Meet Matthew P of Paydaytho
I remember back in high school I would scour the Internet for new songs and unique songs to add to my library. My iPod had so many songs on it and in College I would go through and listen to as many as I could. I initially wanted to DJ before making music, but thought that it was too hard or that I couldn’t do it. Then I saw someone at my college doing it and thought “I can do that.” That person I saw quit DJing the next year and sold me his board. I then started to DJ some with my friends and did a couple weddings. Later on in college I started to become curious about how thses songs I was Djing were made and realized that these big artists made a lot of their own songs so if I wanted to get to that level, I should do that too. I started out making EDM initially but around last year (2019) I became focused on rap beats because I am more passionate about that genre right now and I have a lot of fun making beats. I also love the collaborative aspect of making beats, when I was making EDM I was working by myself most of the time.
It’s been a struggle to balance making music with trying to support myself. Anytime I am making music, I am not out at a job making income so the balance can be hard at times. Also working on music can be hard after a long day of work.
I am a music producer by the name of Paydaytho, I make Hip-Hip Beats primarily while I also make some Pop and EDM as well sometimes. I also DJ on occasion. I have worked with artists such as bbymutha, Germ, Lil Aaron, Paris Aden, Henry AZ, Bobby Kritical, and more.
I think being able to do what you love to do everyday while still paying your bills is probably how I would define success. Doing good work that fulfills you personally and that also sustains you financially. Also having good people in your work life and personal life who care about you.