Today we’d like to introduce you to Mary Griffin.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Mary. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started in college at GSU opening up for the Bayou Classic Alumni concerts each year while on full scholarship, as a student and ambassador for the liberal arts department. I then started working clubs. While working in a club in New Orleans an Artist signed to a country label saw me and took me to Curb Records. The president of Curb Records, Mike Curb, signed me and that’s where my recording career began.
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?
This career choice for me has never ever been smooth. It’s an ever-changing environment with plenty of room for error, but it has its great points as well. This isn’t a smooth choice for working as a career. There are plenty of memorable moments and a lot of hustling days, nights, mornings etc., but the creative process and seeing your hard work come into fruition is rewarding. Contractual agreements, travel, the business of the music Industry. The methods of the game change daily. The people who are playing the game change frequently. The transitional structure is somewhat similar to the corporate environment. The process of staying on point with your vision and creativity is hard because there are so many factions in play. Radio, promotional tours that aren’t paid gigs but are necessary for the single or project to receive momentum is pertinent. If you have a family or children it’s very difficult, but its life. You have to be structured and compartmentalized. You have to stay focused on your aspirations and your plan.
Mahogany Entertainment – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
What sets me apart is my ability to recognize that there are so many gifted Artist that are creating their platform daily. I never comprise on my standards as it pertains to what music I will record and the lyrical content of my work has to sustain time. My company is an artist managing/production/mentoring company. I specialize in developing and educating young people who possess the ability to expeditiously work diligently with a regimented understanding of their craft’s abilities. I am most proud whenever I see my people grow and elevate in their gift. I specialize in producing the best music and performance I can through every single show I am performing. I specialize in teaching people to love what they’re learning and enjoy displaying what they’ve learned with all of their skills intertwined in every production.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Right now, I have built my virtual stage in my home. I am looking forward to working in this cyber stage until we can be back on the scene again where we all belong. I have signed up on a new site called discoverytv.com. This is a new way of selling my projects with an already built system that is perfect for where we are going in this new decade. It’s not ideal for Artist because we need to feel the crowd’s presence and energy but it is a way for more people around the World to experience our music testaments. I have a performing arts school that I have been working on for a year now that was supposed to open in June but we are refocusing on how to virtually manage the day to day teachings at this point. I received a Doctorate of Humanities from a Theological University in Nigeria this month. Graduation is in June. I am really looking forward to receiving this prestigious award. I want to pay it forward to another hard-working Artist one day soon. I am also finishing up on an ep that I have been working on for four months now. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for the rest of the year.
- Website: Www.marygriffin.com
- Phone: 8324760252
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- Instagram: @marygriffinsings
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- Twitter: @mgmahogany
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