Mariea E Watkins

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I am a Gospel | Christian | Praise and Worship Artist who shares the love of Jesus through songs that come to me (mostly) in dreams.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is everything to me! We are one. I've been doing music all of my life. It's a most precious gift!

What is your music dream?

To have my music known all over the world!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start with world peace and for each person to treat each other the way they would want to be treated!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Sunbeam

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Andrae Crouch, Walter Hawkins, Cece Winans, Donald Lawrence, Whitney Houston... too many to name them all!

What inspires you to make music?

My love for it. Music comes to me in dreams.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want people to look to the one who created us all; the Almighty God. I want us to love one another, and sing praises to the most High.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Exuberant!

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Underpaid! The amount of work, practice and hours of preparation it takes to present beautiful, quality music, is met with the grim reality of devaluation. Royalty payments for streaming needs to change. The mindset of the entitled generation of "free good and services" needs to be educated. If we can't make a return on our investment, most of us will still make music because of our love for it, but you may not see it presented the same way.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm just discovering Drooble and am running my very fist campaign, so far, I'm liking what I'm seeing. I hope to be able to increase my view after learning more about it!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Finding the audience that will love what has been giving to me.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

There's not much of a local scene where I live currently, however, I do support by purchasing music of those I learn about and giving words of encouragement when applicable.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Number one, good songs! Technology and the ability to work with great musicians now is wonderful, so the music is sounding really good, but are the songs any good. That's number one. Secondly, musicians need to be friendly! Even with great songs, if a musician is not personable, that could end their career.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

I have no clue at the moment who you've heard, smile! Perhaps I can introduce you to Mariea E. Watkins! She's a Gospel | Christian | Praise & Worship Artist who shares the love of Jesus through songs that come to her (mostly) in dreams!