“Knowing that I get better with each time I make a new song really drives me to keep going. I love a lot of my previous work from the past, it’s really inspiring to hear the things I come up with and it inspires me to get better than I was before.”
Check out the interview with David Wilson exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
David Wilson: I was able to get my start by using college to get out of Baltimore where I’m from and to travel and see more of the world. I live in Orlando now and am attending Full Sail University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music business. When I got to Florida I started my journey into the entertainment industry. I only had dreams of making it out of Baltimore, now I’m actually chasing them.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
When I have upcoming performances I print out flyers and hand them out in my classes and around my campus. I also send my music around to people that I know are going to post on Instagram or Facebook for me. I also send my beats to dance teams at UCF and other local Orlando campuses to gain a little more exposure.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think our biggest challenge is people actually giving us a listen. Since there’s so many trash artists out there, people don’t want to give a new artists a try because of all the whack music they hear so often.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I love the energy of the Baltimore scene. The music is live and exhilarating. I would like to see more diversity from the Baltimore scene. I think that Bmore could have it’s own sound, but I wish more artists would be brave enough to put their own individual touch to the music as opposed to being solely focused on trying to be a mainstream artist.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future of music is starting to head into the right direction now. I think a couple years ago artists were making music just for the sake of making music and there’s nothing wrong with that. Now it feels like more artists are being themselves and putting their true feelings out there more often.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I’m not a successful artist yet so I feel like I don’t have the answer to that right now. I do think that if an artist wants to succeed, they must work hard. You got to work hard at what it is you’re striving for. If you don’t know what that is, you have to take time to figure it out and pursue it
What inspires you to write your next song?
Knowing that I get better with each time I make a new song really drives me to keep going. I love a lot of my previous work from the past, it’s really inspiring to hear the things I come up with and it inspires me to get better than I was before.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just try to always stay creative in whatever I do. I wake up every morning and the first thing I do is write three pages of just whatever comes to mind. Sometimes its song lyrics and sometimes its things I need to get off my chest. Doing this keeps me in tune with my creative channel.
What do you think makes a great song?
The number one thing that makes a song great is when an artist is completely real with listeners and the song is about something people can relate to. I feel that when artists do that it makes the song timeless to listeners. Song structure can also make the song great.
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