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Was macht eigentlich ein A&R Manager? Und was war noch gleich ein Booker? – Berufe in der Musikindustrie

bvmi-logoBei all den unterschiedlichen Berufen in der Musikindustrie kann man schon mal schnell den Überblick verlieren. Der Bundesverband Musikindustrie erklärt in seiner Kurzfilm-Serie “Berufsbilder im Musikbusiness” typische Berufe der Musikbranche. In  kurzen und informativen Videos werden Interviews mit Profis aus dem Metier geführt, die ihren Beruf erklären und grundlegende Fragen beantworten.

Für alle, die schon immer mal wissen wollten, wie man A&R Manager wird, worum genau sich ein Booker kümmern muss oder wofür ein Produzent zuständig ist, sind die kurzen Videos eine tolle Informationsquelle. Es wird außerdem erklärt, welche Qualifikationen und Voraussetzungen man mitbringen muss, um sich für den jeweiligen Beruf zu qualifizieren. So kann jeder einen Blick hinter die Kulissen werfen und sich aus erster Hand zuverlässig informieren.

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A&R Manager







by Sara Shirazi

English · Interviews

Interview with Chalam

Music2Deal: Chalam, you are actually a painter and a doctor. How come you are now writing songs?

Chalam: I continue to be both.My journey as a songwriter has just begun,it just happened. Words have become my best friends.

Music2Deal: Where do you get your ideas from? What inspires you?

Chalam: I generate ideas with intent, sometimes unintentionally.I do believe my subconscious mind works when I am at work,when asleep.The human mind is a marvel,so full of ideas.All you need to do is tap.Inspiration?I draw inspiration from dawn and dusk,cloud and rain,joy and tear,voice and whisper,birth and death,trust and betrayal and life around me.

Music2Deal: Can you tell us something about the collaborations you already had?

Chalam: I collaborate with professionals who believe in team work.To name a few,I have had the pleasure of working with and for Raylan Cooper,Jurgen Geyer,Michael Keintzel,Oliver Kramer,Burak Celic,Viola Scheer,Manuela Rauser,Rolf Christl,Kai Fiefstuck;all members of music2deal.I work with other friends from far reaches of this small planet.

Music2Deal: What are your future plans concerning to music?

Chalam: Plans?”Any idea, plan,or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”

-Napoleon Hill. One more idea,one more song,several re-writes and fine tuning.I repeat this thought several times every day and sit down to write.It’s about endless enjoyable hours to leave behind a song or two of worth for fellow travelers.

Music2Deal: Is there something you would criticize about the music industry? Which changes would need to be done to improve the situation?

Chalam: Criticism?I happen to be a healthy critic.Good communication and patience can do wonders for collaborators.It’s pretty sad to notice some professionals do not value both. Friends,open out, reach out.Join hands to make great songs “together.”

Listen to Chalams songs here.

by Sara Shirazi