“The key to good promotion is planning ahead knowing what you want that particular project to do and who you’re trying to reach. Never just put a project out and think it’s going to get views on its own. Even the best artists have promotional campaigns for their music.”
Check out the interview with Mydis exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Mydis: I would have to say music is in my blood. My father used to be a rapper/producer and so was my uncle. My brother played in his school band and my older brother played piano most his life. I recorded my first track at the age of 5 with my dad, that’s where it all started for me. I have to say ever since then the passion and love for the music just grew and has me at this point where I’m at now trying to reach my goals and become a major player in the music industry.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I wouldn’t say there is no best way to do it, you just have to put yourself out there. The key to good promotion is planning ahead knowing what you want that particular project to do and who you’re trying to reach. Never just put a project out and think it’s going to get views on its own. Even the best artists have promotional campaigns for their music.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I would be lying if I said I just wanted to be the greatest rapper of all time. I want to be more than that, I want to be an entrepreneur and use this music industry as a platform to support my family for generations.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
For me none of it is hard. I love every second of what I’m doing. This is something that I honestly feel destined for. There is no doubt that I have the talent, but it takes more than that. It takes business skills, books smarts, and street smarts to really maneuver through this industry.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The music scene out here in Orlando is great. We are down south so you would think all we listen to is trap music. There is a wide range of artists out here. It’s a growing scene so there is a lot of potential and I plan to impact the culture out here and get us on that NY, Cali, Mia level.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay focused and grind. Don’t be afraid to fail, sometimes you have to fail to succeed. You fall, you get back up, and stay motivated.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
I’ve been a rapper for 10 years now. I started at the beginning of platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud, etc. I think the internet is the best thing to happen to my career. If I knew then what I know now I would have took it more serious and really used it like an instrument to put myself out there.
What is your inspiration?
My family. In my opinion there is no greater inspiration than that. We have grown and learned together, struggled and strived together. It’s only right that we succeed together.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
No. Although anybody can be an artist, this is a business and some people are lazy or just don’t have the knowledge to do what they need to do to make it. Why do you think there are so many one hit wonders? Artists are getting eaten alive by this game. I’m just trying not to be one of them.
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