Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber full name is Justin Drew Bieber. He was born on 1st of March in 1994 in London, Ontario. He was raised in Stratford, Ontario. Bieber is a famous canadian singer and songwriter. He was famous from his best ever song "Baby"

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen has been an established artist in Canada for several years — with a third-place finish on Canadian Idol, two gold singles, two albums, and two Juno Award nominations to her name — Jepsen was a virtual unknown in the U.S. when “Call Me Maybe” hit it big.

The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye is a Toronto-based singer famous by named " The Weeknd " . He recorded his all songs under " The Weeknd " name , his first song leaked in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown. " The Weeknd " released a nine-song mixtape, House of Balloons, on 21 March 2011

Addy C

Adelynn Cuevas, or Addy C as she is known, is an 8 year old Latina from metro Atlanta, Ga. Addy loves to sing, dance , and play piano...

Céline Schmink

Celine Schmink is a french singer and also writer, journalist and Associate songwriter of SACEM. She writes in french and english in a pop folk style. Her musical work is regularly praised by the regional and national press and broadcast in France, Greece, Australia and the USA, where she leads a bilingual performing career.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Swedish Artist Marius Billgobenson

Swedish Artist Marius Billgobenson is a man on a mission! A mission to tour the U.S. in order to gain awareness for the Pygmy Indigenous Peoples of his native Congo with whom he spent much time during the Congo wars of his childhood. With poignant lyrics and an extraordinary talent for telling stories through his music, Billgobenson is a musician with a beautiful cause. His accomplished jazz sounds and calming smooth voice create a musical journey of serenity and joy. He will surely take the U.S. by storm when he tours in the Fall of 2018. We look forward to hearing more from this amazing artist. Listen NOW to his song THE KINGDOM OF LOVE and ENJOY! 


Marius Billy (Billgobenson) creates world music in the truest sense of the phrase. The sounds of Africa are fused with jazz instrumentation and other world infuences, and expressed in music from the heart. Native beliefs and customs are intertwined with memories and life experience and the result is a groovy musical tapestry, giving voice to many indigenous peoples. 

Growing up amongst the sounds of the Congo River Basin, Marius’ own musicianship was fostered in guitar lessons from the missionaries of the former Swedish mission station in Ingoumina (Zanaga) where he was raised, and soon developed into creating music of his own. 

Working as an anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, and musician, Marius has dedicated his life and his music to bridging communities. Through his work as the director of Afrique Profonde, a non-proft organization striving to preserve the traditional culture and human rights of Pygmies in the Republic of Congo and the Congo Basin Rainforest, he has been able to achieve comprehensive archival research as well as programs in eco-tourism, artist residency, and advocacy, also establishing successful communications Marius Billgobenson between governments, NGOs, and international communities.

Marius’ eagerly awaited debut album, The Sum of My Pardon, is set for release later this year under the moniker Billgobenson, and he intends to promote both the music and awareness of indigenous rights as he tours it through Europe and the US. The album fosters connections between communities across social and cultural barriers by creating musical tours to Congo Brazzaville, facilitating exchanges between musicians based in the west and people of the Pygmy tribe.

From folk country blues through afro-beat, this album will tell a powerful story of contrast, purity, and harmony. The Sum of My Pardon exists as an expression of passion for indigenous culture, and draws inspiration and a beautiful metaphor from the social and musical harmony of the polyphonic singing of the Pygmies. 

The music of Billgobenson makes us face what we stand to lose in the silence of indigenous peoples, the custodians of signifcant alternative knowledge about both music and life.

To learn more about Marius Billgobenson go to billgobenson.com



Interview with the famous composer Chrysa Oikonomaki

Love Music : Chrysa, you are a well-known musician and composer, tell us a bit more about you. How did all start?

I was 6 years old when me and my mom went to a friend's house. They had a piano. 

She was drinking a cup of coffee with her friend when she heard someone playing "Fur Elise" so my mother said: "Your daughter plays amazing or her age". But her friend answered "It's not my daughter playing, it's your daughter!" 

And that's how it all began, cause nobody from my family knew that I was playing the piano.

Whatever I heard I could play and also improvise.

Love Music : Do you like to teach or to compose more?

My family has a long history of teachers. My aunt was an excellent teacher, my grandma was also a teacher and so on. So I have the gift of passing the knowledge to my students. I love teaching.

Composing is something completely different. I express my thoughts and my feeling through music. 

I like both the same but in a different way.

Love Music : What is the best thing you have ever heard from a student?

We seek with my students their own identity in music. This identity, I can recognize it at the very first lessons. So when they grow up to be professional musicians, I see this identity and how they make a difference at what they do. This makes me emotional. I am very proud of them.

The best thing I've heard from a student is "Thank you so much for your help. I didn't only learned music but I also found myself in it"

Love Music : Your compositions are amazing…How can someone order from you

Thank you very much. My compositions are like my children! I put all my energy and passion
to my music.

Anyone can sent me an e-mail at chrysaoikonomakimusic@gmail.com. I compose music

For theatre, film, concerts, orchestras, anything you like.!

Love Music : What people usually say for your music? How that make you feel?

Well, usually they say that it has a unique character and that motivates their feelings and their imagination.

I am touched when someone finds a part of his soul in my music. Music is a way four souls to communicate.

Love Music : Singing and Music lessons…How difficult it is online and how do you work?

It's not that difficult as it seems. In Greece lessons online aren't yet so popular but the last five years I see that more and more students prefer online lessons in order to save time. But I have the chance to work with students all around the world.

I try to do online lessons in a way that the student feels that I'm right next to him/her.

Once, At the end of the first online lesson, the student asked me to bring him a glass of water! "                     

He was so in to the lesson that he forgot that we were on the web! 
Online lessons are a great way to connect with teachers or students on the other side of the world!

Love Music : What would you advice a young musician today?

I would advise them to stay curious when it comes to music. Always learn new things, never stop learning. I would also advise them not to fear to challenge themselves, reach their limits, expand their limits. To stay modest. There is always someone better than you. Learn from him. Be a perfectionist but don't suffer from your perfectionism. Give yourself to music and accept both good and bad reviews. Ask yourself if bad reviews have truth in it and if they do, learn from this negative feedback to be better. Music is a way of living. It's not just an art. That is for all arts as well.

Love Music : Industry standards are high, how can a young musician succeed

Believe in your dreams and make your way to it day after day.

Love Music : How can people online find you?

They can visit my brand new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chrysaoikonomaki/

Soon my website will be online as well!

Love Music : What is your moto in life?

Today is the first day of my life.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Interview with SUAGEE ( EARNEST T. COOLEY )

" The hustle is not a hustle until we give it life. We personify the hustle

Love Music : Let’s talk a bit about your music and what is the secret behind your success ? 

No big secret. A lot of hard work, determination and perseverance. We all know that this a very tough industry to break into. Sometimes you are going to encounter problems and situations that may discourage you. These are the challenges that helps to mold character.      

Also keeping an open mind to new types of music and projects so that you don't sound so one dimensional and you are able to capture all types of listeners.

Love Music : Can you please tell our readers more about your record label ? 

My record label " PERSONIFIED HUSTLE ENTERTAINMENT "  was created to help upcoming artist and established ones for that matter to further their careers. Being an artist myself I know how important it is to have an organization that will support you in every aspect of the business. To generally pave the way so that those who may come behind me don't have such a rough road to travel.

To personify hustle means to simply bring the hustle to life. We all hustle in some shape or form. Weather its a doctor, surgeon or even a landscaper. The hustle is not a hustle until we give it life. We all personify hustle!!!

Love Music : Any new project do you have coming up ?

We have a ton of new projects that we are currently working on.  Personal projects of my own such as new singles to be released soon. May 1st 2018 we are releasing the new single " TURNT UP ". Shortly afterwards we will be releasing single " THE ONE and  I WANNA KNOW " . WE will be shooting videos for each song shortly after their release. Hopefully we will have a chance to work on putting together a documentary of my  life and achievements ( THE FAILURE THAT FAIL TO FAIL ) 

We are also working on recruiting talent as well . Not just rap artist but also country and   R & B  artist as well. From there the sky is the limit !!!!

Love Music : Please tell us more about your hit song "BAMA BOUNCE " ? 

BAMA BOUNCE is a single that comes off of the compilation titled " HERE COMES THE FLAME " wich was released in 1998. "BAMA BOUNCE " went soaring through the charts and ultimately creating a path for me and my label mates at the time. This compilation represented a first for a lot of the artist that  were featured on there such as DJ DROP , SUGA, LT, KODE RED, LARRY DUNKIN, PRETTY BLACK AND MORE...... 

Love Music : Who are your musical inspirations?

I have a lot of musical influences and inspirations. One being my late cousin ( DOE B ) who was signed to HUSTLE GANG with TI until some knuckle heads took his life about two years ago. ( R.I.P. DOE B )

Others who have inspired me would be artist like 2 PAC , B.I.G., JAY-Z , KANYE WEST, TI, OUTKAST, BONE THUGS, EIGHTBALL AND MJG , UGK  and many many more.

Love Music : Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to be a professional musician ?

My advice to anyone wanting to be a professional musician is to first make sure this is really what you want to do. This is definitely not a career choice for someone who is not ready to give a 100% 100 % of the time. learn as much as possible about the industry. Maybe find someone who has previous knowledge of the biz that they are willing to bestow upon you.

next you really want to work on perfecting your craft. This means practice , practice and more practice. Find different nitches that best represents you and your music to assure that your material stands out and is not lost in the shuffle because it has a to familiar sound to it. You want your music to really stand out so that it is able to be noticed and recognized more readily !!!!

Love Music : Have you set goals to achieve ?

YES I HAVE . Within the first 5 years of my label being established i have goals to sign at least  three acts to the roster and have released singles for each of them.Also with in that same time frame we are going to write and release my first book " THE FAILURE THAT FAIL " and within the next 5 years turn the book into a movie. 

10 - 15 years  we will be looking to open up a string of christian pool halls "Alternate Choice " or (AC ) to accommodate  christian families and allow them to get out of the house with the kids and provide them with an establishment where kids can come for tutoring or any academic assistance, good gospel entertainment with a guest speaker of some caliber every month. This is just one example  how we plan on giving back to the communities and people. Stay tuned for many . many other goals as time moves on !!!!

Love Music : If you could perform anywhere in the world , where would it have to be ?

There is no one place that i am dying to perform at . Any  time i perform any where i give it my all . No one place is just that special to me . The fans are the most important to me. So wherever i can fit the most fans ... that is where i want to perform so that we may all enjoy creating a huge memory together !!!!! I LOVE MY FANS !!!!!!!

Love Music : Please share with us your proudest moments.

I have a few proud moments. The first being when i heard my song on the radio for the first time. Really wonderful experience that i had the honor of enjoying with all my immediate family ( mom, brothers and sisters and a few close friends )

Another moment being when i held my first solo project complete and in my hands ready to go on the shelf. Coming from ALABAMA( where it was a lot harder to get into the industry ) I didn't think i would ever have my own CD ready for retail in stores.

And finally the moment when i saw my record labels name with an EIN number to officially say that my label was established. 

These are just a few proud moments of mine and  I am sure we are going to have many , many more seeing as how the label is just being started.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Interview with "Excellent Musician" Eran Sabo

Love Music : Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education etc. ??

I was born and raised in Israel,in a town called Kfar Saba.
I started playing Piano in 2nd grade, but then that didn’t work out and I picked up the guitar when I was 10 years old.

I really looked up to my brother (who plays classical Piano) and to his friends which played mostly rock/pop, I wanted to be like them you know? So I started dressing up like them (Converse all star. ripped jeans, long hair and etc). My elementary school friends weren’t so sure how to…digest this!

Then before High school I auditioned for a national High School near Tel-Aviv called “Thelma Yellin”. There I started playing Jazz, and started talking music very seriously. I understood that that’s what I want to do for a living.

After high school, I was recruited to the military. (Which is mandatory in Israel).
Fortunately I passed an audition by the ministry of Education which granted my an “excellent musician” status. That allowed my to start my BFA in the Israeli Conservatory of Music in connection with the New School in NYC.

After the military I moved to New York, where I’m still at!

Love Music : Letís talk a bit about your music and your status  "Excellent Musician" ?

So basically the ministry of education chooses around 5 male and 2 female musicians (those were the numbers at the time at least) in the field of Jazz and Contemporary music. If you get granted this status, you get several privileges which allow you to go abroad for performances, study, and basically keep progressing as an artist.

Love Music : Any new project do you have coming up ?

Yes! My new project “Celestial Grounds” is about to launch very soon. Stay tuned!

Love Music : What motivates you to do your best work?

I think the desire to transform my compositions into the best -feeling and sounding- production is a huge drive. I’m involved in all aspects of producing and mixing my music, and the will to put every composition “on it’s feet” is really motivating. 

Love Music : Who are your musical inspirations?

Amm there are many. To name a few:
    John Coltrane
    The Beatles
    Eviatar Banai
    Kendrick Lamar
    Miles Davis

Love Music : What are your future plans ? Your vision for the coming years.

I want to go with my new project on the road, and reach as many people as possible!
I also really love the bands that I play guitar for, and looking forward to grow with them as well.

Love Music : Please share with us your proudest moments ?

I think participating in the “Betty Carter Jazz ahead” residency program. It was an impeccable experience, I met so many inspiring musicians, and felt really proud to be part of it.

Love Music :  If you could perform anywhere, in the world, where would it have to be?

In the rain forest!

Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?

I do a lot of Yoga, and watch TV here and there. Huge Sopranos fan.

Love Music : Are you active on social media? 

Not super active, but I dig Instagram! I should probably be more active, I’m working on it.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Interview with Kathy Appello - An Italian-American Poet & Songwriter

Love Music : Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education etc. ??

I am an Italian-American poet and songwriter, only child, parents divorced when I was young, and have been writing as far back as I Can remember.  I have done a number of immature nights and poetry readings, taught ESL for 15 years before fibromyalgia hit me hard and I had to adjust my life quite a lot, and the journey of being an artist and blogger/motivational coach began.

Love Music : We been hearing a lot about you, so we notice your starting to gain a lot of attention how does it feel?

I don't mind as long as the main attention is centered around the actual music, poetry, my blog, the actual works I produce.

Love Music : What are your goals as a poet?

The same as those I have as a songwriter and blogger, to help people be inspired, empowered, have faith, reflect a bit on life, life's journey, hopefully it helps the in their journey through life, to see that no matter what life throws at you, you can lift yourself up.

Love Music : At what point did you decided to become an songwriter?

I have always done both poetry and songwriting, but the leaning towards song wring a bit more came after I did an immature night at Le Bar Bat years ago and sang two songs, for a standing ovations, some people had teary eyes and some followed me to the ladies room even guys to tell me how much they enjoyed the songs, how they could relate.

Love Music : Any up coming plans as a songwriter ?

There is a poet I have come across whose works I would love to turn into song or sing as is free style and I have contacted her about that, am waiting a reply.  I also hope to do more forks in Italian and some in Spanish as well.  I hope to also this year do a live show, perhaps for the holiday season.

Love Music : Do you have any hidden talents ?

I do some accents, British, Southern U.S. and I do have a blog as well that dishes out some tough love at times, and I did get training a number of years ago in hypnotherapy.

Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?

I like cultural events, listening to music, and if the weather is nice, being outside in one of the nearby park areas, or small plazas we have down in the financial district, sit and have my mini recorder with me, listen to meditative music and if I get inspired to write, well out come pen and pater.

Love Music : Five things you can't live without ?

faith, music, a good friend or two,tablet or kindle for some reading and my glasses 

Love Music : Where do you see yourself in five to 10 years time ?

Reaping the fruits of my endeavors as a spoken word artist, songwriter, blogger/coach, having impacted lives in very positive and tangible ways.

Love Music : Are you active on social media? 

Twitter and FB though I must warn I am not politically correct and often not very diplomatic in saying what I have to say.

Interview with Q Tyme

Love Music : How did you come up with your stage name and what it means to you ? 

Well my name is actually Q Tyme for its Q’s time to shine but it was hard for people to remember the name so I just changed it to tyme so you know when I’m ending my verse like a boxer ...tyme 

Love Music : Who are some artist that you working with? 

As of now I’m working on my own project and working with a very talented female rapper by the name of storyy and also a male artist by the name of blunt g 

Love Music : Do you consider yourself as a entertainer or an artist ? 

I really think I would say an artist I make beats engineer and write music for myself and others

Love Music : So where are you from because you sound like a southern artist with an up north flow? 

Well I live in South Carolina but I grew up a military child and believe in hard work so I guess that’s why I have a hybrid flow... nothing like it 

Love Music : So if people wanted to check out your new single higher how would they find it? 

It’s on all media outlets but I would have to say that tidal is the biggest one so far we work hard http://tidal.com/#!/album/84519306

Love Music : Do you have any social media? 

Yes follow me on Instagram @officialqtyme and you can find me on the music challenge app @officialqtyme

Love Music : And where they can find free music?

They can find free music here SoundCloud.com/qtyme 

I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to do a interview with you and thank everyone that has ever supported me my music and my grind

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Adrian Truth - Tease

After collaborating with Boyz II Men on Tech N9ne's Album "The Storm"
Kansas City’s Adrian Truth releases a red light special video for his intimate ballad, “Tease.”

Directed by Black Palms, in the clip, the R&B singer’s love interest shows off her voluptuous figure before waiting for her "lover" to arrive.

“Tease” is taken from Adrian’s EP, Bliss. You can stream it here: https://song.link/blissEP

TEASE on Youtube:

Wall Street Theater to Host Milo Z with special guests Chapell and American Nomads

Highly regarded Wall Street Theater based in Norwalk, CT and listed as part of the National Register of Historic Places list will be hosting Milo Z with two phenomenal special guests, Chapell and American Nomads.

The event will take place on the 19th of May, 2018 with tickets starting at $15 and rising to $20 at the door.

Milo Z loves playing his set in no matter what the venue and has previously stated “It’s my goal to get everyone up on their feet and dancing and feeling like they got lost for a while. Then I know I’ve done my job.”

Tickets available at:


Monday, 9 April 2018

Interview with Tech Panda X Kenzani

Love Music : Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education, music etc. ??

Tech Panda and Kenzani are two dynamic and forward-thinking artists based in New Delhi, India. Tech Panda began his musical education in childhood, 
playing tabla and keyboard which organically paved way for the next chapter- producing and performing. Kenzani grew up in the Caribbean which exposed him
to many cultures of music. He developed a liking for electronic music at the tender age of 11. 

Love Music : We been hearing a lot about you, so we notice your starting to gain a lot of attention how does it feel?

We still have a long way to go. We hope to work harder so we can deliver some game-changing music. It obviously feels good to be
acknowledged for your music as a lot goes into making it. 

Love Music : Please tell us more about your latest tracks? 

We have recently launched an EP called 'Ethnicity'.We stuck to our traditional indian roots and tried to connect electronic, modern sound to it.
The result is what came out in this EP. 'Naani' is one of our favorite tracks of the album as it maintains a upbeat, positive groove while easily being a 
dance anthem. 'Saawariya' is another favorite that blends authentic, indian folk vocals with chill step electronica. 

Love Music : What motivates you to do your best work?

We both share a passion for good music. We also share a vision for creating music that goes beyond borders.

Love Music : Who are your musical inspirations?

Our inspirations come from all over the musical universe right from the golden Ustad Nasrat Fateh Ali Khan to new generation international artists such as Axel Boman.

Love Music : Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to be a professional musician ?

Initially, it will look difficult. You have to be positive, focused and keep going. You will start seeing results once you cross that line. 
Keep practicing, making up new ideas & experiment as much as you can. We have made our best tracks while experimenting!

Love Music : What are your future plans ? Your vision for the coming years. 

We want to keep releasing good music & possibly collaborate with other singers/producers to push more musical boundaries! We are planning two more albums
by 2019.

Love Music :  If you could perform anywhere, in the world, where would it have to be?

We would love to play at different places around the world. Topping our list has to be Ibiza & Berlin. 

Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?

When we want to unwind, we usually hit a game of squash or listen to old Vinyls to get more inspiration. Other than that, both Tech Panda & Kenzani
are involved in other non music related projects. Traveling recharges us as well!

Love Music : Are you active on social media? 

yes we are:

Tech Panda:


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Interview with Derric Gobourne Jr.

Love Music : Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education, music passion etc. ??

I'm a 19 year old New Jack Swing Artist. I'm a singer, songwriter, dancer, rapper and producer. I started performing at the age of 5 after seeing Mihael Jackson's "Thriller" video.

Love Music : We been hearing a lot about you, so we notice your starting to gain a lot of attention how does it feel?

I'm just very humbled that people dig the music. I only have two singles out from the album right now. To see the reception of those two singles is amazing. People have doubted me so many times, so it just feels really nice.

Love Music : Please tell us more about your upcoming project? 

The album is called "Supremacy". The album is supposed to be out in June. 14 original songs all written, produced and arranged by me. We got some amazing features on the album from Breeze2YaKnees, MC Knowledge ect. That's all i can say right now.

Love Music : What motivates you to do your best work as a rapper?

I just try to be original as possible. There's really no method to it. I let the song tell me what to do, and the rest i just put on wax.

Love Music : What is the best and worst thing about being a dancer?

The best thing about being a dancer is how you can make other people have fun. Me and my friends, everywhere we go we're always dancing and we turn every place into a party. People are smiling. laughing, having a really good time. And some of them even dance with us. The worst thing would have to be always being watched or always being asked to dance. Sometimes i just wanna watch other people dance, or sometimes i don't wanna dance at all. When you're out a club people would raher watch you dance than actually dance themselves, and they want to dance ALL NIGHT.

Love Music : Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to be a professional singer?

TRUST YOUR IDEAS!! Create what makes you happy! Don't worry about others. Some will dig you, some will not. That's life.

Love Music : What are your future plans as a songwriter? Your vision for the coming years. 

I want to be a well-known great writer like Babyface. I want to be the guy everybody goes to when they need hits. You, know i would really like to show my versatility in music. I want to write and produce for all genres and styles of music.

Love Music : If you could perform anywhere, in the world, where would it have to be?

Wembly Stadium in London. I've always dreamed about seeing my name in lights there saying "DERRIC GOBOURNE JR! TONIGHT! SOLD OUT!"

Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?

I study. HARD! Dance, Lyrcism, Musicianship, Production, Rhythm, Chord Progressions, Stories, Careers. EVERYTHING.

Love Music : Are you active on social media? what’s the best way to follow you ?

Facebook: Derric Gobourne Jr.
Instagram: derricgobournejr
Soundcloud: Derric Gobourne Jr.
Youtube: Derric Gobourne Jr. Music
Snapchat: luciddreams04

A Great Conversation with Teardrop Cult

Love Music : Let’s talk a bit about you & your music and what is the secret behind your collective's success? 

Some of us have been producing a long time such as Cosmic Light who has been producing for 10 years and some of us have just recently started. Persistence is probably one of the best ways we have been this successful so far. Using social media as a way to advertise has really helped too, for example, Connor, who uses his personal account to promote too. Our music goes from dubstep, EDM, lofi-hip-hop, and vaporwave. This will be the sound of the mixtape.

Love Music : Can you please tell our readers more about the collective members and their role in the band?

The collective currently has 4 members that consist of ACID CTRL, NXVA, Connor and Cosmic Lights. We all do our own thing and usually collaborate together. NXVA does lofi/vaporwave and most of the graphics, Cosmic Lights does EDM and dubstep, Connor raps and ACID CTRL produces Vaporwave/Synthwave. We're all unique and are equally important to the collective.

Love Music : Please tell us more about your upcoming album? 

It's called Colourblind, it will feature all four of us and show off our different and unique sounds which include vaporwave, hip-hop and EDM. It will be released soon on YouTube, Soundcloud, and other music streaming sites.

Love Music : Who are your main musical influences?

Our musical influences are very diverse from trap artists such as Ghostemane and Scarlxrd to Darude, Rick Astley to Getter. This makes us a unique collective because of how expansive our tastes are. 

Love Music : How has music shaped your life? 

Some of us grew up with different types of music genres, which helped the production of our music now. NXVA is a big fan of physical music such as cassettes and CDs which helps with creating physical media.

Love Music : If you could perform anywhere, in the world, where would it have to be?

Japan would be great for the aesthetic reasons, but realistically, most likely America as that is where we could hit a key fan group.

Love Music : Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to be a professional musician?

Do it and stick with it, it doesn't have to conform to what sounds "normal" or what people like, make it because you like it. Do it with a passion, if not, what's the point? 

Love Music : Have you set some goals to achieve as a collective?

We're just trying to release our album and get ourselves out there at the moment.

Love Music : Are you active on social media? what’s the best way to follow you?


Saturday, 7 April 2018

Interview with Baron (PAUL) & Fee (RUSSELL)

Here in the talk box today we have a chance to have quick chat with Paul Cartwright & Russell Fehlau AKA BARON & FEE

Two A&R Guys responsible for signing some of the biggest UK Garage Artists & Tracks from back in the day & crossing it over it from the street to the mainstream.


HeY guys your looking good, how are we today ?

Fee (RUSSELL) Not bad & yourself ?

Baron (PAUL) Yes all good thanks


Q : Going back to your roots, where did you grow up?

Baron (PAUL) East London - Hackney

Fee (RUSSELL) North London - Enfield


Q : ok so You boys first met on pirate radio is this When you started taking music seriously?

Fee (RUSSELL) Yep on RUSH FM but were already busy previously with other projects & i was producing tracks on the gold seal label in the early 90s

Baron (PAUL) Erm that's right it was a long time ago in the mid 90's during the booyaka days of the Jungle/Hardcore revolution .


Q : What inspires you both?

Baron (PAUL) Musically we take inspiration from so many different styles of music, from Jazz, hip hop and beyond but From an A&R perspective selling units

Fee (RUSSELL) Paul inspires me lol

Q : When you were discovering new talent, what qualities did you look for?

Fee(RUSSELL) I don’t like to chase current trends I want to sign artists that I believe will have longevity and a strong impact.

Baron (PAUL) I liked working with artists that pushed the envelope in music & had a long term vision of building a solid foundation.

Q : With the current industry trend towards streaming, has that had an impact on your A&R strategy and what type of artists you want to sign?

Baron(PAUL) What streaming has done, is that it emphasizes how important the Single is rather than the depth of an album.

Fee(RUSSELL) We recognize this moving forward but it’s still important for A&R peeps to sign and build album artists who can create a good body of work. Hit singles will help propel album sales most definitely , but it’s still important for an artist to create a good solid back catalogue of work & albums.


Q : OK SO What are your current thoughts about the role of an A&R person in this fast-changing music industry?

Fee(RUSSELL) Well how i see it is that the A&R role hasn’t really changed too much, I mean the basics to keep discovering and nurturing new talent is still very relevant.

Baron (PAUL) There always an undiscovered talent out there & it's good to work with such great artists from the beginning & get to craft & to create incredible music that not only inspires us, but inspires people all over.

Q : How did you start working in the record industry itself ?

Baron (PAUL) We had already been Dj partners for a few years on Various pirate radio stations playing UK Garage, i was given the opportunity to work for a small vinyl record distribution company based in East London as an A&R man & things just kind of developed from there.

Fee (RUSSELL) I started working at a record shop in North London & whilst I was busy selling vinyl, Paul was bringing it in & signing artists. I then went on to develop this into a full time A&R role also.

Q : What artists have you worked with & what tracks were you involved in helping gain chart success ?

Fee (RUSSELL) Well we were signing artists and singles from the underground Garage scene which were seeing good sales through distribution and a number of them fortunately had chart success , tracks like Monsta Boy "Sorry", Edcase & Shelly Nelson "Something in your Eyes" & Jhay Palmer & David Howard's "Hello" Scott & Leon's "Shine On" amongst others that charted with at least a Top 30 chart positions

Baron (PAUL) Some of the even more well known successful artists such as Dj Luck & Mc Neat "A Little Bit of Luck" and The Architect's Body Groove" plus Wiley's Phase One Nicoles Groove come to mind & they all charted in the Top Ten.

Q : What are you up to at present & what are your plans for the future ?

Baron (PAUL) We are Currently working on promoting MUUSIC.DIGITAL & MUUSIC MEDIA with music promotion & digital distribution capabilities but which is essentially a DJ Digital Network incorporating MUUSIC.FM a 24/7 radio station & MUUSIC.TV where we live streaming events from clubs around the globe.
We are in the process of launching a whitepaper for the MUUSIC COIN a cryptocurrency which we already have support from big name DJ’s such as Roger Sanchez & Todd Terry who are ready to endorse the cryptocurrency. It has been very challenging navigating the new Technology such as the Blockchain etc.


Q : Lastly Who would survive longest on a desert island? 

Baron (PAUL) Drop us off on the island then & we will find out .!

Fee (RUSSELL) Paul watches a lot of Bear Grylls and i reckon hes picked up a few tips, I'm sure he was a scout when he was a kid.

Guys it's most definitely been good to speak with you again & thanks for your time, we wish you the all the best for the future.


Friday, 6 April 2018

Interview with JCraig

Love Music : Tell us a little bit about yourself. How has music shaped your life? 

Music has been a part of my life from childhood. I started off as a child, singing in our family quartet, I was learning the structure of the song, lead vocal, backing vocals, harmony, melodies and complimentary instrumental accompaniment. Being a good listener has been paramount, because little did I know, I was becoming a good composer through my appreciation for great compositions. You can hear a little bit of gospel, rock, r&b, jazz and blues in my music because I've played all of it at 1 time or another. To sum it all up, this is my life and I try to demonstrate what has transpired through the music that I produce.


Love Music : Your music is great for dancing. Do you like to play dance clubs?

I love to dance myself. When I was a kid, older girls would pay me to dance. Lol Not much, maybe 50 cents, a coke and a candy bar, but back then, that was saying something. If i'm performing, you will move, absolutely no sitting or standing still. I perform with some great dancers and we party for sure.


Love Music : Please tell us more about your upcoming album or project?

My 2nd album "Truth", which will include 3 songs and 1 remix already released, will have a great cross section of songs that will please most current music listeners. The 1st release, "For Eternity", was #36 on the DRT charts last year and we followed it with a techno version produced by Jackel from Vegas. The next song, "Put It On You", has a hot video that has received over 55K views. And of course "Risk It All", is being loved by fans all over the world and I think that the idea of taking risk to make an advance is enticing for most people. We will be adding 6 more songs to complete the "Truth" album. JCraig fans will not be displeased.


Love Music : What were some of your motivations for writing RISK IT ALL?

My life has been 1 risk after another, some good , some bad. But when I reflect on my past, I have to admit that all of the risk were necessary to get me here or else we would not be talking about JCraig. So "Risk It All" is me right now, a seasoned artist who by many accounts would be dated and not fresh with regard to the music of today.


Love Music : Who are your main musical influences?

My influences are many, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, James Brown, Otis Redding, Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rolling Stones, Chicago, Tower Of Power, Earth Wind And Fire, Stanley Clark, Billy Cobham, John Mclaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Mighty Clouds Of Joy, Volonaires, on and on.


Love Music : We see that you are also a producer. Tell us about your production process.

I produce from my the melodies that are constructed in my mind. Sometimes it's a beat, other times its a hook or a melody. It's never the exact same way, but it always follows the same template. When I played in bands, we always had great rhythm sections and my songs will always have great rhythm and strong beats.


Love Music : What are your future plans ? Your vision for the coming years & your hopes for your new single?

My future plans are to tour and establish a strong fan base, continue to solidify the JCraig brand, hopefully break into the Hollywood motion picture click somewhere and spend tons of time with my family.


Love Music : If you could perform anywhere, in the world, where would it be? 

Wembley stadium, London. I've gotten great feedback from my fans in Great Britain.


Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time? 

I like to work on cars whether it's mods or repairs.


Love Music : Are you active on social media? what’s the best way to follow you ? 

My social media links are; IamJCraig@Twitter.com , IamJCraig@Facebook.com , 1jcraig@Instagram.com

And thank you for listening and adding me to your blog 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Interview with Lynn Phipps & Joe De Leon

Love Music : Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background in music etc... 

Lynn - I come from a family that has long been interested in music and artistry. Interestingly enough, I was shunned from the music scene initially, at the young age of 12; thankfully, being rejected only motivated me to try that much harder. Eventually, I found my way into punk, which was fun until it wasn't. After a really profound experience at a bluegrass festival I found my calling in roots music. From that day forward, bluegrass has been what I do.

Joe - I started music young with the middle school band, with a saxophone. I found out pretty quick that it wasn't something I would stay interested in, which ultimately led to a forceful ejection from the band (my director did not like hearing I wanted to quit). I got a guitar at 12, and I played for a while, but never as serious as I could. It wouldn't be until about 17 years old that I would start treating music like a career. But, once I found my way into college, some friends and I formed a band called Indie Pigeon that managed to last up until about April 2016. Since I found Lynn around December of 2016, it's been Bluegrass all the way.

Love Music : Please tell us more about your upcoming project album? 

The album is going to be gospel themed. Old-timey. A whole list of songs that we're hoping will sound like they're coming out of the Great Depression. It's going to be about 10 songs in length and maybe around 40 minutes long. Also, it's probably going to largely be live-tracked, to get that old-time feel. We're not entirely sure on the order or the release date just yet, but what we are sure of is the line-up and the feeling we want to communicate. It's going to be American music sprung from American roots.


Love Music : What motivates you to write your best songs? 

Lynn - It can be a little bit of anything. It could be a phrase, maybe an image. In the case of Maiden Girls, it was Joe being frustrating one day (true, but mostly joking here). Really, it's just things that I draw from my environment. A lot of different places are inspiration for me.

Joe - My best songs tend to come from determination. I get it in my mind that I'm going to sit down and I'm going to write something. Sometimes it doesn't work out, but sometimes I do it anyway. I know there's been a few songs where I kept stopping and asking myself things like, "Is this good?" and sometimes the answer was no (or at least, I felt it was). More and more though, I find that this doesn't stop me, instead it just makes me write harder. And I think that sort of "I am not going to stop working" determination has gotten me through a lot of writing.


Love Music : Who are your musical inspirations? 

Lynn - Without a doubt, Emmylou Harris. She was kinda the first foray into that folky sound for me. I'd heard country before, but I'd never really heard anything like that.

Joe - My inspirations come from feelings a lot. I guess it isn't so much who as it is what inspires me. I know it particular that there's songs by Mumford and Sons, Welch/Rawlings and some covers by Jack White that really inspire me, but I think too a lot of my musical inspirations are ideas of how things should sound. That's vague I know. But that's how it works for me.


Love Music : Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to be a professional musician ? 

Lynn - It's hard. It is not always glamorous. The way that popular music portrays it is not the average experience. There's no, you know, limos with champagne at the end of the gig, most of the time you just pack back into the van and drive 12 hours. If it's something you want to do, if you have the hunger to do it, don't let anyone tell you you can't do it. But if you do it expecting to have nice cars and mansions, then you're in it for the wrong reasons.

Joe - Work. Treat it like work and respect it like work. Because it's nothing less than that. And honestly, if you don't think you're good enough, then work until you are. I started out 2017 barely being able to play a singe lick of guitar. The best I could do was really basic picking. The way I was able to get any semblance of skill was by building that skill up, a few hours at a time. And you know what? I'm a lead guitarist. And if you're asking yourself, "does this work for everything?" just ask Lynn how she got to singing so well. She'll tell you, she did it a little bit at a time, for a long old time.


Love Music : What are your future plans ? Your vision for the coming years.  

Lynn - We always said 40 years of bluegrass.

Joe - Yep.


Love Music : If you could perform anywhere, in the world, where would it have to be? 

Lynn - The Ryman Auditorium.

Joe - At a rest stop in Kansas. Lynn agrees.


Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time? 

Lynn - we both play Video games (especially Red Dead Redemption). We also really like to cook together, especially Chinese food. Oh, and I also like my judge shows.

Joe - Her judge sows are trash, but I love them too. I've actually come to appreciate paternity court just a bit, the judge on there is probably one of the best I've seen.


Love Music : Are you active on social media? what’s the best way to follow you ? 

We are active!

We have a facebook, a twitter, an instagram, a youtube channel, a bandcamp, and a soundcloud! To find us, just look for "LynnPhippsMusic" and you'll find us on whatever app you're looking on. We also have a gmail, lynnandjoeband@gmail.com. The best way to reach us is either through our facebook or our gmail.