Broadtube Music ChannelJuston Hargrove

December 30, 2017by Kolade Olamide0

Discuss your personality.

I think most people would describe me as a fun loving goofy individual. I love to laugh and I try not to take life too serious with try being the operative word. I enjoy the company of others but can also be an introvert at times. Depends on the day.

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Brief us about you as a musician.

As a musician my only objective is to create good music. I don’t conform to any specific genre during the creative process and I usually mix genres all the time. As long as the music sounds good there are no rules in my book.

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Go into details on what have changed in your life for choosing music as a career.

From a very young age I have always been drawn to music but I would have to say that my eureka moment came in my sophomore year of college. That’s the year that I discovered Jimi Hendrix and that was a game changer. I shifted from someone who wanted to be a writer/composer for other individuals to wanting to be the singer-songwriter of my own songs. He showed me that music has no limits in regards to self-expression.

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.

The biggest benefit is getting paid for doing your passion. The happiness derived from having an idea of a song, going into the studio to record those ideas, and then hearing the finished product is hard to put into words but euphoria is probably the best adjective. The biggest drawback is dealing with the business aspect of music. Being the artist and the business can be mentally consuming at times. In a perfect world I would just do music and leave the business to someone else. I hope to get there soon.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.

I’ll always stay true to who I am come what may. I’m pretty grounded in my Christian faith so being humble is all a part of the journey.

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Elaborate on the story line of this song.

I like for individuals to listen to something and come to their own conclusion on the meaning of it, but I think we all could agree that this country could stand a few improvements in regards to equality and our political process. I just wrote about what me and the people around me experience in hopes that message would reach the masses.

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Tell us means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.

You can connect with me through my Facebook www.facebook.com/justonhargrovemusic

Website

www.justonhargrovemusic.com

And I will be more active on my twitter: @juston_hargrove. My music is available on Itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Spotify, and my website www.justonhargrovemusic.com

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Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.

I was named Top 20 independent artist of 2017 in “Music Connection Magazine”. Feels good to see your hard work starting to pay off.

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Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened.

I’d rather not say the amount because I want to continue to be employed by these companies but corporate events compensate their artist well.

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Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows and tours.

Performing live is usually always fun but playing to an audience that really gets it is the best. Every venue is different and course some venues are better than others but being able to play music to a crowd is overall pretty cathartic.

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Tell us how you relate with your fans.

I love to engage with fans whether it is through social media or live in person so hit me up anytime.

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Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.

I definitely would take more chances and not let fear dictate my decisions.

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Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.

There were a lot of individuals that gave a helping hand along the way but I would have to say that my family believing in my talent early gave me a huge boost. My father is a musician as well and is not easy to impress so getting his seal of approval was vital in me gaining the confidence to do what I’m doing now.

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Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.

I actually started a janitorial company when I was 19 to get some extra cash when I was in college.

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Discuss your good and bad experience in life.

Spike Lee came to my college campus and gave an impromptu speech about believing in yourself and pursuing your dreams regardless of how crazy your dreams sound. That was a really good experience because he said those things at a time I really needed to hear it. As far as bad experiences… The longer you live you lose loved ones. That never gets any easier to handle.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world.

Michael Jackson was one of the most charitable artists in history. I truly admire the work that he did as a philanthropist by using his platform to shed light on individuals who are much less fortunate than we are. I hope to have a platform big enough to do the same someday. Platform or not I will try to change the world for the better while I’m taking up space in it.

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Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.

I’ve been rejected by people in the industry in the past. I’ve learned over the years that being able to cope with rejection is really important not just in the music industry but in life. Music is really subjective and some people just may not have a taste for what you do. I never take it personal. All of my favorite artists were rejected several times before they got their big break so I’m in good company.

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.

Somebody posted that “Off The Cliff” gives an inaccurate depiction of America and that people in the 18th century had it much harder. That guy should write a song to support his strong beliefs. I’m sure it’ll be as amazing as the critique he gave of my song.

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Tell us how to become a famous artist.

As soon as that happens for me I’ll let you know how I did it.

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Tell us how you plan to make an impact on the society.

My new year’s resolution is to be more charitable. I want to give back as much as I can before I leave this earth to as many people as I can.

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Elaborate on the recording process of this song.

The recording process of this song happened in layers. I always come into the studio with song already written and then build from there. The first thing I did was an acoustic demo version for the other musicians to listen to. I rehearsed the song with the bass and drummer and then recorded their parts in the studio along with my guitar and vocals. The horn and keyboard players recorded from their homes so I communicated with them through email. After all parts were recorded we mixed the song, mastered it, and then released it.

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