Macy Gray Producer Shares Words Of Wisdom

So, you want to make it in music. What? You don't have mommy and daddy music moguls like on the Fox series Empire? Big time producer Joe Solo has advice for aspiring artists. You have to do it yourself in this day and age. You have to be a jack-of-many-trades. "You have to be your own entrepreneur, musician, boss, accountant, promo person."

Joe knows. He developed an undiscovered Macy Gray and now coaches aspiring artists. Solo met Macy when she worked as a cashier at the old Larry Parker's diner in Beverly Hills. He was a musician in the making himself. He says the minute he heard her sing he said "I will produce you until we make it." It took twelve years, but Macy Gray did hit big. Solo went on to work with Michael Jackson,, and Fergie.

We caught up with him as he was producing a new hip hop artist, Tr3demark(pronounced "trademark"). Tr3demark is out of D.C. and starting rapping in college. Friends suggested he go for it. The two met when Solo was judging at a rap contest in Los Angeles. Tr3demark won. Solo knew right away the aspiring artist had "star power." He's teaching Tr3demark to make music the world wants to hear.

The veteran producer now shares his wisdom with free on-line music tips. He also hosts Music Success Workshops.

Joe Solo can be found at

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