You may recognize Majeor Ali from his “Lolly”club single that brought him great success and hit the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, but the songwriter-producer has worked with other notable artists like Trey Songz, Justin Bieber and Iggy Azalea.
Maejor Ali, formerly known as Bei Maejor, recently sat down in an exclusive interview with The Boombox, where he talked and showcased some of the music and projects he has worked on. The professional, however, made sure to give 10 helpful tips that any upcoming or aspiring songwriter needs to know to be successful in the business.
From creativity to educating yourself in the industry, Maejor Ali provides great insight for songwriters.
1. Make honest music. “When I make music, I’m not trying to make an identity. I’m just trying to make what’s honest. I always try new things as far as the format, so hopefully my identity would be in the creativity.”
2. Be creative. “Be creative and be yourself and unique. A lot of people when they’re coming up in music, they just try to copy other people. That’s good, you know, to learn and stuff. But to stay out, you got to do something that’s you. If they want to get the person you were copying, they could just get them. Don’t be afraid to try something new with your music.”
3. Don’t expect to get paid out the gate. “When you first start doing it, you’re not going to get paid. So if you’re doing it for money, that’s not going to happen right away. You have to be passionate about it and have love enough to do it to get through the times when you’re not getting paid. Passion is everything, because without that you won’t even have the drive to keep going.”
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