“The future of music depends on artists. If more artists made positive music rather than just music to sell, the world would be a different place. Our world revolves around our kids and what influences them.”
Check out the interview with Big Will exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Big Will: When I was in school I would always say I wanted to do something in entertainment. I love seeing all the stars on TV and hearing their music on the radio. When I graduated high school I got in contact with a local entertainment company I met in the east coast. One day they started to do internet radio and they asked if I would like a show. I said yes and I’ve been doing it ever since 2008.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I’ve been told this by a celebrity I did an interview with a while back. “Big Will, always talk about yourself because talking about other people will not do you any good.” I love to promote my shows on social media. I always tell people about my shows like when I’m out at the stores. That’s good because that person, if they like what I do, will tell another person.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I had to learn that everybody’s not who they say are. It’s sad, but people will pull the game if you let them.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I love my city KC. There’s a lot of great talent here in the middle of the map.
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 depends on artists. If more artists made positive music rather than just music to sell, the world would be a different place. Our world revolves around our kids and what influences them. We need to produce more upcoming artists before independent labels take over because soon major labels will be abolished.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I would say if you have a dream go for it, but don’t go broke at it. The truth is not everybody will get signed. Always do your research on people you work with. If you don’t understand something invest in an entertainment lawyer because they have knowledge.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I am a radio host. What inspires me is that I get to use a great gift and talent that my God gave me for interviews. I get to use my brain to think of creative questions. It feels good when my famous guests say, “That’s a good question. That was my first time ever being ask that.”
What are the steps you take to make a song?
The steps I take to make creative questions are talking to people and sometimes I can get an idea from that. I like to listen to music and just think of new questions. When I go out I take a notebook with me because I’m always getting ideas.
What do you think makes a great song?
Great lyrics and the awesome melody. Write about songs from your dreams. Be real. Write about stuff you have went through in life. Do not pretend to be something you are not.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: websta.me/n/studio816music