We had the good fortune of connecting with M.A.D. Smooth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi M.A.D., we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I just wanted to compose music haha. I didn’t start with the idea of “I’m going to be business owner”; however, ownership is crucial to becoming successful in the music industry.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Please tell us more about your art. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others
I’m a music producer from Tampa, FL. I create all kinds of music. R&B, Pop, EDM, Hip-Hop, Latin etc.. I’m not sure what sets me apart form others but I know I love what I do. Creating music has been the focal point of my life since as far back as I can remember and it’s never been a dull moment haha.
What you are most proud of or excited about?
I’m not sure what I’m most proud of since this entire journey, while difficult, has been nothing but amazing experiences but if I had to pick, it’d be the week I spent in LA working with a few artists. That trip was awesome! Met a lot of great people and created a lot of great music.
How did you get to where you are today professionally?
Was it easy?
Not at all haha
How did you overcome the challenges?
By reminding myself it’ll all be worth it at the end and every successful person goes through rough times in their journey.
What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way?
There are many but the most important is to never give up. Regardless of how many times you get knocked down, keep getting up. Keep going
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
The brand is great. The music is top quality and the story is resilient
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?
If my best friend were visiting, I’d take them to all the beaches near by. Clearwater, St Pete, Siesta Keys, Ana Maria Island etc. We’d go out to eat at some of the best restaurants in town like The Meat Market. Get ice cream at Revolution Ice Cream. We 1000% would go digging for vinyls at all the cool record stores in town. Probably hit up the International mall. Visit some art museums etc.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are a bunch of people who have had very important roles in my journey thus far, but none more than my wife. She’s been there from the beginning. She’s seen all the sleepless nights, the failed attempts, all the nonsense associated with making in the music industry and never left my side. If anything, she’s been the biggest supporter/asset to this all.