Songstuff, supporting independent music since 2000

Artist Interview Questions

Interview questions for artists featured by Songstuff

We ask for you to pick questions that from the different sections below. Songstuff will use the answers to these questions in text, podcast and video formats.

Answers will be posted on Songstuff, our sister sites and social media portals.

This allows you to shape the questions you answer and the interview overall. Remember you are trying to engage and entertain your audience and that your audience will vary.

Choose:

  • 6 questions from Section 1
  • 4 questions from Section 2
  • 1 question from Section 3
  • 1 question from Section 4

Please send a video of you answering the questions in the sequence of the sections. This allows us to minimise the number of edits required.

Questions Focused On Our Audience Of Fans

Section 1

  • q-iconHow would you describe your music?

  • q-iconWhat about your music is rebellious, unconventional or unusual?

  • q-iconWhat sets your music apart? What is unique, or at least uncommon?

  • q-iconHas your musical journey had a deliberate direction, or did it simply gradually evolve in whatever direction it found?

  • q-icon Who are your main musical influences?

  • q-iconWho is your top five favorite Artists of all time? Why those artists?

  • q-iconWhat is your top five favorite albums of all time? Why those albums?

  • q-iconWhat is your top five favorite songs of all time? Why those songs?

  • q-icon Have you always been interested in music? Was there a particular song/performance that made you say "Woah! I want to do that!"?

  • q-iconWhat do you enjoy most about being an artist?

  • q-iconWhat does your music say about you?

  • q-iconIf we were to look at the artists you are listening to, who would be on your playlist?

  • q-iconThis is your first single. Why this song?

  • q-icon Why this album? Why now?

  • q-icon Why this E.P.? Why now?

  • q-iconOf your own music, do you have a favorite? If so, can you pin down why it is your favorite?

  • q-iconWill you be gigging or touring?

  • q-icon What are your musical plans for the next 12 months or so?

  • q-iconDo you have any other plans relating to this release? A video? Online Shows?

  • q-iconWhat can we expect from you within the next 6 months? Any releases planned? Future gigs?

  • q-iconWhat are your plans for any future releases?

  • q-iconAre you planning any videos for your music?

  • q-iconHave you written songs for any other artists?

  • q-iconWhat are your ambitions as a songwriter and musician from here?

Questions Focused On Our Audience Of Artists

Section 2

  • q-iconWhat is your current music project about?

  • q-iconWhen you create music, what is your personal purpose or goal?

  • q-iconWhat has been most challenging aspect of your current releases?

  • q-iconWhat draws you to your preferred genre?

  • q-iconWhat is your biggest musical challenge?

  • q-iconAre you creative in other disciplines?

  • q-iconWhen did you start writing music?

  • q-iconWhat inspires your writing? Do you draw inspiration from poems, music, TV, or other media?

  • q-iconHow do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it?

  • q-iconWould you like to collaborate with anyone? If so who and why?

  • q-iconHow do you deal with writer’s block?

  • q-iconDo you enjoy recording and production?

  • q-iconWhere was your last song recorded?

  • q-iconWhere was your current project recorded?

  • q-iconWas anyone else involved in writing, recording or producing the songs?

  • q-iconIf we were to peek over your shoulder, what does your studio look like? What gear do you typically use?

  • q-iconWhat kind of recording facilities do you have at home?

  • q-iconHow do you advertise your music? 

  • q-iconDoes your music fit in to your local scene? If so, how do you take advantage of that? If not, do you see that as an obstacle and what do you do about it?

  • q-iconDo you plan your music releases, or do you just finish a song and release it?

Section 3

  • q-iconHow do you see being active on Songstuff helping you with your music?

  • q-iconWhat do you get from your membership of the Songstuff Community?

Section 4

  • q-iconIf you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to the next musical generation, what would it be?

  • q-iconWould you have any advice for would-be artists or songwriters wanting to follow in your footsteps?

  • q-iconWhat advice can you offer to Songstuff members when collaborating with other people?

  • q-iconIf you were talking to a younger version of you, what advice would you give yourself?

Where To Send Your Interview

Please upload your video, an audio feed of your video and text version of your questions and answers to a file transfer service and send a link to files to the Songstuff member of staff you have been dealing with using the email address or other contact method they have given you.

Many thanks for taking the time to complete this interview!