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DeShawn WilliamsBy DeShawn Williams
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DeShawn WilliamsBy DeShawn Williams
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About

Who Am I?

   My name is DeShawn Williams from Long Island, New York. Most may know me as my stage name, Delah/DelahNOCHE*. At a young age I fell in love with music not only as a fan and listener but also as a singer & DJ.   

baby delah
baby delah

     As I got older, I began chasing my dream in order to be able to make it into a career. The lack of capital has caused me to learn new skills such as mixing, mastering, video editing, beat making & surprisingly communication as well. 

What's The Problem?

     There's no doubt that the skills i'm learning are beneficial to me, but learning these skills takes time away from my true dream (singing/songwriting). Not only does it take time away from singing/songwriting, it takes more time to become professional at each skill. The lack of professionalism at each skill is a huge obstacle for me as it is holding me back from my goals. Here's the real deal. Even when your music is good enough and you get accepted to perform at SXSFLEX, they still charge you $500 to perform for 5 minutes (This really happened to me). On top of that, you have to pay for transportation, hotels & food. Also, local showcases are charging artist more and more money for less time on the stage making more about business and less about the art. This makes it nearly impossible for me to perform at any festival or showcase due to lack of finance. Although these aspects have created a struggle, with the support of my family & friends, I have been able to stay motivated & keep moving forward. 

My Current Situation.

     Currently I am renting a house on Long Island with one other roommate. Every Wednesday & Saturday I pay a train fare to commute to NYC for an internship at the legendary recording studio, Penthouse Studios in Times Square, New York City. Artists such as Takashi 69, DJ Mustard, and Rich the Kid are just few who have recorded at Penthouse. What I’ve learned from these artists is that in order to reach that level of success, it takes more than just great music to get where I want to be. I need a strong team behind me & financial support. Right now I handle all creative aspects for my brand along side one business partner whom handles most expenses. Together we are working hard to reach the next level, but struggle with progress due to expenses. We are creating different ways to pursue our dream, but often reach dead ends. Although these dead ends could never stop us from getting where we want to be, our lack of finances can become a huger obstacle to overcome in order to get to the next level. 

Why Do I Need Your Help?

    With your help, I would be able to pay for

Creating & Editing Music Videos - And I don't mean those music videos where i'm glitching & swinging my hands in front of the camera in my kitchen the whole time (no disrespect to chief keef) but we are on a different type of time. I want to make mini movies like Michael Jackson!

Advertising Expenses - The most successful businesses pay billions a year to promote their brand. In 2013 coca-cola paid 3.499 billion in advertisement expenses alone. This proves to me that in order to expand "DelahNOCHE*" as a brand, I will need to set money aside yearly for paid promotion. 

Creating A Website - In order for me to stay close to all my supporters & sell merchandise, I'd ideally need to make a website that will contain all updates including music, merch, discounts & DelahNOCHE* news.

Touring - If you love my music, you will love my performances even more! Watch in amazement as I cover all of my top rated songs! Literally though, Imagine me with the band, some backup dancers, a DJ, some autotune etc. I want to express my vision with no limitations. Not only would you be supporting my performances, but also the location. Help take me across the world to perform my music everywhere. 

Building A Team - In order for me to focus solely on my music, I need others to contribute in other areas. I am looking to hire professionals help run my brand. These people will be in charge of individual tasks such as marketing, managing, advertising, designing, video directing etc. 

Creating Merchandise - I already have a wide variety of merchandise ideas that I'm eager to put into affect. The only thing stopping me now is lack of knowledge & finance. With your help, I will hire a professional designer as well as present way more merchandise, available for everyone. 

Paying Engineers Improve Sound Quality - Although my engineering skills are improving over the years, I still have a lot to learn. This limits the quality of my music to the human ear. With the provided finances, I will hire a professional engineer to edit, mix, & master my music for a greater musical experience.

       One of my main goals is to increase my music streams and expand DelahNOCHE* as brand. Every contribution counts during this project & process! I appreciate you all. Thank you! Help me get to the next level creatively & expand my vision worldwide. Together we WILL make a huge impact in the music industry & change the world perception! (like kanye)

Here's a song i recently made: 

Risks and challenges

Becoming a successful singer/songwriter is always looked upon as an "unlikely" goal to accomplish. To me, it's yet another goal I'm going to accomplish. Although the risk factor is high, that doesn't stop me from getting to where I intend to be. I've taken numbers of risks on this road to success & I plan on taking plenty more. As a competitor, I enjoy taking on the biggest challenges.

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