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Exclusive Interview With TIM CLARK

TIM CLARK has been DJ’ing and producing his own electronic dance music since before the genre was even called ‘EDM.’ Determined to win, he built an immensely successful business called Tradebloc, Inc., which is currently valued at $50 million and ranked #425 on Inc. 5000’s “Top 500” companies list.

TIM CLARK is signed with Warner Music Group and has curated a hit-squad of best-in-class music industry veterans including: Chris Craker of Karma Sound Studios; Emily Tan of EMILY TAN MEDIA RELATIONS, as well as other key entertainment industry players.

Now, TIM CLARK focuses his time on his true love and passion: music and DJ’ing. CLARK’S recent releases include “Can’t Sing,” “Wake Up” featuring Jessica Zen Zen, The Calling E.P., and the forthcoming Valentine’s Day release, “Forgiving Hearts.” His recent nightclub residencies include Las Vegas’ Area15 and the Artisan Ultra Lounge, among other venues.

1) We’ve just heard a sample of your new single, “Forgiving Hearts.” It’s a beauty! Please tell us about the song. What inspired it?

TIM CLARK: “Forgiving Hearts” was written as an open love letter to my wife. The only way to be able to have success in a long-term relationship is that both [people] have to have “Forgiving Hearts.” Now, I wrote the song to leave the reasonings open to anyone’s interpretation. In my case, it was about a battle with addiction: my wife had had an issue with gambling and she was able to beat it. I’m so very proud of her because it took its toll on our family. But, we have forgiving hearts and better days are ahead of us.

2) Tell us a bit about your philosophy as a musician, music producer and a DJ. Is one of those roles more important to you, as an artist, than the others? Why? (Please elaborate.)

TIM CLARK: I’m a DJ, first! My overall strengths are building a set and my ability to mix songs together. I believe the best DJ in the world is the person who, for those two hours they’re onstage, gives the audience the very best two hours. Better than anyone else. I’m very empathetic and can read a room better than anyone. I don’t pre-decide my sets; I read the room and pick tracks that I feel will inspire every single person in the room. My overall goal during a show is to make sure the entire audience leaves in a better mood than when they arrived. I’d say, I’m a music therapist. I may be new to producing, but I’d say my overall style is future-rave or somewhere between house, techno and trance. I currently have around 20 original productions recorded with five already released. I’ll be releasing them monthly, from here on out. I’m producing new music all the time.

3) You come from an atypical background, insofar as club and EDM/dance music DJs are concerned. You’ve had a lot of success outside of the entertainment industry! Please tell us about your business background…

TIM CLARK: I wanted to be a DJ for the first time in 2005, 18 years ago. I started my own financial business at the same time, Tradebloc, Inc., and I’ve grown its valuation to around $50 million. I’ve been able to take a step back from my business and have it running under very capable hands by a team of very talented people. This has allowed me to reinvent myself and pursue a passion that I felt, at the time, was not possible. It’s not odd what I’m doing; it’s just odd what I chose. Most people retire into playing golf, tennis, boating, owning a Formula One race car or a Kentucky Derby race horse…I choose to be a DJ!

4) Many of our readers would feel inspired just reading about your business career! Yet you chose to pivot to a completely unrelated industry, though no less challenging, in the music business. Why take the leap? Why not retire happily and just relax?

TIM CLARK: To be honest, I’m a better DJ at this time than I would’ve been at, say, age 23. A young artist just plays hard, full of testosterone or estrogen. I’ve experienced births, deaths, marriage, divorce, kids, travel and broken hearts. I have so much more depth in my music now than I would ever have had as a young man. Besides, I never was going to ever retire, just reinvent myself. I couldn’t imagine sitting on my porch, watching life drive by or hitting a little white ball around for the rest of my life. The funny thing is, I was always successful, but it seems my family didn’t notice too much about a finance geek. But, this DJ thing, my God! My wife and kids are so proud. My little eight-year-old daughter took my My Vegas magazine cover to school to brag about daddy. I’m on outdoor billboards all over Las Vegas and people I know are proud of it. I never noticed that kind of attention owning a successful business.

5) You seem like a very intelligent, driven individual. That much is obvious by speaking to you and seeing how you operate in-person. Does your business acumen give you an advantage when navigating the entertainment field?

TIM CLARK: I’ve risen up the DJ ranks remarkably fast. A lot has to do with my talent, but my business experience sure helps. I don’t have the learning curve younger artists have.

6) What would you most like to see in the world, if you had the power to change human behavior?

TIM CLARK: Life is about great moments. Try to collect as many as you can. Try to mentor others.

7) What’s next on the horizon for TIM CLARK? Any parting words?

TIM CLARK: I’ll be releasing all of the original productions I’ve made. I’m aiming to play the major clubs and festivals. I want to submit “Forgiving Hearts” for consideration for the GRAMMY® Awards. Keep making my family proud and inspire others.

Follow TIM CLARK online:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timclarklive

Site: https://lnk.to/wXNKAn

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/40OJq58FfNTxJsJsC0fgXM?si=D8Mdc9USThOq9W5vtTUnqQ

Contact: EMILY TAN Media Relations, +19173183758, EmilyTan@EmilyTanMediaRelations.com



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