When it comes to music, not a lot of artists dare to be different. Individuality is hard to come by with all of the musical trends and cookie cutter styles. Many local artists often fall under the radar and are stuck in the shadow of famous musicians that hold the attention of the public. However, some local artists are deserving of recognition on a higher scale. I began a search for up and coming musicians in the Akron/Cleveland area, and came across some truly talented people. Each artist I interviewed proved to be unique, and showed great artistic and musical abilities that can’t be ignored. They are on the rise of the music scene; if you don’t know, now you know.