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About The Guitar Nine Interviews

Maybe the best way to get an idea of how to accomplish dreams of releasing your own records and starting a record label are to have a conversation with someone who has already done it. Guitar Nine is proud to present interviews with guitarists who have taken the first steps to getting their music heard, without waiting for a record deal. These musicians have struck out on their own and everyone thinking about going down that same road can learn something from them. We've also included interviews from noted guitarists who have spent time in both the indie world and as 'signed' artists.
 
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If you are an independent artist with one or more independent releases, and you would like to be interviewed about your musical goals and your experiences running a record label, please e-mail us.

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Interviews
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  • Interview: Dimitry Scopelliti (2016)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "My music a mix between the aggression of metal and the madness and extravagance of prog-instrumental-rock, I don't close myself in within just a single genre."
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  • Interview: Renaud Louis-Servais (2016)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "It's much more difficult to attract the audience without vocals. For that reason, it's very important to build some nice and attractive themes and melodies in instrumental music."
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  • Interview: Randy Holden (2016)
    Interviewed by Marcus Singletary
    "Music is the only thing that transcends this realm. It's the one form of communication that does transcend everything else in the material world. That's probably why everybody loves music so much."
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  • Interview: Dana Gaynor (2016)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "I run a small production company and we are learning the ropes as we go. Someone once said you're either learning or dying. I prefer to learn."
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  • Interview: Nik Davies (2016)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "I first picked up the guitar when I was around 7, then became hooked from the age of about 12 onwards. I used to wake up in the middle of the night to play as I was just so excited by it!"
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  • Interview: Alex Rosselli (2016)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "I'm always looking to better myself as guitarist, not so much the speed or technique but more the touch and sound that I try to achieve."
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  • Interview: Gabe Treiyer (2016)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "I owe my entire career to the internet and social media sites. If Mark Zuckerberg knows how much Facebook developed my career I probably need to pay royalties to him!"
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  • Interview: Francis Howard (2016)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "I really want to hear these songs live. I have many plans for this album, and I would love to play festivals and do guitar clinics. It would be a lot of fun."
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  • Interview: Simon Gardner (2016)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "My latest CD "And So It Goes..." is self released through CD Baby. It was always my intention to release it myself as the thought of trying to pitch it to people was just too depressing!"
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  • Interview: Eric Loy (2015)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "(An advantage of being independent is) you can be true to yourself and not compromise musically, artistically, or morally. I really see no downside to being independent."
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  • Interview: Vinny Roth (2015)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "I am using every form of social media to promote myself and my music. I use everything from my YouTube guitar lessons and live videos, to CD Baby, MySpace, and Facebook."
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  • Interview: Steve Coyne (2015)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "I'd like to do something with Eddie Van Halen. His ideas seem to transcend what we know about music theory and chord progressions and scales. He just has his own way of seeing things."
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  • Interview: Steve Kaynan (2015)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "I'm getting an audience that want to hear my original compositions as opposed to seeing me play covers which has been flattering! All with no manager, no agent, no label, no representation, no producer - nothing!"
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  • Interview: Marcelo Roascio (2015)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "It's always difficult to label your own music, but I think of it as instrumental classic rock. I like to compose actual songs, not guitar exercises or improvisations which will only appeal to other guitar players."
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  • Interview: Paul Bibbins (2015)
    Interviewed by Dan McAvinchey
    "People tell me that my music sounds unique for this day and age. I don't know if that's actually the case; but I will tell you that I'll try to sound as differently as I can, for as long as I can."
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