Creators Talking Shop: Perfecting Live Performance
Detroit-born JMSN is a singer-songwriter creating soulful R&B who now resides in LA. He’s just returned from a 7-week US tour after releasing his third album,”It Is.” Hear his nuggets of advice on moving forward and mastering your craft as an independent artist.
What are your most important learnings and reminders as an independent artist?
That you are in control of your own destiny. If you want something to happen, you have to take all the necessary steps to make it happen and you can’t skip any steps.
You just completed a 7-week US tour with a live band and soon head over to Europe and Asia. How does touring consistently and often progress you as an artist and musician?
Yes 100%. You have to get out there and perform these songs and bring them to life and master your craft and musicianship.
Before your latest album “It Is” was released in May, you promoted it to fans by sharing your phone number for people to text you in exchange for previews. How was this process of engaging with fans?
It was good. It had a lot of interesting situations unfold.
How has SoundCloud played a role in your career so far?
Its great for easy sharing of music through the internet which leads to discovery.
What advice would you give to new artists looking to build an audience?
Do you and keep going.
What are your next goals and moves that we should look forward to in the coming months?
Working on another album I will put out this year and continue to tour.