Wicked Mike: With seemingly a million bands out there, didn’t your parents tell you to rather become a lawyer?
Zeeshan: Haha! I’m guessing you’ve probably noticed that I actually am a lawyer! Haven’t really been a practicing one — have spend most of my career as a label executive and then a tech entrepreneur. Fortunately, my parents have always been supportive of my choices, including this musical journey.
Wicked Mike: Seriously though, the indie music scene is tough. What are the biggest challenges you face?
Zeeshan: It is definitely a tough scene — with lots of great bands out there and millions of artists trying to make it. The biggest challenge as a result is competing for everyone’s attention. Every potential fan has so many options not just for music but for all kinds of entertainment — the internet, social media, video games, video. Every musician faces an ongoing struggle just to get people to care. Continue reading