We had the good fortune of connecting with Phillip (Phil) Gilchrist and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Phillip (Phil), is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
“Pain+Reflection= Progress, You have the crash and you have the experience”. Ray Dalio said in an interview with Sean (Diddy) Combs. I had to figure out what I wanted for myself, for my culture and how to be the change in the entertainment industry. Having said this, I had to stop dreaming. You dream with your eyes closed, but I figured out that in order to make those dreams a reality, I had to open them to understand what it was going to take to become that “Big Change”, hints…. TrueScale Records.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
TrueScale Records is a African American)owned record label, headquartered in the Carolinas with offices in, Nashville, LA, New York, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and United Kingdom. We believe that the next renaissance in the music industry is to complement the streaming world by preserving the integrity of the Independent and Entrepreneurial artist. I have always believed that returning the art of music back to its roots which are the artists, the fans and the listeners is essential. This is our mission. We have recruited over 131 artist and have already begun signing. We are so thrilled for the world to see what TrueScale Records artist have to offer! In addition to having this huge vision, I have had a lot of help from my father, who is also one of. my managers. Because my father is an entrepreneur himself, he has guided me in the ways of being a business man. From goals to executing and executing to leading, I am proud to say that I would not be in this position if it were not for him. This journey has not been easy. The challenges that I faced were only to test me to see if I was truly reading for this position. I had to look at the challenges as an opportunity to prove to myself that I was more than worthy to be the head of table. It has only made me stronger throughout the years. Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes them meaningful. Finally what I want the world to know is that TrueScale Records IS the next frontier of the music and entertainment industry. “It is with this love of music”, which is our tagline and our craft, that TrueScale Records seek to advance.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Because the South is known for its arts and culture, I would definitely want to visit the South Carolina State Museum. In my view, some of the most exciting places are the Riverwalk in Columbia, South Carolina or Downtown Columbia, where they’re many music and arts events. If anyone is up for a little axe throwing, Craft Axe Throwing Downtown is a MUST go-to place for friends and fun!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First I would like to thank Kevin Kelleher, the COO of Sony Music Entertainment for providing me with the right guidance as a creator and as a business man. Secondly, I would like to thank Jeffrey Godsick, EVP of Brand Partnerships for his amazing mentorship and support throughout my journey as a musician. Lastly, I want to say a huge thank you to my parents for their everlasting support, for grooming me into the businessman that I am today and for helping me elevate my skills and abilities.

Website: https://www.truescalerecords.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truescalerecords

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillip-gilchrist-a9429a196/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamphillipgilc1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrueScaleRecords

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU2Fdxop2Cr6whFUrO0LUuA

Image Credits
Image Credits : Alex Gilchrist Wardrobe Credits: Suit Yourself Menswear & Custom Apparel

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