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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