Meet Rising Indie Pop Artist, Ozonna

For as long as he can remember Ozonna has always been singing. It wasn’t until he went to boarding school, around the age of 12 that he started to take it seriously by recording songs on Garage Band and uploading them to Myspace!

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Where did you get your influence from or what made you pursue your style of music?

My influences come from all sorts of places. My music style has also gone through a lot of progressions. I first started with the ukulele and I used to demo songs and perform with it, that was a big part of my identity as an artist but not anymore.

The music I make now is light years away from my ukulele days. I think it’s just my evolution as an artist and my general preferences evolving as I grow as an artist. I can’t really say it’s one thing that influences me because my influences are always changing.

How do you get people to take you seriously as a musician?

For me it is all about consistency, I’ve never been scared of putting myself out there. As a musician you will always experience rejection, that is a normal part of this industry. Art is subjective so it’s all about being consistent with creating.

If you continue to put yourself out there you will find those people who take you seriously and they will help you along, whether it be fans or music industry professionals.

What is the importance of the connections you make? How can you utilize them?

Very important. I feel like it’s all about communication and staying in touch with people and mostly knowing that everybody is important. I feel in this industry there is more than one way into it and sometimes the greatest opportunity could come from the people you least expect.

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What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

To stay focused and keep working on your craft. The most important thing at the end of the day is the quality of the music or the product. It will happen if you just believe in yourself and stay consistent.

If you had to do it all over again, would you still choose this career? Would you do anything differently?

I would absolutely still be an artist. I think it’s more than a decision I made, this is who I am! I don’t think I would change anything because everything led to me be where I am now.

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Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?

Yes, I’ve done a ton of live shows and a few TV performances and interviews. I absolutely love playing live It’s my favorite part of what I do.

Do you get nervous before a performance?

Yes but it’s normal and once I get into the groove of the music it fades away and like they say nerves means you care and are sensitive to what you’re about to do.

Have any of your songs been published? (If so, by whom?)

I have a publishing deal with BMG Crysalis in New York and yes they have been a lot of placements but I also have my own label which I do all to of my releases through.

What is next for you?

I am recording some new music for release sometime next year. I am going to be releasing a collaboration with a producer called ‘Cub’ in a few weeks (9/12/16) so I am looking forward to that. Since the release of my debut EP was over a year ago I wanted to give the fans something while I work on new music. I have a lot of great things happening right now that unfortunately I am not at liberty to discuss.

‘Believe It To See It’ EP is available on iTunes now!

Connect with Ozonna

facebook.com/ozonna

twitter.com/ozonnamusic

instagram.com/ozonnamusic

youtube.com/ozonnasol

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