“I don’t really know at this point because you got everybody rapping and sounding like everybody else, but if artists want to be more part of the future of music I suggest finding your own sound. It’s about standing out and being different, not following the next person.”
Check out the interview with Future Foundation exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Future Foundation: As you know we are a group of 3 members. In 2010 we were able to link up in Maryland where I turned my bedroom into a mini studio and we began making song after song.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media has been nothing short of great for us. We were able to get in tune with a lot of different industry contacts and fans. Paid promotion goes a long way as well. Building a budget is important and so is marketing.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
As you know the music industry is a cut throat business and can be hard to deal with at times, especially when you come across people who pretend to welcome you with open arms but at a given moment willing to fuck you over. So trust isn’t given unless it’s earned.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
We are from the DMV, for those that don’t know it’s DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The music scene here is pretty diverse with a lot of talented individuals. It is very competitive at times.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I don’t really know at this point because you got everybody rapping and sounding like everybody else, but if artists want to be more part of the future of music I suggest finding your own sound. It’s about standing out and being different, not following the next person.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
The best advice that we can give is to stay true to yourselves. Your music should be a representation of who you and where you come from. Any misrepresentation of you will only come back to haunt you in the long run.
What inspires you to write your next song?
To be honest we inspire each other, that’s the good thing about being in a group with family – there’ss no hate only motivation.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
The steps we take when making a song is simple. We roll up, spark up, and listen to the beat.
What do you think makes a great song?
A great song has everything from a recognizable structure, a great opening line to a catchy melody. Emotion can play a big part in the feel of a song. Not having any can leave listeners with a “so what” feeling.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.futurefoundationmusiq.com