|Featured, Indie Focus Published: November 4, 2012
Damien the Demon – Dead Eye Demon
Check out the new song from Damien the Demon – Dead Eye Demon
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I’m from Ann Arbor Michigan, home of the famous Michigan Wolverines and Domino’s Pizza. I stared making beats with a program called FL studio. After that I discovered a website called Reverberation where I could upload and share my music with the music industry. I ended up dominating the entire site to the point where I was number 1# on hip hop charts and I made the hot list on the site soon after (the hot list on Revernation is the top 1,000 artists on the site). It simple as that, I remember waking up one morning to check on my chart ranking and I was up on 500,000 points!
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
My new song that I’m promoting is a freestyle rap, my very fist, after I listen to myself I thought I sounded somewhat similar to Lil Wayne and that surprised me. I have my own horror-core twist in the song, in the song I’m biting my tongue and trying track mic with my teeth (haha). I did a lot of word play with my twisted rhythmic cyclone flow which sounds a lot like tech9′s or EMs.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The hardest challenge for me was finding a legit opportunity where I could start making money of my music, I hoped that I could make a deal with such labels as Atlantic, EMI, and Epic. These big labels are hard reach, but glad that WWS Magazine took interest in helping me promote myself on the major music website, so big thanks to you!
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
The biggest set back was not having the money to invest in my career, slowly I stared investing and I bought myself a mic and music programs. Just not being wealthy yet was a set back as well (haha). Also being stuck in the blander of the current Michigan economy is a huge set back and part of the Michigan set back is that you’re away from the major music biz of LA and NY.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Careful about those people on YouTube who try to sale you industry contacts. Trust me, buying emails is dumb. You need to build relationships with music professionals before they even will contact you to began with, unless you’re the next MJ don’t spam record labels!
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Invest in your career and avoid going into debt.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I promote on Reverberation, Facebook, Superstar Central, thisIS50.com, and everything else like Tunecore.
Where can people visit you?