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Daily Inspiration: Meet Shawn Douglas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shawn Douglas. 

Hi Shawn, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’m an artist by the name of S.A.I.N.T I’m 27 years of age I started doing music at the age of 11. As a teen, I was a little troubled going down the wrong path at 19 I did some time, and I dropped out of High School my senior year in 2013, but when I hit the bottom of my road, I realized music was my passion and love, and that’s what I wanted to be my career. In 2018 I signed my first distribution deal with Bentley Records in 2020, I moved on to BeatRoot music and stayed consistent I’ve already had music on the radio in Akron areas and surrounding, but since then, I’ve dropped 14 Albums/E.P’s and 13 Singles and 27 music videos with songs played on the radio. My goal a year is to release at least 5 projects a year. I’ve been asked to go on tour and made connections with people in the industry over the years. I have a versatile style of Hip-hop and R&B. I work on music every night spending hours on my craft the road isn’t easy but I’m dedicated and believes nobody works harder than me. I also have my own label/LLC, “I Am Music” I would like to sign artist in the future but only when I reach to where I want to be in my career. Also, music runs in my blood my grandfather was in a Jazz/Funk band and traveled the world, Cousins are also producers, bands, and artist and one of my father figures was an artist they are people I looked up too. And music was big in my household, listening to all the people I consider great. Also dropped mixtapes before I was even first signed 90’s Baby and The Beginning. I reached accomplishments of over 500,000 streams with my whole catalog. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road at times I would only get 5 or 10 views. Over the time, having money for studio time and finding a team to work with until I figured out, I could do everything on my own, I learned to engineer and videography. Had ran into bad Management also being scammed a lot in the industry, but everything plays its part and I enjoyed the slow progress, and it’s starting to show. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an artist, rapper, or singer! I focused on and enjoy the art more than anything. I record, engineer, do videos, and handle all my business inquires. I specialize in my lyrical abilities and songs for the ladies. “The Guy U Love 2 Hate” is a series I’ve created it’s a RnB Hip-hop mix for my female audience. I’m most proud of being on multiple radio stations and one song having over 70,000 streams. Also making real money from my music while staying me in the process. Also reaching 16k views on YouTube. What sets me apart from most I’m simply me and create good music for everyone and anybody can relate to if not one song more. I’m a mix of mainstream and underground. It’s hard not to say my music is great or good. I get love from the youth to the elderly. 

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
For anybody coming up or just starting don’t give up, and if you have something special just know everything takes time not overnight. Don’t be afraid to be you. When I first started, I wish I knew more about marketing and how important networking was it’s a big part of elevating don’t be afraid to reach out and be heard. 

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