. Other times, I like to stream myself video editing and or creating animations.
You run a Meet Me promoted show called The Music Box Showcase. Would you like to explain what that is all about, and who else is involved with the show?
The Music Box Showcase is an open mic that I co-host with Steve T every Thursday at 7PM EST. We wanted to cultivate a show that would unite the musical community outside of hosting another music talent show. Anyone can participate that wants to and all you have to do is request the box at the start of the show. We typically do the show for 3 hours and have 16 people play with an intro and intermission where Steve and I play a few tunes. At the end, we pick two people to come back to do encore performances.
Would you like to expand Music Box showcase outside the application, and if so what kind of platform would you like to expand it on?
That is something that has come to mind, but for right now we are focusing a lot on MeetMe, because other than Instagram it is the only platform that allows you to have a guest while live streaming.
Do you have any albums out, if so where can we listen to them, or purchase them?
All my music can be downloaded for whatever price you would like to pay at www.kennyleeyoung.com. Other than that you can hear me on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Pandora, Shazam, Deezer, Tidal, and Soundcloud. I have a Youtube page (www.youtube.com/kennyleeyoung) where we release a new song and music/lyrics video every month. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok.
If someone wanted to start learning how to play an instrument, what kind of tips would you give them to get started?
I personally would suggest referring to Youtube. There are countless tutorials that you can find effortlessly and if you have a certain person that you idealize you can most likely find them giving you tips on how they play. I would also suggest Skillshare which is a platform where you can learn practically anything technical and a yearly subscription for just over $100 a year.
The main thing with learning anything new is to have fun with those curiosities and to have patience. The more time you focus and repeat the processes on whatever you are learning will allow you to grasp it in a timely fashion. At the same time, taking breaks are important to solidify what you are learning.
What are your hobbies outside of Meet Me, and music? What do you like to do for fun?
I had mentioned that I do animations and video editing and honestly that has intrigued me more than playing music recently. There will always be a place for music in my life, but working with Adobe software has been a rabbit hole I love venturing further down. That is probably why I enjoy our open mic show on MeetMe because it allows me to create overlays that I animate with transitions while producing, playing music, and connecting with other musicians.
I enjoy working out on a regular basis, disc golfing, and spending time with my wife and puppy. I am a sucker for podcasts that talk about new technology, culture, and motivation. I adore documentaries and kid cartoons as well.
Are there any tips you would like to give to streamers who are starting out?
Embrace the things that make you weird, allow yourself to be vulnerable and show that. Remember that you are in control at all times. Pay little attention to trolls as well as people that put you on a pedestal. Streaming is just like real life. You have the power to let the people you want in and exclude the ones that you don’t want to associate with. Also, you should have fun and don’t take it too seriously.
If there is something on the app you would like to change if Meet Group were to be reading these articles, what would that be, and why?
I think that all the things that I have an issue with they are in the mists of fixing. I would like to see them implement a stream key for OBS, make it easier to find people, have categories that you can label your streams, allow the desktop streamers to have the same function capabilities as mobile users, make the process of signing up for an account harder to get rid of bots, and to fix the current bugs with the guests that are in your box.
Is there anything else you would like to mention that I might have missed?
I could eat pho at least 5 times a week and not get tired of it.
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