We had the good fortune of connecting with Rodrigo Martins and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rodrigo, what matters most to you?
As a music producer, the thing that I value the most is connection. Both between me and the artist I’m working with and also between the artists and their audience. Everybody who listens to a song wants to feel connected to it. The song has to express the emotion the listener wants to feel, it has to function as the soundtrack for what they are doing at the moment. Also, when I’m working with artists, I’m always trying to understand the emotion they are trying to achieve with a composition, and I think that when I create a real connection with that artist, I can help bringing those emotions to life.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a music producer and audio engineer, meaning I help people to create and record songs. I have been lucky enough to work with a lot of amazing artists so far in my career. I produced and mixed the first album of Rebeca a former competitor on the show The Voice in Brazil, and in Brazil, also produced the album “Casas” by Rubel, that was nominated for the Latin Grammys in 2018. Since I’ve moved here I’ve been trying to work as much as possible, both as a producer and as recording and mixing engineer. And what I’ve learned moving to a new country is how important connections are, and how important is to feel welcomed.

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?
Most of the time I have spent here was during the pandemic, so I wasn’t leaving home that much. I know that I love going to any beach, and I love eating Mexican food. Tacos 1986 is great!

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?
I’d like dedicate it to my parents. They’ve been making an incredible effort for me to be where I am right now. Without them I’d be lost. Also everybody that I have worked with: Rebeca, Manny Moura, Kinami, Rubel, and my band, Tereza. Also I’d like to thank every production teacher at Berklee, and also my boss Andres Gonzalez, and incredible mixing engineer and producer who has been teaching me since I’ve moved to the USA

Website: rtm-music.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rodrigothomazmartins/

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