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Conversations with Joshua Bateman

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joshua Bateman.

Hi Joshua, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
When I was 12, I went to a church in U-City. The youth leaders at that church wanted to start a rap group. To do that they obviously needed rappers and producers. So since they knew that I play piano and drums they asked me to be one of the music producers in the group.

One Leader gave me FL Studio and I became hooked. I have been producing ever since. Over the years, I’ve worked with many artists including artists from Nigeria, Costa Rica, the Philippines, Australia, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Pheonix, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and my hometown of St. Louis. Part of the reason I was able to work with so many artists especially around the world is because of my mentor Blue. He’s a Grammy Award-winning, Multi-platinum selling producer.

He taught me a lot of what I know about production and mixing. I got to where I am today by not giving up. People have said that production could not be a career but against all odds I made it mine. Now, I run a production company called JSH B Productions. Social media tags are @prodbyjshb. I’ve officially been in business for 1 year and it has been amazing.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has been a smooth road for the most part. A lot of the struggles of being a producer and entrepreneur are more mental. Having to talk yourself off the ledge and continue to keep pushing and working instead of giving up and quitting is key. All entrepreneurs have moments where they don’t feel like they measure up or ask themselves why they’re doing this.

The reason people start to feel this way is that they compare themselves to other people. It’s important to remember that you can’t compare yourself to others. Your success is not measured by other people’s success.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am known for and specialize in music production. I am most proud of my ability to create multiple genres of music from Pop, RnB, and Trap to CCM, EDM, and Afrobeats. That is also what sets me apart from other producers. Not a lot of producers produce a wide range of genres in music. I all music so I’m never afraid to try out new things and push boundaries when it comes to my creations.

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
The most important lesson that I’ve learned is to stay inspired. Staying inspired means you’ll stay creative. Creativity is the driving force of music production and most other things in life. You can get inspired by finding new things to do, new music, new foods, new places to travel to, etc. The more you experience the more you’ll be inspired.

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JSH B, Blue, E1 Studio, and Taqsem

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