“Some creative ways I use to promote my music is thinking out of the box.”

Check out the interview with J.R Laflame exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
J.R Laflame:
I was able to start my music career by jumping into it without hesitation. I felt I was born for this. It kinda all started with I lived in Chico, California but didn’t take it seriously till I moved back home to Des Moines, Washington.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Some creative ways I use to promote my music is thinking out of the box. I try things other artists wouldn’t.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
One of the greatest challenges I have as an artist is my video production. I need to do more music videos. The only way I’ll overcome that is to make more videos.

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 Seattle/Des Moines to me is very versatile. There’s a huge culture that a lot of people don’t know about and are missing out big time. The only thing I don’t like is the hate. I feel artists need to support other artists more.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music is gunna be crazy, it’s crazy even thinking about it. It’s going to be for the new generation for sure. The only way we as artists can be part of it is to keep creating. The more we create, the more in depth it gets.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
The only advice I can give is keep working and keep grinding even when people don’t believe in you. You gotta stay down till the come up.

What inspires you to write your next song?
What inspires me to make music is the vibe and of course the beat itself. Knowing the finished masterpiece you created is gonna be loved just as much as I do.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
The steps I take in making a song is: the beat has gotta be crazy; the vibe has gotta be right; and I gotta have some good weed.

What do you think makes a great song?
What makes a song great to me is the whole process of making it. All the hard work you put into it.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Twitter: @J.R_Laflame
Instagram: @J.R_Laflame