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Morgan Wilson on The Always Changing Music Biz

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I’ve worked with a lot of people, some of them who were really helpful and a mentor to me, and others who were not so much, but I’m always learning. One of the biggest cons I have experienced would probably be people telling me I’m only going to be a writer and not a singer, but I’m the type of person who likes to prove people wrong and so that has really inspired me to write better, perform better, and work harder so I can achieve what I really want to do. – @morganwmusic13

Listen to the interview
Episode #320 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax :
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/05/04/episode-320-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW MORGAN WILSON
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

Music business…
is always changing. I’ve worked with a lot of people, some of them who were really helpful and a mentor to me, and others who were not so much, but I’m always learning. One of the biggest cons I have experienced would probably be people telling me I’m only going to be a writer and not a singer, but I’m the type of person who likes to prove people wrong and so that has really inspired me to write better, perform better, and work harder so I can achieve what I really want to do.

Social media…
is very important, and starting out with different platforms can be discouraging at times because you may not have as many followers as you want or as much interaction as you want, but I’ve learned to just have fun with it and not really care as much about how many followers I have.

Singles are great!
Most people who buy music buy singles more than they buy a whole album. I feel like if you are leading up to an album release, dropping singles for your fans to listen to can be like hints of what’s to come and what they can expect from you musically.

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
Ed Sheeran. He’s my biggest role model and inspiration, and I would love to just talk to him about songwriting and his work ethic.

I feel like it really depends on the artist…
For myself, personally I love both the music I hear on the radio today but also the songs I grew up listening to, and I thinks it’s fun to incorporate both into my sets so I have something, whether it’s a Taylor Swift song for people my age or Carly Simon and Johnny cash for older generations, there for everyone.

I am most afraid of…
getting stuck on being a certain kind artist that only plays a certain kind of music. I want to develop and grow and always be changing and trying out different styles.

My definition success…
would be being who you are. I think that if you know who you are and believe in yourself then you are successful no matter what. To me, the most fulfilling success is not with a job or career, but with yourself. And I believe my biggest success was probably when I released the Love Stuck EP and showed people that to me music wasn’t just a hobby it was what I wanted to do, and I got a lot of positive feedback on the album and it showed me that if I really believe in the music I’m writing and recording then everything will work out.

My goal in life is…
to not only write for myself, but start writing for other people and
collaborate with the artist who inspired me to start writing in the first place.

3 Ways I Challenge myself…

1) Working on my music theory so I can learn different styles and chord progressions to expand the types of songs I write.

2) Trying to make each song I write about something totally different from the song I wrote before, even if it’s about something I normally would write about to strengthen my song-writing and topics I can write about.

3) I like to work on my lyrics a lot more now and really concentrate on them. Sometimes when you just write the first thing that pops into your head it doesn’t make sense, so I’m really trying to lyrically sculpt my songs and make sure I get my point across.

I think I have always been interested in music…
ever since I was a little kid and started playing guitar, and once I started to write songs I figured out that this was the career I really wanted to pursue. My parents took me to song-writing workshops and to different venues where I would play open mics, and through that I made connections with a lot of people who helped me get to where I am.

On The Brink
This song is really about a love triangle, and I was listening to these two girls talking in class about one of the girls relationship issues, so I basically eavesdropped on their entire conversation and then wrote a very dramatic song about it.

From my music most people can expect to find…
a bit of variety in the emotions I express in the lyrics. I like to be very metaphorical and not say things directly, and I hope with doing that that people find something they connect with. With the Love Stuck EP, each song expressed a different emotion from jealousy, anger, confusion, sadness, and with this EP I really wanted it to be expressed in a way so that every person who listened to it found something they could relate to.

I live in Houston, Texas…
There is definitely a large music presence there, and a lot of venues to showcase your music in front of audiences that are actually there for the music and appreciate it.

 

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