“Good or bad, tune everything out and do you.”
Check out the interview with Mel De exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Mel De: Ever since I have been able to talk I’ve been in love with music. I wrote my first song when I was 8, but I just took it seriously 2 years ago.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Social media is the best way to promote yourself because you can spread your music to millions of potential fans. Performing at live shows is also great way to promote yourself. Being in the right spot at the right time is everything.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
One of the greatest that ever did it.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Being on the road not seeing my kids as much as I want.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I’m from a small town called Warner Robins, Georgia. I now live in Atlanta. The music scene in Warner Robins is starting to come alive, but the music scene in Atlanta is crazy. Every night it’s a party. Living in Warner Robins is rough, everybody is for themselves. It’s easy to find trouble there, but it’s hard to get out. They call it trick county.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Don’t stop grinding, stay focused, and just keep pushing no matter what people say. Good or bad, tune everything out and do you.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Being interviewed by Skilly Magazine. Y’all the fucking greatest.
What is your inspiration?
My kids. They are the reason why I go so hard.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
No not anyone. You have got to stay down for the come up and everybody doesn’t have that desire.
Where can we find you on social media?