“Pick up a book and read to gain knowledge of how to master your craft. Treat your music & business as if you can lose it, or fail at any time.”

Check out the interview with BandUp Clutch exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
BandUp Clutch: It started September of 2008 when my homie introduced me to a promoter at Quarters Bar on Milwaukee’s east side. I performed for that showcase and have been going hard with the music every since.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media outlets, word of mouth, and press releaseses.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge is being consistent and keeping a great catalog of music. Reaching the masses with creativity in the music field will make me stand out and overcome.

How is the music scene in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in Milwaukee, WI is great! I mean there’s so much talent and professional moves being made. You’ve got a few cats that’s consistent and grinding no question! Then you have the circle that’s got the money without talent, yet they’ve got a following. So what do you think the DJ’s and radio stations go with? Right! The money. Not getting support from the DJ’s, radio stations, and the movement as a whole is what I don’t like about it.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
When it comes to the future of music its limitless! There’s a different type of music being learned and taught every day around the world. We need music for everything. I feel artists can be more powerful in music if they can show humility and structure! That means don’t always be about the money and lifestyle. Empower and educate those beyond us. We’ve got to be like be in the old days, punctual! We’ve got to be hands on with our people so they get a better understanding of the power they have.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Make sure you have an understanding about anything you’re going to invest time in. Pick up a book & read to gain knowledge of how to master your craft. Treat your music and business as if you can lose it, or fail at any time.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Loving what I do. The passion I have for writing is just as big as my passion is for empowering myself! Your next song should always be better than your last song. We do it to elevate our mentality of song writing and production.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
Having a great feeling for the beat sets the mode and tempo of your writing. Then ideas and thoughts start flowing so fast that completing a song will be easy.

What do you think makes a great song?
The structure from the beat to the hook. Real artists relate to what they’ve been through or are trying to do. That alone can make a great song, depending on who can relate to it and make it great.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: Www.facebook.com/marscott
Www.numberonemusic.com/bandupclutch
Twitter:@4clutch
SoundCloud: Www.soundcloud.com/bandupclutch