As 22-year-old New Hampshire native and budding artist/producer Josh Bishop has seen first-hand that the music industry can be challenging even with early found success. Bishop, known by his artist/producer name COBRA., has seen a great reaction from fans over the last 5 years. He has seen over 30 million views on his productions and over 1 million Spotify streams / 5 million YouTube views on his work with artist “Shaker”.
Despite this success, COBRA. stated in an interview, “I think the main challenges of being an artist are worrying too much what other people think. Once you let go of that, everything comes easy and you create everything for yourself rather than to please other people”.
Additionally, he revealed some of his personal struggles over the years. “I’d say the most challenging thing I’ve had to overcome is the ‘success’ aspect of making music. I believe that if you truly think you can do something, ‘success’ shouldn’t matter. Over the 5-year course of my producing, I never looked at it as any more than a hobby. It’s always been something I’ve been obsessed with and never cared about who was listening or streaming, just as long as I liked it, I knew someone else would.”
New music is expected in the coming months and into next year with Shaker as well as some originals and remixes. The future appears bright for this multi-genre artist, producer, and songwriter.