Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Ariel Miranda. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Ariel, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. Can you open up about a risk you’ve taken – what it was like taking that risk, why you took the risk and how it turned out?
I’ve always known I wanted to become a professional singer, and along with that, I’ve always known there would be risks. Being a singer isn’t the most “traditional” job, there’s not one clear path that you must follow in order to achieve your goals and dreams. It’s different for each and every individual artist, which is part of why it’s such a risky career choice. Ever since I was little, I would always get asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, and when I would reply saying I wanted to become a singer, everyone would think I was crazy and ask what my real plan was. I never faltered in my determination to make this plan a reality, and never once reconsidered what I wanted for myself just because of what other people said. I maintained straight A’s all throughout school, and always put in the best of my effort into my classes, but when it came time to decide what to do after high school, I took the biggest risk that I’ve taken thus far in my life…deciding not to go to college. I had been accepted at a university and offered a scholarship, to which I deferred and chose to take a gap year in order to give myself time to really pursue my music career. Throughout that year, I experienced so many different sides of the music industry, and I loved every part of it. I learned so much, gained so much experience, met the most amazing people, and although I didn’t think it was possible, I fell even more in love with music. At times, it definitely can get tough, especially when you’re getting “no’s” from people, venues, etc., but at the end of the day, it’s all those “no’s” that make the chances/opportunities that you are given even better. I’ve loved every second of performing for different people at every gig, meeting new people, receiving feedback, and gaining even more inspiration for my craft. I always imagined it being amazing, but it was during my gap year that I was really shown just how amazing it can be, and I know this is only the beginning. As my gap year comes to an end, I’m very confident in my decision to not go to college, but instead to further pursue my music dreams. Like I said, to become a singer, there is no one correct way to get to where you want to be. To me, experience in the music industry is worth more than you can ever be taught, and that’s how I plan on continuing to further my music career. Gaining more and more experience, encountering new places, people and situations everyday, learning from it to better myself for the future. I know that I’m just getting started and am very excited to see where my music will take me!
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
I am an alternative pop artist, performing throughout Arizona and California. My journey began at a young age when I received my first guitar. I was always singing around the house, so not too long after, I eventually tried putting together playing the guitar and singing. It took me a while, but I practiced 24/7 until it became second nature to me, and I haven’t stopped since. I also write my own music, and have even released some of my music on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, etc. What sets me apart from others is my determination to keep pushing forward no matter what is thrown my way. Becoming a singer has been my biggest dream for forever, so I’ve never let, nor will I ever, let anything stand in the way of that, no matter how hard of an obstacle it may be. It’s all the challenges I encounter that make me stronger and more persistent as an artist trying to navigate the music industry. I’m most proud of my drive to keep pushing for my dreams, for always pushing myself harder even when I’ve got my hands full. You never know what’s coming next in life, you’re never going to have complete control, but what you do have is the ability to maintain yourself and your decisions to keep striving for what you want, no matter how much work it requires. I feel that as a musical artist, you’re never done growing, there’s always room for improvement, change, experimentation, and the potential for something brand new every time you show up at a gig, sit down to write a new song, etc.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative in your experience?
The most rewarding part of being a musical artist is that my passion is my career. I don’t ever find myself questioning my career choice or feeling stuck because I’m able to do what I love, what makes me the happiest, and share that with other people. I love when I’m performing and see people dancing and having a good time, or when people come up to me after a show with words of kindness or stories they want to share with me. It makes what I do even more meaningful and enjoyable because I’m able to connect with other people in a million different ways through music, which is truly so special.
Is there mission driving your creative journey?
My goal as a musical artist is to perform for and share my music with as many people in the world that I can reach. Personally, music is my therapy, and it helps get me through whatever it is that I’m going through in my life, and I want to be able to create and perform music that people are able to relate to and have a connection with as well. Music is so powerful and can create the strongest connections with people.
- Website: https://www.arielmirandamusic.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arielmirandamusic/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arielmirandamusic
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgtfrhpfDgRfU376B7Vj6Hw
- Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1P0ecLbHmbWpH6xXiWW4v1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org