“I think that a great song comes from within you. If while you’re writing you don’t feel a connection in your soul with the song, then I feel like you should rewrite the song until it speaks to something inside of you.”
Check out the interview with Miz B exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Miz B: I have always been an entertainer since I was a child. I would win the talent shows and shows at the cultural fest from my home town in Bloomington, Illinois. I graduated as the class clown of my class, so I guess you could say that I was born to entertain.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I got posters, wrist bands, post cards, and a walking billboard made for my promotion. I also traveled state to state and gave away my EP album called Live At Five away for free to anyone who was willing to support me.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge I’ve had was to get the love and support that I need from my own city. I would like to get more recognition from my city, but for now I am just blessed to get love and support for other cities and states I’ve traveled to.
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 very diverse in my city. I just wish that the up and coming artists received more support from our own city and from the legends that have been here before us. The music scene is very much divided.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future for music will continue to be under appreciated and go unnoticed if we don’t come together and support each other. We also need to keep the legacy alive of all the musicians who came along and paved the way for people like myself today.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I would tell any up and coming artist to be their self and never let anyone strip you of your goals and what you want to do in life. People are going to have an opinion and judge you anyways, so live each day of your life like its golden and count your blessings.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I get inspired to write my songs by the things I’ve gone through in life and on a day to day basis. I guess that’s why a lot of people relate to my music because it is real life events for me and not just some fairytale make believe situation.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just live each day of my life like its golden and when I feel like I’ve gathered enough of those days I stop to tell the world about my finding.
What do you think makes a great song?
I think that a great song comes from within you. If while you’re writing you don’t feel a connection in your soul with the song, then I feel like you should rewrite the song until it speaks to something inside of you. Then there after, your fans and the people that listen to your music will be able to connect and relate to you on a more personal level.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official Website: www.mizbezzy.com
Facebook: @Miz B
Myspace: @Miz B