“In my experience so far I’ve hit a number of walls, specifically surrounding not having the right resources at my fingertips to advance my musical career.”
Check out the interview with Raven Strongquill exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Raven Strongquill: On February 14th of 2015 I officially launched PHOTICAN with the intention to entertain the international public. So far, despite being a Canadian artist, I have accumulated a follower base concentrated generally in the United States. I hope that with enough investments I will eventually be able to expand my reach to all areas of the world.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
I believe it is important for you to know the difference between holding a hobby and holding a career. What are you hoping to achieve out of your trials? A common answer would be fame. Or maybe you’re just doing this for fun? Regardless, you only get what you give.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
In my experience so far I’ve hit a number of walls, specifically surrounding not having the right resources at my fingertips to advance my musical career. It’s hard to work when you’re dealing with people who talk big but hit below the belt. Watch out for organizations that are anything but organized.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The entertainment business is only as tough as you limit yourself. I believe anyone is capable of making it a walk in the park but equally capable of making it a disaster. It all depends on your ability to filter. And again with how much you’re willing to give. I believe the best way to advertise music is for fun, for free, and out of your own pocket.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Many famous artists have originated from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Winnipeg for me is home. It’s filled with multi-cultural people of all ages and aspiring talents everywhere. Be it art, music, media, and more. Winnipeg is a wonderful, dangerous, connected, artistic, and historic place to live.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
College. Keeping it epic and working my buns off. No really though, college.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Existence is my inspiration and I acknowledge all people, but look up to no one in specific.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
All sound intrigues me. I can’t particularly say that I like or dislike any music I hear today. Everything and everyone their own story to tell. What’s yours?