Sidney Branch better recognized by her stage name “Scilence” is an artist, songwriter, and audio engineer. Born on the 28th of August 1990 in North-East Washington D.C. She attended Studio West Recording School for Audio Engineering, located in San Diego California. Scilence started gaining the starlight with her single called “Crush” ft. Bizzare from the highly praised rap group D12. Scilence’s music production is largely inspired by 1980s synth-pop with a blend of hip hop. Putting these two genres together has gifted her with outstanding soothing melodies, but on the other hand, her adlibs can sound very fiery.
The biggest inconvenience that Scilence faced in being recognized as an upcoming songwriter was when she first started pursuing music. She would go to studios and record labels and pitch her songs to the owners and artists, but no one realized yet just how catchy and unique her style was. At that moment she felt demotivated and rejected but on the other hand, she was hell-bent on having people from all over the world listen to her music.
After being turned down so many times, Scilence started writing music just for herself and began turning into an artist, which she never intended on being. “I never thought in a million years that I’d consider myself an artist at all. I was so new to this and it was so difficult for me to get the songs down. So I started rewriting songs again and again doing the same thing over and over. I found myself so inexperienced when it came to singing and rapping, it felt like the music I had produced was too advanced for someone who was just starting out”, Scilence explains.
Besides being a singer-songwriter Scilence is also an exceptional audio engineer, having experience with major commercial recording studios. Scilence did her engineering internship at a studio called Black Wav Studio which is situated in El Cajon, California. During her internship, she learned various ways and techniques to regulate sound waves and how to regulate them into melodies that sound as soothing as ASMR.
Scilence’s first advice to recording artists trying to break into the music industry would be to “have quality in whatever you do, whether it’s your music videos or your song recordings. In order to achieve that, first, do your research thoroughly and then invest in yourself. Find out the best recording studios, the best videographer, and the best photographer for your album art, and then you’re already one step ahead of most artists trying to get into the industry. Having consistent quality is the key.”
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