“… don’t let another person’s opinion steer you away from your dreams …”
Check out the interview with Phame exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Phame: At first i was not into music that much until I moved to South Carolina. I stayed in a country area and there was nothing else for me to do and my step-father was already doing music; just wasn’t taking it serious I guess. So I tried rapping myself. It was only for fun, but over time I grew to like music even more than I did.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. I send it out to friends that I know and other indie artists that may want to collab.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge I would say as for right now is basically gaining fans and getting noticed. The only way to change that is to keep grinding, stay consistent, and always work on perfecting your craft because you can always improve.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I’m from New Jersey, the music there is a lot different from the music you would hear in South Carolina. The difference between the two places and what’s good is that more artists help each other here; there is nothing I don’t like. You just have to learn how to adjust, it’s life and music is life.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
So far music has changed a lot, it’s very diverse. As for the future, I’m not sure but we will see when the time comes.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Keep your head on straight, don’t let another person’s opinion steer you away from your dreams, pay attention to your mistakes and learn from them.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Anything around me, movies and shows. My best ideas come from when I’m busy doing something and just so happen to think of a bar or two.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Start with a hook first, make sure it’s catchy. Not only that but well put together. Then start to think of your hook you made so you can write your verse. Me personally, I take my time on a lot of my songs. Sometimes I may freestyle or change up the flow. The littlest things you may change in a song are important, maybe the key for a #1 hit.
What do you think makes a great song?
Anything your gut tells you. Don’t listen to everyone, but take in some opinions because those could be fans that listen to your music and you want to know what people like.
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