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Interview with Music2Deal member Hellmut Wolf

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Please tell us something about yourself, Hellmut.

“The Wolfman” is an extraordinary artist whose career spans over four decades and four continents. He started as flute player and then quickly picked up the Saxophone as second instrument back in his hometown Koblenz in Germany. He played with a variety of bands over the years and everything from small pubs to major stadium arenas. “The Wolfman” released a several of albums and singles, all self-produced. His style is omnipotent ranging all the way from new Age to Rock to Funk, to Urban, to Reggae and Trance/ Dance. Currently “The Wolfman” is working with many musicians from around the world, and he was recently on stage with grand master George Clinton.

Next to being an accomplished musician and producer, Hellmut Wolf aka “The Wolfman” is the director of Wolf Entertainment, a multilevel music production, promotion and distribution company based in Sydney Australia www.wolfentertainment.com.au as well of Wolf Digital, which is a subscription digital distribution platform www.wolfdigital.com.au

Why have you decided to become a member of Music2Deal?

I was part of Music2Deal very early like 4-5 years ago, and back then I worked very closely with Mario (CEO of Music2Deal).

Can you tell us how you get in touch with Chalam?

Chalam found me on the Music2Deal website, and he contacted me to ask if I wanted to produce some music with him since he is a song writer. I really like Chalam a lot, he is a wonderful guy.

Can you give us a few information about the cooperation between you and Chalam?

Well, Chalam sent me the lyrics of the song for Tendulkar we did together. It took me about a year to find the time to get it produced. A friend of mine KNOX from Fiji was interested to sing it, and we recorded it in my studio, with co-production by Cale Storer, an awesome musician in Sydney.  We did several mixes until we felt we got it right and there it is.

Do you plan to release the song/s for sale in the future?

Yes we like to, however we are doing our best to get in touch with Mr. Tendulkar, who is like a God in the Cricket world and especially in India. We would like to get an OK from him before we release the song officially.

What are your other projects you are involved to?

Oh My God, too many to mention I guess. Of course Wolf Entertainment and Wolf Digital, but I am also producing three albums right now, and a bunch of other projects I am involved in. Chasing the hit record as everyone else is :-)

by Sara Shirazi

English · Interviews

Interview with Music2Deal Member AMANOVA

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Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

Hi to the Music2Deal Community ! It’s always hard to present ourselves in a few words… but I’ll try ! I’m Amanova, a french singer and songwriter, in a style we could qualify as smooth-jazz with touches of blues, soul and latin influences. I’ve grew up in a musician family and started to sing on stage at the age of 12. I used to produce myself with coverbands until 2007, where I started my own project and dared to write and compose for myself.

Why do you think your kind of music will do well internationally?

First of all, I believe that music is universal, that’s the best language to share with somebody living at the opposite of the earth, with our emotions and our intentions. I like to think there’s a public for any kind of music, and realize I’m often more played on radios in US or Canada than in my own country. Maybe it’s a question of style or the result that I don’t sing a lot in French. Anyway, I’m always happy when my music finds an echo, whether it is with my neighbour or with an Australian, music’s made to travel !

Could you talk to us about notable projects you have completed in the past?

Any experience, any stage has been a benefit in learning. I started early and had the chance to experiment many things in music, a variety of groups, the work as backup singer which helped to participate at the Montreal’s Francofolies with great canadian singers, some radio advertisings, the direction of a music school and since I started my own project, I had the pleasure to produce myself in many places, as the Sunset Jazz Club Paris, some Jazz festivals, clubs, painting openings, some big private parties…

Do you have any upcoming projects, tours and concerts already planned? What are your plans for 2013?

I’ve just released my first EP (« On a smoothy way ») last summer so I’m trying to promote it the best way I can :) and I’ve already started to work on the next album, ideas are there and I like the atmosphere in the studio! People interested can take a look on my website www.amanova.net to discover all of this.

What do you think is the largest problem faced by the music industry today? How do you think it can be resolved?

There are many large problems (laughs) and I can’t speak for everyone, but from my point of view, one of the most important is a problem of « pace », I mean that the larger part of the marketed music come from some big societies, which own like a monopole and receive alone the support of the media. All is concentrated on a few artists, but there is so much to discover outside ! So, how to resolve it ? I  unfortunately don’t have the answer, except than push people to be the more curious they can, and search to discover things from everywhere.

What are you currently looking for? A label, a distributor, a manager, a producer, licencing, etc?

Until now, I had to apply the DIY from A to Z, I don’t have a label, but I was supported by followers on Ulule to produce my CD, don’t have a manager, so I handle everything. I’d really like to meet some people helping me to find gigs, a label to believe in my next album, if anyone is interested, just contact me!

A good word on Music2Deal.com?

The music community that breaks all the borders, let’s meet and share !

MORE INFO:

EMAIL : promotion.amanova@gmail.com

WEBSITE : www.amanova.net

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/amanovartistic

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/Amanovartistic

VIDEO CLIP : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipRBn_3R-KQ

ALBUM: http://amanova.bandcamp.com/

by Sara Shirazi