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In order to serve you better, please copy the questions below and answer them; as many as you can!  Please be sure to add any additional information that may help you as an artist.  If you have tour dates, times, and other event listings add these too.  Then just send the answered questions back to us at our contact source:               OR        

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Artist/Musician/Entertainers Interview Questions written exclusively for us by Afresh Annie….

*Please provide 2-3 pictures of the band/artist/Entertainer to supplement the piece.

{Remember, once you have emailed us your answers, and the post is made to the magazine site we will establish a permanent link for you to share on any website of your choosing.  This will also enable us to continue to update your tours, new music news, as your career grows in the industry so fans and friends can keep up-to-date with the news as you send it to us.}   It’s a positive “win-win” for all of us!

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Afresh: What is your name, and name your group/band/act?

Afresh: Where are the artists from?  What is their talent in the group?

Afresh: How did the artist/band get their name?

Afresh: What instrument do you play now? (If applicable)

Afresh: What (who) does your act/art consist of?

Afresh: How would you describe your music/art/entertainment for the public audience if they have never seen you before?

Afresh: Thinking back to early childhood, what was your first experience with music for the first time like?  What song do you remember most as a child?

Afresh:  As a child growing up, music surrounds us; what type of music did you hear the most back then?  How does is differ from what you listen to now?

Afresh:  What was the first song that you ever sang?  How did it make you feel?

Afresh:  What made you first realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?

Afresh:  How did you become involved in the type of music you play/sing now?

Afresh:  What can people expect to see at your live performance?

Afresh:  If you had to describe your music in three or four words, what would you call it?

Afresh: Give me some details about the group/act/art?

Afresh:  Have you ever entered any contests to enhance your musical career?  If so, describe in detail your experience and what you had hoped to accomplish when you entered.  What was the outcome?  Would you enter another contest in the future?

Afresh: What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Afresh: How long have you been performing live or making art?

Afresh:  What do you think your “biggest break” or “greatest opportunity” has been so far in your musical career?

Afresh:  If you had to categorize your music, what genre would it best fit?  (Name up to three)

Afresh:  What do you feel distinguishes “an artist” from just a musician?

Afresh: Where did you meet your group and how long have you been together now?

Afresh: What are your immediate music career goals? (Next 1 to 3 years.)

Afresh:  How much creative control do you have over your own music?

Afresh: What has been the biggest challenge for you or the group?

Afresh: You’ve heard of the term “starving artists” before, how do you cope with major obstacles?

Afresh:  Do you feel the economic crunch has hurt the industry, or do you have some other promotional tips to help support your music?

Afresh:  If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry what would it be?

Afresh:  Who is your fan/customer?  Do you have a fan club or street team?

Afresh:  Do you have any fan comments of how your music has affected or changed them?

Afresh: Art & Music has an impact on both young and old.  Everyone loves a celebrity, so what advice do you have for the youth of today?

Afresh: What does your family think of your performance and do they support you?

Afresh: What is your stance on how to get the public to support “live music” and see the shows?  Any ideas???

Afresh: Thinking back, did your family carry on the same musical/artistic interests?

Afresh: Do you have your own favorite type of music and is it any different from what you play now?

Afresh: Do you have other interests or talents you would like to share with us?  How do you like to enjoy your relaxation time away from the music?

Afresh: What has been your strong influence to continue performing?

Afresh: How do you rate your live performance ability?  Do you feel better performing live or in the studio?  What would you like to change or improve?

Afresh: Does anyone in particular influence your artistic/musical talent?

Afresh: Who does most of the song writing/art/literature? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Afresh:  What image do you think your music conveys and why did you choose this type of image for your music?           ( Please, do not avoid the image issue!  We want the fans to get to know you better.)

Afresh:  Someone once said write what you would want to perform over and over.  With that in mind, what song do you love to perform the most?

Afresh: If you had to change one thing about your music/group what do you feel would be the best change to benefit the group overall and why?

Afresh:  Where would you like to see yourself within the next five years as an artist?  What are your long-term career goals?

Afresh: Have you ever had any strange or stalker type fans that you are aware of?  How does it affect the closeness you have with your fans, media, etc. now?

Afresh: While getting ready to perform have you ever been interrupted by fans who snuck in to the dressing room/rehearsal?  How did you handle this?

Afresh: Tell us about your most embarrassing moment if you care to share it with us?

Afresh: What has been the most bizarre thing (thrown) on the stage with you?  How did you react?

Afresh: What is your wildest story with the group?

Afresh: What has been the worst nightmare for the group?  How did you get through it all?

Afresh: What are your up-to-date performance plans?  New releases?  Tours? News?

Afresh: If you could perform with anyone in the world, either dead, alive, or broke-up who would it be? Why? (Name up to three)

Afresh: What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?

Afresh:  How do you feel about file swapping?

Afresh: Have you been involved in any benefit performances?  What was it and how did you become involved?

Afresh:  How do you think you would like to be remembered by everyone if something were to happen to you suddenly?

Afresh:  If you had only five minutes on earth to perform one song that could leave a great impact on the world today, what song would you perform and why did you choose this particular piece?

Afresh:  As an artist, is there anything special you hope to be able to accomplish?

Afresh:  Thinking back to the very beginning of the band, how do your feel about your performance today and it is much different for you now than when you first started performing.

Afresh:  What did you do before you got into the music industry?

Afresh:  When things seem to go negatively at times, how do you turn things into something positive?

Afresh:  What do you attribute to your “drive as an artist”?

Afresh:  What do you think makes you and your type of music unique from other artists?

Afresh:  As an artist, how would you define SUCCESS?

Afresh:  If you had to think of a slogan that could leave a positive impact for everyone what would your slogan be?

Afresh: Do you currently have an agent, endorsement, record label, sponsor, etc.?

Afresh: Have you recorded any previous CD’s or posted any audio files on the Internet? (What type of recording process did you use? Who produced your recording?) If you have a current CD released, how long did the process take for you to do from start to finish?

Afresh:  Are there any other “behind the scene” secrets, tips, or additional information you would like to share with our readers?

Afresh:  Have you ever had to deal with  “negative publicity” or “pushy media” people?  If so, how did you handle it?

Afresh: Is this your first on-line interview or do you have some other articles/stories about you posted somewhere for public viewing?  Have you had any previous print or broadcast media exposure or reviews?

Afresh:  Do you have a demo or press kit, (including an Electronic Press Kit …an EPK), or any other promotional materials that you could send to us for a future review also?

Afresh: Do you have any video links where people can see you?

Afresh:  Is there anyone special you would like to thank for making your dream come true as an artist?

Afresh:  Have you performed outside the USA before, and if so how did the live shows differ?

Afresh:  Where do you think your largest fan base is located, and why?

Afresh: Do you have a website of any type?  (Name all options)

Afresh:  What are some of the details fans can find by going to your own website?

Afresh:  Will you please keep us updated with your music now that you will have a permanent link on our magazine so the fans can find out more about you and hopefully catch a live show?  (Send updates to:

Just for fun…..fill in the blanks!

Without music, I would be_______________.

Music is _________________.

My music makes me feel _________________.

I write the songs because _________________.

Support music because ________________.

Afresh: Please feel free to add any other information you want to share with the public audience/readers.  We want to extend our warm wishes for your success and thank you for the awesome interview.  We hope we can attend one of your shows soon so please be sure to keep us informed on your updates!

Thanks for doing an exclusive written interview today with Afresh Anne for Afresh Entertainment Magazine.  We sincerely appreciate your support, and we hope you will tell everyone to read this article.  We hope you will also invite your other musician friends to interview with us at Afresh Entertainment Magazine soon!  Thanks again…YOU ROCK!

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Thanks for “Keeping it fresh, live, real & rockin'”….to all great things


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