“The future of music is beautiful, and I feel that artists should keep contributing to the culture and be genuine with themselves and their audience.”
Check out the interview with Phive 6 exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Phive 6: It feels like I have had a strange journey in trying to make a career out of recording music and performing. In the digital age it is kind of dog eat dog mentality, but there is a friendly competitiveness to it. I’m 25 and I see artists who are my age who are just getting discovered. I have hopes for my ambitions.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Facebook, Soundcloud, and Spotify have been a big help. Facebook allows advertisement and that gives a portal to the stream services. Soundcloud lets you interact with the artist as well as be supportive in the process by “liking” or reposting a song. Soundcloud is like Twitter but for music.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I believe that there is a common challenge in the journey inside the music/art industry. The fact that basically anybody can upload their content online is a challenge because you are competing against the whole world. The challenge is how do you stand out without making dishonest content?
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Nashua, New Hampshire is a big cluster of creative people. There is a solid music scene going in the downtown area. Hip hop/rap isn’t as popular due to lack of venues. There is only a few places in NH where artists can showcase. Overall there is a great music scene in the area. There is a bit of everything.
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 beautiful, and I feel that artists should keep contributing to the culture and be genuine with themselves and their audience. It will keep expanding as years pass.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Be as open minded as possible in your pursuit to become the best version of yourself. Trials and tribulations are inevitable. Grow with the music as you do with life. Success is different for everybody. Just make attempts to feed your soul and fill the void in healthy ways.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Songs usually come from a sparked emotion for a life event or maybe depends on the day/mood. Creating art can be draining sometimes, but if you tap into what you are feeling something great can manifest.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
There isn’t a routine for songwriting. It has changed so many times, so at this point I am just doing my best to tune into the creative self and human self. It comes in waves sometimes.
What do you think makes a great song?
A great song to me is something that is universal in the way where anybody can listen and have a different opinion on it. There are virtually no rules to making songs, so as long as artists keep making contact the people will connect to the art.