We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Frazer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Anthony, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I pursued the career of a musician / artist because this is something I was born to do. I have known from the very young age of 2 that music was in my blood and that it fueled my creative expression. I started to hone my craft early on because of the business it self. The music industry is very hard to get in to and to achieve the level of success that I aim to reach, you must be an artist of many talents. I first started in dance classes at 2 years old, added vocal classes at 5 and acting at 8. I knew that being well versed in this industry was key and I was setting the bar high. It has been a long journey and one that would test 99% of the people that went for this career. You have to stay focused and determined. You have to have the drive and will power to push you past the negative times or when things aren’t going your way / aren’t moving at all. You have to believe in yourself and just block the noise and keep pushing. Also, it’s great to have goals but it’s never good to set a timeline to your life of when you want things to happen. That just puts negativity in your head. Things will comes when they are suppose to you just have to keep pushing through and working at it!    

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started my career very young on The Al Alberts Show. I Focused on local shows and performance to build my name locally in Philadelphia. After conquering my talents and making that platform I reached out to expand my brand. I worked with other artist that were up and coming in 2005/2006 when social media and YouTube were just starting out to help these artist build a brand and establish a name for them selves. I was basically managing them. I would also write and produce music for these artist so that when I was ready to set pen to paper for myself I knew what I was doing. In this business you wear many hats especially as the artist and if you don’t know what you are doing you will get taken advantage of. I experienced just that when I managed 3 artist and worked for them writing and producing music and I never once signed a contract because I trusted their word and our friendship. Little did I know the years that followed I would be ex’d out of everything. Going through that at a very young age helped me understand the importance of contracts and the shady dark side of this industry. I then put all of the focus on my self, put my head down and stepped away to create music and a sound for myself. I started releasing my own music in 2018. I had realized that I had put myself on the back burner this whole time to focus on other artist or creatives and/or a relationship or three. I promised myself to be my main focus and I have never looked back. I want people to know that I work very hard. I wear so many hats and develop everything on my own. I have a vision for each part of my business and I am not just working to be an artist, I am looking to build an empire. I want to be the face of the brand. And it’s a long process but I’m willing to put in the time and effort.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Wow well I currently live in arizona! I will be moving to LA soon and I love traveling. Some of my favorite places to visit Sedona, Flagstaff, Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Antelope Canyon. I love to explore and experience the beauty that our world holds. If we’re we’re going to a restaurant I would probably pick somewhere that has to do with seafood or steak but depends on the friend I’ll be with. There are some local bars that I love to frequent like Kolbalt, Stacey’s, Charlie’s and Boycott! I like to keep some of my favorite hide away spots to myself so we will have to see if people can figure those things out.   

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people that have helped me along the way. First my Mommom Linda, she was the one who enrolled me in dance and vocal lessons, took me to my rehearsals and shows. Helped me shape the artist I am today at a very young age. My mom, who gave me strength and guidance to believe in myself, to push through what ever obstacles that were in my way because my only true obstacle was me. The countless artist and creatives I have met over the years who have put me on to some platforms, pushed me to go bigger, helped me shape my sound and image and be the best version of myself. The love and support of my friends and family and Fans that watch my performances, attend my shows, listen to my music, comment, like and share my music and videos with their friends. The support means so much. It means more than anything!

Website: Anthonyfrazer.com
Instagram: Instagram.com/AnthonyFrazer
Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/anthony-frazer-92b66367
Twitter: Twitter.com/AnthonyFrazer
Facebook: Facebook.com/officialanthonyfrazer
Youtube: Youtube.com/AnthonyFrazer
Other: Anthonyfrazermusic.com, https://music.apple.com/us/artist/anthony-frazer/1391176690, https://open.spotify.com/artist/3BVe0F4u6zZz8r5lsyODPZ?si=y4IFhWtJQfSeg40ZvpHrWw, https://tidal.com/artist/7988210, https://pandora.app.link/3c8Pz88L0cb

Image Credits
Corey Boyette, Gabie Brooks, Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

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