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Emi: Unveiling Her Musical Journey and Aspirations as an Independent Singer-Songwriter

The rising artist shares her passion for music, the serendipitous start in the music industry, and her determination to create music that touches hearts.

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Today We Have The Pleasure To Have Emi G. on Goathead !


GH: How did you first discover your passion for music and songwriting, and what inspired you to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter?

Emi: I’ve loved music and singing for as long as I can remember but I didn’t think I would really do anything with it. I tried pursuing a few different career paths but I realized I never felt the same way about them as I do about music. The main thing that really inspired me to pursue singing and songwriting as a career was the fear of regretting it if I didn’t. It’s always been a dream of mine to make my own music and I would never know if I would have been able to do it if I didn’t try.

GH: Can you share the story of how you got started in the music industry? What were some of the challenges you faced early on, and how did you overcome them?

Emi: I started in the music industry through my Youtube channel. I made a Youtube channel in 2019 where I would post song covers just for fun. On one video, I got a comment from the producer Firefly Alibi, asking if we could work on a song. So we worked on a song he already had in the works which is now CYSMN. I didn’t have many challenges early on because the whole thing wasn’t planned. I just happened to meet Firefly Alibi, and we only worked on the song for fun. We decided to release it at the very end of the project, so it wasn’t very stressful.

GH: As an independent singer-songwriter, what are some of the advantages and disadvantages you've experienced compared to being signed with a record label? How has being independent influenced your creative process and career trajectory?

Emi G: I can’t really compare my experiences with being signed with a label because I’ve never been signed with a label. But something I like about being independent is having the freedom to write what I want, when I want, and advertise it myself. I also have a passion for filmmaking, and being able to write, direct, and edit my own music videos lets me be creative with all of it. I guess I’m just doing what I love for fun, and if something happens with it, then great.

GH: What advice would you give to other aspiring singer-songwriters who are considering pursuing an independent path in the music industry? What are some key factors to consider and steps to take in order to establish oneself as an independent artist?

Emi: Do it, of course! You won’t know where it will take you if you never even try. I would say try not to focus so much on how many people are listening to your music or following you on social media. You can lose sight of what brought you there in the first place if you get caught up in the numbers. As long as you’re doing what you love and you’re having fun, you’re good. Now even though you shouldn't get caught up in the numbers, you still want to make sure people know about you and can find your music! Marketing yourself is probably the most important part in establishing yourself as an independent artist. Take the time to really create content you like that shows who you are as an artist. And post consistently!

GH: Looking ahead, what are your goals and aspirations as a singer-songwriter? Are there any particular milestones or projects you have in sight that you'd like to achieve, both artistically and professionally?

Emi: My main ambition is to use the gift I was given to make the kind of music that will help people. I want to make music only for the people who want to listen to it. A milestone I would like to achieve is to complete and release a full-length album. Or have my music played on the radio. That would be cool.



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