Musician Karim Baggili Winning Your Own War with Time

My only enemy is time… not having enough time. I have two daughters (my best creation ; )) ) and my priority is to be a good father and take care of my family.

We all have this imaginary war with time. Time is both a creators friend when development is involved but also the enemy when your trying to develop a career as a musician. Today’s artists face challenges on many levels. From getting the music right  to marketing and tackling the learning curve of social media.

 

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Aside from those challenges an artist has to balance his family responsibilities and work. It’s the familiar story that we all struggle with which leads us to this winding journey filled with twists and turns that makes things most interesting.
As far as creating, I find the most important thing is to be honest with myself so I will always follow a direction that my heart and my soul is telling me. I only have to listen to myself closely and it’s typically the right direction that speaks the loudest.


Speaking about the balance between social media perfection and authenticity. How to improve your instagram feed with new hacks for gaining more traction.

Managing social media pages can quickly get overwhelming without a plan so the key is to focus on where your fans (and potential new fans) are most active and create the right content for the platform.

It’s really important to have presence on several social media pages but often having just 3 main styles of positing is all that is necessary to document an effective story in between music releases.

Instagram has some challenges with it’s recent reach limitations imposed by their new algorithm but with a few crafty hacks, you can beat the system and flourish on the platform.

Years ago I would take time to compose and to think about what I wanted, but now when I have 2 hours in front of me, I jump into inspiration no matter what, no choice… Anyway, everyday somewhere in my head there is place for new ideas and dreams…

The piece of music advice that has forever changed my thinking is, Private Investigation – Dire Straits. It was like lightning, I was a sixteen year old boy, not especially thinking about the future, not especially thinking about music and from the moment I listened to that peace, my life and way of thinking took another direction. Somehow and unconsciously I knew what I wanted. Like as if it always has been written.

Band Name:
Karim Baggili (Leader) Guitar, voice
Vivian Ladrière: Drums
Youri Nanai: Bass
Mohammed Al Mokhlis: violin
 Song name: Chrome
 Music Genre: Pop

Belgium artist decides to push forward with his career with a second full release incorporating his own vocal with a mix of styles. Focusing on a non-traditional album cover that helps to tell the story of the music. For Karim he worked with an artist to paint a magical speedway that never ends that expresses not only his vision for the future but also tells his trump on continued musical production.

 We hold our destiny in our hands. It’s up to us to choose our path and live our dreams. Inspiration is infinity.
My music is a  mix between styles. I’m not afraid to mix world, rock or pop music. In fact, my parents are from Jordan and Ex Yougoslavia, but I was born in Belgium and besides my parents influences, I was listening to Michael Jackson, Deep Purple, Dire Straits etc… So this mix of music is just natural for me.

I’m always trying to surprise myself. I don’t like to have the feeling that I’m repeating what I’ve just done. But to me, the most important thing is to be honest with myself so I will always follow a direction that my heart and my soul is telling me. I only have to listen to myself.

I create my music at my place, my home . I’ve got my home studio. I live in a small village, not far from Brussels, and it’s quite and inspiring. I can create everywhere and every compositions might have born differently.