We had a great chat with Dylan Holton about his entry into this years CBC Searchlight Contest. His long resume of accomplishments has proven that Dylan has lived more life than most his age.
Hammer Records: Is this the first time you’ve entered into the CBC Spotlight Contest?
is the first I’ve entered the CBC Spotlight Contest. I’ve been on tour
most of my career so now that I have some more down time, it’s nice to
enter rewarding contests such as this one.
Hammer Records: Which of the prizes are you most excited about?
taking look at the projects, I guess it’s safe to say I’d be most
excited about the Career Booster Kit. One of the biggest money makers
for me over the years has been selling physical copies of albums while
on tour. But in reality, I was always
interested where my music would take me if on top of sales, I had real
in depth marketing strategies practiced with my work. I love the music
and performing live the most, but I have a strong passion for the
business side of the music too.
Hammer Records: How would you describe your music to a brand new listener?
is always a tough question for any independent artist. I’ve been
compared to a lot of main stream acoustic pop artists like Mraz or
Sheeran, so I guess I’d just have to describe it as easy listening and
inspirational. I write a little bit of everything
so I like the listener to take the music as they please and categorize
Hammer Records: What made you pick the piece of music/video to enter?
my sisters, Mom & Dad have mentioned this contest in the past. They
felt my song “Yes She Does” had the best chance. It’s had some
recognition in the past as some of my other songs, but I’m hoping
someone hears potential in this song and maybe
would like to explore the option of using it, or digging deeper into
some of my songwriting. I liked the video for this as well because it
was the first time I went all out doing a 100% independent video. I
think it turned out pretty fun.
Hammer Records: If you could send a message to the judges, what would it be?
I could reach out to the judges I’d let them know that if they
considered me to be one of the finalists for this contest, they would
have one of the hardest working and most passionate
singer/songwriters on hands. Hopefully I can tell them personally in the
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