“The greatest challenge I have faced in the industry are the snakes, they hide under every rock and look for any chance they can get to sell you a dream.
Check out the interview with Profit Levi exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Profit Levi: I had an ear for music from the start. You could even say music ran in my DNA. My father J Randall has played the guitar since the age of six years old and is now considered one of the best of the unknown blue grass finger pickers. Music was a very huge part of my life from day one.
As a teenager I developed a love for many genres of music, even played the drums in my first band while always keeping a lyric book full of original writings. As time goes on I continue expanding my musical creativity.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media is a must. It has helped spread the word of consciousness, upcoming songs, and shows. I can also be found hitting the streets or local hotspots with a trunk full of goodies ready to strike a deal.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge I have faced in the industry are the snakes, they hide under every rock and look for any chance they can get to sell you a dream. Once they sell you that dream you wake up and realize you just lost a lot of money and time while you were sleeping. I overcome these obstacles by remaining true to my positive mindset and take it day by day to start a conscious movement.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I claim Asheville, NC as my hometown and the music community is amazing. You have musical talent of every scale. We have everything from Warren Haynes to Jeff Sipe (who has always been a personal mentor) to the Steep Canyon Rangers. Steve Martin calls these mountains home. Asheville is truly a musically gifted town.
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 sky is the limit. If you’re an artist and you’re reading this, remember it’s your art. Be yourself.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Invest in your art. Build your brand. If it was meant to be, it probably would not be easy.
What inspires you to write your next song?
God gave me all the inspiration I can handle, the music and words are just a medium to transfer that inspiration.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I start with the beat. When I get a beat that really moves me I dig in. I start with the hook and bridge. After I write the hook I record and rough mix it immediately. After that I start writing the verses, recording them as I go. When I have a solid final product, I re-record the whole song and send it to my main man Tony Clayton for the final master. And that’s the process
What do you think makes a great song?
Truth in your message is the key to a great song.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official Website: www.soloempireentertainment.com