#BecomeMajor is a call to all music industry creatives to stand together and connect on a deeper level by building relationships and networks that can help each other grow and inspire. We’re committed to standing with artists to help get them get to the next level by providing them as many tools and education as possible to help them become bigger than anything a major record label could ever provide.
We continue our new interview series with Eliz Camacho.
Who is Eliz Camacho?
Elíz (e-leese) Camacho is a “multi-talented” singer/songwriter, actress, model, diva, cat-walking, Italian-Mob accent talking (lol) extraordinaire. I refer to her in “third person” because she basically is the “Rosie the Riveter” of the music industry…she does it all. There’s no limits when it comes to Elíz.
How would you describe your style in terms of music and appearance?
My style is very cultural & historically oriented. My background is African American, Puerto Rican and Native American (Cherokee). While in the process of creating, I like for my music to reference a lot of cultural influences from my heritage; whether instrumentally or verbally. The interesting thing about music is, it is universal. People around the world may not understand each other’s language or dialect, but as soon as you hear music, no matter what your race, creed or culture, you feel the beat. My appearance also plays an important role along with my music because of my nationality. My Latin flair, my soulful curves & traditional poise all create who I am today as a unique artist.
If you had a wish for the music scene, and in particular how independents revolve around it, what would that be?
I would love the music industry to go back to the Motown days. It seemed as if artistry was taken more seriously back then, rather than today where people put up a video online and the so called “talent” makes absolutely no sense. Then, if you were an independent artists and you have the talent along with the total package, it would make it easier to sign to a major.
How important do you think image is vs. the music?
That depends on the individual. Everyone was not created to be the same, no matter how much weight they’re required to lose or lightning of the skin. It all depends on the music and the image that the “artist” feels comfortable with. It’s all about the quality of the material how the mass accepts the music from the artist. Their image is just a bonus.
What are you doing in your day to day to try and #BecomeMajor?
I continuously create quality material so that when presented to a major, I am ready. Being ready also includes my image: staying physically fit, being camera and vocally ready. This makes it easier when signing because the majors don’t have much to do as they see the artist is prepared in a major way, on an unsigned/indie level.
What makes you different from other artists doing the same music?
What makes me different from other artists is the fact that I am not doing what other artists are currently doing. If I were singing with heavily auto-tuned filled music, 808-blaring bass, and mono-toned melodies then I’d be sounding like what’s on the airwaves now. I am the type of artist that likes to do things the old-fashioned way, whereas if you sing live in the studio, you sing just as good if not better in a live arena. That is the only way people will ever except you if you’re real.
How does the movement of #BecomeMajor influence you?
When I first heard about #BecomeMajor or www.becomemajor.com, I thought to myself “Wow, there’s still a chance for unsigned/independent artist to have light and get noticed on a major level. This company differentiates between notable indie/unsigned websites by selectively choosing particular artists who are serious about their talent and not just some fly-by-night.
What is your overall goal for your music career?
My overall goal is to win Grammys and become iconic in the music industry as a very well-known, successful, business woman, entrepreneur, and overall musician/entertainer. I believe in anything that you do, you reach for the highest level of achievement.
Do you believe that the independent music scene can overcome major artists?
I believe the independent music scene can overcome major artists, and I also believe it can merge into major artists, depending on how much the independent artists have put into being on a major platform.
What about being an independent artist do you like?
For the most part I like my freedom. Not saying that being with the major won’t allow any type of control in my creativity, but I enjoy being able to express myself freely and true rather than having a façade that’s not really showcasing the real me.
What is upcoming for 2015?
2015 is looking amazing for me: hard work, passion driven, lots and lots of MORE hard work, Great music, wonderful connections. Definitely keep on the lookout and stay tuned because I could be in the city near you!
Finally, where can folks find out more information on you?
I love this part in interviews! Please visit me on my website at www.loveeliz.com. It has all of my music, videos, interviews and social media sites, just ways to keep in touch with me. Looking forward to hearing from all of my new fans and supporters out there with the help and support of #BecomeMajor!
Thank you all so much at #BecomeMajor for allowing me to take the time to share a few interesting upcoming events from myself!