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It can be challenging to “make it” in the music industry. For this reason, many independent artists are trying to make it big time using only their talent and hard work. One of these artists is DJ and music producer Not Dillon.
Not Dillon (whose real name is Dillon Shamoun) is already a rising star in the music industry. His original songs already have over one million streams on Spotify, and projects he’s worked on with others have over 10 million. He’s placed on the top of Spotify curated playlists, and his releases have trended #1 on Soundcloud. These are all huge milestones in a musician’s career, and with Not Dillon reaching it so early, it seems like he can’t be stopped.
Most recently, Not Dillon came out with his original song “Back to the Start,” featuring Laura Page. He loves to remix others’ songs as well, including “Stitch Em Up” by Frank Walker and “Better” by TELYKast.
Not Dillon is 23 years old, and he was born in Detroit, MI. He went to school at Michigan State University and studied Kinesthiology, but he soon figured out that music was his calling.
“I became passionate about music after attending music festivals and meeting my group of friends who travel the world playing in front of audiences of 10,000 + people,” Not Dillon said. “After I played my first three festivals, I decided that this was clearly the path I was chosen for in life and that I would get there no matter what.”
Not Dillon shares posts and photos of his journey in the music world on Instagram and Facebook @NotDillonn. He posts pictures of him and his friends at music festivals and himself DJing. He’s not afraid to get raw and show the reality of his life online.
When asked what advice he had to get to the amazing point he’s at today, he wrote on Facebook, “The only person responsible for the outcome of situations in your life is yourself. If you want something in your life, you don’t sit around and wait for the moment to come to you. You make every second you can an effort to obtain that moment.”