YES! All of my music is released under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license, which means you're free to do anything you want, as long as you let people know that I made the music, and, if you're making a derivative work (remixes, edits, or the such), you also let other people do anything they want with what you made. This other condition isn't strict, but I would really love you if you did it: let me know, I wanna see what you're doing!
Sometime in 2017 I learned about the existence of FL Studio, and when I heard that (allegedly) Dingaling, creator of LISA: The Painful, made the entire soundtrack for his game in the demo version, I was motivated to download it and try shit out. I personally consider that the point when I started to make music for real. Maybe someday I might talk about my attempts prior to that.
Studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics. Math is awesome.
It's going alright, thanks for asking!
If a track I made is in neither of those places, I don't consider it an official release. Either it's something I made for an event and/or didn't put major effort in it, or I don't want it to possibly be the first thing they hear from the stuff I've made. That really only includes stuff I've made years ago though.
Honestly? I'd rather have a miscrocopic chance at gathering an audience than no chance at all. I know Spotify bad and all but I was legit told by a few peeps that they would love to have my stuff there, so I figured why not? Still not touching any of that social media marketing bukkakery though. Like bro I just want to make music, and it makes me happy when people hear my music, so I made it more convenient for whoever wishes to listen.