Fast-rising pop/dance artist Miss Myi stopped by to discuss her new single & album “All Eyes On Us”, as well as share some excellent tips indie artists would do well to take heed of. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, Miss Myi. Tell us about the new single and how the response has been thus far.
My debut single, “All Eyes on Us” is a hot dance track. Its the first single off my upcoming album and its also my baby. The second heard the beat I started dancing, and thats how I knew it was the one. Im a huge dance fanatic. The feedback Ive been getting for it has been incredible. Its starting to serve the purpose I had in my head when I wrote it. Its the perfect pre-game song and everyone’s been blasting it to start their night.
What inspired you to get involved in the music industry?
I love music in every aspect. I started as a dancer for Walt Disney, that’s where I grew my love for performing. We would rehearse for hours and I was always sore but the second I stepped on that stage, I was in heaven and I knew I wanted to be a performer for the rest of my life. From there, I cheered professionally, became a ballerina, and choreographer,and I wasn’t really content with someone else running the show, and having to audition for a chance to do what i love. It wasn’t until I met my best friend, who is an awesome artist, that it dawned on me I could entertain till my heart was content as a performing artist. Once that thought popped in my head the rest was history, I was on a mission.
What have you found works well for you as far as promotion goes?
Speaking! I cant stress enough how many people I’ve met and supporters Ive gained just by opening up my mouth and speaking to people I don’t know. Its free, and its my biggest asset. In addition to gaining support I’ve met some really amazing people and heard some great stories, even learned a few lessons. My second big hit, are silicone wristbands, I give those out wherever I go, they have my information on it so you can find me online. They work better then flyer because people don’t throw them away, and they have the information when they get home, and a reminder.
Who in music do you most admire most and why?
Adele and Kesha, for two totally different reasons. I love the way Adele can make you feel a certain way, just by the emotion she puts in her voice, the way she tells a story is unbelievable. Kesha, for the way her songs pretty much force you on the dance floor. I love songs like that, its my goal for my songs to reach that level of making the world dance. Dancing increases endorphins, and endorphins heal… I want to heal.
Do you have any advice for aspiring independent musicians who may feel disillusioned or discouraged at times?
Write about it, I keep a blog, and I make sure to surgar-coat nothing, chances are, you will get frustrated again, and then you will have the previous time to look back on and you will realize you’ll get through it. If all else fails, keep an awesome support system around. There have been quite a few tears in my journey, and its been a major help having an ear ready to listen.
How can music fans keep tabs on Miss Myi?
Facebook of course, facebook.com/missmyi, I answer back messages and I write my real emotions and keep you updated on whats going on. Im also on reverbnation, Itunes, Emusic, Amazon and of course twitter, all under Miss Myi, and if all else fails, google me!