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Thursday, March 15, 2012

FEATURE: Singer/songwriter Nick Camillo


by Cyrus Webb

The parents of recording artist Nick Camillo would probably say that music has been an important aspect of his life since he was a kid dancing on the table and singing to Disney songs. When I interviewed him on Conversations LIVE, however, he told me his real love of music began in either the seventh or eighth grade beginning with the guitar. Now it is what he calls "his favorite thing in the whole world".

I was introduced to Nick and his music through author Susan Violante, and once I heard him I was hooked. I'm not the only one. Because of the way he has chosen to share his gift people literally all over the world are able to discover his talent. I asked him if this was what he thought would happen. "It was always a dream of mine to have people all over the world listen to my music," he told me "I've been making and recording music for the past 6 or 7 years. It's just been since I released this album that people even knew about my music. I never really expected anyone to hear it."

It has always been my belief that part of what makes music "good" is its ability to resonate with the one hearing it. I asked Nick what it felt like to hear someone say that a song spoke to them. "It's really an incredible feeling," he confessed. "I think the best way I have come up with to explain it is that music is a creative experience for the person writing it and the person listening to it. When you listen to a song you are attaching those melodies and lyrics to your own experiences and your own life. It can be just as creatively representative of the listener as it is to the artist. I think it's amazing that people out there are enjoying it as much as I enjoy making it."

To ensure that the largest audience possible can discover and appreciate his work, Nick Camillo decided to give it away free on the internet,only asking those who downloaded it to share it with someone else who might enjoy it, too. "I've always been a huge fan of the internet," he told me. There have even been those who after downloading the album for free still purchase it as well "People are willing to go above and beyond to help get the word out," he adds. And that in itself is a testament to what a gift his skills are.

Find out more about Nick Camillo and download your copy of Ad Infinitum today at www.nickcamillo.com.

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