IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
MIGI: I hail from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Also known as deadmonton, from the lack of things happening in this city, but we did have the biggest mall in the world at one point.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
MIGI: Don’t really have one. My dad tried to become a singer in his late 30’s but stopped. I only recently started 2 years ago showing massive improvement over that time. I also play jingle bells on the harmonica. but besides that I’m musically challenged lol.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
MIGI: At first I was all about being an actor. Which is a career that I still want to pursue, but then the only season of Canada’s Got Talent started up and I knew I couldn’t act on stage so I thought I’d try to sing. Singing turned quickly into rapping then I ended up getting too attached to music to just stop. So I pretty much want other people as well to get hook on to the same music that got me started up.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
MIGI: My songs could be about anything. My songs are about everything from the feeling of performing in front of a crowd to actual events that happened in my life. I’ll occasionally throw in some random catchy word play that has you remembering that line in the song. Mostly all of them though will still have the same positive fun energy as the next. I usually don’t go into a song with an idea of what I’m going to write. I like to free style how lyrics would fit in the song and what works best with certain parts of it. You still end up having them stuck in your head like the “All About That Bass” song.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
MIGI: It’s pretty much for everyone that finds an interest in it, but more directed to teens and middle grown adults then above others. I’ve also seen popularity in my songs amongst preteens and younger.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
MIGI: Surprisingly Justin Bieber was the one who started me off into singing. Then Drake hit it home with rap, which is really weird for the fact that when Drake first came out on the music scene I actually disliked his music so much that I would immediately listen to something else besides him. Other artists such as Kid Ink, always have me thinking about what background vocals or wacky sounds like “WHOOP!” I could put into my songs that would make it even more catchier. Another person is rising artist G-Eazy because yeah he might rap about the same things, but he changes his lyrics in each song so well that it never gets repetitive. So lots of my music is based around how these people would take the song into their own hands.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
MIGI: My music is just overall fun and energetic. You’ll definitely end up having at least one song stuck in your head after listening to me.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
MIGI: Let me answer your question with another question. How many other artists have you seen nowadays that actually stand out from the rest? To be completely honest, I don’t stand out. I’m just the other percentage that thinks they have a future in this career. It’s not about the type of music you make anymore, it’s about the decisions you make and people you connect with that really has that affect on your career and can make you go from 0-100 real quick.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
MIGI: I’m pretty much just making singles and covers when I can.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
MIGI: I just want to open up for big names right now on their tours and get to know the inside of things better. Maybe be featured or have a feature of a big name artist on a couple of songs. In 10 years I’ll be 29. At that point I’ll want to be well enough off that if I wanted to I could take a 2 month vacation from everything and still have a lot left over financially
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
MIGI: I’m really big using social media sites so I’ll pretty much be on everything like Twitter, Instagram, etc.. On every media site I’m on, there will also be a link to my music. I will usually reply to comments and tweets as well. I’m a really big Instagramer so I’m constantly on that and you can find me on almost any media site by searching iceicemigi for a username or just search Migi.
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