“One of the greatest challenges I face in today’s entertainment business is proving that you are good enough to perform at a large venue and entertain a crowd. I believe the steps I’m taking right now with smaller shows will lead to overcoming the challenge of getting to larger venues.”
Check out the interview with FifCityDreams exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
FifCityDreams: I was able to start my journey in the entertainment business in one of my friend’s basement’s home studio. The day my friend, Eric, introduced me to whole music business I wanted to continue doing it forever.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I have many creative ways to promote my music. I utilize the internet a lot to promote my music by putting it on many different sites, performing, playing it while driving around, and even when I’m at the drive thru I’ll have it a little cranked! I do get creative with it though.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
One of the greatest challenges I face in today’s entertainment business is proving that you are good enough to perform at a large venue and entertain a crowd. I believe the steps I’m taking right now with smaller shows will lead to overcoming the challenge of getting to larger venues.
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 here for sure, sometimes I feel like it’s a ghost town but it’s like you have to search for it a bit to see that it is really here. I like that people can come together and put on a great show for everyone. And that artists can get along so easily and support each other. I don’t like that there’s not a lot of diversity with the Hip Hop culture.
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 will always be great and improving; it will call for you to be different to be noticed. I feel artists can be more a part of it in major ways by making music and sharpening their skills. I always feel that artists with potential can make the biggest impact one day even if no one thinks they are great now.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
My advice would be to focus on just becoming the best version of yourself; not only having great music but being an all-around awesome person. Help who you can and accept help where it’s offered; be kind to everyone and just do you.
What inspires you to write your next song?
What inspires me to write my next song is as simple as hearing a good song that isn’t mine. I’ll hear it and want to make a powerful song like that or a chill song like that. I get inspired in many other ways too. I may see a couple fight outside a pizza place and be like, “that’s a topic to write about that I relate to.” Simple as that.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I will have a beat that I will play for days. I try to put as much as the song together as possible and then I will sit down and write out the parts I didn’t get. As soon as I got it written I will perform it in my car to get it right before taking it to the studio.
What do you think makes a great song?
I think from the writing to how it is delivered during recording to the production makes a great song. Deep meaning or just something to resonate with also has a huge impact on how great a song is. Don’t forget about that hook though, that’s the main reason a song is great!
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