I began pursuing a career in the music industry immediately after high school. After realizing that my dream wouldn’t happen overnight, I obtained an associate’s degree in Music Business, Performance, and Technology. I interned with The Recording Academy - known for producing the annual GRAMMY Awards - for two years and gained hands-on experience in the business aspect of the industry. After completing my internship, I re-focused my attention solely on the artistic side. In 2014, I independently released an EP titled Better You Than Me, allowing me to travel, and perform on the same line up as Kendrick Lamar and Lupe Fiasco. I am gearing up for another album release, and continuing to learn about succeeding as an independent artist in this ever-changing industry. Twitter/Instagram: @OgdenPayne
I write for, and about, the up and coming musician.