In my segment Creative Spotlight, I will be showcasing the creative talent dictionary, responsible for your entertainment. I shine the spotlight on the finest work and hear the inspirational stories of those working in the creative industry whether it be, rappers, singers, DJs, You-tubers, Presenters, media outlets, public figures, upcoming or ahead of their game. We get to meet the masterminds behind it all.
This week on Creative Spotlight, we have
Singer/ Songwriter & Successful Youtuber Talia Mar
Well I pretty much got my start at The BRIT School, I made friends their and met people who were already working in the industry and that was really my first step into the professional music world.
I really wanted to write a track from the perspective of the mistress in a relationship. I feel like it’s a really unexplored territory in songwriting as no one wants to portray themselves as the other woman. But to me songwriting is storytelling so it doesn’t have to necessarily reflect me.
I’m not doing a video for in the day – it was more just a track for fun, it’s not actually going to be on the EP.
My EP has just been announced and is being released June 30th with the pre-order date being announced soon! And there should be one collaboration on the EP, which I’m super excited for.
Thank you! I still can’t wrap my head around it. I’ve always loved makeup and fashion and it just felt natural to start posting videos on it. I never expected to be working with brands and doing it for a living.
It honestly started off as an accident! I decided to post a picture of my makeup on twitter and that picture ended up turning into a viral meme which started off my following. After a couple of months I had over 20,000 people following my twitter asking me to start a youtube channel teaching them how to do the looks I was posting. So I eventually did! And now I’m here ahaha. I really had no method, I honestly can’t really tell you how it happened!
I think the key is consistency and to not look at stats. Do it because you love it and people will love you for that. If you can do something no ones done before then that’s always a bonus, but truthfully nothing is really original anymore, so just inject your personality into your videos and make your USP your personality!
Do it for yourself, then you’ll never feel the need to quit! If you’re doing something for other people, you’ll get bored quickly, if you’re doing to for yourself then a slow start won’t deter you because that’s not the reason you’re doing it. I made sure I was uploading videos that were fun to film so that I kept motivated to carry on!
L’Oréal actually got in contact with me! I think they found me through my Instagram. But when I got that email I could not believe what I was reading. To have such a major brand notice you is the craziest thing!
The most common thing people say to me online is ‘you look like Kylie jenner’ – so to some extent I did expect it to be worse on that post. However I did not expect it to get the attention that it did! I don’t think Kylie has seen it – if she has then she hasn’t said.
Being on youtube has allowed me to travel so much in the short amount of time I’ve been doing it! The travel in itself has allowed me to meet friends from all over the world which is amazing. And the obvious of being able to work with brands is one of the amazing things youtube has allowed to do.
Probably my EP – the fact I’ve managed to produce it and write it all by myself is something I never would have believed I’d be able to do!
I have no idea! I’d obviously love to hit the 1 million mark for subscribers but I think because it’s all been so unexpected thus far, I really don’t know what to expect from here.
I really want to get all of my music out and focus on doing that. 2017 is so exciting already, I have so many plans for this year already! I just want to keep growing and focus on building a career.
The biggest tip I can give is don’t ever stop. Even when you’re certain you can’t do it – you need to just push through and you really will surprise yourself!
Instagram: TaliamarmusicTwitter: @TaliaMarMusicYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nataliahaddockSoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/taliamarmusic