Gyom Amphoux (Part 1): ‘As an artist, you focus on your inner feelings...’

Posted on 30 Jul 2014 |

Hannah Boothby, Soundreef


Photo: Kathy Ma (www.Studiobymak.com)

Working as an artist, but interested in a production role?

Gyom Amphoux started out as a musician, then moved to producing, and now combines that with making music for TV and advertising. In Part 1 of our interview he tells us about how he became a producer, and how it’s different to being just an artist.

‘Everybody starts playing in a band and another band and you grow… I was lucky to eventually get signed on a local label which allowed us...

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Stefano Maggio: ‘If you don’t have the passion, you cannot do it’

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 |

Hannah Boothby, Soundreef

Stefano Maggio works as a composer, producer and singer, creating music in many different styles for film, TV and other licensing work. He is also the vocal tutor on the TV talent show Pops Stars in Germany. In Part One, he told Soundreef about how he started out in the music industry, how he gets paid for his music and how got started in music licensing. Today he tells us about how he got the Popstars gig, how TV talent shows have changed the music scene and artists going it alone.

‘I...

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Stefano Maggio: ‘The most important thing of all is the passion’

Posted on 22 Jul 2014 |

Hannah Boothby, Soundreef

Stefano Maggio works as a composer, producer and singer, creating music in many different styles for film, TV and other licensing work. He is also the vocal coach on the TV talent show Popstars in Germany. He told Soundreef about how he started out in the music industry, how he gets paid for his music and how got started in music licensing.

‘I began to play piano when I was very young, six or seven years old.’

Unfortunately the piano was quite the hit it later became, and he found...

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Derek Lefholz part 2: ‘It’s important – very important – for the artist to maintain their rights.’

Posted on 15 Jul 2014 |

Hannah Boothby, Soundreef

Derek Lefholz is Director of Artist Relations and Radio in Retail for Music Supervisor Incorporated, Owner and President of Embark Music, as well as continuing to create music as an artist in his own right. He took some time out to tell us about why artists need to work out what they want in order to get noticed – and get paid!

How can artists get themselves noticed in the digital age?

‘It really helps to have a marketing view of music, just from the artist’s perspective. Artists...

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Derek Lefholz: ‘We don’t get paid until we make money for the artist’

Posted on 04 Jul 2014 |

Hannah Boothby, Soundreef

Derek Lefholz is Director of Artist Relations and Radio in Retail for Music Supervisor Incorporated, Owner and President of Embark Music, as well as continuing to create music as an artist in his own right. He took some time out to tell us what musicians need to know about the music business: how film and TV licensing works, what Music Supervisor does and PROs (collecting societies).

Film and TV licensing can be quite complex.

‘Firstly you have to understand the bare essentials of...

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