“Believe in your craft, invest in yourself, and be persistent. Nothing happens overnight so keep at it.”
Check out the interview with Sevens Muzik exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Sevens Muzik: I got into the music life at a young age. I’ve always loved music since I was a kid, so I began to DJ in Jr. High. By the age of 17 I had bought my first keyboard workstation and began to focus on beat making and producing. I wrote and recorded my first album by the age of 22.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Lately I been catching up to the whole social media thing. I do live performances whenever possible, set up promo booths at local events like car shows and festivals to pass out promos, cds, flyers, and sell merchandise. I also have my own website with videos and links to my music and social media.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think the hardest thing for me has been sticking to the script, in other words, sticking to what I do best. Music is constantly changing, different styles and rhythms on and off the radio, music has evolved in a major way. My sound is more on the old school tip, funky melody’s, hard drums, and claps with a r&b twist. I think I’m doing ok in my lane, so I’m a stick to it.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I’m in Los Angeles, so the music scene is very active out here. From bands to rappers to singers you can find at least two in every two mile radius. That being said, there is too many aspiring artists out here.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Man, that is a hard one. Music is all over the place at the moment. I see a lot of artists leaning towards live music, live bands with a DJ.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Believe in your craft, invest in yourself, and be persistent. Nothing happens overnight so keep at it.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Usually it’s all on feeling. What kind of mood I’m in when I get to the studio, or when I hear a new song on the radio that grabs my attention. It pumps me up to go make the next hit, it all depends. Sometimes just a dope beat alone will get the creative juices flowing. Other times a good night out with friends will inspire a cool song.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Believe it or not, I get some of my best ideas in the shower or while I’m driving. Sometimes I dream songs, and I try to record a voice clip on my phone before I forget the melody. After I come up with a cool melody or idea, I head to the studio and create a beat. If I have any lyrics ready I’ll drop a scratch vocal to see how it sounds. If I like it, then I’ll finish it.
What do you think makes a great song?
I think a great song comes from within. A song anyone can relate to, a catchy chorus with a nice beat. Great songs make you feel good when you listen.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.sevensmuzik.com