Listen to the live interview June 1 at 6:20 pm et Episode #474: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10012437
GETTING TO KNOW MARKUS MEO
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Music Genre/ category : Indie / Contemporary
UNITY was inspired to be written to send a message of universal love and peace and is about all the terrorism events we have had all around the world . Music can be a very powerful tool and can connect to many people inspiring them to stand up for their freedom and rights no matter what race they are , remembering universal love is the key to keep us unified no matter what others may do to destabilize the common good of humanity.
I love writing songs about…
different topics that will connect with the listener, this song UNITY is close to my heart as I can hear the Cat Stevens and the Phil Collins coming out in me so my influencers from an early age while growing up in a radio station and being exposed to so many different artists will always come out in the song which always makes things very interesting.
I live in Adelaide South Australia…
which has a lot of history when it comes to the music scene and some very big acts have come out of Adelaide in the past so there’s that sense you never know who is going to make a mark on the world next , the music scene in Adelaide is very supportive when it comes to getting behind live music so that’s a good thing.
The music business…
has changed so much over the years and one of the most exciting things about it is what you can do now recording wise in a home studio at a low cost , artists also now have easy access and worldwide distribution as things have become digital so no longer have to send out CD’s which is very costly. I think the biggest challenges artists face now are getting heard through all the clutter on the internet through the mass of new music that is out there , so marketing and advertising especially within streaming services is where it is heading so that’s exciting.
The downside is independent artist’s don’t have the big marketing budgets that record labels have so when they make an album or put out a song you really need some sought of marketing budget to even get your songs heard , sure you can get some free promotion on some platforms and that’s great if people hear your song somewhere and support the artist in monetary terms then one can put out new music. In a nut shell from what I have experienced there is alot of sharks in this business and they will take your money, but there are also a lot of genuine people that will support you but you still need another income to support the dream if it’s not coming in from the music.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
I would love to spend 5 minutes with Neil Diamond as I think he is such a great song writer , His songs like so many of the artist I admire tell a story which I think is sometimes missing in todays music , you know you get a couple of lines then straight into a catchy chorus then nothing much more just more choruses well I’m sure I will try it one day myself just as an experiment already I’m getting catchy choruses coming to me but no verses just great creative ideas for the future but first I will put out what I thing is genuine material which I think Neil Diamond is.
Website and social media links: