I recently got the opportunity to interview a very talented canadian singer/songwriter. Julie has over 6,000 subscribers, over a million views and has done over 50 videos on youtube.
Check out the interview, hope you enjoy it.
Hey Julie, Thanks for taking your time to do this interview with me on YHP, how you doing?
Hello Joseph! Thanks for having me! I am doing wonderful!
How did this whole singing career get started for you?
I have been singing in my bedroom since I was a kid, once I got over my shyness to sing in public thats when it became something real. Started recording my original songs and getting my music out there for the world to hear!
If you weren’t a singer, what would you be doing?
I am not sure. Can't imagine doing anything else. Maybe open a restaurant
Where do you find inspiration for new songs?
If something is bothering me the only thing that helps is writing about it and singing about it. The majority of my songs are out of heart break. My favourite songs have come out of the deepest pain I have ever felt. I am so thankful for all of my heartache.
How did you get involved in posting covers on youtube and how do you pick your covers?
I got involved with youtube after seeing some amazing artists on there. I thought it was a great opportunity for Artists to put themselves out there for the whole world to see.
Covers that I sing at the moment usually the ones that are most requested or ones that really grab me. Like Bruno Mars Im thinking of covering his whole album :) haha
Are there any artists/musicians whom you want to work with in the future?
I would love to work with Gwen Stefani, Bruno Mars, Nelly Furtado, or Alicia Keys
Who are your greatest influences, musically and personally?
I am influenced by amazing singers and songwriters who make me fall in love with music over and over again. Personally I am influenced by my Mom and Dad. They are both amazing strong and kind.
What do you think sets you apart from other artists in your genre?
I've never really thought of setting myself apart from other artists. I love to sing and write love songs, and am thrilled when people like it :)
What are your musical plans for the year ahead?
The year ahead in 2011 I will be releasing a new EP on iTunes of my new music I have been recording. Plans for a Canadian tour as well, can't wait to do more live shows!
What is the best and worst part about being a musician?
Best part of being a musician is being able to do what I love & sing all the time. Meeting new people at shows is amazing as well. I have yet to find a negative thing about it yet, when I do I'll let you know
What has been the highest point of your career so far?
Having my song "Been through the fall" added to rotation on Ottawa's Hot 89.9 & other radio stations across Canada was the highest point of my career so far. It was a dream for it to play once but when I heard it 7 times a day for months on the radio- that was just unreal. It was a huge boost of confidence for me to try even harder to get further in this music life
How do you enjoy passing the time?
Hanging out with my loved ones, singing, play guitar, watch movies, and check out new singers on youtube
You're currently working on your new album, how is that going so far and what is the inspiration behind it?
It is going well, it's an amazing process to write a song on the piano or guitar and then go into the studio work with a producer and something more amazing comes out. It's one of the best feelings in the world! Inspiration behind the album is all about love and heartbreak
Do you write all your songs?
Yes! I am doing some co-writing as well, and hope to have those on my album too
How do you want people to describe you ten years from now?
I want to be remembered as a good person.
Is there anything else you would like to share with your fans, and are there any new songs that they should keep an eye out for?
Thank you to every one who supports my music, if you've ever voted for my song on the radio, requested it, watched my videos anything! Thank you so much! I love you guys!!! Lotsa new songs will be posting them on youtube very soon :)
What tips do you have for artists out there still trying to build and develop their craft as an artist?
With the internet these days the opportunities are amazing, but you have to work hard at it and put effort and dedication into it like everything you do. Don't say no! Say Yes! Face the fear and go for it!
Thanks for your time Julie.
Thank you so much for asking me I enjoyed it!! Take Care!
Dont forget to connect with her on her website www.juliecorrigan.com