“I began educating myself on what was needed to know and survive in this aggressive industry. Attending music business seminars really helped.”
Check out the interview with Mahoggany Blu exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Mahoggany Blu: I use most of the social media outlets such as YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook, Instagram, etc. I also use some of their monetized promotions.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
My greatest challenge was learning how to market my music and not be taken by folks that scam new artists who don’t have music business knowledge. I began educating myself on what was needed to know and survive in this aggressive industry. Attending music business seminars really helped.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The California music scene has grown over the years. I would say it has become very diverse! That part I love dearly is giving artists back that free range for creativity. The part I don’t like is theirs not many successful female artists coming from the west and the ones that were successful got recognized through major artists from other coast.
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 think the future of music will be left up to the listeners. We have certainly gotten away from the old ways of distributing music and promoting artists. Consumers are now making the record label decisions on who has talent and who has great music. Artist definitely have to interact more now that social media has set a prerequisite.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t give up on your dreams, stay focused, and consistent. Make sure your team has your best interest and wants to see you succeed.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I’m am inspired by love and life. I like to write music about good experiences.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
When writing I like to develop a concept first, then a tune and tempo.
What do you think makes a great song?
Lots of substance and real experiences.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: MahogganyBlu Phillips