Story? Well, making music for more than 40 years now. Played in several bands. Preferred instrument Bass, but also Guitar & Keys. In this project I use my DAW (Reason 11) as main instrument. My song "Autos Only" is one of the winners of the 4th International Electronic Music Award hosted by Clouzine Music Magazine.
Music means the world to me. It's translated emotion, and often words can't express what music can.
I want people who are listening to my songs are touched and feel at least a small part of what I felt while creating.
Myself, and I try to do it day by day.
Pink Floyd - Money
Way too many.
Almost everything. It can be something on TV as well as a combination of noises in the supermarket. Or, to make it even shorter: Life.
Live your life now, and try to improve as much as possible. Never cry over spilled milk. You cannot change your past.
A mixture of being scared and fantastic. But always very glad to be there.
It is very tough to earn a living from music, and I'm glad that I don't have to rely on it. It'd appreciated if the revenue from stream play covered the investments I made over time. But as long as the pay per stream is less than a cent, I don't see the chance.
I just started using it. The first impressions are good. It looks very professional and seems to be easy to use. Ask me in about two or three months again.
I am annoyed when I can't release a song because the original artist or his record company has prohibited a cover version. And when your distributor is missing his appointments, for instance, about release dates.
Yes, I do. I try to visit concerts of local bands regularly, and I buy CDs and vinyl by local artists.
As an independent artist, you have to be an all in one talent. It is not enough to write good songs or to be good at your instrument. You have to be on social media to promote your music with a high effort. If you don't like surfing the web to gather information and be present, it will be hard to succeed. And you have to learn it all you can't rely on promises that are given by anyone. Not because they want to cheat, mostly they do not know it by themselves. Another good advice is to be and stay yourself. Nobody will believe you for a longer time, and that is what you want if you play a role.
Here's an artist I also know for just 2 hours now, Makeda Taylor from Canada. The Spotify link points to her latest release. https://open.spotify.com/album/76FnnpKMYnazLrhglaIG6H?si=we1gK8SiQrqvvr41n1O2Kw