A Chat With Music Expert Steve Lobel
Have you ever been to one of those fancy parties where every single person you meet says something like, “I’m a barista, but I’m also a singer and songwriter.”
Naturally, they’ve caught your interest in a conversation now – probably a lot more interesting than if you would’ve been listening to how one makes a Caramel Macchiato, right?
So, you respond, “Oh, wow! Really? Have I heard anything from you?”
The barista/singer/songwriter turns pale, their posture slumps when they’re forced to say, “Well, I have a lot that I’ve written but I’ve never actually recorded anything.”
Some of us cringe at these moments when we hear them say that. Why say you’re a singer or a songwriter if you haven’t done anything yet?
The truth is that this person in front of you is probably a musical genius. We might not ever get to see that side of them explored, nurtured and brought to the public simply because they might not ever get face time with the right people – the people who have the opportunity to get them on the map.
There are a lot of artists out there, whether they are Bay Area artists like Journee Ellis or Tiffany Rosebud. On the East Coast it could be Ameer Vincent the 25th Hour Man or AD Skolar of Jus Cuz Band – there are artist that we all know from all over that we feel should be famous.
“It’s a lot of hard work; there are still some people out there willing to work hard to get it. Some people want instant gratification and unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.” Steve Lobel, music industry and celebrity music manager said.
Steve brings a wealth of experience to the industry and to our conversation. He has worked with a variety of artists like Run DMC, Fat Joe, Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony, Common, Mann, Sean Kingston, Iyaz, Outlawz and many more.Continued on the next page