Music

Musicians and their stories. How they create, survive and thrive in a competitive industry. Here we share their stories to inspire and entertain you from their time in the Spotlight.

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“You Don’t Have Set Working Hours. You Could Be Working with Someone from a Completely Different Time Zone… but You Have to Make It Work.” An Interview with Tequisha

When Tequisha’s teachers were working to get her into an academic University to study English, it was her parents who intervened and gave her the reinforcement to pursue her dream. Now with 2million Spotify streams under her belt ahead of the release of her debut EP, she talks to Cleopatras about navigating that journey.

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Mental Health and the Music Industry. An Interview with the Founder of Blue Rhythm

“I kind of knew what I wanted for myself and I just didn’t care how much effort it took to get there.” Ambitious from an early age, Alexandra’s early exposure to the challenges of addiction combined with a passion for the world of music led to her wanting to set up better mental health support for artists. Here she chats through her founder journey and the unique challenges of the space.

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“When I Was in That School in Stockholm, I Found out about Erykah Badu and D’Angelo, like Neo Soul Music, and That Really Opened up Something for Me” an Interview JÁNA

Having picked up a broken guitar as a child and requested for it to be fixed, it was a love of writing music which then took JÁNA’s interest to another level. A move to Stockholm and link-up with Little Dragon led to the release of her first EP Flowerworks. Now, off the back of her recent collaboration with Nigerian born-California raised duo VanJess, JÁNA chats to Lex about her journey as an artist and how she’s learnt to create her own future.

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“If You’re Not Doing What You Love to Do, It Will Burn You.” An Interview with Rnb Singer, Yas VW

Having decided fairly early on that she wanted to be on MTV music, as well as watching it, Yas VW began her training. Growing up in a house full of RnB and hip-hop fans, she developed an early appreciation for the most timeless artists within those genres, she calls out artists from Aaliyah to Janet Jackson, to Biggie Smalls. Now, 10 years after scooping her first guitar, she’s released her debut single, ‘Weakness’, with a follow up single ‘Off the Ground’ due for release in November. Lex chats to Yas about her journey to this point.

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Cleopatras Life School, with DJ YUKI

London based DJ/Producer, DJ YUKI has spun for the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Ariana Grande, Eva Longoria, and Simon Cowell but 2021 marks a new chapter as Yuki releases her first singles, starting with summer house anthem ‘Weekend Love’. How does she do it?

Six Women, May

Introducing six women. All alike in their ambition to maximise life. All excelling in different fields, be it law, music, or marketing.    Charlotte Williams