Hey what's up! My name is Joseph Evans Jr aka EVAJ MUSIC. I've been making beats and producing music for over 10 years now and am excited to share my knowledge, skills, and experience with you here on Udemy.
I've created 20+ courses on topics such as How to Make Beats, How to Make Music in GarageBand, How to Make Music in Logic Pro X, Music Licensing, Music Production, How to Mix Your Beats, and much more!
I come from a family of musicians and ministers so I was always around music. My mom taught piano lessons when I was young and trained me on the fundamentals of the piano and how to play scales and chords. My dad had studio equipment because he composed music and was in a band and let me borrow one of his keyboards. That's when I discovered my gift for music production.
They later brought me my own keyboard and palm top studio with a mic and from there I began working with local rappers and singers in my home town in Oklahoma. Shortly after graduating college for marketing I decided to pursue music more seriously and attended Full Sail for Recording Arts.
While at Full Sail I met a lot of todays industry professionals and learned about major studio equipment as well as the inner workings of sound, music production, and engineering. When I graduated I shifted my focus to writing, recording, and performing my own music as a Gospel Rapper. I released two projects, "The Time Is Now" and "T.A.P.E Deck", as well as a single called "So Loving" featuring Eva Sabiniano.
I would work as a freelance Audio Visual Technician part time while doing my music and after a few years decided to relocate to Atlanta, GA. While in Atlanta I did a lot of community outreach and began networking with other industry professionals both online and at several major networking events such as A3C, NARIP, and istandard, ibeat daily, and Beat Royale Beat Battles. These events helped train me in how to interact with other professionals and gave me key insight on the music industry.
I met a producer in California on twitter that introduced me to music licensing and after several years of working together I began getting placements on networks like MTV, Vh1, Bravo, and several others. Currently, I live in Texas and work full time in music. My main focus is sharing my knowledge here on Udemy, YouTube and other platforms as well as selling beats online and music licensing.