HowToRock recently interviewed with Jennette McCurdy to talk about her upcoming Nickelodeon show and music career which includes reasons why she left Capitol Records Nashville.
Jennette McCurdy: Dan Schneider, the executive producer and writer on Victorious, iCarly, etc., is creating this show for me and we’re taping the pilot in a few weeks. I’m so excited for it. I know one more cast member who I can’t say anything about yet, but it’s so exciting for me because I’m really good friends with this person.
HTR: What’s the latest with your music career?
Jennette: I recently left [my record label] Capitol Nashville because it was getting too difficult to travel to have to make my record and publicize my record. I was spending so much time in Nashville but also working on the show in LA. I didn’t think it was fair to anybody to do that. I felt like I needed to figure out where I needed to be and just stick to that. I definitely hope that music comes into my life in the future in some ways. So I guess its just a matter of finding if there’s a label that will be a good fit for me and a genre that will be the perfect fit for me. I want to make sure my feet are firmly planted before I take the next the step. But yeah, I definitely love making music and I’ll post covers and stuff in the meantime.
HTR: What are your favorite – and least favorite – things about being a musician?
Jennette: Acting is all about being somebody else and exploring other people, and music is all about being yourself and exploring yourself. Every song you put out is like a segment of your journal – whatever you’re writing is an experience that you’re hoping other people can relate to. That’s why people sometimes connect on such a deep level with an artistâ€¦ because it’s a personal connection at that point. One thing I didn’t like about music is being stuck in a bunk on the road. I was on a tour bus for two months and there were like 12 bunks and everyone in my band picked their bunks first and they were like “McCurdy, you’re stuck top right.”