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types of interviews

  • Use a conversational tone: it's important to write in a tone as if you were speaking to the interviewer in person. This can help create a more friendly and engaging atmosphere.

  • Introduce yourself: Start off by introducing yourself and providing some context about your music and your background. This can help the interviewer get to know you and your work better.

  • Be specific: When answering questions, try to be as specific and detailed as possible. This can help the interviewer get a better sense of your personality and your approach to music.

  • Show enthusiasm: It's important to show enthusiasm for the opportunity to be interviewed and for the interviewer's work. This can help make the conversation more engaging and help establish a positive connection.

  • Proofread: As always, it's important to double check your spelling and grammar before sending the email. This can help ensure that you come across as professional and polished.

  • Follow up: If you don't hear back from the interviewer within a reasonable amount of time (3-5 DAYS), it's okay to send a follow-up email to ensure that they received your message and to express your continued interest in the opportunity.

  • Promote the interview: Once the interview is published, it's important to promote it on your social media platforms. This can help increase the visibility of the interview and drive traffic to the publication's website. Be sure to reserve 24 hours to dedicate to this posting.

  • Use relevant hashtags: To increase the reach of your social media posts, consider using relevant hashtags that will help your content appear in relevant search results. For example, you might use hashtags related to your music genre or the publication's name.

  • Tag the publication: Be sure to tag the publication in your social media posts, as this can help increase the chances that they will see and share your content.

  • Share the link: Include a link to the interview in your social media posts so that your followers can easily access it.

  • Post at optimal times: To maximize the reach of your posts, try to post at times when your followers are most active on social media. This can vary depending on your specific audience, so you may need to experiment with different posting times to see what works best.

  • Use visually appealing images: To help your social media posts stand out, consider including visually appealing images or videos related to the interview. This can help grab the attention of your followers and encourage them to click through to the interview.

  • Engage with comments: As always, be sure to respond to comments and engage with your followers on social media. This can help build a sense of community around your music and help you connect with your fans.

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  • Promote the interview in advance: Start promoting the interview at least two days in advance to give your audience time to tune in. Be sure to include the date, time, and any relevant links so that your followers can easily access the interview.

  • Use your social media platforms, such as TikTok, to promote the interview and encourage your followers to tune in. share updates and reminders about the interview.

  • Email your mailing list: If you have a mailing list, send out an email to your subscribers to let them know about the upcoming interview. Include any relevant information, such as the date, time, and link to the podcast or radio show.

  • Collaborate with the host: If possible, try to collaborate with the host of the podcast or radio show to promote the interview. They may have their own audience that you can tap into, and they may be able to share your content with their followers as well.

  • Prepare for the interview: Make sure to prepare for the interview by researching the host and the show, and by thinking about the questions you might be asked. This can help you feel more confident and ensure that you have a smooth and successful interview.

  • Engage with your audience: During the interview, be sure to engage with your audience by responding to their comments or questions.

the interviewer

  • Expect a professional interviewer: The interviewer should have already done their research and be well-prepared for the interview. They will likely have viewed your press releases, listened to your music, and know what you stand for as a band.

  • Prepare for questions about your music: The interviewer will likely ask you about your music, your creative process, and your influences. Be prepared to talk about these topics in depth and provide specific examples.

  • Be ready to discuss your long-term plans and how you hope to achieve them.

  • Be open and honest: THIS IS IMPORTANT - even if you're asked tough questions. This can help establish trust and authenticity with the interviewer and your audience.

  • Be yourself: let your personality shine through during the interview. Don't try to be someone you're not, as this can come across as inauthentic.

  • Use the opportunity to promote your music: The interview is a great opportunity to promote your music and your brand. Be sure to mention your latest releases and any upcoming shows or tours.

  • Thank the interviewer: Finally, be sure to thank the interviewer for their time and for the opportunity to be interviewed. This can help establish a positive relationship and may lead to future opportunities.

do's & don'ts

  • Be mindful of your sense of humor: While it's okay to be lighthearted and show some personality during an interview, it's important not to joke around too much or come off as disrespectful.

  • Avoid one-worded answers: It's important to provide detailed and thought-out responses to the interviewer's questions. Avoid giving one-worded answers or thoughtlessly responding, as this can come across as unengaged or disinterested.

  • Stay focused on yourself: Remember that the interview is an opportunity to promote yourself and your music. Try to avoid mentioning issues you have with other artists, as this can distract from you and your work.

  • Highlight your project: Use the interview as an opportunity to highlight your project and share details about your music and your career. Be sure to announce any confirmed releases and shows, and share what you're currently working on.

  • Share stories, experiences, and insights: Succinctly share interesting stories, experiences, and insights that will help the interviewer get to know you better. This can help make the conversation more engaging and give the audience a sense of your personality and your approach to music.

  • Stay focused and clear-headed: GET ENOUGH SLEEP, BE HYDRATED AND EAT BEFOREHAND. DON'T TAKE ANY IMPAIRING SUBSTANCES PRIOR, EITHER. ensure that you're able to provide detailed and thoughtful responses.

  • Provide lots of details: To give the audience a better understanding of your music and your creative process, be sure to provide lots of details and specific examples.

  • Don't be afraid to let your personality shine through during the interview. This can help make the conversation more engaging and help the audience get to know you better.

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