“Don’t give up because you hit a lot of roadblocks and pitfalls and face a lot of rejection. If you have good memorable music don’t give up, push it.”

Check out the interview with Producer V exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Producer V:
It starts at home. I used to watch my grandma and aunt play the piano when I was younger; music runs in our blood, but we have to cultivate the talent we were given. My granddad bought me a keyboard with a beat machine when I graduated high school in ’03. I used that until I was introduced to my first DAW.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media is key because everyone wants to know what’s the next big thing. Using music networks is also key because people want to know what’s the next big sound! Internet radio is good if you’re a producer or artist. It’s good promo that does not cost much.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I would say at this point making real music you got so many things that are trends and negative. It’s extremely hard to be you and be comfortable being you. You can overcome that by not going with the flow and rolling the dice to yourself.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
To be truthful it’s dry. There’s a lot of talent here, but very little unity. Everybody wants to sound the same and be the same. Even though there were some who made it out, they remained to their true selves.

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 have full belief that people will start sounding like a damn automaton; it has already started. They can be more a part of it by not saying a single word on a track, just murmur. If people want to make real music they can start by picking up a book and speaking English.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Be true to yourself and be pure talent, not just do music to make a few bucks and mess up a demographic because you can. Don’t give up because you hit a lot of roadblocks and pitfalls and face a lot of rejection. If you have good memorable music don’t give up, push it.

What inspires you to write your next song?
It’s kind of hard to pinpoint. It’s usually depending on how I feel at that moment. It’s all in the emotion usually.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
Brainstorming and a good system and melody. If you have none of these you have a good mix of BS that goes nowhere, but can get somewhere.

What do you think makes a great song?
Good talent. If you want to last for a month make BS, if you want to last for a lifetime make something memorable.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.vmusicproductions.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/producerv
Twitter: www.twitter.com/vance2012
Instagram: www.instagram.com/producer_v
Email: vancelyoung@gmail.com