…Thank you for your kind words. For me it always goes back to helping children. I would love to find more ways to help children that have been bullied, or have anxiety. I grew up with anxiety and I was always so afraid to talk about it. I’d love to see a program in schools that is a “safe” place for kids to discuss it without being afraid or ashamed and maybe there would be a friend that had a similar issue and can help them. Sometimes it’s hard to go to teachers. Kind of a buddy system program.
I had the pleasure to interview Casey Baer. Casey is an 18-year-old Los Angeles-based indie pop singer/songwriter. Her powerful range as a writer and a recording artist have quickly caught the music industry’s attention leading her to work with incredible talents like James Fauntleroy, Dave Stroud, Korel Tunador, Dru Decaro, and Nikola Bedingfield. She is best known for her popular music cover videos, totaling 350,000+ views to date. In addition to music, she has appeared in the local Good Day LA campaign as well as national Nordstrom and Mercedes Benz campaigns. She just released her singles “Hold On” & “Greatest Mistake” with more original releases coming in late 2019.
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I have been singing for as long as I can remember! My favorite memory is sitting on my uncle’s shoulders at a Hillary Duff concert when I was three, crying because I wanted to be on stage with her.
Can you share the most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your music career?
I had a meeting with Randy Jackson, in his office, and I was told it would be just a 15 minute meeting, but we ended up talking for over two hours and he asked me to sing for him. I will never forget that day, it was literally my first big Hollywood meeting.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
I recently released my first music video for my latest single, “Hold On!” I also recently announced that I’m launching a YouTube channel. I’ve been creating content for a while and can’t wait to share it with everyone.
Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories? ‘
I’ve been fortunate to have interacted with so many interesting people, including my producers, and co-writers. I also have the most incredible band! They are all such talented musicians. Some of them have toured with Katy Perry, and The Goo Goo Dolls, sorry to name drop… I have learned so much from each of them! They literally have the best stories, I wish I could share some of them!
Which people in history inspire you the most? Why?
I have always loved Coco Chanel. She had a really difficult childhood, but she followed her dream and became an international designer who changed women’s fashion. Her designs transcend time and she is truly an inspiration to me.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great charities, this year my whole family and I spent several days packing food for the troops with Operation Gratitude. It was so inspiring to see so many families working together to help others. I hope this year I will have the opportunity to work with charities that also give me the opportunity to work with children and animals.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
Thank you for your kind words. For me it always goes back to helping children. I would love to find more ways to help children that have been bullied, or have anxiety. I grew up with anxiety and I was always so afraid to talk about it. I’d love to see a program in schools that is a “safe” place for kids to discuss it without being afraid or ashamed and maybe there would be a friend that had a similar issue and can help them. Sometimes it’s hard to go to teachers. Kind of a buddy system program.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Make sure you keep it fun and real. You don’t have to do everything and be everywhere.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
- Don’t get caught up with what other people are doing or saying
- There isn’t only one road to success
- Don’t rush things, just enjoy the journey
- You can’t grow a tree without strong roots
- Learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable
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Justin Bieber. He literally changed my life! When he released his Purpose album. I was at the peak of my anxiety he and his music helped me thru it and got me to the otherside. It helped me focus on finding my purpose, making music!
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YOUTUBE: Casey Baer