MuzicNotez Crew: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?
BP Major: I’ve always had a great love for music and understood how music has the ability impact people on such a profound level. I started working professionally at 9 years old and have always loved to perform live. I’m driven by my own passion to create and perform and also to use music as a tool to positively impact the planet.
MuzicNotez Crew: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
BP Major: I grew up listening to music from the 50’s 60′ 70’s and love old hits and the freedom of the 70’s but I would have to say my most inspirational artists were those of the early 80’s. Mainly Michael Jackson and Madonna. Two incredible artists who know how to put on a show and how to send a message. Another more recent inspiration would be GAGA, as I find it refreshing and inspirational to see an artist perform their music their way with out molding themselves to fit the usual and expected stereotypes.
MuzicNotez Crew: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
BP Major: I ultimately wish to continue to travel the world to perform and express myself through music. I also want to win at least 1 grammy, hopefully more! My main goal with my music and live shows is to always influence on a positive level and inspire as many as I can to live a full exciting life and to always go for your dreams. I support equal human rights and encourage all to do the same.
MuzicNotez Crew: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
BP Major: I’ve been impressed by so many artists. From Gaga, Beyonce, Xtina, Pink but I have to say Kylie Minogue puts on the best concerts from start to finish. But nothing has been as exhilarating as Motley Crue live – yes I went to their concert and it was awesome. For me, well performing live at the 2000 Olympic Games still goes down as one of my most memorable performances with over 120,000 live in the audience and 60 million watching on the telly – that was pretty cool.
MuzicNotez Crew: Your latest single is ‘Indigo’, what do you want your fans to take from this release, and what does it mean to you?
BP Major: ‘Indigo’ is pretty cool because the message is rather deep but the track is quite pop. I feel we are born with such incredible knowledge, however through so many different ways we are educated to forget what we inherently know and learn to assimilate, leaving so many confused and displaced. Indigo is about knowing you’re not alone and trusting that you will ultimately find your way.
MuzicNotez Crew: You won ‘Best Dance Artist’ at the 2014 Artist In Music Awards. How does it feel to be validated and recognized like that?
BP Major: As an artist, we work so incredibly hard with very little return or validation most of the time. So it feels awesome to have won such an award and to know that my work and my vision is appreciated, validated and enjoyed.
MuzicNotez Crew: You were born in Australia, then moved to Europe and finally moved to LA. What sparked these moves, and what was the transition like?
BP Major: Moving from country to country is one of the most difficult things someone could ever do. Leaving family and friends behind is crushing and exhausting. I have moved from Australia to Sweden to England to the US – and I am tired lol. Here in LA I feel just as home as I do in Australia. The climate certainly helps. The amount of opportunity here is overwhelming and I love it. I’ve moved and worked around the world in pursuit of fulfilling my dreams. The weird thing is I feel like I have a lot more travel left in me.
MuzicNotez Crew: You have worked with some huge stars throughout your career. What were those experiences like for you? If you could work with anybody that you haven’t yet, who would it be?
BP Major: I can honestly say that every star I have worked with has been so cool, well except maybe one. A real star is polite, professional and gracious – anything less is not a star. I wish I could have worked with Michael Jackson, and I would love to duet with GAGA.
MuzicNotez Crew: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
BP Major: I’m working on the video for my new single Calling All Recruits. I’m excited to see the results. I’ve also written a book which is pretty funny. I wouldn’t mind the odd role in Hollywood film though.
MuzicNotez Crew: Anything else you wish to say about yourself or your music? Any message for your fans?
BP Major: I simply want to encourage all to put humanity first. Think about what you are contributing to the planet, right now and for the future. We all have a voice, a story and a vision so be make yours heard. Finally, always look your best, set the standard!