Johnny Juliano is a beat maker from Pittsburgh, USA. He was born on December 28th, 1988. He has since relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. He is most commonly recognised for his work with Wiz Khalifa and also his independent instrumentals as showcased online. He is a rap music producer, but also produces beats in other genres.
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He kicked off by promoting music online at the age of 15. He quickly tasted success and moved on to turned into one of the leading beat makers on soundclick.
He has recorded over forty hits with Wiz Khalifa, and also produced beats for French Montana, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle and Soulja Boy. His greatest success until this point has been ‘Say Yeah’ with Wiz Khalifa.
Johnny started up by recording with Wiz Khalifa when he was still a youngster, where both artists grew up in Pittsburgh. He recalls some of his influences as Kanye West, Lil Jon and Just Blaze - to Daft Punk and Chromeo. He sometimes likes to include influences outside rap into his beats, giving an awesome mix of sounds.
Johnny first got started as a singer, but started creating music when he realised that he was more talented with the technical side of making beats. He classes himself as a beatmaker rather than a true ‘music producer’ as he pretty much has no part in the recording sessions as the artist records over his tracks.
Usually, Johnny supplies the instrumental only to the artist, who will then go into the studio and record vocal parts over the beat, usually without Johnny Juliano being there. The rise of the internet makes this kind of collaboration easy, as we can now send instrumentals to artists across the world, who can then record their parts in any studio, without the beat maker needing to help.
Johnny is known to start crafting his music by recording a melody, before going on to lay down the drum parts, and then ‘filling in the blanks’. He has put out many famous tutorials on youtube explaining his beat making process.
He has sold many hundreds of pounds worth of beats online, and has put out thousands of beats online for artists and singers to record over.
He uses Fruity Loops as his main music production software, along with loads of keyboards and plug in instruments. He has also released his own drum sample collection, available to purchase online from The Producers Choice.
Johnny also offers tips on success for new beat makers. He advises that using low cost marketing channels like facebook and myspace to push free beats and create a reputation for yourself in the industry. This strategy has succeeded for Johnny, who has a massive online following and now makes music for a living.
He is an member of several online music producer communities, and can often be found helping out younger producers and helping them harness their talent.
Johnny is a modern day success story of a hard working musician who has forged a fantastic living doing what he loves
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