"My main motivation is wanting to stay “time” free and be in a place where I can continue to make music, perform it, and travel without worrying about a “day job”." - A quote by, Blair on what her motivation is in creating music. We can't blame her for that. I think all of us want to be in a place where our music can be our "Day Job". Take a look as this amazing singer lets us in on more about her music llife.
1. Q: - Hey, very happy to welcome you to the Radio Show and Podcast community. Tell us a little bit more about yourself. Introduce yourself to the community.
A: - Hi, My name is Blair Woods, I’m from Destin, FL and I’m an independent pop singer/songwriter.
2. Q: - One thing that I’m always interested in, when I sit down and chat with artists is, what their defining moment was that they knew that they wanted to be in music… What was that moment in time for you?
A: - Honestly it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when, but I think in 6th grade when I performed Nobody’s Perfect by Hannah Montana for my choir class and I made the guys my back up dancers. I think seeing the rest of the class and my teacher having fun during that stupid little performance was more than enough to fuel the desire I have for this industry.
3. Q: - Do you mix and master yourself or do you have an engineer or a producer that works with you?
A: - I definitely have a producer (he also engineers, he does it all really), shout out to Nick a.k.a. “whoiscallgirl” on IG haha. He’s helped me learn a lot about making music in the past three years.
4. Q: - What motivates you? Not just in your music but in your normal life as well.
A: - My main motivation is wanting to stay “time” free and be in a place where I can continue to make music, perform it, and travel without worrying about a “day job”.
5. Q; - I am personally on a mission to get good music heard by everyone. What is one thing that bothers you the most about trying to come up in the music world today and, do you prefer being underground or, is the mainstream something you strive for?
A: - I honestly hate and love streaming services, I realize I wouldn’t be able to put my music out without them, but they don’t pay the independent artists enough and with marketing on social medias like “tiktok” anyone with a lot of money can make their way into the system and I really hate, but also love that. I personally aim to be mainstream, I want to be able to do stadium tours one day soon.
6. Q: - Who, musically, is one of your bigger influences?
A: - Ariana Grande for sure, her and her team are mad talented. Just when you think she can’t top herself, she does. I know numbers don’t show that, but in her growth as an artist, she just keeps getting better and better.
7. Q: - One question that I like to ask artists is, how did Covid affect your music in particular and the music scene in your area?
A: - Well, it certainly halted a lot of what I was doing, but it gave me an entirely new perspective on how to navigate this industry without having time restraints. I was introduced to live streaming and honestly it was the best thing that could have happened for me. I’m much better at talking to people, much less shy, and I get to connect with artists and fans around the world without leaving my house, which is insane.
8. Q: - I, myself, personally think that there’s too much social media out there to keep up with. I understand why it’s necessary but there’s a ton of it out there. What are your feelings on social media and music today?
A: -I hate it, and love it. Ha. There are way too many socials to keep up with, I wish it was just Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter again, those were simple times. Now there’s all of those plus 500 others, I don’t even know how to use half of them. The pressure as an artist to be on all of them is just unreal.
9. Q: - Do you create music often? When can we expect another release?
A: - I’m always writing. Once I have a solid batch of 3-5 songs, I fly out to Nick and we track them. I am actually releasing “White Wings” on May 28. It has a cute techno/pop sound, matched with “main character energy” lyrics. I think it’ll be great for the summer.
10. Q: - I grew up in the 90’s, I listened to everyone from Dr. Dre, to Weezer, to Pink Floyd, Metallica, Cypress Hill and back again. I truly believe that the 90’s were one of the greatest era’s for original music. Which era of music is one of your favorites?
A: - I grew up on 90’s and 2000’s music, and I completely agree with you. There is nothing that compares with any genre in the 90’s, they were making the best rock, hip hop, rap, and pop in the 90’s. I do have a heart for 60’s music as well, there’s never going to be anyone who does The Beatles, quite like The Beatles.
11. Q- If you could swap yourself into a different artist, who would it be?
A: - Either Taylor Swift or Mariah Carey. They both have solid careers, I’d love to experience the success they have for myself.
12. Q- What tips or advice would you give someone that’s just starting out in the music game?
A: - Do your research, not every producer is a real producer, and review/sign agreements before you work with someone you don’t know.
13. Q: - I want to thank you for this Q&A, Is there anything you want to say to everyone out there? Shout outs?
A: - Thank you for having me. Of course, a big thank you to my little fam-base, they’re amazingly supportive. And thank you to my producer Nick, I wouldn’t be where I am without him, and I wouldn’t be on my way up without him.
We thank, Blair for the Q&A. Please visit Blairs links below to say hello.