Tuesday, October 18, 2022

DJ Interviews: Martina Doerner

 Here;s my interview with fellow blogger Martina Doerner

How'd you get started in blogging?


It started when I created a Twitter account four years ago

,shortly after that I met a few people who write about music.

I joined them and wrote smaller reviews of indie artists.

One thing led to the next and the bands and musicians that followed me grew and

so I started writing for music magazines, doing interviews and

creating my own podcast. I also work for a great company and

can present my reviews on various radio stations. Not forgetting my weekly playlists, these are my big love and I spend a lot of time creating them




What inspired your passion for writing about music?


Inspiration comes every day when I hear new songs from really great bands and musicians. I hardly ever listen to the mainstream anymore. It's the music and above all the people who aren't so aloof but keep their feet on the ground and are grateful for support. There are so many dubious platforms out there trying to rip people off and I'm totally opposed to them. The musicians should be paid to be heard and not the other way around.


Do you have any favorite indie artists?


There are now so many bands and artists that I follow and try to support that it's really hard to answer. However, when I think about how it all began, it's definitely ManeatGrass, Wyatt Pauley and The Delerium Trees, wonderful people I wouldn't want to miss.


What advice do you have for any reviewers or bloggers?


Just do it! If you love music, especially indie music, start supporting the artists. Every review, every share of a post or every presentation of a new song or album helps. You don't have to spend a lot of time on this if you don't want to or can't. In times of streaming, it's often not that easy, but it helps if you stream the music, buy a song or album every now and then and show interest.


Any new stuff in the future?


I'm very busy at work right now and can't spend as much time on music as I'd like. There are still a few reviews about new albums and the weekly radio reviews. I often think about setting up a music magazine, but I just don't have the time for that at the moment. Which doesn't mean that I won't tackle it at some point.