J. Mani on Indie Music, Inspiration and the Biz

J. Mani on Indie Music, Inspiration and the Biz

J.Mani photo

I feel so good about the music business…
because it drives me to and through missions. ” – @jmanirules

Listen to the Interview
Episode #293 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/01/28/episode-293-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW J. MANI
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Interviewing: Irvin Matty

I feel so good about the music business…
because it drives me to and through missions. I’ve experience con where I paid for promotion and tried to see how would it continue to carry on when the promo end but I see it was all fake with discontinued plays, and with the pros, it was the opposite. I’ve been through hurdles and pitfalls but I can’t mention how I overpower them right now because it’s all written in my new songs that I haven’t recorded yet.
There’s a lot I like about social media…
but the one I like the most is that you can be right at your home or anywhere else and market your stuff. I’ve found challenges but I just couldn’t let it get to me.
I feel more excited in releasing a single than an album because…
I like when fans ask me when I’m I gonna release a new song and all that. The differences in my marketing strategy are that when I use a certain plan, I use it to ensure that my customers know what they are buying and other strategy is that I make sure that they’re more than satisfied.
On mornings…
when I get to school (high school), a friend of mine used to beat drums and I use to sing different songs of different genre, listening to T.I. and now doing my own.
My hit song “Imma Be Me”…
is about me being a Christian not going about what people think of me. I heard the over on youtube and all I could’ve hear was “Imma Be Me” and I decided to write on it till I came up this hit, and now I’ve won award for best Christian/Rap song at “Akademia Music Awards.
You, people can expect excellence…
great inspiration and mind awakening in my music. This upcoming album is going to hit almost every area of life so whatever situation people may be going through, they can grab it online or on cd in order to help them get through in life. With this upcoming album I’d just like have great connection with people around the world sharing light and love with them. I’m planning to market on the media where people can easily grab them, for instant iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, my website “www.jmaniworld.com” and many other stores.
I’m from a beautiful island called St.Lucia …
moving in to Atlanta where I’ve been receiving messages to perform at several shows. My town supports but they don’t want me to be staying there so I just had to move from coast to coast to do what I gotta do. One of the fun things I like to do is move around with children because they bring joy. I get inspired by doing this.
I would love 5 minutes with…
Emrand Henry so to engage in a tough conversation with him about life, I got highly inspired by him because he was one of those who inspired me to be great and more.
Yes, I’ve found a balance in my artistic decisions…
where people only want to bring out the highs and no bit of the lows.
I am most afraid of low album sales.
My personal definition of success is do it…
Being able to let go of stuff, people and such is one of successful stories that I’m proud of. This is a great success because I am able to achieve better for my life and I went about doing it by making myself less available to them.
My overall goal for my life and career is…
to do what the best that have been placed in my heart to do.

I challenge myself by…

1) Just keeping doing it

2) Going to what I think I can’t do

3) Wake up at a set time every morning because I got a dream to accomplish