“Network as much as possible with others in the music industry, local or not. The people you surround yourself with have more of an impact on your focus than you might think.”
Check out the interview with Knine Street exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Knine Street: It’s hard to say. I’ve had a passion for music for as long as I can remember, although it wasn’t until I was about sixteen that I wholeheartedly committed myself to the pursuit of influencing it. It was the perfect outlet for me in my situation. Since then I’ve released several songs and an EP. Even so, I’m still new to the music scene and I’ve just recently performed for my first time with Coast 2 Coast. I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Firstly, look for others in the music industry to network with. There’s always a learning experience from working with another artists. Exposure may seem hard to come by, but it doesn’t need to be. You just have to take any opportunity given to you regardless of how small it is.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I plan on becoming a world renowned lyricist who’s influential and self-sufficient. I also plan on starting a record label for local artists across the gulf coast and eventually the nation.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
I’d have to say it’s the lack of support people usually show you initially. Thankfully most tend to come around after you’ve proven yourself dedicated.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Mobile, Alabama speaks for itself. It has all the potential to be as monumental as New Orleans, Atlanta, or even Houston. The music scene here has seen major setbacks since the loss of Bayfest. Thankfully, that doesn’t stop our clubs from booking the occasional headline artist.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Network as much as possible with others in the music industry, local or not. The people you surround yourself with have more of an impact on your focus than you might think. The more time you dedicate to your goal, the faster you can reach it. Don’t forget to enjoy yourself though.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Finding it; I don’t know where I’d be without music.
What is your inspiration?
It’s a mix of my everyday life, my personal experiences, and my environment.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
I’d have to say yes. People tend to adapt quickly, especially when a potential passion is involved.
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