Jerry Bogan single Let It Rain is No. 1 on the DRT National Airplay Top 80 Independent Chart. Written by Jerry Bogan and Produced by Stephen Wrench, the first single to be released off the album has caught the attention of fans all over the globe with a campaign by Musik Radio Promotions.
Jerry took time to share some of his experiences over the years:
What has been your greatest opportunity in your career so far? I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of the greatest artist and producers in the world. And I thank God every day for letting me meet the world class producer, Stephen Wrench.
What do you think distinguishes a true music artist from an entertainer? I think you really have to be both in this business. In the studio, it’s all about the music. On stage, it’s all about being an entertainer.
If you could make 1 change to the music industry, what would it be? I would like to see radio go back to the days when the DJs made the choice of what gets played.
What do you want to always be remembered for?
A great songwriter.
Besides music, what are 3 of your favorite things?
You mean there is other things!
What made you want to pursue a career in music?
When I first heard Jim Croce on the radio, I knew I wanted to write songs. Singing and preforming just naturally followed.
Do you play any instruments? Yes, Guitar and Bass.
If so, how does being a musician help you as a songwriter? Sometimes I will write the music to a song, then later write the lyrics. Sometimes the other way, and sometimes write both at the same time. Having the flexibility to flow with where a song wants to go, is the advantage of being a musician.
What advice would you give a music artist who is just starting out? Hang with the best musicians you can find.
When did you realize that you wanted a career in music and what prompted that decision? My first paying gig was in 1979. We played five shows a day, six days a week and made a whopping $149 dollars a week. I was hooked, and hungry!
What are your goals and where do you want to take your music? My goals are to be successful in a cross genre platform. I really don’t like labels being put on music and Artist being put in a box. The marketing gurus call a song country or rock or pop or whatever, but as long as the song is something you like, nothing else really matters.
Where do you see your artistry going in the next 5 years?
I’m focusing on my live show right now. Really going to mix it up. When you come out to the show, you just will never know what’s next.
What has been your best and your worst moment during your career so far? I had the honor of producing Waylon’s last show. It was both great and sad because we all knew it was his last.
If you had the chance for the world to hear one song what would it be? My next release of course!!!
Musik and Film Records is thrilled to be working with a seasoned artist such as Jerry, and help cultivate his dreams. The team at Musik and Film Records will be posting regular updates so please stay tuned!