“My biggest piece of advice would have to be don’t be your biggest critic, be your biggest fan.”
Check out the interview with SpLiitt exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
SpLiitt: It all started when I was a little girl. My mother was a singer/songwriter and performer herself. She was in a Latin group/band and would get paid to sing at clubs, weddings, etc. Being that she was a single mother with no help she would often take me to most of her gigs. When my mother passed away two years ago I found it extremely hard to focus on my music and stay motivated, but eventually I found strength in this tragedy and decided that I wasn’t going to give up on our dreams.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest piece of advice would have to be don’t be your biggest critic, be your biggest fan. In this Industry people will try to tear you down. Some even just for fun, trolls. So always keep that confidence, belief, and love for yourself. Love what you do every step of the way.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenges and task has to be promoting. As most of you know this Industry is expensive, especially when you’re starting from the ground up. Between costs for studio time, flyers, traveling fees, music video fees, etc. it adds up. When you love what you do, you find a way.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Facebook is a huge platform to promote music and it’s free. Also, Soundcloud and YouTube are other useful and helpful platforms. Honestly, just going out and performing and interacting with fans/potential fans is a really great way to promote yourself and your music to others.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I live in Springfield, MA. It’s a fairly big city and it’s full of talent. From musicians, artists, performers, cooks, dancers, etc.. The support I get from my fans here is truly appreciated. I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today and want to be in without them. So I definitely am grateful for them. Like any other place in the world it isn’t perfect, but it’s home.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself doing what I’m doing now which is chasing after my dreams till I make them a reality, if I haven’t done it already within that time.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration was my mother, first and foremost. Along with her there’s Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Erikah Badu, Selena, and so many more.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I love how everyone is exercising their right to free expression and doing so in a creative and artistic way. Music is so different now and I’m loving being a part of the new generation. When someone can relate to a song they don’t feel so alone in this world anymore. One song can change a person’s whole mood.