“I believe the best way to promote yourself is to perform at shows, meet some people, and use the internet … The best promotion is word of mouth and for that you have to go out and meet people.”

Check out the interview with Tony Capo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Tony Capo:
I grew up in a small town, Manchester, NH. Going to school I came across some friends who got me into recording music. I was writing music since I was 11 but never really thought about recording it until then. As I got older I started performing at shows around New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I believe the best way to promote yourself is to perform at shows, meet some people, and use the internet. Always remember that investing in yourself will further your career. The best promotion is word of mouth and for that you have to go out and meet people.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want my music to be heard, I want to be able to provide for my family, and I want to be successful.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing in the music business is being heard by the right people. Keep working hard and it’ll happen.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I live in a small city, there are some talented artists here who are all working towards the same goal. Overall I love my city of Manchester because it’s the place I call home.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay consistent, always work hard, invest in yourself, and of course meet people.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
I’ve worked with a man signed to Universal Records on an upcoming project, talking to him was such a crazy experience.

What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is my family and seeing them work so hard I want to be able to let them finally relax. I work hard to try to make that a reality.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
If you work hard enough and make all the right moves, while of course providing good music, yes. Nowadays you don’t need to be signed to be musically successful.

Where can we find you on social media?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/tony-capo1
Facebook: Tony Capo
Twitter: @TonyCapo_