“I know the music industry is hard to get into nowadays, but as long as you believe in your craft whatever you want to happen will happen.”
Check out the interview with Ville DayDay exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Ville DayDay: When I turned 11 years old my cousin Alex and I start writing music together as fun every day after school. When I turned 15 I started recording in Sikeston, MO in a basement. I would record at least 5 to 6 songs a day after school because I fell in love with music and my craft. I am now 23 years old and can say all I’m the hard work I put into my craft is paying off slowly but surely.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I believe he best way to promote yourself is to pass out CDs and sell them for a dollar because nobody will turn down a dollar. Also believe if you, believe in your craft, and make good music. It will also promote itself. Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud are goods sources to get you heard as well.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to make it with my music, but once I make it with my music I want to travel the world and give other people opportunities and faith to become whatever they want to be. Also travel and help poor people and try my best as a person to give everybody.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing in the music industry is finding people that will be behind you and push you out there. Also getting record labels and others to hear your craft.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Sikeston, MO is a little big town with a lot of hate and killings. The music hear is good Deep South music and we have a lot of people trying to make it out. Overall Sikeston is a good place, you just have to stay in your own lane and stay focus on what you’re trying to achieve.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
My advice to other artists is to keep faith and stay determined no matter what life throws at you. I know the music industry is hard to get into nowadays, but as long as you believe in your craft whatever you want to happen will happen.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing that happened to me is getting an email from K.E. on the Track and Master P’s manager Shawn Ross.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is my girlfriend and baby.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, because the credit of music went downhill. There’s no more stories being told through people. I feel that people like myself with an actual story to tell gets looked over.
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: Ville DayDay
Twitter: @Ville DayDay | @FastMoneyGang5