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Meet Emily James in West LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily James.

Emily, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve been singing basically my entire life and started playing piano and guitar at an early age. I wrote my first songs when I was about ten years old, and immediately knew that I had found my “thing.” When I was in high school, I moved from New York to Nashville to take advantage of the songwriting community that I had discovered there. I learned so much from my time in Nashville, and I wrote and recorded my first EP while living there as well. In early 2017, I began working on my debut album, “Til the Morning,” which I recorded in Seattle and released this past February. I made the move to LA a little over a year ago and have been absolutely loving it!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’ve definitely faced some roadblocks and challenges, but what it comes down to is really believing in yourself. I try to improve every single day and celebrate each achievement, no matter how small. I definitely set goals for myself for where I ultimately hope to get to, and I’m learning to just enjoy the journey as I go.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am an independent singer/songwriter. I write, record, and produce music, and try to release new music as often as I can. I love performing and try to play live as much as possible. I am most proud of the fact that, as an independent singer/songwriter, I am basically the CEO of my company. Running my own business can be challenging at times and a lot of work, but ultimately it’s a very rewarding experience.

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Laurent Leger Adame, Mathias Fau, Jason Tang

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