A Discussion with Jeff Glozzy About Transitioning from a Career in Sales to a Career as an Artist

Jeff Glozzy was born and raised in Norfolk, Massachusetts. From an early age, Jeff fostered a fierce passion for the arts; both creating his own artwork, and appreciating the work of others. 

After finishing high school, Jeff enrolled in Villanova University where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He was then accepted into Boston University, eventually earning a Master’s degree in Arts Education. While at Boston University, Jeff Glozzy received the distinction of being named a Constantin Alajalov Scholar, which is an academic accolade given to those few students who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in the fine arts.

Upon completing his education, Jeff began a career in sales. However, in doing so, he had to put aside his naturally endowed artistic talents, instead focusing on his new career. But even as he established himself as a premiere salesperson, easily earning a comfortable living within the notoriously competitive sales industry, his passion for the arts never diminished. 

After spending almost a decade of his life as a salesperson, Jeff Glozzy made the choice to switch careers, embrace his innate creativity, and apply himself to becoming a serious artist. These days, Jeff is developing a business based on creating his own unique style of artwork and presenting it for public consumption. He is currently assembling a portfolio featuring not only his latest pieces, but also some of his earliest works. Now living his life on his own terms, Jeff finds himself with a rejuvenated sense of purpose, and is creating exciting new artwork at a steady pace.

What inspired you to found your own business based around creating original works of art?

I’ve always been an artist at heart. After spending ten years of my life working in sales, I just decided I wanted to pursue my life-long dream and embrace creating art as my profession.

Can you explain what keeps you motivated?

When trying to translate my ideas into reality, I first embark on a journey of self-exploration—really trying to understand who I am as a person. That kind of exploration brings with it enormous clarity and helps ideas to flow. 

Can you provide some important lessons you have learned as an artist and entrepreneur?

My success thus far is based on putting out good content. I’ve expanded my following on Instagram by creating original artwork and posting it in a high-quality manner. I try to present my art in a way that people really want to see online, but in the end, it’s all about content. Then, obviously, I have to promote it. In that respect, effectively utilizing social media has helped me grow in my career.

What are some tricks that enable you to preserve a healthy work life balance? 

I think the time I spend with my family makes me more productive with my work. I have a fulfilling, engaging life outside of what I do for a living. Without the enrichment my family gives me, I think my productivity would suffer, because what would be the point of working if I didn’t have anything to look forward to at the end of the day? 

Are there any current trends in society that excite you? 

The development of artificial intelligence is exciting to me, but also terrifying. Because AI is advancing so rapidly, it’s soon going to be able to do many things that people do now—and much quicker and better. It’ll threaten the careers of a lot of people because of its capabilities. Among many other things, AI can make art, which really hits home with me. 

But in many ways, artificial intelligence is just like any other new technology throughout history, like personal computers or the internet. When those inventions came along, people had similar concerns. Although AI has the potential to be a much more disruptive force, humans are good at adapting to change. AI is just another technology that must be accepted and embraced.

Are there any obstacles you’re particularly proud of overcoming during the course of your career?

For a long time, I worked in sales. Even though I was pretty good at selling things, I knew the industry wasn’t a good fit for me. Eventually, I recognized that I needed to do something creative and something where I was helping people. That was when I realigned my professional path with my natural passions and gifts. Since then, I haven’t looked back. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.

Can you relate some sage advice that has served you well?

Wholly embrace being yourself. Don’t try to change who you are to appeal to anybody else. If you try to be someone you’re not, you’ll end up having an awful time.” That advice was given to me by a very wise person, and it’s undeniably true.

Is there a piece of advice you’d like to impart to our readers? 

All it takes to succeed in any endeavor is a firm belief in yourself and the courage to take some initiative. If a person has a passion for their work, a strong will, and the right motivation, they will eventually succeed in their career. You don’t need to have superhuman talent. 

What is the most important overall lesson you have learned, whether it’s regarding business or anything else?

Everybody has a responsibility to be thoughtful about existence and to have compassion toward their fellow human beings. Unfortunately, I don’t see many people putting a lot of effort into that, or really anything beyond what they do on a day-to-day basis. While I think people contemplate the important things in life to a certain extent, it seems to me that most of them stop doing so after a while—probably because they’re busy with work, family, and simply getting through each day. But I think it’s important that people make an effort to delve deeper and think about the different aspects of life.

2K Ponce Juno is Combining Music Seamlessly with Business

For 2K Ponce Juno, hailing from a large musical family has so much to do with his pursuit of a music career and so far the Staten Island-born musical act is fast making the entertainment industry sit up and take notice. With his unique and personalized style of music which features a blend of Caribbean vibe and New York vibe to his genre-crossing music and a fusion of his lyrics delivery and amazing energy and moves on stage, 2K Ponce Juno is indeed a rising star. Signed professionally under the imprint of Sony Music Group, he is the owner of Ellispe Group Records Global LLC, and its subsidiaries including Star Music Group LLC, and EGR Global Music Publishing Company. 2k Ponce Juno is an astute business-oriented individual who is not lost in his quest for mainstream success, but simultaneously takes his business enthusiasm and quest for success along wherever he goes. Perhaps, being raised around the West Indian culture gave him his “don’t give up” attitude and mindset.

2K Ponce Juno began his career in the music industry in 2012, first as an entrepreneur and the first project he launched his first project “Chicken Grease n’ Grits,” in collaboration with Music act, Seven. The project amassed over three thousand hits from Datpiff. Subsequently, he released his first music video titled, “They Like This.” On March 15, 2019, he released, “Coolli Bandz” an EP, containing his hit single, “This Life” which earned him a place on the Takeover Tour, powered by the AAMG family.

2k Ponce Juno exudes positive vibes, infectious, yet bouncy and a feel-good vibe in his approach to dominate the industry. Coming from a profound hip hop background, Juno’s music embodies a Caribbean-New York flair, and thanks to his aura and energy (on and off the stage), he has captivated the hearts of his fans who can’t stop asking for more of him.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 2K Ponce Juno’s music was a favorite on the dance floors of clubs in the Northeast and he was on his way to joining the Sony/Orchard and Mo Thugs Family’s America’s “Most Blunted Tour” until the pandemic halted the entertainment industry. And despite the lockdown, while awaiting the opportunity to travel, get back on stage, and entertain his growing fan base, he’s remained creative and has been reaching out to help those closer to home. His latest single, the remix of “Go Pretty Girl,” was produced by Max which has taken major Jamaican media markets by storm, was released in the US on Friday, January 15. Accompanying 2K Ponce Juno on it are popular Jamaican dancehall icons, DJ King Beenie Man and singer Double K.

2K Ponce Juno has never seen himself in competition with any of his fellow artists, according to him, “There is no competition with artists who produce similar genres and have the same outward expression of his or her love for The Lord. The separation from the music produced by 2k Ponce and secular artists is simply the difference in lifestyle lived by the artists.”

Away from music and entrepreneurship, Juno is best known for his distinct and classy fashion style, and added to that is a recent endorsement deal that makes him the ambassador and the face of Kim Birkedal Hartmann’s Revanche Cognac. 

“In five years, I see myself producing other arising artists into stars. I will be helping upcoming artists reach their highest musical potential to make hit records underneath Ellipse Group Record Global LLC/ Sony Music Group.” He concludes.

Connect with 2K Ponce Juno on social media by following him on Instagram and Twitter, or visit his website.

David Drake, Creative Behind MUZE, on Breaking the Mold With His Distinctive Artistry

Today’s industries are heavily saturated and merciless in terms of allowing aspirants with no competitive advantage to stay in the game. Whether it is in the music industry or the commercial space, anyone wishing to take center stage must be able to distinguish themselves from a plethora of other go-getters who are willing to go the extra mile to pursue their goals and translate their personal and professional visions into reality. David Drake, the creative mind behind the art company MUZE, has set himself apart and continues to prove that he is bound to become a household name in the creative realm.

This graphic artist, who was born at the height of Rubik’s cubes, John Hughes movies, and hair metal, draws inspiration from pop culture. Widely known for his keen eye for the absurd and the sarcastic, he effortlessly counterbalances this particular approach to art with a genuine perspective for motivation and positivity. Today, he has gained the attention of countless enthusiasts, accumulating over 1.5 million dollars through his work, which is heavily influenced by his love for pop culture. 

Widely acclaimed within the hustle art community, David Drake has earned recognition for his signature red lip noir style. Backed by his supporters who have made it possible for MUZE by David Drake to reach impressive heights, he offers a different and original take on the growing “hustle art” trend. In recognition of the numerous websites that have popped up, almost all of which boasting nearly identical canvas art and design inspirations, this artist is committed to breaking the mold.

At MUZE, 100% of the designs available are born out of the imagination and passion of David Drake. Each piece comes ready to hang and is stretched onto a standard gallery wrap, boasting his logo and signature of approval stamped on the back. Additionally, the artistic offerings included in the inventory of this premier canvas art company are designed to speak to the millions of driven individuals worldwide. “They are crafted to resonate with people who are unique in their thinking and understand what it takes to be successful. These individuals strive for greatness in all that they do,” the esteemed creative shares. 

People from all walks of life have gravitated towards the work of David Drake. While his creations have a strong masculine aesthetic, they appeal to both men and women alike. They have also made an impact among those whose interests lie in entrepreneurship, fashion, and pop culture.

Currently, with David Drake at the helm, MUZE is making waves for providing a stylish antidote to the overplayed and overdone online canvas buying experience that has become characteristic of the hustle art community. In the coming years, he plans to continue showcasing his work and the stylish, sexy, and high-fashion vibe that it exudes to stand out even further in the industry. Armed with his talent, passion, and distinctive artistry, David Drake is carving a path toward the forefront of the art and entrepreneurial scene.

Learn more about MUZE and David Drake by visiting its website and Instagram page. 

Worldwide Entrepreneur and Artist Patrick Beck Shares His Journey Towards Success

People often define success as a by-product of a life lived inside out. In Patrick Beck’s case, he feeds himself with the idea that he is enough, and creates a space where he can pour out his potential and abilities to come up with impressive results. 

Once he found a way to realign his potential with the highest good, Patrick knew he was here to succeed. Beck, a worldwide entrepreneur and artist, has lived a story of rags to riches; he started with nothing. At the age of sixteen, Patrick already felt the struggles of being financially inexperienced or limited. After his achievement of multiple degrees in Chemical Engineering, Electronics, and Psychology, he began traveling the world .and found himself capable of unleashing his full potential to help others and himself succeed. 

Years passed, and Patrick has finally tasted the sweetness that comes with his success. He began launching multiple brands that showcase his talents. His endeavors into glass art express  his ideals and his passion. The uniqueness of his glass products allowed him to understand and excel in the business industry. He also has a thriving coffee line that has been embraced by his many followers. His coffee incorporates unique processing machines and mugs. Along with the back-to-back success came the hardship and struggles he faced throughout his journey.

Besides having multiple talents and titles, Patrick is proud to announce himself as the youngest person ever to unofficially begin his run for President of the USA, and on Christmas day no less. Given the offer of becoming a Presidential candidate, his ideas in improving infrastructure have left a global footprint. He also plans a systematic payback dedicated to the local communities. Patrick dreams of creating committees that will involve and provide more jobs to people who need them. The launching of his brands will also improve the lives of the many people involved in producing and distributing these products, keeping well-deserved profits in the communities that were created.

Patrick Beck believes in the power of his creativity. It was harnessing his creativity through his art that has given him the recognition that he enjoys among thousands of trusted influencers His glass sculpture work went platinum over Facebook, in one case garnering almost one million views within an hour of posting. This was the sign Patrick needed  to begin work on more products and excel in each brand. In a separate interview, Beck recalled the source of his strength and motivation. According to Patrick, his motivation stems from the times he spent on the streets, without anything but a strong urge to change his life and live with comfort on his own terms. 

Being an established worldwide entrepreneur and artist, Patrick has proven to the world how the combination of these two roles has made a life-changing impact. His passions motivate him to do more and never feel complacent or content in his current status.

At present, Patrick Beck envisions creating and developing high technology industry solutions to ensure beauty and integrity of the community, humanity, civilization, and nature. 

To explore more about this worldwide entrepreneur and artist, you may check out his coffee line and his glass products

DJ Prosperity Collaborates with Kdot to Create VII, a Classic Album

Morgan Moore (known by her professional name DJ Prosperity) is a professional Disc Jockey, singer, songwriter, and producer from Houston, TX. She is best known for her delivery and fusion of different instrumentals, sounds, groovy rhythms, and an overall chill vibe. With experience running well over 20 years in instrumentation, Prosperity has developed a remarkable ability to select melodic sounds and instruments that are an excellent fit for musical compositions.

Prosperity derives her unique music styles from Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, and Pop influences. Growing up, Prosperity always showed her interest in music, and at the age of nine, she performed in a talent show by performing songs of artists such as Whitney Houston, who she regards as her inspiration. Tony Braxton, Donell Jones, Kdot, and J Cole are some of her other sources of inspiration and other artists such as Jill Scott, Frank Beverly, and Jagged Edge over the years.

While in the school band, she played saxophone through high school, after which she took up the keyboards and began playing, recording, and performing music. Prosperity creates music with a unique feel and sound, which thankfully is all thanks to her musical background and extensive music expertise. According to her, the consistent practice has greatly helped her during her career. In her words, “That’s how I was able to get my sound by practicing all the time.”

Prosperity collaborates with Keithan Randall (known by his professional name Kdot), another Houston artist, whom she has known since her High School marching band days for the fans’ listening pleasure and to bring out a fresh and new style of music and sound. With this collaboration, which is their first project together, Prosperity and Kdot will be combining their musical mastery on a joint album. The album is titled “VII” due to the number of tracks that made it to the final product, though initially intended to contain ten tracks. The album is a combination of RnB/Urban, Pop music. The majority of their music chords/keys inspired the artist to freestyle on top of illustrious drums. And they feel that the younger generation and older would love and get a feel and taste of our melodic tones.

On what separates her from her competition, Prosperity said, “All of our music productions are original. We would say that not selling our products or services for the intended use could be detrimental to oneself. Words are powerful, and the way you use them can either negatively impact or positively. Music in itself is its language, which people can use to express how they feel by using variations of sounds and tones.

DJ Prosperity’s latest collaboration with Kdot represents a new generation of singers, songwriters, and producers from HTX introducing eclectic urban sound, intending to make instrumental and energetic, fun, and lively music. “We feel that people would easily be able to gravitate to our select sound. We have not allowed anyone to record on our music because we don’t want just any lyrics associated along with our products.” She said.

To learn more about DJ Prosperity, visit her website, or connect with her on social media via Instagram.

Music Artist ‘Lil J’ Sets to Dominate the Rap Scene With Debut Single “Crazy Lil J”

With countless hopeful and talented individuals coming in every year, the music industry remains one of the busiest. Joining the millions keeping it buzzing with activity and bringing energy like no other before, rap artist Lil J recently debuted in the music scene.

Before laying the groundwork for his rise to the top of the charts, John Patrick “Lil J” Harkins IV had always dreamed of being a popular and well-loved rapper. Growing up in Summit, New Jersey, the young music artist was surrounded by great sound. With hard-hitting beats reverberating on the walls around him, Lil J soon discovered an interest and a love for music.

While considering forging a career path in the industry, Lil J kept busy making a name in lacrosse. He was widely recognized as one of the top players in his high school and was quickly recruited for his face-off ability. 

Despite his success in the sport, however, the celebrated athlete realized he could not let go of his dream. John Patrick Harkins IV could not imagine being anything other than a rapper. So, he decided to go for it.

“Last year, I started focusing on rapping for a living,” he shares. “I always wanted to be a famous rapper my whole life, so I decided last year I would start to pursue my dreams of becoming a famous rapper.”

Blessed with an impressive work ethic, a fantastic voice, and musical prowess, the handsome 23-year old took his first step in the industry. After months of passionately developing his craft and finally finding his sound, John Patrick Harkins IV made his debut with “Crazy Lil J” just last December 26, 2020. 

Aside from setting the stage for his future international success, Lil J’s recent debut is also the mark of a dream nearly realized. Having fantasized about being where he is now and further for a long time, the young rapper is ecstatic about his first single.

“I decided to pursue my dream of being a rapper because it would make me happy. I want a job that I would love to do for the rest of my life, and being a rapper would, for sure, make me blissful.”

Working multiple minimum wage jobs for a long time, starting a career in the music industry is a welcome addition to Lil J’s growing portfolio. At present, the rising music artist is working on numerous powerful tracks that will exhibit not only his unique flow but also his discovered brilliance at the 2011 acting camp of the New York Film Academy.

In preparing to dominate the rap scene, the young rapper has armed himself with the two key ingredients to his future success: talent and will. “I am very determined to make it to the top of the rap game and have my picture and name known by everyone around the world. It would be a dream come true for me, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to get there.”

Listen to Lil J’s debut rap song on SoundCloud and his YouTube channel. Learn more about the 23-year old rapper and stay updated on his rise to the top of the charts by following him on Instagram.

Celebrated Violinist David Scott Soothes the Mind While Tugging at Heartstrings

For a long time, music has comforted those who seek shelter from the thorns of reality. Building a haven of his own, music artist David Scott has made it his mission to provide music for those who need it. 

With over 30 years of experience, David Scott is a trained classical violinist who has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names. The musician first entered the industry when he graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Humanities.

While living in Philadelphia, he began to nurture a love for music production and improvisation. After his years in university, an overwhelming feeling of disenchantment about the prosaic path of classical symphonic overcame David. Attacked by several health scares, he felt helpless and was faced with no choice but to redefine his sound. He decided to make a change.

Pushing beyond the rigid boundaries and expectations of classical violin, David realized his potential as a multifaceted and versatile creative able to master any genre, style, or melody on the instrument.

Tuning his heartstrings and creating a unique sound with his violin, the ingenious classical musician started to capture the attention of the music industry’s giants and executives. It wasn’t all still waters for David, however. The talented artist was blocked by countless hurdles, which took the form of major open-heart surgeries.

To date, David Scott has survived five of the critical operations. Three years ago, he received a (Medtronic) Melody Valve from Duke Hospital in his fifth procedure. The valve, invented by a violinist, was set through a non-invasive procedure and strengthened David’s faith in miracles.

While in recovery, David crafted an album with tracks detailing the story of his procedure. Inspiring those going through a similar situation, the music artist recently released the Hip Hop Concept Album entitled “The Universe Gave Me A Melody.” The album is available on all digital streaming platforms and has already reached countless people worldwide.

“I am witness to how music healed my own body and wanted to bring that gift to others who might be suffering,” David shares about his latest masterpiece.

Having music as close to his heart as possible, David can relate to various artists and create tracks that ring true and connect to a diverse audience. This unique skill has gotten him collaborations with notable Grammy Award-winning artists. These artists include those who have produced and arranged for Frank Sinatra, Dr. Dre, John Williams, and Aaliyah.

Furthering his mission to give back, David Scott has also established a nonprofit organization geared towards raising the conversation on mental health. Founded in 2009, Music Over Mind focuses on the Betterment of Mental Health through Music. Since February 2020, the organization has played music for hospital workers and held outdoor concerts for retirement homes. 

Take a deep breath and rest in the haven of David Scott’s soothing music on Spotify. For more information on the inspirational artist, David’s work may be visited on Instagram, Facebook, or his official website. To support Music Over Mind and its heartwarming work, visit the nonprofit organization on its official website.

“Birthday Bitch” Is This Year’s Certified Viral Birthday Anthem

In the wake of a global pandemic that has ravaged the entire world, people are being forced into staying at home when they’re often used to going out and partaking in nightly activities. Gone are the days when partying and dancing in clubs used to take up the weekend. However, a hot new birthday-themed song called “Birthday Bitch” is here to change all that.

Produced by G5yve, “Birthday Bitch” is a viral TikTok sensation that has taken the internet by storm. The song is a product of good vibes, a smooth flow, and limitless enjoyment. The song has become a massive party anthem around the virtual world. Just blasting the song in a room or backyard can automatically change the atmosphere.

“Birthday Bitch” is sung by Mr. White Dogg featuring G5yve and King Leaf. It’s a viral birthday anthem that’s becoming the next birthday jam that will dominate the internet for generations to come. It’s a bop that warrants hours of dancing, a song that can’t be stopped until everyone drops.

The song has captivated a worldwide audience with listeners from all over 62 countries. “Birthday Bitch” garnered all of its attention organically, without ever having to rely on marketing dollars behind its release. The secret of its success lies solely on word of mouth and an aptly titled song, making it roll-off the tongue. 

The song has garnered internet virility through TikTok and Instagram users alone, which is an impressive feat all on its own. Mr. White Dogg and G5yve have always delivered hits and bops that have managed to captivate audiences all over the world, and they’re back at it again with “Birthday Bitch.” Yet again, the duo has captured the attention of radio DJs, internet playlist curators, and general audiences alike. 

The party jam king, G5yve, produced the beat in his studio in Los Angeles, and the heart-thumping vocals were recorded in North Hollywood, California at Tha Stu Productions/Tha Stu Music Studios. The song isn’t just for the audience’s auditory pleasure, as “Birthday Bitch” has its own viral music video that was shot at Rose Studios in Downtown Los Angeles, California, with a full production cast and crew.

“Birthday Bitch” has become a viral classic, having millions of people tune in to the song and greet their friends with the song on social media instead of the traditional “Happy Birthday” song, which in and of itself is a great gift to give. The thought of listening to good music on one’s birthday is a gift that anyone can appreciate. The song has also become a hit among quarantine drive-by birthday parties, adding more credibility to the viral single.

It’s absolutely no surprise that “Birthday Bitch” has garnered massive appeal among a worldwide audience. It’s the latest song that’s taking over the airwaves and the digital space. It’s more than just a trend; the song is a massive worldwide sensation.

At the next party that you will be attending, do not forget to request “Birthday Bitch”. The song can be streamed on all major streaming sites. Check out the song by hitting the link.

Sabathil720 Aims to Spark Change in People’s Hearts Through Music

Losing a loved one is hard. The Bronx, New York-born artist Melvin Acquah, best known as Sabathil720, is pushing boundaries as he tries to continue his late brother’s legacy. The artist formerly belonged to a group called The ETMC’s, who parted ways when his brother Thaahum passed away. Today, he wants to make a difference in others’ lives through music.

With the loss of his brother, Sabathil720 is fueled to build what they have both started. Determined to keep the torch on fire, the artist continually captivates music lovers with major, game-changing moves. For him, the hip-hop industry is no longer merely about music but has evolved into a way of life. Various artists have become entrepreneurs, such as Jay-Z and Mark Cuban. The paths of his idols inspired him to create his own empire in the hip-hop landscape.

Additionally, Sabathil720 created his own music label to free himself from the constraints of music contracts. The artist seeks to produce a sound that ensures full creative freedom and artistry. “I have complete freedom to do my own deals and to fully own my publishing which most artists don’t or can’t currently have because of consensual contracts,” shared the artist. “I want to be the first to break out of that concept of contracts. I will be the first artist to not be tied up into contracts,” he added. 

Sabathil720 wants to create music that’s never before heard in the mainstream music scene. He strives to be a voice that will spark a revolution and inspire others to make a stand, release their sentiments, and lead the change needed in the world. The artist is not afraid of venturing outside the mold and challenging the status quo because he knows that the narrative for his community can be better. “I sit on the throne, I am the imperial, and no one, no matter who they are, will not stop me,” the artist said. 

His latest song called “Like Me” is a testament to Sabathil720’s determination to carve his name in the hearts of hip hop lovers worldwide. The song is his way of challenging social norms and stepping out of his comfort bubble on a mission to honor his brother’s name. “Like Me” takes the audience on a journey of unique beats and profound lyricism.

“No matter what it is, no matter what concept you have, the world is yours,” said Sabathil720. “Be your own boss. Show that you care, show the world that you can be different, show the world that you can be the difference and the change that this world needs to see and to grasp new ideas from,” he added. The artist not only sees music as a career but as a way of life wherein he can fulfill a deeper purpose. 

Sabathil720 proves that nothing is too challenging for one to tackle, especially if one is blessed with a wonderful mind from God. Asked where he envisions himself in five years, the artist shared that he sees a life of financial and creative freedom, doing what he is passionate about, and enjoying a healthy lifestyle. “Work smarter and not harder as the saying goes and never give up hope,” said the artist.

Learn more about Sabathil720 on Instagram.

Brien Allen: A Radical Shift from Petroleum Engineering to Exploring His Calling in Music and Acting

Following his father’s footsteps in the oil and gas industry, Brien Allen pursued petroleum engineering, believing that this was his only path in life. Later, he realized that his passion was somewhere else: in music and arts, the realm where his mother thrived. This realization prompted Brien Allen’s radical shift in his career. He has taken a leap from exploring the world of engineering to now performing and taking on several projects for music and even film acting. 

Brien Allen is a petroleum engineer, lead guitarist, vocalist, and band member of Altermind, a progressive metal band from Austin, Texas. Born to a geophysicist father and a musician mother, he developed an affinity for science, which led him to study petroleum engineering at the University of Texas. By the time he was in his mid-college life, he gradually realized that music was his true calling in life despite loving science. Still, he pushed through and finished his degree in 2014. Shortly after, he joined a local rock band, which introduced him to the life of touring and shows. From investing thousands of dollars in his music, he felt that his career was not moving towards where he wanted it. But with a fiery passion at hand, the musician-engineer was willing to take the risk.

Fast forward to today – Brien Allen now finds himself part of a band that captures his real vision in music, Altermind. The band is currently collaborating with high-profile vocalists such as Lauren Babic and is set to release their album in early 2021. On top of this, he is also involved in a Latin/pop-rock group, Al Cielo. The group serves as a national act with members spread across the country. In 2021, the group eyes the release of new songs combining genres, including electronic music, pop-rock, and Latin. Another group he performs with is Bridges Ablaze, a band flaunting a harmonious sound where Brien serves as a vocalist. Both Al Cielo and Bridges Blaze are bands under the mentorship and guidance of the musical legend Charlie Walk in a program known as Music Mastery.

Brien Allen has kept himself busy participating in other heavy metal projects through the years – Arborenna and Perpetual Horizon – with albums expected to be released in 2021. Besides his ongoing music projects, he is also excited about being in talks to play a role in an independent film in 2021. “The journey has been very tough, but embedded within the suffering was the wisdom needed to transcend it,” says the rising musician. 

What keeps Brien Allen competitive and one of a kind as an artist is his commitment to diversity. Being involved in tons of projects ranging from metal, rock, EDM, pop to Latin, jazz, and more, he is truly a man who can run different shows and still champion it all. Being under the direction of incredible industry executives, music experts with the highest music production quality, it is evident that Brien has so much in store for his listeners. He is, indeed, on his way to taking the music industry by storm. 

To learn more about Brielle Allen and his music, you may check him out on Instagram.