[WATCH] #Unplugged Holly Rey on scoring her first publishing deal at 13

22-year-old Holly Rey has carved a name for herself in the local music industry since landing her first publishing deal with Sony ATV at the age of 13.

Rey said she took on music as a hobby when she was discovered.

The Durban-born singer and 'Deeper' hitmaker sat down with Lee Kasumba, standing in for Azania Mosaka, to share more on her musical journey and why a publishing deal is ideal.

I think if you are going to get any deal as an artist, get a publishing deal because you have someone doing all the things that protect your rights as an artist.

Holly Rey, musician

Talking about her transition from pop to afro-house, Rey says people did not understand her choice of genre at first.

The thing I like about house is the entire culture, it's a genre that is so much about celebration, heartbreak and real things. I have just been able to perform in the most incredible venues and meet the most incredible people.

Holly Rey, musician

When I started, I was struggling to get booked because people din't understand why this white girl wanted to do house music, so I went to the kasi's around Durban and performed for whoever would have me. People loved it.

Holly Rey, musician

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This article first appeared on 702 : [WATCH] #Unplugged Holly Rey on scoring her first publishing deal at 13


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