“I feel that there are so many paths to success in this industry it’s hard to resist switching approaches too quickly when the path you’re on becomes difficult.”

Check out the interview with Clay’Bama exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Clay’Bama:
I started my journey in a small church in Cleveland, OH.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I promote my music by doing shows, entering contests, connecting with people on Instagram, and offering exclusive content to those in my email community.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I feel that there are so many paths to success in this industry it’s hard to resist switching approaches too quickly when the path you’re on becomes difficult. I overcome this by reminding myself that every path has obstacles and that the only way too success is persevering the path you’re on.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene is underrated. I believe that we have gumbo mix of music here in Cleveland. I love that fact that our city possess so much talent; however, I dislike that we don’t get enough credit and I dislike that we haven’t created a plan to make our music scene more lucrative for the artists in Cleveland.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Honestly it’s hard to tell. I do believe entrepreneurship will continue to prosper. I feel that to become a part you have to pick a lane, learn the business, and hustle until you can’t be denied.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Build a brand, build a team, be smart with your money, and honor those who support you when you’re nobody.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Life. Life’s the most intriguing thing that we have if we chose to pay attention.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I don’t have any steps.

What do you think makes a great song?
Intent comes first to me, then the message, then the execution of that message (lyrics, beat, recording, and marketing).

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.claybama.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamclaybama
Twitter: @iamclaybama
Instagram: @iamclaybama

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