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How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business? Man, the internet has in my opinion been the most impactful thing to ever happen to the music business. I mean it has changed the way people release their music and even to how artists are discovered. I could write a book about how much it has impacted the business, but I feel like it has done more good than bad for the music business. It has become the most powerful tool for artists. If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be? If I could change anything about the music industry, it would be the way music is recognized. The music industry has changed so much over the years, but the way it is recognized hasn’t. I feel these award ceremonies aren’t as inclusive to the many new styles of music being created, in today’s age in music. 

What has been your biggest challenge as a musician/singer-songwriter? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how? Like I said earlier, more recently my writing style has in a way changed entirely. I have for most of my career the music I’ve wrote started with a chord progression and then came the melody. The last thing to be written were the lyrics. Now, I mostly write music with Bailey Elora and well it starts with an a cappella voice memo she sends me and says hey put some music to this and structure it and make it sound like a song. It has been quite the challenge and at first it was very odd feeling and it made it hard to connect with the songs. I have needed a lot of help from our bassist with the songs and I am now co-writing music more after that than i ever have before and has honestly made the writing process more enjoyable and frankly easier.  A common phrase in the industry is, “you must suffer for your art”. Do you agree with this statement? If so, how have you suffered for your art? I both agree and disagree. Like any career, it’s going to have its ups and downs. Thankfully, I have found it to have more ups than downs. I have definitely made sacrifices for my art, but it’s been good and the benefits have outweighed the suffering. I guess, I just enjoy all aspects of this business, because I have the passion for it. Music helps me see things in a more positive way.

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What are the 5 albums that have helped make you the person you are today and why? Mi Sangre by Juanes, The Human Condition by Jon Bellion, Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold, blue slide park by Mac Miller, and Unidos Permanecemos by Hillsomg United. These 5 albums I feel are the ones that have inspired the music I create the most because they are the albums that have stuck with me the most. They in some aspect of my life have connected with me on a more personal level, than other albums I have heard. The message from each album has changed the way I think and the way I experience music, feelings, and just about everything In my life. Tell us about your current project? My current project, is a solo project. I’m working on an EP that is in Spanish and it has a singer-songwriter feel to it. I am currently finishing the writing process and hope to start recording this project soon. It is inspired by some of the closest people I have in my life and their stories of love, heartbreak, hope and regret.  What’s next for you? I would say working with the band for Bailey Elora is where my next move is and will be for a while. I think we’re finally reaching this place of unity in our music and getting real close to discovering our own sound and what we hope to accomplish.  How can fans-to-be gain access to your music and follow your career? The EP titled “All The Feels” by Bailey Elora is on most streaming platforms and ready for anyone to listen and enjoy. You can also follow my Facebook Page @FreddyZamoraOfficial for any news in regards to my current solo project that I hope will be ready for everyone to hear on most platforms later this year.

Profile for Xs10Magazine

XS10 Magazine - May 2020  

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