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Life and Work with Love Thee Artist

Today we’d like to introduce you to Love Thee artist.

Love Thee artist, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Since I could remember, music has run through my veins my family was breeding me to be a musician without even knowing it. My mother aunts & uncles would harmonize every family event, food, love & music are the core values we stand by. My first performance was the MLK parade after that day, I breathe music at the same time was extremely shy about it. Helping show choir with production, costumes & choreography was my outlet. After high school, I moved to LA from the Bay Area to attend the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, had one gig for a leading artist at the time did a few features. I picked up & started assistant styling for agencies to make money a few years went by. I begin writing daily sometimes I would catch myself writing in nightclubs or bars, I was living the life around celebrities but not one piece of music released. My sister/now manager Nye love moved to LA, quit her corporate job & took me under her wing. Once my sister got me back in the studio, there was a fire within me that got me back in the groove once again I knew my purpose. I had so many songs that were waiting to be heard it was time to take action. I woke up one day and God told me to stop everything quit your job, I know it sounds crazy but I did just that on a random Tuesday. That Tuesday, I started surfing the internet looking for auditions to my surprise I was able to send audio over to showtime at the Apollo. Still to this day, I don’t know how My audio went through I wasn’t a member of the website! The auditions were set for Thursday, I just knew I wasn’t going to get a callback. Wednesday night, they reached out at 8 pm asking if I could come out & audition the next day. Everything took off from there. One of the best experiences I & my sister could have had as manager & artist. After that performance, my life changed extremely busy but moving in my craft. All these steps put me where I am today finishing my ep rev3rse which will be released in 2020 so look out for it on all outlets iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, etc.

Quitting your job on a random Tuesday and then getting an audition almost immediately is remarkable.  Has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
With everything in life, I believe we have two paths, the correct path & the around about way. In the music industry, the shining ticket isn’t always the best, I’ve been through countless studios, several engineers & various producers & I’m still searching for my Timbaland to Aaliyah. Through the politics of the music industry being predominately male, we as women deal with a lot of smoke and mirrors. Keep being persistent, keep being you and the right team for you will find you in due time. As an artist, we have to realize there are people whose destiny is sown into ours. So never give up & no matter how many times you hear the word no know that there is a yes lurking around the corner

Please tell us about Lovegirlzz. What should we know about the brand and your career so far?
I specialize in singing however I have a passion for so many other things. Lovegirlzz is a brand that my sister and I created to begin bringing in revenue fostered from our passions. We are currently in the sourcing staging for our first launch for lovegirlzz stay tune.

One of my most proud moments I would have to say was performing at showtime at the Apollo. This performance showed me that if you keep pushing for your dream, your dreams will no longer be dreams but accomplishments. What sets me apart is that I’ve always been an empathetic artist from songwriting, performing & everyday life. I feel my audience’s joy and pain, I have no problem showing mine, it’s a beautiful relationship I can’t wait to share with the world.

Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
Even to this day, my family still harmonizes every holiday with all our imperfections only difference now, I can join in. These moments keep me grounded humble and pushing for success. Making this passion a career for the next generations after me. The biggest advice I would give to a new artist in this industry is that nothing is free. When a person presents an opportunity and the word free is attached to that opportunity, that opportunity always comes with a price. A price that can be paid in time, lack of quality in their work & in some situations paid with yourself. Never go into a room without knowing the purpose whether it’s a studio session, boardroom or a meet & greet. Know how to use spilt sheets in-studio sessions & understand what you’re reading in contracts. It’s ok to not be the nice girl in the room all the time, business is business otherwise this industry will eat you alive. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to release your music. We are our biggest critics & in our eyes, our project will never be perfect. What is perfection? Who needs perfection when the industry is waiting for the next us!

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Tiffany Gilbert

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