IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What is your music background?

JULIUN STARKS:  I’ve been involved with music since birth. My dad played an enormous role in my musical background, whether it was encouraging me to play instruments (primarily trumpet and violin) or introducing me to different genres of music and different artists and musicians. In elementary school, for show and tell and other things of that nature, I used to sing and dance in front of my class. I was also involved in choir, band, and orchestra since I was 8 years old. Being involved in those fields really helped develop my love and passion for music, the emotion, and the veracity of it.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

JULIUN STARKS:  Music for me has always been a safe haven. It’s always been a way for me to express the feelings and sentiments that were hard for me to talk about. As I’ve continued to write and release songs, I’ve realized that I may not be the only one going through whatever it is that I’m singing about. That in itself, can be therapeutic as well. So, one of my main desires for recording and releasing my own music is to continue to have that venue to express myself.  I can help others get through rough times in their lives via my music.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your songs about?

JULIUN STARKS:  My songs are about a myriad of different topics. They vary from deep, introspective records, to uptempo, party records that you can let loose and dance too. For me, it’s like Michael Jackson once said, I don’t sing it if I don’t mean it.” Ultimately, I would say that my music is about me and whatever it is that I’m feeling at the time.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Who are your musical influences?

JULIUN STARKS:  I have been influenced by a lot of musicians for different reasons. I first looked to the legends such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Prince, Jackie Wilson, etc. I also looked to rap and hip hop artists such as Tupac, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G. and others, primarily for the passion that they displayed, the story telling. I like the way that they were able to flip their words and lyrics. I’m also influenced by modern day artists such as Chris Brown, Usher, Trey Songz, and many more.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How would you describe your music to people?

JULIUN STARKS:  I would describe my music as something that people can relate to. Whether it’s a love song, an introspective song, or a party song, it’s relatable. It varies from soulful to exciting.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

JULIUN STARKS:  I hate to sound cliché, but I think the main thing would be being me, Juliun Starks. I have my own stories to tell and messages to convey and the way that I tell and deliver them are different.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome it?

JULIUN STARKS:  One of the hardest things for me at first, besides the obvious monetary boundaries, would be finding genuine people who honestly want to collaborate and assist me in navigating the industry. The way that I’ve overcome it is by going through bad experiences with it, learning from them, and surrounding myself with goal oriented people.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

JULIUN STARKS:  I am currently working on posting an original or cover/remix song every week on my soundcloud and youtube accounts. I look at it as a way to continue to push myself and delve into my creativity.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

JULIUN STARKS:  Ultimately, I want to be one of the best that has ever done it. I want to be a respected and renowned artist in the industry. I want my music to reach the masses and continue to help others through hard times. In 10 years, I hope to still be doing what I love to do, and that is creating music. I see myself being able to influence in a much greater capacity, than I am today, and that’s really what I hope to be doing.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

JULIUN STARKS:  There are many ways that fans can directly contact me and listen to my music, whether it’s Facebook (/iamjuliunstarks), Youtube, Soundcloud, Instagram, Reverbnation (/juliunstarks), or Vine (/skratspaper). However, the fastest way to reach me would definitely be via Twitter (/juliunstarks). I’m always on there and checking to see what’s going on, you might say that I have a slight twitter addiction.






  1. Great choice of musicians. Micheal Jackson is really a legend. And Usher songs have great lyrics. I bet your songs are great and meaningful lyrics too.. Keep goin’

  2. Julian Starks is always one of my favorite singers. Reding an interview with Julian Starks is great. Through it we can see if have music and we have passion for it, you simly need to sing for success.

  3. JULIUN STARKS interview points regarding music background, record and release, songs, musical influences, music career, upcoming projects, career goals, contact information.

    I like his career goals that want to be one of the best that has ever done it.
    Music for him is always been a safe haven. That’s very true which we can feel in his songs…

  4. Nice way of letting your listeners know what music is. Yes, music has always been a way to express oneself and you Juliun Starks is doing a good job on it.

  5. interview of stark remind me childhood.like him i always dance and song infront of my classes.also sing from my heart.like him i am always a great fan of michael jackson

  6. It is really good to hear when parent encourage there child ,for the things he or she luv to do whether it is music .By reading this article I remember that I luv dancing but had stage fear but My mother was there to encourage me and now the same thing I emit doing with My daughter. We must always be there for our child as it will make our child more close to us.

  7. There is need to train & class in music long times. It will get better song and get famous! Also You try it many times for song well

  8. My favorite musicians are those that write songs from their own lives, nothing touches you like a songwriter that writes real feeling into their music. I look forward to sampling Julians sound cloud and listening to his music, I really like the way that Julian constantly pushes himself!

  9. I read interview with JULIUN STARKS.JULIUN STARKS is the one of my favorite singers.His songs are very nice.His songs are about a myriad of different topics.

  10. I like that music is being posted to youtube every week. I have never heard of soundcloud, but I am very interested in learning more. Will be looking into it later.

  11. U are indeed a great musician. I appreciate it. This is really nice and impressive, Congrates and keep going well . God bless you.

  12. I too like modern day artists such as Chris Brown, Usher, Trey Songz, and many more. But My favourite is like yours michael jackson. The best part if your is that u feel people should luv songs which comes from heart and which they can repeate too whether it is luv or other songs. It varies from soulful to exciting.

  13. I love Julian starks…:) You are such a wonderful singer..! You really are! hats off to you man 🙂 Its feels good to read an interview of julian sparks..great article ! never change..your songs are wonderful!

  14. Juliun Starks has taken Dallas by storm and soon other regions and nations by storm with his unique style and music. This artist just can not be denied!

  15. Wow this is such a great interview. I didn’t know about you before but I know now! Bookmarked on FB & Twitter. Keep doing what u do!

  16. Aw, It’s really fantastic, i like it, you are a wonderful guy, Julian Starks is the best singer of mind, i hope to hear more song from him, hey guy keeps doing what you’re making dear.!

  17. I followed him on Soundcloud, It a cool singer… I love the song: John Legend – All of Me (Cover). Keep it up man, want hear more song from you :3

  18. I have included Julian Starks in my list of favorite musician, because even though he is famous he is simple and not pride. His simplicity is his secret.

  19. Getting to know Julian Starks is a great luck for me. i wanted to be a singer and his story is a great inspiration to me. he is my role model in music. Hi Julian Dallas bows to you.

  20. I loved the way you express yourself. The music must be made from our inner thoughts and that would touch the masses .keep up the good work

  21. Music is just a way to express the true inner feelings and Julian Starks has done that perfectly. That is why he is star. he is open, he don’t have anything to hide.

  22. it is good to see you. IAA INDUSTRY NEWS is the leading online community for the hottest news and reviews of music, fashion, and pop culture. We are committed to providing a voice for the independent artist community.

  23. I think I like the part that Juliun said what makes his song different is because it’s HIM. I’m also a music enthusiast but I’m still in process of creating my own songs. Although, I’ve tried some lyrics and lines.

  24. I’d love to hear Juliun’s music and be encouraged to pursue my own passion someday! Will surely check out the social sites he has mentioned 😉

  25. Julian had a great passion in music from his childhood. This passion is increasing day by day.. I wish all success to your career goals.

  26. It is really good if our family encourage u in music . My family too did the same when I wanted to be come a airhostress. But as u said youtube is the popular way to be linked with fans , I agree but other social sites like face book, google+, twitter r also very popular to get linked so use them equally .

  27. It is nice article that one can attract and how to get a good musician. Also there have description about musician that we like to read it..

  28. Really the intereview with JULIUN STARKS is mindblowing and it is too interesting to read the article with Q&A form. It is a nice article, thanks floks for publishing the same.

  29. IAA INDUSTRY NEWS is the leading online community for the hottest news and reviews of music, fashion, and pop culture. We are committed to providing a voice for the independent artist community. On IAA Industry News, you’ll find music and fashion articles, interviews, and industry insider advice. Our wide-ranging audience includes passionate music fans, fashion lovers, and industry folks. Continue to check back daily for exclusive interviews of established and up and coming artists, fashion news, and world premieres of new music videos and albums!

  30. I too luv music and its really nice to hear that your add support u , its because I too wanted to make music My carrier but My family was against it and therefore I have to leave it. Best of luck to our your carrier and as u r struggling hard to become very popular ,may it comes true.

  31. Through this whole interview we can portray Juliun Starks completely. He is honest with his music and he wants to love everyone through his music. There will be no war, no sorrow, no jealousy, no hatred but only the music. Thank you Juliun for this touching interview.

  32. Its great that u feel when u sing as it is very important if someone wants to relate to people they first have to understand and feel what u sing . My favourite r Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder,and therefore your and mine opinion r almost same. U need to original to be come popular like them

  33. juliun is a great lover of music. he was inspired by his father. he hardly loves the music
    i too love music very much .i heard one of ur song its too heart touching.

  34. the best part if your is that you feel people should love songs which comes from heart and which they can repeat too whether it is love or other songs

    Great comment i like it

  35. U r right music is a good medium to express our self and our feeling. When we r sad we like to hear low music song and when happy we luv loud music . Its really nice that u r composing music which relate to people, as it will touch the heart of people.

  36. I must admit that I didn’t really know who Juliun Starks was at first until all my friends kept tellin me about him. Now as the saying goes “if you don’t know now you know!”

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