Melina Krumova

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I flow through the world. Breathing in love, breathing out gratitude. I believe in music and it's power to change the world for good. Music gives me inner harmony and I feel infinitely inspired to give back. Music to people. People to music. All ideas whispered on my inside lead me to that. I created Drooble following my heart and I believe it will make a revolution. Before I got to this I started playing the guitar and fell in love. Soon after I founded RockSchool in my home town - Sofia, Bulgaria - because I wanted to create a place that connects music people and helps them realize their potential. There I met bandmates and we've been playing together for two years in our band - Grimaze. Gradually RockSchool grew to be music lessons, rehearsal rooms, bands help, a stage for events, a recording studio and more. But most importantly it became a family, united by the love for music. Now with Drooble I want to create this place for the whole world.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the thing in life that I am mostly drawn to. Purely by intuition. I don't know why but music has turned into mission for me and I give almost all my time and energy to contribute to it through various ways.

What is your music dream?

I dream to be absolutely free and true in my musical expression. I dream to be able to play my emotions through the guitar as fast as my thoughts travel in mind. Or even faster :))

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start with myself.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

It is this traditional Bulgarian song about the beauty of the mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ww-IMMm77E It always moves me deeply when I hear or sing it.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dimebag Darrel and his band - Pantera, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Chuck Schuldiner and his band - Death, Gojira, Decapitated, Etta James, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Rush and many others.

What inspires you to make music?

My whole life journey inspires me as I turn my deeper experiences and emotions into music. The mountain is a good place to hear inner music as well.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want to inspire people to be true and strong so they can make the most of their potential and experience life fully.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It's so awesome that it is hard to put into words. Playing live is like nothing else. Maybe for me it feels like I'm a storm in the middle of another storm. There's the place we are in with the band and the other people and nothing else matters in the world in that moment. There is no space for anything else but this experience.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I see a lot of struggle and confusion in the musicians' reality nowadays. I think it mostly comes from the musicians' attitude towards music and their intentions. Then goes on with the lack of support and communication between musicians and bands. I think that we, musicians, must unite and help each other on the path of our common mission and love - the contribution to the beauty of the world music heritage.

What do you think of Drooble?

I believe in Drooble and I give a lot of my living energy so it can get better and better. I think sooner or later Drooble will unite all musicians into a community where they support each other and all benefit from it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The way musicians perceive each other as competition and treat each other with hostility covered with hypocritical kindness.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I do it anyway I can: - visiting concerts - buying merch - sharing artists I love - liking, commenting videos - working on Drooble - working on RockSchool

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

An artist must be bold enough to be himself and also be really hard-working. That way he/she will create something unique which streams right from his heart and will produce it well as a result from his hard work.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB0Mi1kkPZ4 Tommy Emanuel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWS1IRF_IFA Soko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka2zpU-za3o Devendra Banhart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqGUM1TrJgk&list=PLwRwXb80YPw0Q1S1RgqsoqBBMw_LakK80