“I think more artists should get out their comfort zone and try some new and different stuff.”

Check out the interview with Allen Saint Phillips exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Allen Saint Phillips:
Music has always been a part of my identity from a baby stemming from my father Mr. Charlie Phillips. So starting my journey was easy as breathing. Started in Orlando, Florida as a kid singing around the house with my sisters and that led to singing on my parents front porch with my lifelong friends Everett Cooper and Edward Cole.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media, lots of word of mouth, and I also playing everywhere and anywhere be it local or around the world. I love this game.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think one of the greatest challenges is getting recognized on a main stream level as an independent label and artist such as radio, TV, commercials, and movie scores. It’s a rough game. Stay persistent, motivated, creative, positive, and focused. Don’t listen to people who tell you that you can’t.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s pretty cool, a nice mix of genres. I wish we had more venues for live entertainment for up and coming artists, but I’m sure it’ll get better.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think more artists will seek and appreciate various genres of music. I think more artists should get out their comfort zone and try some new and different stuff.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
My advice is come original as you can, be true to yourself, and accept constructive criticism.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Life moments, events, and different situations or other people situations. Every day something comes to me musically be it a funky ass bass line or a guitar riff, even cool ass melodies and rhythms. I love harmonies also, again it just flows. I’m a real music head.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
No steps for me. It’s always scattered and comes in bits and pieces.

What do you think makes a great song?
A great song to me has to have that thing be it the hook or an infectious beat or it’s really saying something or really saying nothing at all.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.allensaintphillips.bandzoogle.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Allen.Phillips.315
Twitter: @Allenlamarphil1

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