A. I wanted to give a couple of artists their own stage not timed like a showcase but their own platform to shine…
-Tell us about your artists you have on your line up?
A. Each artist brought something different to the table as well as there was no mumble rap. It was straight Boom Bap , R&B , Hip Hop.
-If any, what are some of the challenges you faced putting on this event?
A. Getting artists to radio interviews.. was the biggest challenge only due to everyone schedules were different.
-I feel there’s a lot of potential stars at these showcases…how do we get more A&R and different labels to come out to these types of events?
A. Honestly, I emailed everyday to different labels and A&Rs to come thru and see the great talent we have around us. New York has great talent and it’s their time. They need to be heard.
-What is some advice you would give to an artist on the come up?
A. First and foremost, know the business of the music business then tighten up your lyrics. Don’t just put out anything; make sure your lyrics are a story line; don’t go from topic to topic.. I can go on and on… end of the day put out your best work.
-Do you have any future events scheduled?
Don Status Promotions and Rockview Entertainment does our showcases of once a month. But have plans of doing 2 a month soon.
THANK YOU FOR THE INTERVIEW I APPRECIATE IT – Don
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