Alvin Garrett is a Grammy-Nominated Songwriter, producer and solo recording artist who has worked with other musicians like Joe, Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Ruben Studdard, and many more. We recently spoke with Alvin Garrett as he spoke about his latest single, Ms. Perfection Feat. Zapp, his upcoming album, and the future.
You have a Business Management Degree from Samford University. How has that degree helped you manage your music career?
I’ve always heard that the music business is 10% music and 90% business, and I totally agree. As much as I love all aspects of music, being able to understand and speak the language of business has enabled me to excel past my talent. Being aware and intelligent about business comes with its benefits, but it also makes you threatening to those who are accustomed to musicians and artists being uninformed. Ultimately, I just focus on building mutually beneficial relationships and having a business background helps me do that more effectively.
You have written songs for a lot of artists! Can you describe the transition from songwriter to a solo artist?