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Today's interview is with one of my closest friends, Panski. His answers are honest and his story is inspiring. Hope you enjoy.
Yo! Who are you and what have you been up to?
Hey it’s Panski. I’m from Atlanta, and I started my production journey about 6 years ago. Recently I’ve been mainly focusing on production and getting my songs as commercially viable as possible.
What motivated you to start this music thing?
I unexpectedly got cut from my track team when I was a junior in college. I suddenly found myself with a lot more time on my hands, so I dove into music. I had always wanted to start a band and figured this would be the perfect time. I was in Athens, GA and was super inspired by the musical history of the city. When I realized I couldn’t sing very well, I decided I wanted to learn more about productions after hearing Levels.
What are some things you do to reach new fans?
I try and work with a lot of tastemakers and indie label owners. Networking is a 24/7 job, and being a positive and supportive artist can take you a long way.
What's one of your proudest accomplishments as an artist?
50+ million streams on YouTube 2.5+ million streams on SoundCloud 100k+ monthly listeners on Spotify
What's one of the biggest challenges you have faced?
This whole industry is a challenge. Consistent emotional ups and downs, anxiety about talking to Big wigs, staying organized and always second guessing yourself.
What are your goals for the future?
My biggest goal is to continue to progress in my craft. I’m always learning something new in production, and I try and apply that knowledge when I’m working. To throw out a few Hail Mary goals, still looking to sign a major deal and play main stage at a fest.
What's one piece of advice for learning producers?
To piggy back off of the last question, make sure your goals are YOUR goals. Don’t compare them to anyone else, only yourself. It’s not a competition. Everyone succeeds or fails at their own pace. As long as you continue to work on yourself, strengthen your weaknesses, and be positive, you’ll be successful.