We had the good fortune of connecting with Cameron Butler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cameron, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Well, I started my musical journey at 14 years old and have just been improving upon the things that I’ve come to learn in the last 11 years. The business aspect didn’t catch my attention until recent years when I saw that some of my peers were making entire careers out of their creations and so it inspired me to figure out my own way as well.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Well first and foremost, I produce all of my own works for the most part. I may have my friends add some guitar or other instrumentation for a different feel but I do it all. From the brainstorming to the production, to the recording, to mixing and mastering. I’m currently in my eleventh year in my creative journey and ironically I feel like i’m just getting started. I think all of the trial and errors I experienced shaped me into the artist that I am today and now that I’m a lot wiser, I can utilize that to create with intention and focus. I’m proud of the fact that I never gave up on my dreams and because of that, I’m confident that the seeds I’ve planted will grow magnificently. Learning to trust my intuition has also allowed creating to be very liberating for me. I’m usually not trying to appease anyone, but I’m expressing these ideas and emotions in a way that can translate and become relatable to everyone in one way or another. I’ve realized that’s my purpose with this creative journey: to be a voice for the voiceless through storytelling my own experiences.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Ooooh, I like this question. Okay, so the first place we’d probably go is to Midnight Diner in Charlotte. They have some shrimp and grits that’ll have you ready for a nap immediately after. We’d probably ride scooters through the city too since that’s a pretty fun and fairly inexpensive activity. Other than that, maybe The Mint Museum or Harvey Gantt Center.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give a shout out to my real ones that always continue to show that they’re here for the long haul. there’s a lot of fly-by-night people in this journey but i’m grateful for the ones that have stuck around.