“Not being cheated by online blogs and music publications who profit off of the hunger of young or obscure artists who want to increase their exposure. The only way to avoid them is not to be thirsty for fame.”
Check out the interview with Mr. Mackie exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Mr. Mackie: I always enjoyed rap and sang, but P Diddy and Nicole Sheringzinger’s song “Come To Me” inspired me to write my own bars. I felt like I could out do what I heard and since then I haven’t stopped.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Mostly Soundcloud and I run my own event entitled Real Shoobs in Essex, UK every three months to showcase my material live. I created the event and manage it myself, it’s a good vehicle to generate money.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Not being cheated by online blogs and music publications who profit off of the hunger of young or obscure artists who want to increase their exposure. The only way to avoid them is not to be thirsty for fame.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I live in Grays Essex, UK which is a suburban area just outside of London. Our scene’s dead because there’s no initiative and I’m basically the only dude trying to keep it because in our area music as a career’s just seen as an impossible dream.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music, good one. It’s going great. We just need to keep going the way we are. At the end of the day essentially things aren’t going to change, but it’s great to see more acts coming through and technology inevitably will play its part.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Get a large following, don’t be thirsty, decide what your success strategy will be, and most importantly have faith in yourself and in God or what your personal higher power may be.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Living and breathing.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just write it and get the production.
What do you think makes a great song?
This is a trade secret. If your hook sounds like a ringtone then it’s hit, real talk.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?