Russell Foisy indie music musician“The most exciting thing now in the music industry is that you are the boss, the music label is really a thing in the past. ”  – @russell1670

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Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW RUSSELL FOISY
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

My personal definition of success is..
I have already achieved success with a release of my first cd and over 60,000 followers to date, FM radio airplay and great connections and friends in this industry

My over all goal for my life & career is…
To look forward to every day and achieve, be sure to set a goal and go after it.

3 Ways that I challenge myself and how each one moves me forward towards my goal…
1) First set a goal
2) Develop an outline to achieve my goal
3) Practice and be a professional to make sure I am the best I can be

How do you feel about the music business..
The most exciting thing now in the music industry is that you are the boss, the music label is really a thing in the past. The label promoted the artist, you now can perform these same tasks yourself through all the social media platforms. Music takes time and patience, your songs have to be heard over and over.

Social media…
Social media is web based advertising that is free, like twitter, facebook, sound cloud etc and you have to keep up with trends, people engage in these platforms and you need to be there. I have over 60,000 followers today, how cool is this.

I prefer the album or cd for a complete body of work…
that once complete is the finest career accomplishment for me. I love to listen to a cd all the way from beginning to end to understand the artists completely
My love of music very early on..
my first concert attended was KISS when I was 14. I would but every song and try to sing to it

Border War…
This will fit into the upcoming 2016 Election, the conflict with the US/Mexico Border. The lyrics will tell a story of both sides of the struggle for our country to set up a border and the thousands of people from Mexico, who just want a chance in our country.

This song is the closing track on my cd Original Lyrics Dream and recorded at Clear Track Studios in Clearwater Florida.
I have met…
including yourself Jacqueline, all over the world, great contacts as a result of this cd. I take great pride in the awards I have won and my songs are being played on FM around the world. My songs are diversified, meaning one is very different in style than the other. I currently market through my website and all over social media.\
I live in Tarpon Springs Florida…
around 40 minutes from Tampa, Fl. the restaurants here are fabulous with great food, the Sponge Docks here are historic, where boats go out every day and you can take tour boats in the bay to watch the dolphins. The music scene is cool, we like the Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa to see all the musical performers and comedians.

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
The Eagles: Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Pink Floyd: Roger Waters and David Gilmour for being a huge inspiration especially lyrically.

Regarding music trends..
I recognize what is cool now and with my new cd, I will try and incorporate some new trends.

I am most afraid of…
failure, but all investment is at risk and if you do not try and make an attempt, you will never feel success.


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