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What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I would suggest, as I heard Andre 3k say around 2005 I think, if you want to be truly successful in this game, don’t get married lol. I’m just playin, be careful of losing sight of your goals, dreams, and aspirations. Don’t get caught up in what other artists are doing, even if YOU think they are better, we are supposed to be different. Today artists seem to wanna sound like whoever is “hot” at that moment, instead of staying true to there own creativity.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Don’t stop for one second. Don’t let a day go by that you haven’t written something even if it’s sub par. If you aren’t practicing, you can’t get better. We’ve all heard it before, anything you want to do in life is held back by only YOU! Look at yourself in the mirror and reassure yourself of your goals every night before you go to sleep, then ask if you have done your best. If you can answer yes, you’ll surely find success in knowing that.
What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
Get personal with people, don’t look for someone else to push your product if you can personally get in the street and talk yourself. A great way to sell product is to perform publicly. People that see you live will feel a closer connection to your music than if you just post it online and say buy this. Online can be great too, but don’t lose that face time because that’s the oldest form of sales and it still works. Door knockin down to Trunk hustlin’ 24/7.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Man all my folk in ATX know what I’m doing! I have business cards, merch and Cd Samplers that I pass out to people all the time, everywhere. I’ll go to the colleges and clubs and hand out that stuff. It has the facebook and Youtube info on it and people can immediately put that disc in and say, hell yea I want some mo’ of that, then they blow up the online listens and downloads.
Any last comments or statements?
To those artists out there struggling to be heard, be persistent and patient. What may seem like an overnight success for somebody isn’t always the case. They have put in the time and effort to get the attention they have, don’t worry about them, worry about you and keep that foot moving ahead of you. If you spend too much time listening and looking at everyone else you’ll soon realize you’ve become a spectator instead of being in the parade. I appreciate WWS magazine for this great opportunity and to the loyal LOS fans out there, Keep it Trill you know I couldn’t do it without you! Go peep tha Youtube.com/texastags and facebook.com/whereslos I look forward to seeing ya’ll from TV Land,
Sincerely and Semper Fi, LOS
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Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born in Wichita Falls, Tx but based and living in Austin Tx. I got to where I am today because of my fans. I have to dedicate the talent to GOD, and the rest is the people who aren’t afraid to let me know I should keep it up. We all get discouraged, but at the same time I enjoy listening to my music for me. Since I like listening to it, I can only progress since I’m going to want to hear the next thing I can come up with.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
I’m currently in the studio recording album music. I focus on ideas that haven’t been done, and providing originality in my music. You can expect to see more shows and a double disc album, new videos and a LOS show geared for online fans.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The hardest challenge for me is finding that balance between LOS the artist and David the person, I have a family including 5 kids so I have to stay up extra late and dedicate more hours in the day to many different things. I don’t have the luxury of spending all 24 hours in the studio, but I do spend quite a bit there.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
My biggest setback was getting divorced and two of my kids moving to the other side of the US. I spent a few years moving back and forth trying to fix a family that was not happening, I used lots of energy that could have been put to use in music to fight for something I felt was more important. I bounced back by the fans who kept asking, “Where did you go LOS, and when’s the new music coming back?” When you take yourself out of the game, it’s very rare people still remember you and let you know they miss you. I was lucky and for that I made a promise to deliver until I’m too old (which nowadays doesn’t seem like a problem)