“I think it’s important for all artists to take their time and write and produce music from a real place in their life.
Check out the interview with B.White exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
B.White: I started creating music at the age of 9 and producing at 15. I worked on a few songs and decided to send my music to the major labels and was unable to get any response. I tried reaching out to managers and according to them I wasn’t ready. So I continue to work on my craft in the hopes that someone would check out my music. Fast forward 5 years later and I decided to go independent. Now I’m promoting my 1st single titled “1990.”
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I like to start the promotion process off on a step by step basis in order to get the most out of my limited resources. I think using Facebook music groups has help me along with using music blogs to bring in possible fans.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think the greatest challenge you face in the entertainment business is not have access to the right connects for exposure and lack of resources and money. I think the best way to get over this challenge is to build solid relationships with the music blogs, radio stations, and online promotion teams in order to gain access to all those possible outlets.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I’m from Baltimore City, so the music my city listens to is usually trap. I chose to do something different and go against the grain. I’d rather talk about my life experiences along with trying to turn every negative into something positive that will build up my people. I chose a different route.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
To be honest, I’m not sure where the future of music will be. I think it’s important for all artists to take their time and write and produce music from a real place in their life. I think the music today has forgotten how to make music that relates to the people because the fans are the ones who are going to buy it so they need to relate to it.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Never stop fighting for your dream and make sure you are doing the music for the love of it. Don’t make music just for money or frame. Do it because you love it and because you want to change someone else’s life who listens to you.
What inspires you to write your next song?
It depends. It could be a melody in my head that I need to lay down or me just listening to music and trying to come up with some new ideas. Sometimes it’s just me wanting to get something off my mind and I start writing and it turns into a song.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
It really depends because the writing process could come first or it could be the production process. There’s no real correct way to make your art you just got to feel it out first.
What do you think makes a great song?
It depends, but to break it down: a story line, lyrics, delivery & flow, melody & harmony, great production and arrangements, good mix & mastered, and originality.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.bwhitemusic.com
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