“It’s not so much of what I want to become, I just want be a better artist than I was yesterday – overall growth with my music as well as different business endeavors.”

Check out the interview with CEO Carter exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
CEO Carter:
My whole life I’ve always been around music, from sitting in choir rehearsals waiting on my mom to band practice with my god brother. I’ve been around it a lot, but it wasn’t until 2009/2010 that I got serious about my craft and started releasing songs.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way to promote yourself is stay active, anything that’ll keep you in the public eye to increase your brand and to better yourself as a performer.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
It’s not so much of what I want to become, I just want be a better artist than I was yesterday – overall growth with my music as well as different business endeavors.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
You go through a lot of things. Family not really supporting your dreams to losing friends and relationships, but in every negative there’s always a positive lesson you can learn from it all.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
In my city, Lansing, MI, it’s tough to get any support because nobody wants the next artist succeeding more than them. You get a lot of people that say they support, but we’ve all been taught actions speak louder. The music scene’s dope to say the least. Living there’s a struggle if you’re looking for music outlets on any level. I currently live in Atlanta.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Set game plans and execute them and never turn down positive opportunities to showcase your talents.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Winning my first award ever for my song “Confessions” produced by Young Forever.

What is your inspiration?
My daughter and my family and just the fact to be able to take care of all of my love ones.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes if you put in the work and keep faith

Where can we find you on social media?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/ceocarter
Twitter: www.twitter.com/80sbabycarter
Instagram: www.instagram.com/Ceo_Carter
Snapchat: @CeoCarter

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