“The greatest challenge I had to face was trying to gain approval from my hometown/state, Louisiana, and that got me nowhere. I overcame that challenge by moving to Dallas and quit focusing on who doesn’t like me and focus on who does.”
Check out the interview with Tylenol 3 exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Tylenol 3: It honestly started when my mom bought me my first snare drum when I was in the 6th grade and in band started learning about drum rudiments, music theory, etc. Around age 14 I got introduced to Sonic Foundry, Acid Pro, and FL Studio 4. I just started learning the programs and the rest is history.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
The best promotion by far is actually going out to places like clubs, record stores, colleges, etc. It gets better results. I also use social media like everyone else, but I like to use humor to promote. I also love to throw incentives in. For instance: When I’m promoting beat sales I like to add a free one in to keep customers coming back.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge I had to face was trying to gain approval from my hometown/state, Louisiana, and that got me nowhere. I overcame that challenge by moving to Dallas and quit focusing on who doesn’t like me and focus on who does.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Basically, if you’re not kissing anyone’s butt you’re not going anywhere. If you don’t follow trends, no one cares. I love the Texan music scene better. There’s room for individuality, growth and people are willing to help you. The one thing I dislike are car drives to push your music. There’s a lot of space to cover.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music and the creative aspect is going to forever change. The business side? Some aspects will change, some will remain solid. Artists should evolve along with the music industry in order to be more a part of it.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
The best advice I can give is to be you, ignore the negativity, overcome adversity, and protect your brand. Learn the business and look out for snakes.
What inspires you to write your next song?
It truly depends on the set and setting. Sometimes I can make a beat and be like “hmmm….” or I can just be living life and stuff just pops in my head. I hardly write anything honestly. I usually freestyle and punch in. I just go with the flow.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Make the beat, mix and master, sit there for a while and sit some more, and come up with the perfect delivery. Execute.
What do you think makes a great song?
What makes a great song is originality, great delivery, keep it in story mode, relevant with the times, and fluidness. Everyone has their different opinions, but that is mine.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.tylenolthreeofficial.com