My music is meant to give people a good time, relax, feel good, calm down. Get the soul a rest, feel free. I always search for a landscape to take my listeners to, where they can, imagine good things, see good places, have a good harmonies- @Ballademaker
Episode #354 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/08/25/episode-354-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW BALLADEMAKER
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Interviewing : Ivar Fritjof Hansen
My music is…
meant to give people a good time, relax, feel good, calm down. Get the soul a rest, feel free. I always search for a landscape to take my listeners to, where they can, imagine good things, see good places, have a good harmonies.
I live in Norway…
a place called Eidsvoll, we have small places to have concerts where I live. Cafe, cinema, my own place near the river, build bigger stage for performance. At Jessheim we have a cultural music bar called Kreti and Pleti, where all who can sing or play can show up an entertain people. Every Saturday many bands who has concerts there. Every Thursday they have jam sessions for all who want s to play together, well known artist or unknown musicians.
It’s hard to get through, to make you a name, but I never give up. It’s also so that if you hit the right person, it can boost your chance to get knowing as a artist and get possibilities for a tour or a record contract.
I have had one goal…
to make good music. If people never hear it, I survive but my heart gets happy if someone out in the world hears it and likes it. After I meet cdbaby, things happened to reach out with my own made music, and its sells too. I am not rich but is an ok income.. its balanced my cost…
To release a single or a album…
First I just do albums. But the market now is better to sell one single song at the time and after I get over to ep, it has a boost in my sales….
I have enjoyed social media…
My experience so far is that I have got many music friends and collabs through social media. I have found my kind of social media who work for me after some search and tips from friends. I get collabs with other musicians, I use faceboook for that. I use youtube
I also use soundcloud and reverbnation, to share my own made music.
It would have been great to have 5 minutes alone with…
an icon I have, Mr Jordan Rudess. He is a wizard on keyboards, he show the way of how to use a keyboard,he do great things in the music industry,with his gigs to develop to make music with.
I find that to be…
humble and go for your own things and be true to your expression, brings you where you want to be. Is always a balance between ideas, possibilities, people to meet, what marked you want to reach,to have a clear goal helps a lot. My balance point now is, to make music , get it on cdbaby, and get out and have live performances, and do collabs. So I am very happy now.
Inspirational quote is… “Music will be developed for joy.”
I start doing music in a age of 9, when my parents send me to a piano teacher, that teacher get me inspired to learn piano.
This song I made as a look back of a great vacation I had. It’s made in my own studio, I search for sounds to use and after I find those sounds, I start the process. Typically I try out some several options, and last the figure came thru…I mix it in my daw logic 9 Image.