Creator Spotlight with Singer/Songwriter Moody Bank$

This week we’d like to introduce you to singer/songwriter Moody Bank$. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter. You can also listen to her music on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

What was the inspiration behind becoming a creator?

The reason I decided to pursue a creative path stems from my desire to express myself both emotionally and physically through music and art. There were certain thoughts and feelings that I found difficult to articulate verbally, but art provided a safe and empowering outlet for me. Additionally, I draw inspiration from the idea of evoking similar emotions in others through my music. Hearing people share how my songs have inspired or deeply connected with them personally is truly the ultimate reward I could hope for.

What do you enjoy most about the creative process?

One of the most exhilarating aspects of the creative process for me is the ability to conjure something extraordinary out of thin air. It’s a captivating feeling, almost like practicing alchemy. To bring forth something into existence that didn’t exist before, it’s truly amazing. It deepens my connection to the essence of creation and reminds me of the purpose we all share in this life. Each day, we have the opportunity to shape ourselves, define our identities, and build the lives we desire. Having the artistic means to do so is like a dream come true. It allows me to embark on a remarkable journey of self-expression, self-discovery, and the fulfillment of artistic aspirations.

Can you talk through your creative process? How long does it take? Does everything you produce make money?

I have a deeply personal and organic approach to my creative process. When I hear a beat, the raw freestyles and melodies that flow out of me become the foundation of my songs. But it’s not just about me—I absolutely love collaborating with my producers from beginning to end. Seeing the song come alive and having the freedom to add my own touch and co-produce the beats and sound selections brings me so much joy.

The lyrics I create are a true reflection of my emotions in that precise moment. Whether it takes an hour or a couple of days, it all depends on the creative energy that fills the air that day. And sure, not every song may bring in big bucks, but I have unwavering faith that my time will come. It’s all about staying consistent and true to myself.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about your line of work?

The biggest misconception about my work is that I don’t handle all aspects of it. In reality, I’m a multi-talented individual who takes charge of every step. I write my own lyrics, often co-produce the beats, record my own vocals, and even create my own Chanel strips. I’m a one-woman show, and that’s what sets me apart from the rest. I relish the ability to have complete control over the entire process—both the sonic elements and the aesthetics—because that’s what adds a touch of beauty to my art.

When did you first become aware of copyright, and why?

My understanding of copyright came to light when I discovered that the first producer I collaborated with for my debut EP had copyrighted my music without my knowledge. It was a devastating realization because I never anticipated something like that happening to me. However, with the benefit of hindsight, I now appreciate that this experience served as a valuable lesson. It highlighted the significance of being well-informed about the industry in which I work and being transparent about such situations. It also reinforced the importance of taking ownership of my responsibilities as an independent artist.

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