KanK Music

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Former Artist Manager now concentrating on Music Business Mentoring and Education. Owner/Partner of a Boutique Record Label (Koffe an Kreem). The label only has a limited amount of output as it was meant to be a training platform informing on what artists should be entitled to for their future negotiations. I have been involved with the production on most of our releases. The publishing rights and masters to the songs on our label were transferred back to the originators on 01/01/2021 so they could self-publish and market themselves. All outstanding 'fixed costs' were cancelled. All songs available for purchase or free download from our website.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Part of my upbringing and a major part of my life.

What is your music dream?

To be involved with music that you play and always find something new.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Abolishing Political Parties

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Summertime" from 'Porgy and Bess'

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Talk Talk, Mark Hollis, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott, Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Roy Buchanan, Most Blues Artistes, Billie Holiday and the list goes on...

What inspires you to make music?

Something different and good quality

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Positivity

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Not something I do apart from training sessions.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Streaming has mainly benefited the record labels (lower overheads and special deals). Changes to the Berne Convention with minimum songwriter and performer royalties in place.

What do you think of Drooble?

The community appears very strong and supportive of one another

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being a musician

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes - as an observer - 'fan' days are over

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Excellent interaction with an audience. Lack of ego. Active on Social Media sites. Patience as supporters grow.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

IJ Chris (Irie Jah Chris), Jon Ben Berger (RIP), Kofi, Sahrya (you've heard of her - she's on here). Everyone should get to know Mark Hollis (RIP)