As the STAR’s Breakout Artiste of the year for 2013 (a Jamaican Tabloid) and the 2012 winner of the ‘Male Artiste of the Year’ award in Kenya, rising star Chronixx is taking the airwaves by storm. Having seen and heard the name over 3 times in 2 days, I realized that I had to find out more about this phenomenal artiste.
Immediately, I had some ideas to share with you about how you could take the steps he’s taken to make 2013 the breakout year for your business ideas as he’s done with his music. I know you have the ideas. But this is how you can take it to the next level to have a breakout chart-topping attention grabbing business, like Chronixx has done. You can take that idea that you’ve always had, and with the right strategy, become the next Instagram, Vine, or on the Jamaican musical scene, Chronixx.
Here are 5 quick lessons from the breakout artiste’s experience;
1. Start Early, Stay Focused
Chronixx was 19-years-old in 2012. He is the Son of singer Chronicle, and believes he was born to do music. He’s been doing music all his life and says he’s never worked a day outside of music. His father, a musician, recognised his talent and nurtured him in an environment in which he could grow into whatever area of music he chose. Always accompanying him to the studio, Chronixx grew up around the likes of Burro Banton, Norris Man and the legendary Gregory Isaacs.
2. Be Real, Genuine, Authentic
There’s no doubt in listening to his songs that this man is genuine and believes what he sings. You should also believe in your business. Believe in your ideas and go for it! Look at this song for instance.
3. Have a Good Team
Chronixx has a good team (Zinc Fence Band) and an exclusive producer. Chronixx who used to sing and write for other artistes took on Romaine Arnett as his exclusive producer. Arnett has also produced other artistes such as Lutan Fire, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah Cure and Keida.
4. Come with Something New
One of the popular comments you hear about this new artiste is that they like him, he’s different. He stands out. Do your home work, and come with a good business idea. Come with a good plan.
5. Get Experience. Get Exposure, Mentorship
As a producer, musician and writer, rising reggae star Chronixx (Jamar McNaughton) used to write songs for other artistes, until fellow musician at Zinc Fence Records, encouraged him to sing his songs himself.
What other business lessons can we learn from his story?