Kyle Massey has been keeping busy in Hollywood since becoming a fan favorite on the hit series “Dancing With The Stars” and starring in the hit Disney show, “Cory in the House.” His next big thing is starring as “Andy” in the indie comedy Senior Project, a Kickstarter success story.
In Senior Project, Andy and his crew try to squeeze a senior project that’s supposed to take the entire year to do into one last crazy weekend. He and his actor brother Chris formed the group Massey Boyz, which created the four songs that will be added to the soundtrack: “Rookie Of The Year,” “Tonight We on the Dance Floor” and “Dance For Me” along with the original theme song for the film.
The siblings founded Massey Boy Records in 2010 and have been sought after to produce original soundtracks for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and an original single tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a national television broadcast on ABC.
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Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration while traveling around the world and from the influencers in my life. I am always open to meeting new people and gleaning from them, new ideas and opportunities.
What led you to music in general and to your art form(s) in particular?
Music is something everyone loves. It will be around forever like books and film. My brother (Christopher) and I decided to make music in all genres that all ages will enjoy and not be offended by the lyrics.
How do you stay at the leading edge of your craft?
I want to learn every aspect of what I am destined to do. I started out as an actor with two lines in one scene of the “That’s So Raven” pilot episode. Then I went from having my own Disney spinoff, which was the first in the network’s history, titled “Cory in the House,” a role in several animations including “Fish Hooks,” being a lead actor in a movie to now music and creating a TV show, “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” on Lifetime. I love my progress, it’s slow and steady.
Do you think there are widely held misconceptions about music and/or artists? If so, what are they and how do you work to dispel them?
Yes, actors can’t be good musicians, vice versa. We can be good at everything we dedicate the time to learn.
How do you map out your goals? How do measure your success?
I’ve been in the business for 13 years professionally – my name and character still have value. I understand my name is my most valuable asset. For me and my brother, Christopher, our names are our success. My character is not for sale, only my trade.
Please define your personal brand.
Massey Enterprise International, Inc. is a family brand. Christopher and I are building a brand for everyone to enjoy like pie. No matter the age or gender, everyone loves pie. The ingredients in our PIE are simple: Performance, no one will outperform us at work; Image, no one has a better image; and Exposure, we expose ourselves to diverse and positive people.
For more information and to purchase their album, please visit www.masseyboyz.com.