Check out the new song from CEDITOFF – Game Over
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
First, growing up in Winston-Salem North Carolina I was always inspired by music. My writing became inspired by what I observed on a daily basis. I do come from a certain background, but I don’t use that as a gimmick to sell a record. Now, in terms of my status musically, just staying consistent, networking, and just building relationships.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The name of this record is “Game Over” and basically this record is just me venting, so to speak. It’s my way of saying that regardless of what’s musically trendy or whatever new sound everyone is gravitating to, I’m not conforming. I’m staying in my lane and doing what I do best, and that’s me.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
My hardest challenge by far was accepting that talent doesn’t solidify your success anymore. The game is 90%, business 10% music, and careers are built by establishing and maintaining the right relationships. If you have talent, it’s just an added benefit. I just marked it down as a learning experience and evolved my grind.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think artists should know the business that governs the industry because what you don’t know is your worst enemy. A lot of times people play on your ambition to succeed when you’re up and coming, even when you’re signed. But when you know the business for yourself, that’s your only protection.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
I would say just to be who you are. It’s much easier to be yourself than a facade. When people connect with you through your music, they’re connecting with the real person.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I love live performances because through a great show you can gain new fans and supporters. Sometimes the music by itself doesn’t have the same energy as the live show. Nothing sustains fans and support like a great live show, that’s my favorite way to promote myself.
Where can people visit you?
You can visit www.iamceditoff.com for music, updates, and tour schedule. My music is available on all of the major online music stores: iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, everywhere. My single “Hip Hop ain’t Dead” is near 1,000,000 views on YouTube. It’s gaining momentum so be on the look out for that. Follow me on twitter @ceditoff, and for booking, features, and beat submissions, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.