We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniel Prophete and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daniel, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I was working at different studios where the owner would charge a certain amount say ($50/hr) and would pay me $20/hr while I was the one doing all the work so I thought, why not open my own studio, grow my clientele and be my own boss.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an artist/producer/audio engineer and what sets me apart from others is that I’m just me, and I try not to stay boxed in with rules an such. I’m proud that the kid who started playing music 10 years ago kept going until now. I got here through perseverance, people believing in me when sometimes I wouldn’t believe in myself. It was not easy because our parents especially haitian parents have this determined path in their minds for their kids that I completely went against. I’ve learned that nothing great happens overnight, you have to keep fighting, evolving, pushing for what you believe in and never give up. I want the world to know that they will hear about me in the near future.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them out to eat some street tacos, then go down to Santa Monica to walk on the pier during sunset, drive to the observation to see downtown LA at night, and go grab dinner after.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people that have been supporting me throughout my journey, my late aunt Martide Georges, my mother for supporting me financially, my wife for being my biggest supporter and lifting me up when I want to give up, my sister for always sharing my music, my bestfriends Dolce Olivier, Daniel Larco and Mikeneil Paul who some of my biggest supporters, all the teachers especially Dr. Crain from Umass Lowell who taught me music and its values.