U.F.A. In The Spotlight
Give us a brief bio about who you are?
Well my name is Tashaan and I am 19, Male of course. Graduated from high school this year. I’m actually from Atlantic City, NJ. And I actually have a lot of experience in some music stuff, such as web design, A&R, Marketing, Graphic Design just to name a few.
Define the Unsigned Female Artists movement? Why did you decide to create a platform specifically to cater to upcoming female artists?
The Unsigned Female Artists movement is about letting females that are not signed a chance to shine as well as like the mainstream artists that you hear everyday on the radio and see on tv. Also wanting them to all come together and unite. I created this platform for Unsigned Female Artists because I feel as though that the music industry and any other industries are male dominated.
Tell me the difference between a good female artist and an exceptional female artist.
I can’t really say lol, I mean I met some but sometimes I really don’t understand why some live above and beyond their means. But I guess a good Female Artist that is just a artist who focuses on just their music and doesnt worry about what anybody else is doing. But a Exceptional Female Artist doesn’t focus on what other people say about them and or actually feed into it and beef with other people.
Name a few favorite Unsigned/Signed Female artists? Why? Were you previously a fan, or did you recently become one?
Unsigned would be Ashanti Major,Hope,Gloss Da Boss. Because those are the artists that have been so supportive when I started this movement and I think they can change the rap game as well. And haha I was already a fan of Gloss Da Boss before I started the movement. When I came across Ashanti Major and Hope I was definitely a fan when I heard the music no lie.
Do you think that online presence is important for fans to find female artists and critics to find the movement to further spread the cause? What do you think about online music sharing? Do female artists ever give music away for free?
Yes I do, Because for rappers/emcee sometimes when people are pretty and they make music some people find that as a negative because when they give their music a listen and they are not feeling it they always say you need to be a model or something among those lines lol. And for music sharing online I think if you think you make good music then it shouldn’t be free especially if you’re making albums. The only thing that should be free is when making mixtapes. Yes, most female artists give away free music and some don’t.
Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local movements some helpful tips?
Yes, You should always have a team that is loyal to work with, not just people looking for free money and not doing their job. And for me I’m basically still Independent but I still have loyal people that are willing to help me to get/achieve to where I’m going.
What do you ultimately want to become?
I really wanna just become a Web Designer & Graphic Designer. And also an inspiration to others, like you don’t have to have a record deal to become famous and known.
Any U.F.A. news you would like share, from new merchandise to upcoming shows/tours or songs/albums from any artists?
Yes, The Mixtape is releasing soon its on its way, just waiting on some drops for people to send.
Do you have a website? Do you have a Facebook or Twitter? Do you use Bandcamp, Spotify or SoundCloud to share music?
Facebook: Personal: Tashaan Hunter, Page: Unsigned Female Artists
Twitter: @FemaleMusic @UnsignedFemales
Soundcloud: FemaleMusic https://soundcloud.com/femalemusic-1