This week we’d like to introduce Mason & Julez. Their newest project is called GOING ON 21 and is currently available on Apple Music. You can also support them on Instagram, TikTok, Spotify, and YouTube. Additionally, the Copyright Alliance would like to wish a happy birthday to Julez (Copyright Alliance Member/Creator), Manager T. Younger and her brother Corey!
What is the inspiration behind becoming a creator?
Our duo consists of two young Australian brothers, who are inspiring today’s society with music. We speak through our gifts of song. Becoming creators is defined by being true innovators. Music is a raw depiction of our personal art and communication. It is how we convey our messages in codes. Our sound is edgy, playful and fun. We are climbing to achieve the pinnacle of success. We love taking risks by all means necessary!
Can you take us through your creative process? How long does it take? Does everything you create or work on make money?
Our creative process fluctuates. We collaborate with music producer Patrick Guitarboy on eccentric ideas. He is our mentor and guide along the way. We are up and coming artists in this big American world. Music is a universal language. Our lyrics are expressed and derived from every day experiences. Presently, we are unsigned artists; therefore we are not compensated for every performance rendered. We do gain the epitome of knowledge throughout this journey of adventure. Our monetary residuals will come from the music sales eventually. We are honored to be creator members of the Copyright Alliance.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about your line of work?
The biggest misconception for us is the notion that a record deal will come overnight. We are still youth who are hustling and attempting to make it in a new country. There are some entertainment companies that have conducted bad business practices. We trusted them to assist in fostering our musical careers/talent. We spent money and time on our futures. In return, they did not deliver any of the promises agreed upon. Our manager Calvin B of Leftlane Ent. has invested several resources in our craft. Our parents, Glen and Simone, keep us grounded and educated in achieving our goals. Our siblings, Brooke, Billy and Jack, are our biggest supporters. We would not survive—period—without a team. Another misconception is when some major artists claim that they acquired success alone. There is no “I” in “Team.” It definitely takes a hard working, dedicated, loyal team to win.
When did you first become aware of copyright and why?
Author/Song Composer, Legal advisor, and Copyright Alliance creator member T. Younger briefly explained a few business logistics to us. She always tells us that the music business is 99% business and 1% fun. She goes over monetary advances and royalties. We discuss music copyright protection laws as well. Growing up in this business, there is alot to learn.
What is the best piece of advice that you would give fellow creators about copyright and how to protect themselves and their work?
The best advice we must share with MATES is to do the following: Look, Listen, and Learn. Also, join the Copyright Alliance as a creator member for free. Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait.
If you aren’t already a member of the Copyright Alliance, you can join today by completing our Individual Creator Members membership form! Members gain access to monthly newsletters, educational webinars, and so much more — all for free!