“Make sure that the moves you make out here are benefiting your career and not slowing it down.”
Check out the interview with Curt Legacy exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Curt Legacy: There was always a passion for music and the way it made me feel throughout my life starting back at an early age. I wrote my first song when I was 13, and as time went on the talent became something I took more interest in. After heading off to college, and years following, I went through many life experiences and changes that propelled me to be the artist I am today.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
It won’t be easy. It won’t be pretty. No one is going to believe in what you’re doing, unless you believe in it yourself. Be prepared for everything, but don’t fall for anything. Don’t get lost in the sauce. Create your own wave, create your own legacy, and remember, whenever you feel like giving up, you won’t because you know what you want and you deserve to have it.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Make sure that the moves you make out here are benefiting your career and not slowing it down. I’ve made plenty of decisions in my past life that simply delayed the progression of my present being and where I should be in the industry chain. We learn from our mistakes, it’s our life, we can’t make any excuses, and we press on for the next opportunity.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I just believe in utilizing all your resources as much as possible. You definitely want to have an online and social media presence. There are so many different outlets out there that you can use to promote yourself and your brand online. You don’t have to use every outlet you discover or use the same promotion strategy that someone else is using.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
There are a lot of talented and marketable artist in Austin. I can’t honestly say that I’ve worked with or know all of them personally, but there is some great things and great artists that are coming out of Austin. The fans are dedicated and loyal, and we owe it to them as artists to produce and present the best product possible.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
In a year from now I see myself exposing my brand, my name, my music, my company to a bigger and more detailed platform. I definitely see my music spreading even further across the world then what it has now. The goal is to always level up, but how you level up and the moves you make will determine on how successful you are at doing that.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I look at myself for inspiration. There was a time where things were dark, but I fought my way out of it and started to become and grow as the man and artist I wanted to be. I believe that some people in the world, always have an excuse or someone to blame for the situation that they are in. I took pride in owning up to the negative things I had to experience.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like the music today. I think it has had a huge influence on the hip hop culture and the world in a major way. We get too caught up in what we believe rap/hip hop/trap music should sound. People forget music is a form of expression.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook: Curt Legacy