“The music scene we has a lot of potential with no opportunity. I want to make a difference in that.”
Check out the interview with He-Ala exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
He-Ala: In 2012 I started Never Thought Entertainment. It was TriggaFinga, Bangem, C4, and myself. We started from the bottom up. I was mixing and didn’t know how to. As long as supporters heard our voice we thought it was good, but bad quality. It took a min to learn the mixing thing without going to school. Now you can tell if you listen to our old music versus our new music.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Spending money behind yourself as far as promotion, CDs, business cards; all things that will help your career.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
A great artist and a trusting CEO.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
For me it is making videos because I have to work a lot.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Jacksonville, FL is survival of the fittest for some, doing what we can to make it. You can watch the news on YouTube to see how it is. The music scene we has a lot of potential with no opportunity. I want to make a difference in that. Living here is great for me, I don’t start no drama.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
First make a single, make a video for that single, go to tunecore.com to make an iTunes account. Sell your single and promote your video with the iTunes. Real basic, I’m just learning that.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Watching our fans and supporters enjoy the music when we perform.
What is your inspiration?
Help out people, heal some people, have multiple businesses and hire people, and to make sure my family and friends will be good.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
All this new music I hear anyone can be successful. It’s sad for me that I’m saying this because music I listened to in the past had more feel to it, now it’s just the beat.