“Working with my engineer Matthew Weiss. Now my sound is on an industry level.”
Check out the interview with Sirr Jones exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Sirr Jones: In 2006 I entered a freestyle battle In Tucson, AZ where I won 1st place. That day I was advised to pursue a music career. I began recording songs using my freestyle talent dropping very good and catchy hooks in my home studio. I started Inking up with local promoters and received the opportunity to be an opening for act for big artists such as Lil Wyane, Lil Boosie, Suga Free, Young Dro, and others.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Use all avenues such as internet magazines, streets promo, shows, friends, family as well as setting a budget for marketing and investing into your brand.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to be symbolized as a very trending artist, great songwriter, and awesome performer.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Really knowing who has your best interest in helping you grow and getting you to the level of success you need to advance.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I am from Rialto, CA. the music scene here’s underground. It’s so close to Los Angeles that we get overlooked. I know our music can compete with a lot of good music out there. Living here in Rialto is totally different, it’s more family oriented it’s like almost everyone knows everyone.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Keep your people who are there to help you move forward and friends who just wanna use you for your success, make sure you separate friendship and business, always keep a very professional approach. Make sure you register with BMI or ASCAP. Never burn bridges
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Working with my engineer Matthew Weiss. Now my sound is on an industry level.
What is your inspiration?
Being able to use my energy to bring music to people and have them vibe out to my music.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Not at all. If anything it’s gotten way harder. People have a very short attention span. In today’s world every day someone is releasing new music.