“All I can say is if you have a love for music, not for fame and definitely not just for the money because those two things come and go; love for music will never fade.”
Check out the interview with Day Day P exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Day Day P: I started writing when I was around 15 or 16 (2004) with my brother and a group of friends in Ellington, CT. We We put out a couple of freestyles/songs to sell to people. It was terrible to us because we were joking, but people told me I should continue. I remember then I went to Guitar Center and bought a MacBook, microphone and stand, and a bunch of software and for a week I just studied how to sample songs to produce my own records from scratch.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
To be honest I’m learning from you guys over at Skilly Magazine. The best platform is the internet hands down, people can hear you just by the click of a button and all of a sudden you can turn from a normal person to an internet sensation and maybe more; who knows.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
A songwriter/producer for some of the biggest names in the industry. I want to be in LA, Florida, or overseas working with someone on their album and just touring seeing the world. I’m cool with being behind the scenes, I’m really a quiet person but I can still mingle when I want to.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Saturation. So many people create music that you feel like at times you’re competing with everyone in the world, but you have to just realize if you focus on yourself and what you’re doing the rest will fall into place. And writer’s block. When you have no muse, you become stagnant and as artists and songwriters we hate that.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I was born in Brooklyn, NY but moved to Connecticut when I was 10. Currently I’m around the outside of Hartford where there are a lot of great artists. I have done shows around Connecticut, but it’s too much of a small market for being a songwriter in my opinion which is why I’m planning on the move to a bigger market.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
I can’t really give any heavy advice to anyone because I’m still on the come up myself. All I can say is if you have a love for music, not for fame and definitely not just for the money because those two things come and go; love for music will never fade.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Getting a full length album on Apple Music. I couldn’t have been happier when I got that email or call a little after midnight saying, “Just downloaded your album and looking forward listening.” I cried literally because I, one of my best friend, and the engineer put a lot of time, effort, and sleepless nights to accomplish it.
What is your inspiration?
To be heard all over the world and what drives me is love and life lessons. I say that because if you listen to my music, you can tell I have been through a lot. Also my love for music; sometimes when I’m writing or recording songs I cry mid sessions, no joke. That is passion.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Without a doubt the internet is the most powerful tool you can use right now. Also, if you put your mind to it and just speak from the heart, someone is always listening and will feel you. The world is yours.