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MAEESHA B Top 10 Rules to Live By as a Teen Recording Artist

Rising R&B sensation Maeesha B shares with us her Top 10 rules to live by for a young artist trying to grow in the music industry.



MAEESHA B, photo courtesy of Hype Music
MAEESHA B, photo courtesy of Hype Music

For 17 years of age, we’d say that Maeesha B has everything pretty well put together. The Ottawa-based singer and songwriter released her debut EP, if only u knew, earlier this month. The six-song effort is like an opening statement for her talents as a vocalist and artist. The EP is full of soulful melodies, infectious beats, and well-composed lyrics that will resonate with listeners of any age. There is a real vibe sewn throughout the EP, and it is an encouraging introduction to her artistic intentions. It lays a solid foundation for her future and illustrates her ability to write new and original songs.

Maeesha has also dedicated her music to worthwhile causes. She prides herself on being socially aware and strongly supports global charitable initiatives. She is a big believer in the power of education and wants her music to help inspire positivity. Some of Maeesha’s largest supporters have been the late Shaun Royer and Nick Cooper, both highly acclaimed vocal coaches. Cooper is renowned for his work with Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj. With their guidance, Maeesha has become a more confident performer, and it’s clear that she has a bright future ahead of her.

Being a teen artist is tough, no doubt about it. So Maeesha B joins us today to share with us her Top 10 rules to live by for a young recording artist.

1. Stay True to Your Style

“Don’t change who you are to fit in. Your unique style and voice are what make you stand out. Embrace them fully.”

2. Build a Supportive Community

“Surround yourself with people who believe in you and your vision. A supportive community of friends, family, and mentors can provide encouragement, guidance, and constructive criticism.”

3. Keep Learning

“Always be open to learning new things. Whether it’s a new instrument, software, or technique, staying curious will help you grow as an artist.”

4. Be Consistent

“Regular practice and dedication are key. Even on days you don’t feel like it, stick to your routine to keep improving.”

5. Learn the Business Side

“Understand how the music industry works. Know about contracts, royalties, and marketing. This knowledge protects you and helps you make smart decisions.”

6. Embrace Your Authenticity

“Your uniqueness is your strength. Embrace who you are and let your true self shine through your music. Authenticity creates a deeper connection with your audience.”

MAEESHA B ‘if only you knew’ EP album artwork

MAEESHA B ‘if only you knew’ EP album artwork

7. Nurture Your Passion

“Passion is the fuel that drives creativity. Keep your love for music alive by exploring different genres, collaborating with other artists, and constantly challenging yourself.”

8. Stay Humble

“No matter how successful you become, always stay grounded. Treat everyone with respect and gratitude. Humility will take you far.”

9. Discipline and Resilience

“The road to success is filled with challenges. Develop a strong work ethic and resilience to overcome obstacles. Discipline in practice and perseverance in tough times are essential.”

10. Celebrate Every Moment

“Success is not just about reaching the top but enjoying the entire journey. Celebrate small victories, learn from setbacks, and savour every moment of your musical adventure. This mindset will keep you motivated and inspired.”

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