I don’t want to give anything away so quickly, but let’s just say, just by posting her videos on YouTube, things have gone from good to great for Avery.
Learn about how she got her manager
Who she would love to do a song with at the moment
Who encouraged her to start posting up her videos on YouTube
I would like to thank Aton for making this interview possible.
Hope you enjoy the interview.
Hey Avery, So cool of you to join us on YHP, tell us a bit about yourself?
When did you start singing and writing? Which one do you prefer?
I started singing in musicals when I was about 10, and I started writing songs less than a year ago! Singing will always be my passion…but I love the accomplished feeling of being able to say "I wrote that song"…and having your very own words inspire people.
What inspired you to take singing seriously?
What inspired me and kept me going is my passion for singing! I told myself, that I wasn’t born to work in an office when I was older, it just didn’t seem right. I feel like singing is what I was born to do, and the only thing that will make me happy.
What also inspired me is my want, to make an impact on the world, just like lots of great artists that have made an impact on me and my thinking through their music.
What was the first song you wrote?
"It's Only Love"
To anyone who hasn’t heard of you yet, how would you describe your sound?
Rock/pop with a bit of edge
So let’s talk about your latest video “Love me or Let me Go”, What are the feedback so far, what was the motive behind it?
I’ve gotten great feedback on the video, the most common comment people give is that they love the ending! The motive behind the song was a boy of course, a boy that should have known, if he treated me badly, he was going to get a song written about him!
How do your parents feel about all of this?
My parents used to say that I had to go to college first before I could have my singing career... But now, they've realized that there's a window of opportunity..I have to take it because it’s a once in a lifetime thing! They are overwhelmed…but deep down I know they're excited!!
How did you get into posting videos on YouTube and how has that helped you out? Also you have facebook, twitter that makes your video more accessible
Well, it all started when my friends and I did a remake of the Sweet Child O Mine car scene from the Stepbrothers movie. I had the solo in it, and I started getting really good comments. About a year later, my mom convinced me to start posting videos…and I am SO glad I did because it got my music out there, and created my fan base! YES twitter is awesome for spreading the word about my new videos, facebook as well!
Who do you look up to in the music industry?
Paramore, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, and many more :)
How did you meet your manager? How has that helped you so far?
THAT’S a funny story. Well, you know that stepbrothers video I was telling you about? Aton (my manager) was with his friends, and they were looking at different remakes people did, and someone happened to click on mine.
My manager was sitting a few feet away, and heard me and contacted us right away! My mom was hesitant though…she thought he was an internet creeper…so she backed away from it. A year later, he suddenly said he was flying out to meet us. Next thing you know, he’s my manager! It has helped me TREMENDOUSLY, I wouldn’t be where I was if it weren’t for him…it’s funny the way things can all work out.
What artist would you like to work with at the moment?
JUSTIN BIEBER :D He is so talented…and cute obviously
How many instruments do you play?
I play guitar, and a little piano.
How do you stay focused and not get carried away with everything going on?
It’s hard, especially having to juggle school/grades, and then also flying to another state to go record and work, but I know my goals, and how badly I want this…when I’m determined nothing can stop me!
Do you think the next push is getting a record deal, I’m sure the possibility would have crossed your mind?
Well, my video has gotten me noticed by a lot of people, and I have had some meetings…so we shall see!!
What do you do for fun when you’re not singing or writing?
Hmmm…well when I do get a chance, I LOVE shopping and hanging out with friends, or just hanging out and watching TV.
And can you sum up yourself in just five words?
I defy the standards
What should we be expecting from you in the future?
LOTS AND LOTS OF ROCKIN MUSIC!!!
What advice can you give to anyone out there looking to break into the music industry?
YOUTUBE IS AWESOME…it helped Justin Bieber, it’s helping me, and so many others.. So post videos! Have confidence, write songs, be unique and always be yourself!
Thanks for your time and opportunity Avery