Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Perry.
Emily, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I released my first original song, Sugarcoated, in late 2016. The song was a collaboration with incredible Aussie producer Alius. Then I made the move over to LA! I’ve released six more singles since then, working with an amazing team of artists and producers! I’ve been honored to have three of my singles chart on the Billboard Dance Chart and one on the UK Commercial Pop Chart. Last summer, I embarked on my first solo tour which took me to ten cities across North America. That was an incredible experience and my first time in most of the cities on that tour!
Following that, I was invited to join the High School Nation Fall Tour. They’re an amazing organization dedicated to bringing music and arts to schools across the US. We performed 25 festival shows to more than 40,000 teenagers, at high schools in seven States over five weeks in October/November 2018. We started in Chicago and finished all the way in Texas. I loved getting to give back to students and connect with my fans on a more personal level. It was one of a kind experience! Thankfully I got to join them for a few weeks this year on their fall tour. And to top things off I have my debut EP “Bossed Up” dropping Friday, October 18th! This new body of work feels like a whole new era for me, and I cannot wait for everyone to hear 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?
It’s been a one of a kind experience with loads of ups and downs, but I’m so proud of where I’ve gotten to and all that I’ve achieved as an independent artist. One of the greatest struggles was finding the right team of collaborators to work with. You also have to acknowledge the small victories. It’s not going to happen overnight. You don’t go from 0-100 in five minutes. So make sure to pat yourself on the back for the small but great experiences that come your way. This is a very competitive industry, however, I don’t see that as a reason to not try. I think it’s important to try things and while you’re doing this I feel it’s helpful to have a support system around you.
There’s a lot of influence in this industry so its key to have people around you who care about you and people who are going to have your best interest at heart. At the end of the day, you know what’s best for you. You have a team that you trust to guide you, help you make decisions, bring out the best in you but you have a good head on your shoulders and you know what’s right for you. Trust yourself. You need to like yourself as an artist before anyone else is going to. You’ll know when you’re with the right people. My upcoming EP was done with the production team at ‘The Write Key’, and working with them has definitely been a highlight collaboration for me.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
One of my favorite quotes is, “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” -Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I firmly believe that consistent hard work will get you to where you want to be and will make you stronger for when you get there. Not to make your eyes roll, but I really do believe in the power of manifestation. You need to put those good thoughts and that good energy out into the universe. And part of that is changing your mindset to look not where you were yesterday but where you want to be tomorrow.
- Website: www.theemilyperry.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Image by Alissa Rose Photography