We were lucky to catch up with Reckless Ryan recently and have shared our conversation below.
Alright, Reckless thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. Do you wish you had waited to pursue your creative career or do you wish you had started sooner?
I started my creative career when I was roughly 13 or 14, so the age isn’t really what I wish I could change, more so how I went about getting into the “scene” or career.
If I had both the Maturity and Financial knowledge I have now, I definitely think I’d be further on my path of a full time career in the creative world, but it’s the little things you learn through trial and error, and just growing up in general that lead you down the paths you’re currently in right? Haha!
A big thing I would change is just thinking I was owed anything, be that money or the best time slot or anything like that, when I really hadn’t earned it nor deserved it in most instances. That’s probably the biggest lesson I try to pass onto others, be happy with what you can get at first because there are hundreds if not thousands of others who are stuck playing in their bedrooms, wishing they could take that opening slot.
Reckless , before we move on to more of these sorts of questions, can you take some time to bring our readers up to speed on you and what you do?
My name is Ryan Butler aka Reckless Ryan, and I am a DJ/Music Producer/Podcast Host.
I’ve been DJing for over a decade now and have played on many stages all across the mid-south! I have multiple record releases on record labels from all around the globe, and I feature a variety of people on my podcasts.
Alright – so here’s a fun one. What do you think about NFTs?
I think NFT’s are very very intriguing. I think there’s a lot of duds and uselessness in many NFT’s, but I think the ones that actually have utilities could REALLY change some things.
The biggest things I’m excited about in the NFT space is the digitalization of the Trading Card world. With ToppsNFTs being a big focus with Fanatics acquiring the Topps brand and DapperLabs with NBATopShot & UFCStrike, I think the trading card world is about to become even bigger than it currently is. The resurgence of trading cards over the past few years has been remarkable and I don’t think the physical cards will ever go away, but I definitely thing the NFT space allows for easier and safer trades for cards, as well as better quality control.
In your view, what can society to do to best support artists, creatives and a thriving creative ecosystem?
Honestly, the best thing you can do to help any of your friends or family that have their own small business, be that in the creative realm or not, is to SHARE THEIR POSTS!
Word of mouth has always been referred to the best type of advertising. We always ask our friends or family about things they have that we’re intrigued by, or restaurants they’ve tried that we are thinking about trying but want to make sure they enjoyed their trip before we go and possibly waste our time.
The EASIEST and CHEAPEST way to support anyone, is to share/repost/retweet/etc. your friends or family posts about their work. It literally takes 2 seconds and you never know who on your friends list will see what you’ve shared and be like “oh this looks cool, let me check this out” and now you’ve just helped man a new fan/sale/client for your friend/family member.
You don’t have to buy every song or work of art or put any real type of financial input to support your friends/family business. Sharing goes such a long way.
- Website: https://linktr.ee/RecklessRyan
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