We had the good fortune of connecting with Rico V. Baylor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rico V., what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
The path of a creative actually chose me. In my early years, music, singing, writing, playing instruments came natural and were my passion.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The Music Soul Live Showcase is a platform geared toward promoting amazing quality independent talent. One of the major things that separates my brand from many of the others is my leadership, experience, background and education in music and music business.
The road to this point has been filled with curves, hills, valleys, and mountain top experiences. In my professional experience I am a former Indie Distribution A&R Rep. In addition, I am a Full Sail University Alumni of the Music Business Management Degree Program.
Two of the most valuable lessons that I have learned in this industry that I like to share often is that are no shortcuts. You will need to know what you know and be absolutely sure about it! Stand On It!
Lastly, sow where you want to grow! Put the labor into it to get the reward out of it!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to one of the many great live music venues here in the city of Houston. The locations are too many to mention but several of the best are Tastebar & Kitchen, Phil & Dereks, House of Blues- The Foundation Room, Scott Gertner’s Rhythm Room, Henke & Pilot, and TurkeyLeg Hut. Each of these venues have some of the greatest singers/artist /bands performing weekly!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The Music Soul Live Showcase is my brain child and labor of love. I created and founded the platform to provide a place where talented independent creatives are given an opportunity of exposure as well as the connectivity to a village of other creatives.
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