“The best way to promote music’s through personal interaction. I’m not really into putting on a show, releasing material for the sole purpose of getting attention. I believe in the quality of music …”
Check out the interview with Anna Dadnia exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Anna Dadnia: It was a smooth transition from making music in my room to recording and performing. I’ve been singing and making music ever since I was a kid, but I never really had the guts to say that this was what I wanted to do as a profession until I met the right people. People who made me see that I could work hard for what I love and take the risk of failure or choose to be stuck in a 9 to 5 job just because I’m scared. That was about a year ago.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
The best way to promote music’s through personal interaction. I’m not really into putting on a show, releasing material for the sole purpose of getting attention. I believe in the quality of music, that’s why I put a lot of effort in connecting with other indie artists whose music I love, brands or blogs I’m into, and last but definitely not least my listeners.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think the greatest challenge for every artist is the short lifespan songs get on the internet. The market’s so saturated that you feel like you constantly have to come up with new material. I might be wrong with that, but at least that’s something I’ve heard from a lot of musicians and it can be tough as you’re not always on the same creative level.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Honestly I don’t know too much about the music scene in Berlin or Heidelberg. I love making music with my people in Berlin and sometimes they introduce me to new artists, but I don’t pay extra attention to artists just because he or she’s from Berlin. I don’t care about where you’re from. There’s great and there’s whack music all around the globe.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the competition among artists is just going to get tougher and it’s going to be harder to stand out in the mass of music that’s put out every day. I believe that good music will always find a way. Instead of having industry people deciding which songs will be played on the radio, it’s mass of music lovers on the internet who act as a filter.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Just be you in your art. Make sure you know yourself and that you see your very own vision. Then get a budget and work as hard as you can.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Basically anything that moves me or is stuck on my mind. I know that’s a very general answer, but the reason why I started making music is because it’s my way to express myself and everything that’s a part of me. I write songs about what makes me smile, what makes me cry, what makes me dance or scream. Anything that reflects me.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Usually I start off with singing along melodies to a beat. Once I’ve found the melodic and rhythmic structure of the song I’ll find the words that fit the feeling I get from this song. I love writing poems, for that reason a lot of times I don’t even have to write new lyrics. I’ll just make the words fit the rhythm.
What do you think makes a great song?
There are a lot of formulas for a great song. Sometimes the vocal melodies can carry a song, the production, the vocal performance, the words, the vibe or everything together. I’m a lyricist. I love words and I love the image artists can create by choosing their words wisely. For that reason, finding catchy melodies and rhythms make up for a good song.
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