We had the good fortune of connecting with Rxbyn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rxbyn, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I was honestly just looking for a way to provide myself the tools to create freely. I enjoy working with others so much! But, after years of being consistently disappointed, and running into walls;I wanted to be in full control (or as in control as I could be) of everything I did for my art, my business. Everything.
I taught myself early on about songwriting, royalties, ownership and copyright, etc. and I’m still learning more every day. I’m also a very hands-on kind of person. So, starting my own business has allowed me to start building something larger from the ground up; and have my hand in every bit of it in the process. It makes me happy, haha.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think what sets me apart from others is my eclectic influence. For a long time, I believed I was a specific type of artist, but I can make music of any kind if I want to, and that’s what I’ve learned to love about my art and my abilities. I’m just now, at 25, learning to take all of that inspiration and ability and mold it into something cohesive and palatable. I’m most excited about my newest music and the plans I have for the future. It motivates me to keep going and I’m enjoying seeing the process unfold! My newest project, the ‘i-motions’ EP will be streaming early on jamendo.com on February 9th and available on all streaming platforms on February 11th, 2022! A lot of special content is in store for the project as well so please stay tuned.
I’ve gotten where I am today honestly by just taking risks and allowing myself freedom in my craft. Where I found restriction in my day-to-day life, I worked to create freedom in my professional life. Freedom to create and express myself how I please. It hasn’t been easy and has involved some extreme looks into my personal life and who I am as a person at the end of the day, but that’s also what has made it so rich.
I overcame a lot of my challenges just purely through perseverance and consistency. A lot of things happened that I wasn’t okay with, and that I sometimes could and sometimes couldn’t control. However, I didn’t let any of it negatively impact my ultimate goal or vision. Even if I had to do the job myself. Even if I had to film an extra day, or push the show back, or settle for less content for promotion over quality..the list goes on.
Regardless of circumstance, I kept going and did what was needed at the time. I’m dedicated to the success of my career and myself.
I hope the world just gathers that I am authentic. I try to do everything from a real and honest place. My art comes straight from the very real and raw emotions I’ve been blessed to experience. I’m excited to continue on with my journey, and see how else my life can manifest itself in the form of music.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Haha, so I live in Galveston, TX, but I’m very much a traveler so I go out both off and on the island. I tend to go off the island to visit friends and hang out in Webster, Friendswood, Uptown Houston, San Antonio, Austin, etc. I love going to the mall, Baybrook or Galleria usually, eating at Taco Trucks (There’s one called El Borrego in Houston that is amazing), go out for a good margarita at the Spot in Galveston or couple of drinks at Tsunamis on the Strand, going out for a good time at VooDoo Hut or Shot Bar in Kemah, etc.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout my entire family for being an essential part of my growth and who I am today! For accepting me exactly as I am, in every form, even before I knew all of those forms myself. I am truly grateful for them! Their constant love and support has been a crucial piece of the pie when it comes to my business. I’d also like to thank my friends and peers for helping to keep me on track. Their encouragement and motivation gives me the invitation to grow, try new things, experience the ups and downs of the business, and so much more. I’d name you all individually, but I’m blessed to have so many of you that we’d be here for a while, haha. You know who you are.Love you all very much!
And finally, huge shoutout to any and everyone that has ever supported
me and my business at all in any way!! It all has not gone unnoticed, and I am forever grateful! The outpour of love, excitement for the upcoming projects, and consistent motivation is the reason I’m able to keep going. Much love.
Noel “NoHow” Ruiz Jr., Ja’Cory Lavine