“There is a lot of local talent and venues that allow local talent to show what they got and grow.”
Check out the interview with Once Upon A Mic exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Once Upon A Mic: In the back of a kitchen at Whole Foods oddly enough. We’ve all worked together and came up with the ideas. Then we started making moves forward.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Nov: So being that this is a question that pertains to myself, I’ll take it. So what I do is I work with a few companies to spread out and reach to different areas of the map that we can’t necessarily touch. Also we get our music onto a few radio stations to get some spins as well.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Getting noticed is always hard, but the fans are coming along and noticing our music and our movement. We overcome by finding new opportunities whether it be getting ourselves on the radio or just working with companies behind the scenes.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene here in Knoxville is pretty good. There is a lot of local talent and venues that allow local talent to show what they got and grow. I would like more people here to support local music.
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 I feel is happening now due to how easy it is to get a new song by streaming through your favorite music outlet or talking to artists through Twitter or Facebook.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Never give up and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Life in general. We write what we see on a daily basis or pull from our past to fuel the writing process.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Usually our members Drew and Code BLACK come up with a beat which is nice to have in house talent. Then Code BLACK and Nov will go back and forth with ideas, write down a few verses, and then go lay down their tracks at the Sound Lair.
What do you think makes a great song?
This we’ll keep short and sweet. Gotta have heart in the song, no heart means you are just like everyone else trying to get money.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?