“You need to figure out the demographic for your music and that will let you know the direction your marketing needs to take. Once you know who will buy your music, it becomes pretty clear what your image needs to be to reach your market. Image is a big part of marketing.”
Check out the interview with Made exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Made: I was born in Chicago, Illinois and I am a graduate from Full Sail University in Orlando where I received a Bachelor’s degree in recording arts. My mission with music is to elevate the human mind with a unique sound everyone can relate to. It’s my dedication to my music and undeniable perseverance that continues to aide my success. My heart is set on producing nothing but positive and uplifting music for the world to hear.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
You need to figure out the demographic for your music and that will let you know the direction your marketing needs to take. Once you know who will buy your music, it becomes pretty clear what your image needs to be to reach your market. Image is a big part of marketing.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I always said that my music was my ministry. Every preacher doesn’t stand behind a pulpit. I see myself being a powerful business mogul that uses music as a platform. My goal has always been to inspire others. Regardless of my feelings, I have to tell the truth. Truth is universal.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The most difficult thing about being in the music industry is trust. You have no business taking others into your confidence until you really know what they’re all about. Words are powerful and so is intelligence. When you tell someone what you’re thinking or doing, you are making a decision to empower them with information.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Other places are crawling with labels, talent scouts, and other opportunities while Orlando has little to encourage its local artists. Unfortunately most Orlando artists are having trouble getting recognition due to the underdeveloped music scene in our city.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Networking is one of the most valuable uses of time in terms of return and not just in monetary terms. Networking is free, most of the time. It’s full of like-minded individuals and if you go to the right events, it’s full of people that you can work with or learn from in some way.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Meeting my all-time favorite engineer John Rivers. When I first started interning at Plush Studios I had no idea he worked there. It was a blessing to meet him. I came from Chicago with nothing but a dream. That kick started my motivation to chase my dreams.
What is your inspiration?
God is my biggest inspiration. He blessed me with the gift to do music. Inspiration propels a person from apathy to possibility and transforms the way we perceive our own potential. When God shows you yourself, he also shows you your potential.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Anyone can be successful in music as long as the music is good. The beauty of living consciously is that it increases the likelihood of creating the results you desire. When you make music from your heart others will feel it.
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: Made Music