“My thought process is always better yourself and be confident in what you’re doing.”
Check out the interview with Lottery Odds exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Lottery Odds: It all started at my Boys & Girls Club, they built a recording studio and that’s where the passion grew. As for the entertainment business, it wasn’t until recently that I learned the ins and outs about how things work in the industry.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
It’s always a challenge to get new listeners. I’ve been introducing my music almost everywhere I go. Whether it be at stores, festivals, DJs, studios, etc. Social media is always a great way but sometimes the face to face works best.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Standing out when everyone is sounding the same is the most challenging thing I find. I think great music, not just tracks, will always stand the course of time. Also staying true to what you want to represent is key.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in Toronto is great right now. Everyone has a good shot of making it due to the recent buzz of previous artists who are making noise overseas. I like the support everyone has been showing each other which makes things easier as an upcoming artist. On the other hand, there’s also a lot of hate once you’re trying to build your brand but it comes with the process.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Right now it’s hard to tell. To me it seems like the big record companies are the ones controlling what music is being consumed by the listener. As artists we just have to make the best music possible for our own listeners and hope it touches the masses organically.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
My thought process is always better yourself and be confident in what you’re doing. Many will question but none of them have the right answers. Do what feels best to you and make sure it’s the best quality possible.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Situations, feelings, experiences, vibes, how the beat sounds, late nights, and alcohol.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I must have a great opening. I cannot write until my first 4 bars really hit right away. After that, it’s easy to be honest. Hooks give me trouble here and there, but I always come up with something.
What do you think makes a great song?
Relatable topics, catchiness, sound lyrics, and mood.
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