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The person joining me “In the Spotlight” is non other than the truly amazing Martina Dörner!
Hi, and thank you so much for joining me “In the Spotlight”.
Hi and thank you so much for having me!
1. How did the switch happen from just being a “music lover” to one of the most supportive persons on Twitter when it comes to Indie music?
Well, when I started with Twitter, I absolutely didn’t expect that it would turn out to be something that big. Then I met some really good and interesting musicians and I was infected. There were Man eat Grass, Pablo Mercedes, Wyatt Pauley and a few more whose music I was so excited about that I somehow couldn’t stop sharing music and I’m so happy because that’s what makes me really happy, too share and help a little that these artists are getting heard.
2. I have read some of the interviews you have written yourself. (All of which are very good and interesting) How did they come about and how did it feel to write them?
It all started when we were a small group on twitter, started by the wonderful Tim Fish who got me to write reviews. When I think about the beginnings today I have to smile because it was still very … let’s say … amateurish. But I enjoy writing so much and I think over time it got a bit more professional … Although I’m far from a professional writer but that doesn’t bother me, on the contrary, I write from the heart and about what I am feeling when I listen to the music and the technical things tend to take a back seat. I’m still very nervous when I write reviews or interviews and I shiver until I get a thumbs up from the artists.
3. What do you have planned for us in the future? What is your next adventure?
A good question and I wish I could answer it that easily … I would like to do more interviews and not only written ones but also spoken. I’ve done a few and I really enjoy it, unfortunately I often don’t have the time, my days just don’t have enough hours. Nothing special is planned at the moment and I will continue with my work for Tunebubble, my radio reviews for Wyatt, my show on Orangehatradio and of course the playlists and reviews … My dream would be to be a little more active on the radio but that is unfortunately not feasible in terms of time.
4. What is the one thing you would like to say to the indie musicians out there?
In short: hold on!
There are so many fantastic musicians out there, everyone deserves to be heard and please don’t give up, no matter how tough the times are! The music community I know is such a great community, especially the indie scene!
5. What is the one thing you would like to tell the music industry?
That would be more than one thing … start paying musicians as they deserve and
stop filling your pockets before the artists see a penny!
Give indie artists a chance instead of making mainstream artists even richer!
I could go on for hours but I will behave lol
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions.
You are so welcome, it was a pleasure and a nice surprise for me!
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