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; ...

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 ...

Nay: Believe In You Music Before Others Do

“The best promotion is excitement. If you are excited, anyone will be able to hear it.” Check out the interview with Nay exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us ...

Scoonz Knows The Value Of Networking Out Of Town

“Someone once told me that going out of town to do shows was a waste of my time and especially my money. Well, let me put you up on some game.” Check out the interview with Scoonz exclusively on Skilly Mag...

MZM Strives To Gain Recognition For His Skillset

“I want to be known for pure skill. I don't follow trends, I still have love for hip hop the same way I discovered it. The best way I can describe myself is if you want bars and no bs, then get on board.” Check out the interview with MZM exclusively on Sk...

Gmoney Looks Forward To A More Connected Music World

“I think the future of music is going to have more ways to connect artists to people who like their music.” Check out the interview with Gmoney exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: How were yo...

Spread Love Hustles To Get It Done

“The toughest challenge for me is having the money to pay to have the quality of work I desire. To me that’s not an excuse and I just grind through it …” Check out the interview with Spread Love exclusivel...

Dynamic: Make Every Day A Success

“My biggest piece of advice would be to do something each day to get you closer to your goals. Once you can master that and turn it into habit then you will see the success come pouring in.” Check out the interview with Dynamic exclusively on Skilly Magaz...

Sim Ross Has Embarked On His Next Endeavour

“In the last few years I decided it was time to go solo since I had been writing all the music for all the bands I'd been in for the last 10 years or so.” Check out the interview with Sim Ross exclusively ...

Yung Toolz Is Tapping Into An Untapped Demographic

“Some creative ways I use to promote my music are by giving portions of my merchandise to homeless people letting them wear it and letting them have my gear and music as well.” Check out the interview with Yung Toolz exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online....

Micky Waves: Become The Trendsetter, Not The Follower

“Music is constantly changing and evolving. Some of the hardest tasks and challenges is keeping up with everything and trying to stay ahead of the trends. This is why originality is so important.” Check ou...

Kanye West Battles Paranoia And Depression

Details in Kanye West's hospitalization have emerged, and he's been battling paranoia and depression. According to TMZ, he's been in "desperate shape," feeling both "paranoid and profoundly depressed" for a lon...

Stevie Franks: A Strong Street Is Still Of Value

“Even though internet has taken over a good majority of the game, I still believe that hitting the streets with CDs and posters is still effective.” Check out the interview with Stevie Franks exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Where did thi...

XERO.EXE Aspires To Inspire

“Free from profit or not, I would rather have people move to my music and be inspired to express themselves creatively in their own and unique way instead of seeking out money for selfish reasons.” Check o...

Susanoo Has Stopped Worrying About Others And Focus On Himself

“A challenge that I faced early on was the over saturation of producers trying to get famous and the constantly evolving sound of hip hop and r&b. It was literally driving me insane trying to be competitive.” Check out the interview with Susanoo exclu...

Boosie Badazz Releases Free Holiday Mixtape

Boosie Badazz gifts listeners with a free mixtape titled Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas. The project has 19 new tracks with guest appearances from Rich Homie Quan, Hurricane Chris, Young Bleu, Young Boi, a...

Jay-D: A Career Starts With The Drop Of a Song

“It started all with my first hit ‘Monster’ which I wrote about the struggle around anxiety and depression. When I put it out the impact was incredible.” Check out the interview with Jay-D exclusively on S...

For Black Sun, It’s All About The Music

“No matter how much money I can be making using my degree it wouldn't bring me the joy that I have, can, and will make with my music.” Check out the interview with Black Sun exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: How were you able to start your...

J. Carson: The Struggle Is Real On The Indie Level

“I'm an independent artist who has no manager and no label, so all my funding is self-funded which means I don't have a lot of capital to spend …” Check out the interview with J. Carson exclusively on Skil...

Big Toke Is Embracing The Orlando Music Scene

“The music seen in my hometown is cool, everybody’s got their own following, their own style, and their own movement going on; I dig it.” Check out the interview with Big Toke exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. killy: How were you able to start you...

Prototype Is Locking In The Next Step In His Career

“I am in negotiations with a new publicist and am looking for the right deal.” Check out the interview with Prototype exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene? Prototype: My f...

Lyri TheDream Knows How To Creatively Sell His Music

“I battled every rapper I found in Times Square, and if I won they’d buy my CD and if I lost I’d buy one of theirs.” Check out the interview with Lyri TheDream exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Ski...

Chief Atease is Tapping Into What He’s Good At

“I was 17, young and thuggin’. I would spit flows here and there, but nothing serious until one day I asked myself ‘what am I going to do with myself?’” Check out the interview with Chief Atease exclusively on...

Passport Issued To Mos Def In South Africa

Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) is finally allowed to leave South Africa after being denied earlier this year. In January 2016 he was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport for violating local immigration laws when he attempted to use an unrecognized "world pass...

Magic Keeps True To Himself

“Not everyone is going to agree on how you view things, but you're not everyone. Each individual has a voice that needs to be heard.” Check out the interview with Magic exclusively on Skilly Magazine Onlin...

Scott Schlich Strives To Progress the Genre Forward

“I want to be an innovator in hip hop. I feel like in today’s hip hop scene a lot of stuff is sounding the same and the same topics are being hit in every song.” Check out the interview with Scott Schlich ...

$coota Continues To Challenge Himself

“I don't want to get comfortable, you get comfortable and you get lazy. You get lazy and you become mediocre.” Check out the interview with $coota exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in th...

Danny Green: Music Is Business

“One thing that I do know is that you have to treat your music career like a business. You have to be willing to invest … If you aren’t willing to invest in yourself, then why should anybody else?” Check o...

Phive 6 Is Adding To The Growth Of Music

“The future of music is beautiful, and I feel that artists should keep contributing to the culture and be genuine with themselves and their audience.” Check out the interview with Phive 6 exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: How were you able...

Pharrell Hints At New N.E.R.D. Album

N.E.R.D. hasn't released an album since 2010's Nothing, but Pharrell says a new album may be in the works. Over the weekend he recorded an episode of his Beats 1 Radio Show #OTHERTone while fielding fan questio...