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Industry Talk with Producer James Worthy

August 6, 2015

By FuNkwoRm

by Lenell King

He is a rising star in the music industry working with talent like Truth Hurts, Sara Stokes of P. Diddy’s, Making the Band, and a long list of others. James Worthy is worthy of jobs new found success and we’re excited about what the future holds for him.

Lenell: Where are you originally from, and how did you get started in the music industry?

James: I’m originally from New York and I’ve been in Atlanta now for some years. I got started pretty young at about 15 or 16. At that time, I really got into making my own music. Being from NY, there is a lot of inspiration that you can pull from. There are so many genres to get motivation from out there. It was natural for me to gravitate to that kind of field. My whole thing was really honing in on production and musicianship more than the actual song. I stuck with it.

Lenell: So do you actually play an instrument? Oftentimes when you hear about a producer these days, you think of the beat machines, fruity loops, and so forth.

James: Yes, I do play keys and I play other instruments by ear. I’ve learned throughout the years how to play different things to get the rhythm of how to make records. With any instrument you play you have to have that rhythm. The whole thing with producing is that you actually have to know how to produce. That term producer gets thrown around to loosely. A producer is more than making beats, you are putting together a full product for a commercial release.

Lenell: How did you initially get discovered, and signed to Roc Nation?

James: It’s hard to pinpoint how I actually got discovered, it was more so my fans honing in on my craft and …read more

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