Coming from the Suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, is a music producer by the name of Multiplication Peter. He attended UVM and majored in Sociology, “I chose it because it seemed to have the most interesting classes,” he spoke on choosing that specific major. He’s currently working at a criminal defense firm and finishing up law school, all while making beats on the side. “I always fucked around with music and then senior year of college, so 2015, Cam gave me an old midi keyboard, which allowed me to have my own set up and I had my first placement a few months later,” He mentions when talking about how long he’s been interested in the music industry.
Asking Peter what made him pursue music he mentioned, “I have always loved music, specifically beats. I remember growing up listening to 50 Cent and my mom would be taken aback by the lyrics, meanwhile I wasn’t paying attention to the lyrics, nor would I have understood them at the time probably. I was just fucking with the rhythms and melodies. I grew up with Cam Meekins so he was a big reason why I really got into making my own music and making beats.” He also speaks on how Kanye is a big music inspiration for him, for getting into this type of career.
I had asked Peter who he’s worked with so far in the music industry, “Cam Meekins, Michael Christmas, Matt Corman, Og Swaggerdick, Shwayze, Marty Grimes, Lord Felix and some others,” was his response. I then followed with who he would want to work with in the future, “I would love to get in the studio with Smino, been tryna get a song with my guy Cousin Stizz,” he answered. For any fans of Multiple Petes beats, you definitely could picture a song with Cousin Stizz in the near future. Grasping the fact of music and working with future artists, I asked what his favorite song is right now and he responded with “probably What’s Poppin by Jack Harlow.”
A music producer goes through a lot of challenges like any artist does, and I asked Peter what were some challenges he went through, “some of the main challenges starting out as a producer are just getting placements, sales and generally getting positive feedback on your beats. You will send out a lot of stuff and just hear nothing back and that can be frustrating and disheartening but you just gotta keep grinding and working until you start seeing results. I don’t know that my goals have really changed yet, I’m still just trying to work with as many dope artists as possible. I guess something I’ve been doing more recently that I didn’t envision at first is working on producer tapes and putting out my own songs featuring my beats and the homies doing the vocals.” I also asked him about goals he had for himself starting out and this is what he had to say, “as far as goals it was similar shit, just tryna get as many placements as possible really, sales are dope too, but getting a song with an artist I really fuck with is much more rewarding to me, they usually pay better too haha.”
In interviews, I always love to ask the artist or producers, where they see themselves in five years, “In 5 years I’d love to be producing full time or managing a small label or recording studio kinda deal. It’d be cool to be able to combine my interests in music and the law especially if it were in a setting where I could help up and coming independent artists,” he said. In my perspective, I can see that being a career for Multiple Petes. The industry needs someone like that too be able to help those upcoming independent artists get their music out to the world.
Wrapping up this interview with Multiplication Petes, I asked him if he didn’t have the job he has now what would he be doing? “If I wasn’t in law school right now I don’t know what I’d be doing, I’d guess either doing music full time or in some classic 9-5 sales type job,” was his response. Most artists I’ve interviewed have had a similar answer to that 9-5 career, or currently have that 9-5 career and are trying to build up their music career on the side. If you don’t know of Multiple Petes beats and want to, his music and social media platforms will be down below to check them out! If you’re an upcoming artist and want beats hit him up, or if you’re a future music producer in the making and need inspiration check Peter out!