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5 Reasons Why Every Artist MUST Have A Website

Skilly Magazine presents 5 reasons why every artist needs to have their own hosted website.  #1. You need to build an e-mail list of followers A lot of bands don’t have a mailing list, which they should; ...
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5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Getting Signed

Skilly Magazine presents 5 very effective ways of getting signed to a successful record label by Marcus Johnson #1. First, the obvious, increase your visibility Whether you agree or not, facts show that record labels want to save time and effort, and sig...

9 Secret Ways Indie Musicians Make Money Online

Skilly Magazine presents nine secret ways successful independent artists can make money with their music. 1.) Use Google Adsense on your website It is critical to set up your own website so you can displa...

12 Steps To Make Your Music Video Viral

Skilly Magazine presents the 12 steps to making your music video viral by James Rosenberg. Step 1.) Obviously, don't be like every music video Every day we get a load of new music videos from random artists, and most of them are just garbage. When you ...
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Rick Ross Has Meek Mill’s Back

Although Drake has collaborated with Rick Ross in the past, the MMG boss is clearly in Meek Mill's corner in their ongoing beef. In a recent interview on N.O.R.E.'s Drink Champs podcast, Rozay discussed the ...
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Johnny Bliss Knows Success Incites The Hate

“The hardest adversity I've had to face is the animosity that other rappers will have for one another, let alone the fans loving to hate.” Check out the interview with Johnny Bliss exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: How were you able to sta...
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Lil Taiquan: Success Lies Within One’s Self

“My most vital piece of advice to young kids trying to become an artist is to believe in yourself. Have that confident swagger, but also remain humble.” Check out the interview with Lil Taiquan exclusively...
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Briggs Advises To Maintain A Steady Cycle

“The best way to promote is social media; share, tag, repost, and like every day.” Check out the interview with Briggs exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Where did this all start? Tell us about your...
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Michael Farrar Is The Exception To The Rule

“No one wants to master the craft anymore, they just want to make turn up music. I do believe though the people will catch on sooner or later and are going to want something more.” Check out the interview with Michael Farrar exclusively on Skilly Magazine...
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BiGG DeeMo Took It Upon Himself To Make It Happen

“I believe because I was never the type to wait on studio time or events I bought everything for myself and did everything for myself with no help.” Check out the interview with BiGG DeeMo exclusively on Skill...
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Ice Cube In Talks For New Friday Movie

Talk of another Friday film has circulated for several years and even Ice Cube confirmed reports. It never materialized. Ice Cube recently offered a major update. He tweeted out a piece of art this week, depicting the cast of the original stoner comedy, rem...
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MC Buddha And The Millennials Are Changing The Game

“I think that the future of music is definitely going to be formed by myself and other artists in my generation.” Check out the interview with MC Buddha exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Ho...
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Tetrykx: Using Music To Soothe The Soul

“Hatred seems to be trending and I want to do my part to help spread the message of love, not only for ourselves but more so for our fellow men and women. Music provides a good platform to do so.” Check out the interview with Tetrykx exclusively on Skilly...
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Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour Delayed Until September

The Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour was set to kick off later this month but has been delayed. Puff Daddy has pushed back the start of the anticipated tour to recover from shoulder surgery reports Associated Press....
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Hip Hop Duo ForeverFly Feel The Music

“What is inspires us is not necessarily certain people, but the energy of good music. We're inspired by all the different styles of music and the vibes they give off.” Check out the interview with ForeverF...
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Hilltown Mafia: All Great Endeavors Have A Beginning

  “Then around the early 2k’s we had a little group we called Supastarz. Years later here we are, Hilltown Mafia under HD Don of All Dons and indie label Hilltown Records.” Check out the interview with Hilltown Mafia exclusively on Skilly Magazine O...
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Londo the Skitso Has An Understanding

“Make sure that you understand what it is that you want to do … Once you know exactly what you want to do, focus on learning how to do it to the best of your ability and what people expect from you.” Check...
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Lagato Shine Takes All Responsibility On His Own Shoulders

“The best thing that’s happened in my career was when I decided to go Independent. I call all the shots and if we fail there’s no one to blame but us.” Check out the interview with Lagato Shine exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Tell us whe...
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Chrisston: Truth In Music Is What Becomes Successful

“The best advice I can give to upcoming artists and musicians is to be yourself. Let the world know who you are. Give them your story of your struggle and what made you successful …” Check out the intervie...
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Ivo Inferno: Rising Out Of The Saturated Brooklyn Scene

“The music scene in Brooklyn is tough because everyone is trying to make a name. Brooklyn’s full of unheard artists.” Check out the interview with Ivo Inferno exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your his...
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Yukon Is Poised To Deliver Something New To Fans

“As far as the fans go they are tough. I believe it's that way because they haven't seen anyone make it to the next level. I'm taking the challenge to show them it’s possible.” Check out the interview with...
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YG And Interscope Ink Deal For 4Hunnid Records

Six years after hitting the scene with his breakout hit "Toot It and Boot It," YG's inked a deal with Interscope for 4Hunnid Records. The Compton rapper tells Billboard that he and longtime friend Brandon Moore...
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Montana Staxxx Knows The Impact Of His Music Content

“As an artist it is imperative that we get our points across and have them acknowledged. Most of these kids don’t really know that a good sound listening can possibly change their lives.” Check out the interview with Montana Staxxx exclusively on Skilly M...
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When Inspiration Strikes, $kie’s Ready To Write

“Inspiration will just come and hit me out of nowhere. It's just this feeling you get that you know at that point in time you can make something great.” Check out the interview with $kie exclusively on Ski...
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Lil Lobo Doesn’t Pay Mind To What Others Say

“For the kids, don't listen to people. What they say kills your vibe. You need to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. It’s your future, not theirs. Follow your dreams and you’ll make it in life.” ...
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Fate/J-Othelo Strives To Evolve The Craft

“Just exposing yourself to any and every media/social outlet. We as artists owe it to our craft to take it serious and be willing to explore new opportunities.” Check out the interview with Fate/J-Othelo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: W...
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Tóke & The Soultree Collective: Keeping A Positive Vibe

“The way this business is structured you‘re always dependent on the public opinion. If promoters, press, audience, etc. don‘t like you and you‘re business doesn‘t work, you simply don‘t make money.” Check ...
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Game’s Latest Song Claims He Slept With Three Kardashians

Game returns with a new track with DJ Khaled offering controversial lyrics in the process. On the new song titled "Sauce," the Compton rapper recites bars over electrifying guitar riffs but in a couple lines he makes some revelations about a popular family. ...
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Rage Seeks To Enlighten The Listener

“When I step on the mic I want to educate and open eyes. I want people to be aware of what's going on around them and how they can change these circumstances.” Check out the interview with Rage exclusively...
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Wes Is Making Music Without A Second Thought

“For about two years I never touched a pen and pad, I was terrified to go manic again. I make music now without fear so I'm just starting to promote myself.” Check out the interview with Wes exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Where did this...
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Producer V: Believing In Your Music Is The First Step

“Don't give up because you hit a lot of roadblocks and pitfalls and face a lot of rejection. If you have good memorable music don't give up, push it.” Check out the interview with Producer V exclusively on...
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Karo Syrup Embraces The Current Musical Landscape

“I love the music that’s being played these days. It’s part of my generation and I like where it’s heading. There’s a lot of fast-paced rap coming out nowadays and I see nothing wrong with that.” Check out...