We had the good fortune of connecting with Kolton Pierce and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kolton, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process was probably like most business owners, I want to be my own boss. I’ve had trouble staying interested in jobs over the years because I would would have managers or superiors that were treating the lower ranked workers disrespectfully. Since this would happen openly to all of us, we would naturally lose some respect for our superiors. I also would get bored doing the same tasks everyday for months. Therefore the only solution was to start my own business and invest in myself.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think what sets me apart from others right now is that I am VERY invested in my fans and the relationships I have with them. I hate referring to them as fans, so I usually say supporters because I feel like fans is too disconnected. With music and art in general, there is no set way to do things because it is all subjective. That is the main reason I love making music, someone can hate it and another person can believe in you more than you believe in yourself at times. It has never been easy to pursue this dream because people may see you trying to get something you want and be reminded that they had given up on their dream so they aren’t supportive, but that’s okay because people come around on their own time. I have had to just tell myself to not overthink things because people honestly don’t care about you as much as you do, so just release the music and move on. I want the world to know that I am someone who will wholeheartedly support you to chase your dreams or do something you love even if no one else sees the potential in you.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them geocaching. For those that don’t know what that is, it is basically a real life treasure hunt around the city. You can bring your own items to trade out for the ones you find in the hidden spots/boxes around the city. I would definitely take someone to the movies because that is one of my favorite things to do anywhere I go. Then most likely go to Deep Ellum to bar hop and say what’s up to all of my industry friends.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The ultimate thanks goes to my parents. They have kept me grounded and supported everything I have ever pursued. No matter if I was to change my mind on a dream overnight; they never showed frustration or lost faith in me as long as I was happy. A big shoutout goes to Broderick Perkins for being super talented and genuine for making this happen. I also have to give a shout out to one of the most talented creatives in Dallas, Bryson Cole. He raps and does all my album covers, merch designs, etc.
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