Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My real name is David Thomas, born March 24th, 1994 in the US. I grew up in a rural suburb by Akron, Ohio. Although not many from my family pursue musical interests, it grew on me as a kid all the way until now. I started with the piano at 5, then electric guitar at 13 and have been adding/subtracting elements ever since.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I played in a variety of high school and college bands before striking off on my own. When I moved to Seattle to start my non-music professional career, I decided I wanted to perform under a stage name in my free time so I wouldn’t be too easy to identify. So, I switched my last name to my first name, shortened it to Thom (also as a homage to Thom Yorke), and moved my middle name (Joseph) to last. Thom Joseph stuck after doing quite a few open mics in the area.

Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My genre fuses together elements of hip hop and indie/folk, with significant changes in dynamics. The fusion creates a warm acoustic song interspersed with high-energy movement.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I like to treat myself as a small independent business when it comes to owning the whole process, from music creation to marketing. I also bring in artists who appreciate my music, or have a similar style to me, for full-band shows, or to collaborate in general, without creating an unnecessary sense of commitment.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I’m the only member as this is a fresh solo act. Although the music video for “Say It Out Loud” is not released, it is currently in progress, with a release expected for early 2018.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I work in an industry outside music, but I’ve been involved with music creation since my middle school years. My goal is to be comfortably working full-time in the music and/or entertainment industry by the time I’m 30.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I feel an innate need to write and perform what comes to mind. I also love to be a source of entertainment for friends and strangers. Combine the two and you’ve got a singer-songwriter.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Hit song is relative. Lots of hit music is formulaic and written by a small handful of professional songwriters. However, I’ve learned a great way to test a song’s potential is to perform it at Open Mics in front of a crowd you’re unknown to. Generally speaking, people can tell what’s trash, what’s meh, and what’s great. If you notice a song of yours connects consistently, maybe that’s your future hit.

The other part of the formula is a huge marketing budget/label to cover your online presence, show scheduling, etc. which is a huge challenge as a completely new, fresh artist.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Pour your heart into your music and express yourself, but don’t take yourself too seriously. No one likes a try hard.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

You’re going to face a lot of rejection, but if your stuff is good, someone’s going to bite. The best way to get your stuff in front of a potential audience is playing live, be it shows, busking, open mics, etc.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

My music career has mainly been playing around town, but this may change with the launch of Thom Joseph. I’m barely two weeks into the launch of this act, but local shows in Seattle are beginning to be scheduled for 2018.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

KRXM Radio featured “Everything Will Change” this week.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I write whatever comes to mind and if I run out of words I go to rhymezone.com. I took theory classes quite a bit in high school and studied it for “fun”. I generally do single takes in the studio until I get that take that’s right (not necessarily perfect).

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Kanye West

Chet Faker

Coldplay

Bon Iver

Radiohead

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

The friends I’ve made in the Seattle music scene have all been awesome to work with. Namely, Carlos the Artist, Jay Fiddy, VIBE and Siboh Nisoh. I plan to have more releases with these artists in the future.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ThomJosephMusic

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/thomjosephmusic/

SoundCloud

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsCpoM58WO7wHAxA_ig6fOQ

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ngvfOGPi0GgIdXEj9FRrP

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Bandcamp

https://thomjoseph.bandcamp.com/

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/say-it-out-loud-ep/1313374790

Amazon Music

https://www.amazon.com/Say-Loud-Explicit-Thom-Joseph/dp/B077GF413Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1511458148&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=Thom+Joseph

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest: Getting my job offer out of undergrad that allowed me to move from Ohio to the west coast and subsequently helps me fund my solo project (I’m my own angel investor).

Saddest: My childhood golden retriever dying right before my senior year of high school, RIP Aero. 🙁

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

50% on music marketing because this stuff is expensive.

25% on a massive recording budget.

Rest of it I’d invest/sit on until I had something better in mind.


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