IamA former aerospace engineer turned full time musician thanks to modern streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. AMA!
Spotify can be found here
Hey everyone! I write under the name OTR and over the last year or so I have been able to have a career in music thanks to music streaming services. Without the internet and a general interest in streaming platforms, everything I have achieved would not have been possible.
How this all happened: I went to school for Aerospace Engineering and while still in school I landed an internship working for a steel manufacturing company in Kurashiki, Japan. There I decided to focus on playing piano and writing music since I didn't have any friends in Japan and needed something to do for almost a year. I bought one of those casio pianos and brought it back to my company dorm and practiced all the time. Fast forward a few more years - I graduated and ended up working for a defense contractor. Suddenly my music is noticed by a small music blog which landed me a remix opportunity. That remix ended up on several Spotify curated playlists allowing me to break into the music industry.
If you have any questions about me, about the music industry, even about aerospace engineering, living in Japan or just anything in general - ask away.
EDIT: Wow I’m surprised this got so much attention! I’m answering everyone who posts a question but am spending some time with friends for a few hours. Will get back to questions in a bit!
EDIT 2: I'm back with a little wine let's do this.
EDIT 3: Some people are asking what I have coming up - this is just a little snippet of a song that's coming out later this month: link