We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan Sanders and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ryan, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Being consistent is extremely important to getting your work out to the world. For me I’m making sure I upload beats to my YouTube/BeatStars accounts on a regular basis. Too many producers just sit on a pile of beats that aren’t going to get placed. They over-think it to much and end up becoming stuck and can’t grow and bigger. The more you upload the more your work sees more people. It’s really as simple as that. Networking is crazy important too. You have to hit up artists to work together or even just to get to know them. The music industry is all about knowing as many people as you can. Its so easy nowadays too with social media. I wouldn’t know 90% of the artists I do now if it wasn’t for just hitting people up to work together. In all reality I wouldn’t even be doing this interview if it wasn’t for networking online.Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
So I have been doing music consistently for about 3 years now, producing for artists and my own project “Rydawg This Is Crazy” that I just released on all platforms this past December. I honestly had never really even been into music before but I just started playing around on GarageBand one day in high school and I started loving the process. I eventually downloaded Fruity Loops on my dad’s old work laptop and was just addicted to making beats. To get to where I’m at today took alot of hard work and I am really just getting started.
I think what sets me apart from other producers is that I’m a Rockstar at heart. Nowadays rappers are the new Rockstars and their fans respect them as such.
A lot of producers don’t get that same treatment and do not get the appreciation that they deserve. I want to change that and really be remembered as a living legend like that. I want people to really put a face to the music when they hear a song I produced. An Artist is nothing without a good producer, and vice versa. In my eyes we both should get the same share of the credit and fame. To get to where I am at today took a lot of dedication and hard work. As cliché as it sounds that’s all there is to it. If you are not dedicated to this music business then it is not for you. I’m always thinking about making music. Whether it’s how I can evolve my sound more or what I can do to market myself to a bigger audience I am always working it out in my head. I never take a day off, even if I’m not making music one day I’m always working on something that is going to get me one step closer to becoming a better artist.If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have visited Houston twice now and It’s a lovely city. I made some great memories in Galveston chilling on the beach having a few drinks and enjoying the beach. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say my favorite part of the city wasn’t the food. Living up north in Wisconsin, we do not have the privilege of having a Whataburger around every corner. Zaxby’s is a great too especially for a late night snack in the studio. You gotta have that Zaxby’s.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would have to shoutout to the Krispy Boyz. We’ve been working together for about a year now and we kind of work as a unit now all three of us. Their manager has been a huge support as well she’s helped me further my career as a producer. Working remotely away from all the fun in Houston has been a crazy part of my career too. Its mind-blowing how many people actually know me even though I live so far away. I have to shoutout my Houston family of artists down there as well. We all kind of started this music stuff together and they really accepted me as one of their own.