“The greatest challenge appears to just be competition in recording music. It can be overwhelming at times for anyone. To overcome that I just try not to consider myself competitive and try to make myself and family happy with whatever I can accomplish which is most important to me.”
Check out the interview with Goldee Heart exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Goldee Heart: I began an interest in piano at age seven. My uncle who lived across the street from me at the time managed a band. I was allowed to visit their rehearsals. At age eleven I joined my first band and remained active part time as well as on a full time basis at times until the present.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I have an IT background so naturally the majority of my promotion is via Internet. I do play live music occasionally.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge appears to just be competition in recording music. It can be overwhelming at times for anyone. To overcome that I just try not to consider myself competitive and try to make myself and family happy with whatever I can accomplish which is most important to me. It’s a little different with band members and finding live work though. That’s a little more challenging and can be disappointing at times because of where I live.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I can’t say what the music scene is like my hometown because I come from what may be considered the country. I remember a lot of country things from my birthplace and hometown. Low key or reserved you know. I’m an introverted individual, although I’m not exactly a country musician as you can hear.
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 really think social media has a great impact. It’s more accessible to many people which I feel is helpful for the musician with no budget but can also open their eyes to the impact of competition. There are a lot of talented people.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Get educated with publishing and writer rights and see that you are following the right steps for that to be in order if you’re interested in a financial outcome. That will help. It’s a difference if you’re just interested in being an active musician and I feel that may depend on where you’re located and what opportunities are available for you. Try to make sure your fellow musicians are on the same page and you have an understanding before investing or wasting time which is important I suppose.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Any success with my present one would help but just because I can is one inspiration. Playing music has been a part of my life for so long and that’s another inspiration.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
It has varied at times. I suppose the usual approach that you most heard of however it seems funny to me that I can’t remember a song I’ve started with a beat. A feeling, a melody, a few piano chords is my usual. My approach to the CD I’m presently working on actually just started with song titles which is different.
What do you think makes a great song?
If it’s just memorable to you and makes you feel good or better than you do if you hadn’t heard it at the moment. If it says something you are trying to say and that depends on many people who want to say the same thing as far as the success of a song I suppose. Sometimes a favorite song or artist just came across my personal mood or feelings at the right time. I’m sure that’s with anyone.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official Website: www.GoldeeHeart.com