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ShahanaK


Read the ShahanaK Interview below and share it on social media.


Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


I am a singer/songwriter. I've been creating music all my life. I was that kid who was in the talent shows, play's at school. Anything fun and creative, I was apart of it. I knew I wanted to create music for a living since I was young, so I focused all of my energy in training for the right opportunities.
Half way through the process, I decided I wanted to take a break, and during that time I met my husband/producer. We've been creating ever since we met 7 years ago. We will probably still be creating in our 90's lol


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


For artist, I was heavily influenced by Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Pat Benatar,Blondie and Tupac. These are still my go to for artist. For songwriters Freddy Mercury, Diane Warren, David Foster. My new fave writers are Rico Love and The Dream


What´s new right now?


Were creating new music now and the year long project were working on is called A Song A Day By ShahanaK . I'm writing, recording, and releasing a brand new song Monday-Thursday, fans get a chance to vote for there favorite song on Saturday, and the winning song is announced on Monday. At the end of each month the songs that were selected by the fans, will go on an EP which is released at the end of the month as well. This month we are focusing on Pop music , last month was trap. Listen here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj_QqszpWKY

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?



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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?


Rushing music for the sake of "you should be here at this level, or have this deal" Take your time, learn your why, and then create.


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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?


I used a booking agent initially, who took a cut off the back end. Honestly if you've got a following, look up the venue online you want to perform at, and see if they work with artist in your genre, and reach out to the talent Booker from there. They have a space you have the talent and the fan base that will use there space and buy there alcohol lol. There has to be a benefit for the club to book you. Three people won't get there attention, but 15 or more probably will.


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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?


I currently self promote via my IG/YouTube. I also reach out to dj's, and bloggers that are looking for indie artist.


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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


Getting my music out there in front of the right people. Also having uniformity within my social


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How do you personally discover new music?


Spotify


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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?


“I do, it's usually brought up in a discussion I am currently having, or I bring it up on my own


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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


Yes, I write music EVERY single day!!! When I started to challenge myself in this way, my music was cool and now its like the beast is rubbing the sleep from its eyes lol. I also like to look up songwriting tips and to study what other writers are doing, what's working for them. I read a few writing books as well, and do exercises to help get the juices flowing.


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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?


Set a goal, get an accountability partner, and get it done. Even if the person is not a creative like you, holding yourself accountable really reminds you of what you said you wanted, which was to finish the track. So get err done!


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?


My music is being played in tv and film. I've done a mini tour and my project will be done lol


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http://www.soundcloud.com/iamshahanak

http://www.facebook.com/iamshahanak

http://www.twitter.com/iamshahanak

http://www.instagram.com/iamshahanak

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