We had the good fortune of connecting with Nic Saavedra and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nic, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I decided to pursue an artistic career because music has always been the best way for me to express my emotions. I’ve always had a hard time putting my feelings into words, so rather than tell you how I’m feeling, it’s easier for me to emulate it through song.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’d say my work ethic and versatility definitely helps set me apart from others. Being able to do many different skills outside of music, but still using them to help my music career is a big factor that helped me get to where I am today. There are many artists that don’t realize how much work being independent really is and only focus on the music without taking the business side into consideration. Before you build your team, you’re doing everything on your own and that can be pretty overwhelming if you don’t have any time management sorted out. What helps me deal with it is setting specific time slots on specific days for things I have to consistently get done, like admin work, designing graphics for releases, etc. My knowledge on the music business came from doing research when I moved from NJ to Seattle to help run a record label. I eventually left that label and took the knowledge I acquired to start my own company with three other producers called LightWav Music in 2016. Last year during the beginning of the pandemic, I started my own publishing company called Three Chops Music Publishing, and helped build an online creative community called Producer League Friendship Gang, or PLFG for short. PLFG is a worldwide family of like-minded and multi-talented individuals that came together through the Twitch music community, and our goal is to help creatives grow and give them the tools they need to build a platform to find success.
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?
Though I won’t be living in Seattle much longer and most places are closed due to the pandemic, the first spot I would take a friend to is Pike Place Market. Though it is a tourist attraction, there are a lot of interesting shops and delicious food stands to check out. Grabbing some coffee and a snack to eat by the pier is really nice too, especially when the sky is clear and you can get a view of the mountains.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to the community I helped build, PLFG, aka Producer League Friendship Gang. We’re a group of multi-faceted and like-minded creatives from all over the world that met in the Twitch music community. We all hold the same values of supporting and helping each other grow and find success, and do so by sharing our knowledge and resources with those who lack such information. There were a lot of ups and downs for people since the beginning of the pandemic, but if I hadn’t been furloughed from my job, I probably wouldn’t have had the time to finally get into live streaming my production workflow on Twitch and meeting the family I now have.
Other: Sir Nicolas: Website – http://sirnicolas.com Twitter – @sirnicofficial Instagram – @sirnicofficial YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAO49dAdO-OJsw4rWndBfJQ
Single and album cover art done by @nathania_z (Instagram).