Mass Interview

Question 1: Originality
Question 2: Lyrics
Question 3: Background
Question 4: Innovation
Question 5: Golden Rules

The contributors:

Capitol K is Kristian Robinson, a london-based songwriter and producer.
Paul Hawkins is an anti-folk singer/songwriter from London. He performs live with his band Thee Awkward Silences.
Ill Ease is a one-woman punk band consisting of Elizabeth Sharp. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Spencer McGarry is a songwriter and band leader from Cardiff. His band is named Spencer McGarry Season, after him.
Hannah Miller is the main songwriter, singer and cellist in The Moulettes, she is also one half of Modernaire.
Napoleon IIIrd creates self-produced, perfectly imperfect pop music in Holmfirth near Leeds.
Mat Riviere is a songwriter and producer from Norwich. He recently signed to Brainlove Records.
Jeremy Warmsley is a 26-year old singer/songwriter/producer from London, England.
Laura Wolf is a singer songwriter from London. She records solo and also sings in Internet Forever

The explanation:

I think I’ve identified a niche in the music journalism market. No one talks about ideas any more. Too many magazines and websites are filled with the regurgitating of press releases and sleepwalked-through dull interviews to pad the space between photo shoots and advertising.

So I had an idea – how about getting in touch with a few friends and fellow musicians who I know to be interesting, thoughtful people and getting them to talk about a single idea? Strip the music interview of its ‘promotional’ role and get an interesting discussion going.

My brief was simple. I asked five questions and asked people to write 50-100 words in reply (some wrote more). The diversity of opinion and depth of thought was exciting to read. Even if you don’t know who these people are you will hopefully still find something thought-provoking in what they say.

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7 Responses to “Mass Interview”

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    […] ——————– What’s this all about? links to other questions in this conversation are here […]

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