After graduating high school and touring with my band for a year, I was convinced that I wanted to pursue a career in the music industry. I already knew how to play guitar and had some previous recording experiences.
It wasn’t long before I started doing research for an education in the field. I didn’t want to be a classical musician. At the time music theory was a little overwhelming to me.
I started working at recording studios and my attention started drifting towards production. Invested in basic recording gear and before I knew it I was making a decent living recording mix-tapes and demos for local artists and bands.
Audio Engineering became my first choice and after many thought I decided to move to Hollywood and attend The Los Angeles Recording School.
I graduated from LARS as a Recording Engineer and resumed working with my band, built a studio in my guest house and started using it commercially to record music, jingles, podcasts, videos, etc.
Attended Law School at the Autonomous University of Baja California (Mexico), graduated and obtained my license the following year and started working as an Entertainment Lawyer for Mexican artists.
After touring for eight years I decided it was time to give up the nomad life and stay in the studio to write music for as many projects as possible. I started focusing more on making beats, mixing and mastering.
I made my mixing and mastering services available on my first beat selling website and also through Soundbetter.com and Fiverr.com where I have completed over 3,070 orders and received over 2,000 reviews.
In 2015, I released my first hip hop instrumental album, which was later discontinued from all digital platforms after selling the rights to a well known stock music company.
This was a bittersweet victory and made me want to start fresh. I decided to rebrand my website and Lean Beats became Beatmaker Lab.
I’m grateful for being able to complete my initial 10,000 hours in the game. I’m ready to give back to the community. This is just the beginning.
Fernando Costello [Tekwan] – Producer & Ent. Lawyer