“Most DJs won’t play or push the music, even though it’s a hit because they’re not being paid to do so. For me it takes longer because I’m going around that obstacle reaching out to DJs who play music because it’ good.”

Check out the interview with BONESRIVERSIDE exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
BONESRIVERSIDE:
One day two years ago my wife told me to stop hiding my talents and to put out some music for others to hear and see if they feel as she does. I have that special it factor.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I submit to a lot of blogs and Twitter promotion companies who’ll put out tweets for me about my new songs.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The payola factor. Most DJs won’t play or push the music, even though it’s a hit because they’re not being paid to do so. For me it takes longer because I’m going around that obstacle reaching out to DJs who play music because it’ good. So far I’m getting a lot of love from DJs.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music’s really good in my city me, but the only thing I don’t like is many of the ones who are feeling the music won’t show up at the local events in mass as it should be.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of it is seeming to be coming back to the listeners liking the lyrics and not just the beat and a catchy hook. I hear a lot of people saying they’re tired of the same old beat and hook. In the near future I believe it’ll be back to having a whole song full of lyrical content.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Keep going hard no matter what obstacles may be in your way and never say never. I laugh at how you have to be young to make it. Not true. Look at Rick Ross and a lot of others who are older. The music sells, not how old someone is.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Trying to make one better than my last one, competing with myself. I have over 130 complete songs written and writing every day!

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I listen to the beat and how it makes me feel is how I write to it. For instance I might hear a love song or a club song.

What do you think makes a great song?
If it’s the truth, from the heart, and not just because it sounds good.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/bonesriverside
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bonesriverside
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bonesriverside