“The old heads going to take over because the youngsters don’t want to be leaders.”
Check out the interview with Bruno TGMT exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Bruno TGMT: My journey started after Teresa Johnson and Hubert Pratcher made me. For real, all this started after I got out of prison in 2013. After my son let me hear a song he had recorded.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use social media a lot. Going to events that could possibly bring out other artists, promoters, and bosses. Word of mouth and making people interested in me and my work.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Getting noticed in a small area or an area that has no real market for entertainment. Just keep praying and focus on what I think is best for me, my company, fans, and family. I just keep striving for success.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene is starting to pick up but little drive and determination were I’m from. The authorities make it hard on the people of Sikeston that aren’t rich or friends with people of power. I like that we are starting to paint a beautiful picture about life around the Bootheel. I don’t like the jealousy and the unwillingness to work together instead of competing.
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 old heads going to take over because the youngsters don’t want to be leaders. Music is always beautiful no matter who makes it sometimes, but the images these artists are putting off is the problem I think.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Just keep striving and don’t give up. Set goals and take chances. Have a budget; everyone wants to get paid.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I really don’t write, I just go in.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just think about what has went on in my life, take a drink out the cup, and light the pressure; then go crazy in the booth.
What do you think makes a great song?
Hook and message.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
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