- 2010 – “There and Back” by Tommy Berre
- 2017 – “2” by Tommy Berre
If we cast your mind back to when you were a kid and a teenager: what are your earliest musical memories?
Which musicians do you particularly admire and which one do you think influenced your music?
Which is the best concert that you have been to?
What does music mean to you?
Are you still in love with your profession as musician? How do you keep your enthusiasm always live?
When did you decide to be a full-time musician?
How do you manage your music life with your “common” life? What is your typical day like?
Tell us more about your latest works (album, live tour, new projects).
Are you self-taught or have you studied music? You think is important for studying music to be a Pro?
Did you keep on studying?
Speaking of culture, which is the last book that you read?
Underworld by Don DeLillo, it’s a lot of different stories and characters set in the 50s and 60s, good read.
Do you have any favourite tunings for your guitar? And why?
I use standard tuning. Sometimes when playing slide, I may use other tunings, open D or open G, or whatever works.
Tell us more about your guitars, brand, models and why you play these instruments.
I play Anders Eliasson flamenco guitars. Anders is a luthier living in Spain, and I bought two of his guitars when I started to take an interest in flamenco and classical fingerstyle around 2013. I use these guitars for recording, I practise mostly on a Cordoba GK Studio flamenco guitar because I can leave it on my sofa or wherever without being worried. My Eliasson guitars always stay in the cases until I play them.
Any favourite brand of strings?
I use regular D’Addarios for my flamenco guitars. Standard classical strings.
I use Elixir for my acoustic guitars because there’s less scratching noise and they sound bright longer.
For my electrics, any of those two brands.
As guitar player each of us at least discover his favourited techniques, did you have one? How do you discover and learn?
Since I discovered flamenco, I studied Vicente Amigo for about three years, transcribing from videos on YouTube. I think that’s the best way of learning because one can look at the players’ hands. I find it very useful. I like playing fingerstyle, that would be my favourite technique.
Can you describe the process you go through when you are writing a song? What inspires you to write?
Album/Ep/Singles any favourite way to release your music? and why?
Do you produce your records by yourself or do you prefer to have some extra ears or a producer to guide you?
Did you record your music in a rented professional studio, home studio or in any other way?
Are your records only digital or also physically distributed?
What types of promotion and marketing have you found to work best for an independent artist?
What percentage of your sales are physical CDs and what percentage of your sales are in other forms (e.g. online)?
How do you normally promote your latest releases? Do you use only social networks or also other ways?
Do you use Facebook/twitter/Instagram sponsored post for promotion? You think could be they helpful?
Have you a mailing list? You think is a “must have” as most people in music business said?
What do you think about streaming services like Spotify and Pandora?
Have you a daily business routine? Checking/writing E-mail, phone calls, create new connections?
Which percentage of your time is dedicated to: “Creating Music”, “Promotion”, “Organizing gigs/tour”, “Studying”, “Reading”, “Listening Music”
Do you think that the Artist status is compatible with the entrepreneurship? Do you think that an Indie artist needs to be also an Entrepreneur?
Which PRO (Performing Rights Organization) are you affiliated with and why did you choose that?
Did you use any other service to collect your royalties?
As a full-time musician, I immediately realized that I can’t only work as a musician and I should extend my expertise in different fields. So, I became a Sound Engineer, composer, producer too. Did you also develop different fields? Which one? What do you like and do not like about each one?
What’s your relationship with the social networks?
Do you have any suggestions for a young musician that is thinking to start with his career?
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