David DiMuzio has over 80 million views on YouTube and 100 million views on Facebook.
With his ability to wow an audience in several languages, American singer David DiMuzio has built an enormous following in Asia and around the world.
He’s performed in 80 countries and on National TV shows in 5 countries.
Something’s that’s worked for you in reaching a larger audience?
Learning new languages and singing in them.
One influential singer, and what it is that makes them stand out to you?
Prince because of his use of falsetto. He made singing sound easy.
Biggest challenge to breaking out and sharing your music with new people?
Becoming known for what you actually want to become known for.
A performance FAIL?
Two nights ago when I tried to sing an A# two octaves above middle C on-stage. Next time it will be awesome though.
A performance SUCCESS – and why?
Performing on the TV show ASAP in the Philippines. My performance was the #1 trending topic on Twitter worldwide that day
What do you enjoy most about the performance experience?
The feeling that I rule the universe.
Favorite Vocal Gear & Why?
Hot tea with honey, because I can drink it constantly. It’s good for me, and I love it.
A breakthrough you’ve had in your singing?
Realizing that in order to sing “higher” you must spend a lot of time actually singing “higher/high notes”. We spend our whole lives speaking and singing primarily in the chest resonant range and very little time in head resonant range. If you want to really increase your range you must spend TONS of time in head resonant range.
A lesson you’ve learned the hard way?
Don’t drink coffee when you’re sick in hopes that it will get you through a show. If you’re sick, don’t push yourself.
Most important lesson you have learned about social media?
Concentrate on the social media platform that makes you the most happy.
Most important lesson you have learned about vocal health?
Drink lots of water, and hum a lot.
What do you sing most often in the shower?
“I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince.
You’ve had a few drinks, it’s late and you are at a karaoke club. What do you sing?
Himala by Rivermaya
What was the last song or album you purchased?
“Sex” by The 1975
If you had six months off to learn an instrument, what would you choose?
Your ideal performance situation?
Nine-piece back-up band, arena, packed full of 18 – 32 year old Chinese and Japanese girls, and my brothers hanging out with me backstage.
Most memorable venue you’ve performed in?
I performed one arena show. The cheering and roaring of the audience before I went on-stage was mad.
Yeng & David DiMuzio on ASAP Rocks!!
A question you wished we asked you – and your answer?
What do you think is the biggest hurdle for most singers in reaching their vocal goals?
After some initial instruction (which is everywhere on YouTube these days), I think fear is the most limiting factor for most singers. This is especially true for those who already have a solid foundation but are unable to extend their vocal range the way they’d like to.
A lot of people spend too much time worrying about their voice. Unless something physically hurts then it’s probably not bad for you. Drink lots of water and don’t push yourself too hard when you’re sick. Other than that – GO FOR IT. Make some noise! Scream! Let loose. A lot of tension is self-imposed stress from worry about whether we’re doing something “the right way” or not.
What is an area of your career that makes you unique?
My biggest success in terms of fame has come from collaborating with cultures other than my own native culture to make myself stand-out. My most popular album is made up of all English versions I wrote of Classic Tagalog (Filipino) language songs. Many of the songs on that album have over a million views each on the YouTube music videos, and it sold quite well on iTunes as well. I also sing in Chinese which is where I make the most money for my live performances. The live performance market in China is huge and there are giant budgets in comparison to most Western markets.