Tell us what you know about music royalties and how to get paid.
Based on my experience, you get paid by coding your music through a media base. They will pay you every time your song is played on radio stations that report to BDS. They will also pay you every quarter. Also, you get paid for streams and downloads. And of course, you must be a member of BMI, ASCAP, etc.
Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.
Performing is one of my favorite parts of being an artist. I find that fans enjoy when you’re very interactive with the audience, very energized, and start off your show shouting out hype catchphrases such as shout out to all the beautiful ladies, shout out to the homies, etc.
List the names of your biggest supporters.
Discuss what has motivated you so far in your music career.
My motivation comes from my passion for music and creating. Also, I enjoy watching my streams increase currently at (214k). Also, notice how the fans react to my music and sharing my positive message with the masses.
Go into detail about your experience as an artist.
My experience as an artist has been very captivating. Started writing songs and recording in 1999. Started out in a group called Amped Up; after we were together for five years until I went solo. Into thousand and 10 I was signed to a record label title VIP Music. I’ve had the experience to work with big-name artists such as Little John, Rick Ross, Special Ed, Gunplay, Pitbull & Method Man.
I am now an independent artist with my own record label titled Billionaire Music Group.
Tell us the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.
The mistake I’ve ever made in my music career was paying the wrong people to help me promote my music.
Discuss the story behind the song.
The storyline is based on pool parties, beach parties, yeah parties, and just living the good life. The video scheduled to be released within the next 15 days.
Tell us how to fund a music project.
In order to fund a music project, you must come up with a strategy that is effective.
Building your story & making sure you’re spending the money in the right places will help you to build your brand awareness and fan base.
Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.
My view on safety doing concerts basically everyone is there to have a good time. Fans should drink responsibly and be respectful of others. The artist should bring good positive energy to the crowd so that everyone is able to enjoy the experience.
Tell us the greatest piece of advice you have ever been given as an artist.
Stay focused and never give up.
Tell us what you will like to improve or change in your music.
Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.
You should practice, take vocal lessons, and refrain from anything that could affect your voice negatively. Also living a healthy lifestyle and getting good rest is important.
Tell us how you manage your team to make things work out.
I manage my team by conducting weekly team meetings; keeping everyone up to speed on the project goals and strategy on moving forward.
Discuss your best mood during a performance.
My best mood during performances is watching the crowd enter act with me; singing along to my music and just overall having a good time.
List your best artists of all time with reasons.
The greatest of all time will be Jay Z because he took his brand from the streets to the corporate level owning his own streaming platform with several platinum albums and presenting a positive message to his fans.
Tell us all we need to know about you.
Swazy Styles, born David J. Smith, discovered his lyrical talents after he began participating in freestyle battles on the block in New York. Itʼs a known fact that many stars were discovered that way in hip hop, as freestyle battles on the blocks of New York are legendary. Those scenes are where aspiring rappers find their artistry, and the same went for Swazy.
As he grew as a rapper, he began to develop his individual style and incorporated his character into his lyrics. His delivery was animated, while still lyrical. Swazy outwitted many of the rappers he battled and people began to take notice. Once he realized that he had true potential, he started taking rapping seriously and created a home-based studio. He, along with a few of his childhood friends came together and formed a group called Amped Up. The group began booking shows and becoming highly requested, 6 years later, Swazy decided it was time to go solo.
Swazy Styles continued to pursue his career in music after leaving New York and relocating to Florida. He created a buzz for himself and caught the attention of an independent label based out of Miami named VIP Music. The label then signed him and has assisted in developing Swazy as an artist, and in capturing the attention of others in the area. Now having a foundation, and being inspired by the greats of our time, Swazy has set himself up in a good place to take off.
During his continuous growth in his lyricism, Swazy has taken real-life situations and applied them to his music, making him a force to be reckoned with in addition to his other many compliments. His goal is to take the Swazy Styles brand and music and bless the world. With the passion, diversity, and display of reality Swazy delivers in his music, it’s only a matter of time before this rising star solidifies his position in hip-hop.
Give us the links to connect you and buy your music.
Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing society and the solution.
I think the greatest difficulty of our society is based on the negative impact that the media is presenting to the public. Putting races against each other to create division. I think we all need to work together and understand that color of the skin is just pigmentation. We all are the same underneath with all the same opportunities.
Discuss your songwriting and recording process.
I listen to the beat and let it talk to me and then I begin writing down thoughts that come to mind and then I put them all together to make my rhymes tell a story.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Swazy Styles; I smooth with my character and flow and I have many styles to my method. I can adapt to any beat that I vibe with.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
“We Out” – going out and living it up.
State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.
My album is self-titled (SWAZY) I picked this name because it’s my 1st album and I felt it should be titled my name for branding.