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Meet David Collum II

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Collum II.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am from Chicago now living in Los Angeles. I have been a musician for 24 years, a producer for 10 years, and I am now stepping into being an artist. I am also the founder and CEO of Correct Collum Entertainment. This company is dedicated to connecting artists and promoters of all kinds to create the perfect experience for their collective audiences. I believe there is a artist in everyone, and all it takes is the right mindset, tools, and team to make a vision reality.

Please tell us about your art.
Being a musician for over 20 years, I have seen many different angles of the music industry. Everyone wants to be legendary in this industry, but it takes more than just being good at making music. I believe it takes years of studying and practice because, just like in trading stocks, the current music industry moves in ways that can’t be predicted. The only way to have longevity in this industry in knowing the entire vocabulary of being a musician and artist. I have always had my idea of how to make timeless music. I spent many years learning music, sonics, and the culture of the industry. I am now able to create my sound through Hip-Hop, based on what I have learned. I am using my company Correct Collum Entertainment to help others do the same. My music talks a lot about the pain of trying to be perfect, and that the solution is to be unapologetically yourself. I believe true perfection is in living one’s truth, and I try my best to live that belief by example and to show it through the messages in my music.

Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
I’m currently working in South Korea, and every time I come here it opens my mind. I have always tried to make music that everyone can gravitate towards, but it is a bit different when I’m not home. In the U.S. music only shows the American perspective. Korean music is similar to American music, but there, it’s more musically. Being a producer, I’ve noticed the U.S. uses mainly technology based sounds and plug-ins to create music so much that people forget that all of these plug-ins are just tools used to create a sound that most people couldn’t make on their own. Being overseas, I’m reminded that knowing how to make great music is based on your understanding of music. The mind is the first tool you have to make anything, and everything around you are just tools to help make your original vision come to life. Without a clear understanding of what things like plug-ins do, it’s easy to believe if you don’t have the right technology, you can’t make the kind of music you want. We all can make great music with or without these tools if we understand what they do. Music is life, and there is nothing new under the sun. We all just have to remember music starts with the mind first.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I have just released two singles; “Take A Seat” and “Who Really Gangsta”. I will be releasing another single on February 15th entitled “More Than One Night” that will be on all music platforms. These singles are a part of my upcoming EP, “Exposed” that will be released in early March of 2020. I’m also currently in South Korea promoting this upcoming project and working on expanding Correct Collum Entertainment to more international regions.

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