Eddie Neam Helps Artists Make Their Names in Music
For fresh, up-and-coming musicians, breaking into the music industry can be a difficult task. It’s a company that relies on connections and understanding of the inner workings to succeed, and most people who enter have no idea what they’re getting themselves into. Even if you are fortunate enough to get accepted into the industry, achieving success is a very different beast. This is where Eddie Neam wants to help artists out, offering a variety of services and nearly a decade of experience that he knows is needed to help musicians make it to the top.
For Eddie Neam, getting into the music industry started with being a professional DJ on the iHeart Radio airwaves. This led to Neam interning with major record labels and getting into producing behind the scenes with major and independent artists. “It took me 7 years to build my brand,” Neam says. “I started with nothing and what got me to where I’m at now was a handshake and a smile.”
That handshake and a smile led to several long-lasting connections that have helped Neam continue to improve his standing in the industry to this day. “A music Executive from Def Jam Recordings once told me that teamwork makes the dream work,” Neam says. “I couldn’t agree more with him. I love my network of friends and I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Eddie Neam has successfully obtained gold and multi-platinum certification for his marketing and promotions of major records. Among these hit records are “Everyday We Lit” by YFN Lucci featuring PnB Rock, which was certified gold after peaking at #12 on the Billboard hip-hop charts and “Taste” by Tyga featuring Offset, which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in August of 2018. This includes working with Def Jam Recordings to help push records for Kanye West. Neam has also successfully pushed independent records into mediabase charts.
Finding a Purpose
Neam feels he’s found his passion in the music industry and he credits that passion as the reason for his current success and drive to achieve more. “Success to me is following your sole purpose in life,” he says. “Knowing who you are in this world and what you can do to create positive energy. When you feel that you are using all the tools that the universe provides and you are using it for the greater cause to bring peace to this world, then I think you’re successful.”
The music industry has a lot of moving parts and Neam prides himself in being able to help artists and producers navigate the complexities of the business. It’s not just getting in a booth and recording a song that gets you a hit, even in an age where creation is easier than ever before. You can get a song trending on TikTok or use it in a popular tweet, but it’s people like Eddie Neam who will help get it on the Billboard charts and playing over radio airwaves, which still control a lot of the charting landscape of the modern music era.
It hasn’t been easy for Eddie Neam to get to where he is today, but it’s that hard work that continues to push him forward in the music industry. He wants to show artists what can be possible if they put that kind of effort into their craft while he helps them along the way. With all of his skills, he believes he can help new and upcoming artists rise to the top of the charts and make their dreams come true.
Photos courtesy of Peter Squicciarini from Dark Light Visuals