“Creativity is the treasure of an artist” says Vijay Prakash Sharma
Vijay Prakash Sharma is a professional singer and songwriter based out of New Delhi. He’s the lead singer of the band, ‘The Vijay Project’ and his musical journey began when he started learning classical music in school and eventually learned guitar in college. As he was raised in a middle-class household he wasn’t sure whether he should be making this his profession. It was when he started performing on stage in college was when he decided to make music his profession as he received immense appreciation from his peers.
This encouragement made him realize his ability to write and compose songs and he successfully made his first composition, “Teri Yaad” in 2008 but officially released it in 2014. He won the reality show, Popstars 2014 on Channel [V] and was contacted by a producer who wanted to work with him and make a music video. Teri Yaad is an independent music video and got nominated for Gima Awards 2015. This opened his doors to the film industry.
The era of music has changed completely. Unlike earlier times, one doesn’t have to depend on music labels as everything is content-driven today. If the content has potential, there is no stopping.
“You should never sell your content as it is your creativity. So treasure it.” When he discovered that his forte is Sufi and soft music, he began working and focusing on them. The unique thing about him and his music is his voice as it takes the shape of the type of composition he sings. His first cover of the song Jay JayKara of the movie Bahubali 2 got an amazing response and 1.2 million views on his YouTube channel, The Vijay Project and this is how he monetized his music.
His advice for upcoming artists is to not be dependent on anyone. If you are a singer, learn a musical instrument, so that you don’t have to depend on a musician to show your skills. Learning is a never-ending process and a musician should keep learning new techniques like music productions.
Vijay further advises aspiring artists to keep their social media updated by posting content regularly as it helps build a connection with followers. Platforms like One Page Spotlight enables artists to reach out to a larger following, find more commissions and create a consistent income in the form of followers.
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