Artist Big Dubbs and His Views on Creative Music Business

Artist Big Dubbs and His Views on Creative Music Business

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Music business…
If you make creative music, no matter what the ups & downs of the industry, you still have a chance to make it. 

 – @bigdubbsnet

Live Interview
Episode #333 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax :
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/06/16/episode-333-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW BIG DUBBS
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Interviewing: John Williams

Music business…
If you make creative music, no matter what the ups & downs of the industry, you still have a chance to make it.

Pros are that you can be your own business and brand. Cons are that so many people are doing the same thing so you have to always believe in yourself and be different than the crowd.

To overcome the hurdles…
I keep my head and my heart focused through working out and taking care of myself physically, spiritually and mentally. Music is my passion and an outlet for my creative expression. Whether I “make it” or not in the industry, I’m already a success based upon the music catalog I’ve already created, and creating every day.

Social media…
My challenge is to be social because I’m a shy guy and more of an introvert, so social media actually provides the networks to get to know my fans easier, and keep in contact with them much more frequently.

Singles vs an album…
I’m an album guy because a lot of my music is so different you have to listen to my whole album to know who I am as an artist. Sometimes releasing a single hurts me because it doesn’t represent my full array of sounds. Marketing a single is about promoting to a specific audience, while an album is to a broader audience of people.

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
Jay Z! I’d love to pick his brain about how he handles his business at such an elite level and what he’s done to keep his love of craft for that long of a time period. 
His music is always fresh and new, and the creativity is better with each album.

Being current and trendy is …
what’s hurting the industry. My individual creativity is my art. My decisions are based on my heart, not the outside world. I’m comfortable with who I am as an artist and my sound, so I speak from there.

I am most afraid of…
Not succeeding in letting the world hear my music.

My personal definition of success is…
Making a great catalog of music that you’re proud of for as long as you can. 
I’ve learned how to produce, write and engineer on my own, I’m an all in one artist. This takes lots of practice, perseverance, hard work and faith.

My overall goal for my life & career is… 
To be a success in the music industry and to have the opportunity to continue to create music I can be proud of.

3 Ways that I challenge myself…

1. Make each song and album better than the last

2. Go against the grain, outside of the box and be different

3. Listen to other artists and sounds, then challenge myself to be better than them


I started rapping at the age of 10…
and writing songs at the age of 12, filling countless notebooks over the years with songs and lyrics from my personal life experiences and those around me. Born in Riverside, California, I was raised in a family full of musical influences where my father was lead singer in a band and three of my uncles were a part of a band as well. As a child, I went along to band rehearsals and knew then that I wanted to write, sing, rap and produce. My uncle was a bass player and a DJ, and introduced me to my first beat machine where I spent that first summer in my room honing my production skills.

A Man
…
People were testing my manhood, trying to convince me that negativity and evil was the right way to live. I was inspired to write this song as a form of my faith and dedication to my life, a testament to the kind of man that I choose to be, persevering through the drama and soaring to higher heights every day.

I produced, wrote and recorded the song rather fast because when you’re inspired and it comes from the heart, it flows really easily.

The sadness flows because you have to be tested to understand the character of what kind of man you are. The sad is that you have to endure hard times to understand your own character and you get tired, wishing it would end at some point. The funny is that when you’re driven and focused, those that aren’t feel like they can break you.

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This song is on my most recently released album: Tattoo…
Its significance is to inspire others, build confidence and let people know anything is possible. Always believe in your vision and dreams, and don’t let others affect them. I strive to create my own genre of music, and this album exemplifies that with its unique songs and vision. I promote online and through social media pages and apps. I plan to market it virally through gorilla marketing with a PR professional in the next few months.

I live in Riverside, California…
which is a small local market with not a lot of musical traffic. This is a great opportunity for me since any type of big promotion will make a big impact. There are a few shopping outlets in Riverside, as well as a good monthly car shows and a few clubs like Vibe. I work out a lot, to keep my mind and body sharp and creative. It also helps me with my patience in being an independent artist.

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