Seven Questions | A New Interview Series
There's nothing more intriguing to me than when I discover a new artist and I go back to their older discographies, interviews, articles, and social medias. It really gives me a sense of who that artist is and where their vision is at. I love to support artists who have a drive and determination and if their music is good, I'm definitely buying. As I hinted towards in my first blog about why I started this channel, these artists don't get the recognition they deserve on other platforms. If your sound isn't "mainstream", you won't make it to the bigger publications and if you're looking at underground bloggers, having an article written on you comes at a monetary cost that doesn't match the exposure. Along with writing blogs about music releases, I also want to interview the artists behind them. But then I thought to myself, "What am I going to ask all of these artists? Am I going to ask them the same questions or am I going to specially tailor each interview to that artist? What do people want to know from these newer artists?" So after thinking on these things, I came up with questions and tailored them after some feedback from Twitter. Now when I interview an artist for the first time, I want it to be short, introductory, and to the point. I've titled this intro interview series "Seven Questions". Simple. It will be the same seven questions for every artist and it will give the reader a quick glimpse of who that artist is. The seven questions will be as follows:
1. Where are you from?
2. How long have you been doing music?
3. What influenced you to do music?
4. How would you define your sound?
5. What song of yours would you want a potential fan to hear first? Why?
6. Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
7. What can we expect from you in the near future?
These questions will hit on where the artist started, what their influences are, where they are now, and where they are moving in the future. I feel like these interviews will connect the artists to their fanbases on a personal level as their careers continue to grow and develop. As with the blogs on music releases, these blogs are 100% free for submitting artists. There is just one catch — the music has to be there. If I don't connect with the music, I won't connect with interviewing the artist. Let me know if this series is something that interests you. Who would you like for me to interview?