“If there’s no messages in songs then music is going nowhere if it’s not up lifting. Be more part of community. Reach out to the streets, tune in and see what the ears want to hear.”
Check out the interview with Tyma exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Tyma: In San Antonio, TX I was introduced to a close friend in 2001 who put me in the studio to test my skills on the microphone and from that day on I couldn’t put it down and I became Tyma. I linked up with the Midwest DTP Mixtape, DJ Locnez for Don’t Mess With Texas Vol 1 and 2, and recently released my solo Street Resume.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media is a great source for exposure to promote your music through YouTube, Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Datpiff.com, nervedjs.com, and many others. Also doing shows.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
My greatest challenge is being protected from disclosure. I always want to have access to exposure and knowledge of this business. I want to have my hands on everything that’s helpful information and brings financial services. Try to stay tuned in and network with pioneers in this game.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene is source full in San Antonio. Great for exposure for many upcoming artists to network with major artists booked to perform. The thing I love most is performing no matter if the crowd knows me or not. They feel me once I grab the mic. What I don’t like is the lack of creativity from some artists, be yourself and don’t be a repeat clone.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
If there’s no messages in songs then music is going nowhere if it’s not up lifting. Be more part of community. Reach out to the streets, tune in and see what the ears want to hear.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Take it one day at a time, stay focused, stay persistent no matter how hard it may seem, never quit. If it’s in you and you have heart and passion for it it’s not about quantity its quality. Be professional.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Knowing the knowledge to hear a beat and if I feel it just jab a bit with the flow off the dome and then write.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I set up my web cam, shuffle through beats, roll a sweet burn, and let it take my mind somewhere. Then study it over and over, recite to yourself or friends.
What do you think makes a great song?
Takes knowledge of what you are saying and the point you are getting across. Make sure people can relate to your song, young crowd or older crowd. Nice beat and promotion. Creativity.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.highriskmusic.com
Facebook: Tyma Allday