“Work hard and put together quality materiel that will captivate an audience.”
Check out the interview with Chase Million exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Chase Million: My first recording was aboard the naval vessel USS Bonhomme Richard in 2007. I was the company performer when we were in Iraq and I like to think I brought laughter and a bit of release from reality in the harrowing reality of combat. When I was honorably released from duty in 2009, I came back to Utah and began my journey into the real world entertainment business. I have been recording and performing ever since.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
If you love it, do it. Work hard and put together quality materiel that will captivate an audience. You don’t have to fall into a certain mold to be successful either. Be yourself and make the world a better place with your art.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
My biggest challenge right now is living up to my standards of work. I think being in the Marine Corps set a high standard of performance and sometimes I don’t think I’m doing everything in my power to create that captivating body of work. I strive every day to get better and make good art.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote and advertise is to surround yourself with likeminded individuals that have your best interest at hand. Social media is what I have found to be quite effective. The right team is crucial to progression.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I am from Salt Lake City Utah. There is definitely a great deal of talent here whether it be in the hip hop realm, rock, pop and even country and bluegrass. The artists for the most part that I have worked with are quite talented and professional. The fans here are very energetic and loyal.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
In a year see myself touring nationally, internationally, and being a Billboard charted artist even if it be in a small capacity. I definitely am aiming for the top. I see myself being a known and respected name throughout the music community.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration in life is my two year old daughter CoCo. I strive every day to be a positive influence in her life. On a national and international scale in the hip hop realm I really admire and look up to Lil, Wayne, Rick Ross, Young Jezzy, Yellawolf, Migos, and Drake just to name a few.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I love the music today. I do believe over-saturation is a bit of an issue for every Joe Blow with studio equipment, but there is very high quality music being put out as well.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.chasemillionmusic.com