“Promoting and getting your name out there is the hardest thing in the music business because if your music doesn’t sound good then your name will never be heard of, then that would make it even harder to promote your music!”

Check out the interview with Jheard exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Jheard:
I started when I was a young kid around 7 and I used to watch my older cousin make beats and record tracks. As I got to the age of 10 that’s when I first began to rap and sing on my own!

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Going outside of your local town and go to clubs that have open mic nights on certain days out of the week, and radio stations that play unsigned artists’ music! Also make your own website that has ads that you can promo on different websites to really get more exposure and views in your music!

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
To share the word with the world and let them know that we can always overcome the bad and turn it into a positive way of handling things. Also helping giving back to the people of our community! Through the power of my music anything’s possible.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Promoting and getting your name out there is the hardest thing in the music business because if your music doesn’t sound good then your name will never be heard of, then that would make it even harder to promote your music!

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
It’s a nice laid back little town called Hartwell, GA. It’s really country and the music is pretty good out here. There’s a lot real talented people out here that can go somewhere! It’s and okay place to live but not for the rest of your life!

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Keep pushing and striving for better because hard work always pays off at the end of the day. Never give up on your dream no matter because a dream is never too big or too small; it’s what you make it to be.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
When I had perform at my first show in Athens, GA. There was 35 contestants that competed and I came in first place.  It shocked me that I won over all the people.

What is your inspiration?
Anything that’s dealing with art is an inspiration to me because art gives us life in many different kinds of ways!

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes I do, as long as you got it in your mind you can succeed. Victory shall be yours.

Where can we find you on social media?
Twitter: @jamalheard1
Instagram: @jamalheard31
Email: jamalheard31@gmail.com