“I know exactly how I want it done, so being 100% efficient is key.”
Check out the interview with Sean Conn exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Sean Conn: It all started as a hungry teen from Queens with the love of hip hop. Me and a childhood friend recorded a demo and mailed it to all the labels hoping someone would give us a shot. The demo was also being passed along by friends and it got the attention of a signed artist Marquee and hip hop legend Lord Finesse that believed in my talent and took me under the wing to teach me the art of being an emcee.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
The beauty of this day and age is social media, you can directly connect with the people on an independent level with a major Impact. I also have my own video game that has my music in it, it reaches all different types of people from gamers to comic book fans as well as music lovers.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge that I face would be having a bigger budget to do more. As an independent artist with no financial backing it can be difficult at times. I have educated myself to the point where I can do everything that a full-fledged label can do. I know exactly how I want it done, so being 100% efficient is key.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in my town is very saturated. I’m from New York City where it all started and just about everybody nowadays is a rapper. I feel that there is a lot of talented and creative artist that can push the culture forward but do not get the attention that their music deserves; that’s the part I don’t like.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
To me the future of music will be what is lacking in today’s music and that is originality, artists not scared to be themselves and not faking and trying to portray something else because either it’s selling or you think it’s cool. The sooner artists realize the more you are in tune with yourself, the more that the people can relate to you.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
My advice is first and foremost make sure that you are spiritually balanced, make sure that your mindset is positive; negativity pessimism, anger, and hate lead to a dead end. Educate yourself on the music business, avoid all middleman, and make a direct connect to the main source or become the main source.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Sometimes my Inspirations comes through dreams, sometimes my Inspirations come through production sent to me, and sometimes my inspiration comes through situations that’s involving others. I have a very creative nature so I’m inspired every day.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Finding the proper music that inspires me as soon as I hear it, thinking of a concept or a vibe that goes well with the production. Writing the song and going over it until it’s memorized then record it in the studio. There are also times when I’m in the studio with produces and I will actually right on the spot.
What do you think makes a great song?
The production, the feel, and vibe of the record. The sound of the artist merging with the music as one. The ability of the artist to create an experience musically.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.seanconn00.com