What is your Producer name?
How did you get your name?
My friends call me Pop which is short for my last name Popov; In Serbian Pop means Pope, so that’s how my name “Popebeats” came to be.
How did you get into Producing?
It all actually happened very spontaneously. While I was hanging out with my longtime friends, like usual, we were freestyle rapping for fun. Then, an idea popped into our heads: why wouldn’t we try this for real? My friends wanted to be rappers and I figured I could be the one who made the beats. Despite the fact that I had no knowledge about music production, surprisingly enough it motivated me, even more, to give it a try. I went home that night, installed FL and it was love at first sight
What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?
In addition to spending countless hours experimenting on the FL studio, I improved my skills by exploring and watching tutorials about everything that I aspired to learn.
What did your first set up look like?
Just my PC, my headphones and FL studio.
What does your current set up look like?
Aside from new VSTs I bought, my setup is pretty much the same as when I first got started. My creativity has drastically evolved while my tools have pretty much remained the same.
How did you get your Producer/Artist name?
There's no real special back story behind my Artist name. It's a play on my last name and what I love to do which is to make beats.
If you could produce for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?
It would have to be Mac Miller, without a doubt, he was and still is my biggest inspiration. Young Lean or Travis Scott would most definitely be my second choice, I really appreciate how creative and authentic they are. I believe that with each and every one of them, I can create an ‘out of this world’ banger.
What is your goal when you create?
When I create, I aspire to make use of every idea that pops into my head. When I’m feeling inspired, I make sure not to waste any second of it, and to continue working until I feel satisfied with the outcome.
What's your go-to song right now?
Sold out dates by Lil Baby x Gunna.
What is your dream as a Producer?
As for, generally in life, and in producing, my motto is to keep working on myself, and improving myself in every way possible. In the long run, my dream is to get to the point in my career where I can collaborate with well-known, acclaimed artists, and that one day, “Popebeats” appears on the Top 10 billboard charts.
What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a Producer?
In my opinion, the key to success is working hard and staying focused. As long as this is actually your dream, you shouldn’t even consider it as work, but rather as pleasure. Never mind what anyone has negative to say about you or your work, as long as you stay focused on what you dream and believe in, they won’t distract you. It is useful to consider criticism, but only if it’s constructive. It will get tough, but don’t let that bring you down, just keep your head held high, and keep striving.
Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc)
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCACZzobPRiiK-9Od4KMl3Jw