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Conversations with Hailey Wild

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hailey Wild.

Hi Hailey, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I’m originally from the San Diego area, Oceanside specifically. I started singing at a very early age and when I was ten I started playing the piano. I started writing my own music around this time as well.

Once I began high school, I became more interested in performing and I started performing at my high school, local farmers’ markets, breweries, and restaurants in the northern San Diego area. I continued to do this and by the time I was a junior in high school, I was playing a couple of gigs every week.

I began to realize that I could make this into my career. My experience performing and writing music helped me get into the Popular Music Performance program at USC which has led me here to LA!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Being a singer-songwriter is definitely not the easiest career path.

Having to be my own artist, manager, booking agent, PR director, etc. (the list goes on) definitely is hard while going to school full time. With that being said, I truly believe that this passion of mine is worth every bit of hard work I have to put into it.

Being able to perform live or have people hear my original music is so rewarding and that’s what keeps me going, no matter how many times I don’t get a callback.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a singer-songwriter and artist.

I’d say, I’m known for my authentic lyrical writing. I value being real in my writing so that I can be honest with myself and with my audience.

I believe that it can be easier to write things that aren’t genuine because it can help distance yourself from the events you’re writing about. I’m proud of myself for not doing this and it sets me and my music apart.

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
Getting to perform live music again makes me unbelievably happy. Performing always has brought me joy, but since live events were canceled for so long, I now have a greater appreciation for getting to share my music with others.

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