BRASH! – A Music Marketing Blog is closing out this year with a talented British R&B artist Richard Osborne. He is hungry and ready to share his gift to the world!! Check out his exclusive interview with BRASH! below!
BRASH!: What is your inspiration for writing new songs?
RICHARD: I write about what’s happening in my life. I keep it as honest as I can, hopefully that way people can relate.
BRASH!: How did you get your start in the music industry?
RICHARD: I didn’t know what I wanted to do until I was about 20. Coincidently I sent a few clips of writing to a producer & an artist friend of mine (Lexus of Devide) & we went from there. After recording a few records I knew this is what I wanted to do.
BRASH!: To date, what is your proudest musical achievement?
RICHARD: 2013 in its self has been a proud year. But if i had to choose, being invited to BBC master class in London Maida Vale studios was brilliant. Also, when dice raw (of the Roots) remixed my single ‘Just Leave’.
BRASH!: What is your ultimate goal in your music career?
RICHARD: I want to win a Grammy, that’s the ultimate recognition every artist should strive for.
BRASH!: How do you feel about the current state of R&B Music?
RICHARD: Its as strong as its been in the last 10 Years, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Miguel, The-Dream, all produced top quality albums in the past 18 Months. Some artists of this genre have tried to follow trend to the detriment of their artistry. Losing respect within the industry & losing what made them standout in the first place.
BRASH!: Who are your top 3 artists?
RICHARD: The dream, His back catalog speaks for itself, He single handedly changed R&B’s sound in ’07.
Drake, you see how many No.1’s this guy has racked up in 3 to 4 years. Astonishing!
Ryan Leslie is just an innovator. His production is so fresh. His marketing & business approach is as good as his artistry.
BRASH!: What is your advice to other aspiring artists fighting for a chance at a music career?
RICHARD: Take your time, quality over quantity. Never sell yourself short. Learn everything from the book yourself.
BRASH!: Do you have any upcoming projects?
RICHARD: Currently releasing material from my new E.P ‘Nothing Personal’ just released a record with Def Jam artist / MMG Torch,
Richard Osborne ft Torch – Wherever I Fall [Prod.By Muckaniks] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzxX6QtldGc
Also a new single being released Monday 9th December ft Ca$his & Mistah F.A.B.