“It’s hard when you think your music is fire but not a lot people are gravitating towards it. It happens to the best of us. Just staying positive and staying the course will lead to great results.”
Check out the interview with Greg Owens exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Greg Owens: I started off playing drums when I was about 2 years old. Since then I’ve played in churches, different bands, and studio projects. Around 13 years old I began to want to produce and record my own music. A lot of my friends either rapped or sang so people would come over to the house and record. I didn’t take it seriously until I started high school. That’s when I knew that I can do something great with this.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest piece of advice to young kids is to just stay authentic. A lot of times people get so caught up in what’s on the radio or what’s hot right now and start to emulate that artist or certain sounds. We don’t need copy cats. We need more unique artist and musicians that are not afraid to express their true selves.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenge is probably underestimating myself. When things tend to not go your way you tend to get a little discouraged. It’s hard when you think your music is fire but not a lot people are gravitating towards it. It happens to the best of us. Just staying positive and staying the course will lead to great results.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote is word of mouth and social media. I find that a lot of people share a lot of information on the Facebook platform. I honestly love promoting on Facebook. It’s nothing like having people you know share your music to people that they know. It’s amazing to say the least!
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Columbus, OH. I love my city to death. There are a lot of talented artists and musicians out here that have the potential to be special. I think this past year or so, we’ve seen great changes. People are starting to get the recognition they deserve. The fans are starting to realize the potential as well, slowly but surely.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself being better not only as a musician but as a person. I can’t predict the future, but by the grace of God things will look pretty great. I can feel it already.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations are my parents. They sacrificed so much and have instilled a lot of great things in me. They’ve been there since day one and are my biggest supporters. I get inspired by people who are doing positive things in the world. It makes me want to strive to become better every day.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Music today has lost its balance. Mainstream media doesn’t do the music industry any justice. There’s a lot of great music out here and a lot of it’s undiscovered. I’m excited about the direction that it’s going though.