With your cell phone 30KillaBeatz shares free apps you can use to create and produce music for money

Music producer says anyone can create music that creates better lives for themselves from their cell phones if they don't make excuses

CLEVELAND, OH – I’ve got GarageBand on my IPhone like every other owner.  From beginning to the end the free App can allow anyone to create and produce an entire song or album.  The average person doesn’t have the curiosity to spend the hour’s worth of free YouTube videos featuring Vloggers who demonstrate how to use them.  For some their cell phone with the right free creative Apps can be a way out of poverty to wealth.

The man in the feature image, Brandon Beasley, is a music producer whose videos I watched on YouTube to learn about more Apps than just Garageband.  I have musically-inclined relatives and friends who have Android and Windows-based phones, tablets, laptops and computers.  Some were looking for podcasting Apps they could also use to create beginning and ending music.  One needed a beat creation App for a film soundtrack.  I’m 67 and have played trumpet since I was 9.

Beasley produces under his 30KillaBeatz brand.  What caught my attention about his instructional videos wasn’t just his sharing of free Apps.  It was the “don’t make any excuses” motivation he offered.  In another video I’ve shared from Beasley’s page he explains the ways a person can make music that generates money while they sleep.  On the most basic level he explained how someone could use it to pay their rent.

Beasley describes himself as a “rapper and producer” who lived the life of a “military brat” growing up with his mother and career United States soldier stepfather.  He describes the trouble he got into fighting until a piano at a youth center caught his attention.

Beasley explained how he heard the sounds coming from within him being expressed on the keys and subitted himself to mastering the instrument.  He writes how he “got so good he played one of Beethoven’s songs in front of the whole school.”

To get you going I’m sharing a link to one of the free Apps Beasley mentioned.  Roland ZenBeats.  Software these days is free and suprisingly easy to learn.  Social media these days is full of people willing to share “how to” information on literally everything for free.

No excuses.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.

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