We had the chance to interview neoclassical pianist and composer Dennis Korn. Read along to find out what he had to say about his new album “Light Songs”, marketing classical music, things modern producers could learn from piano composition and much more.
You’ve just released your new album “Light Songs”. Can you give us a little background story on how it came to life?
After I released my dark, melancholic „Night Songs“ Album in March I figured that my next Album should be lighter . The theme of the whole Album revolves around light and hope. Its a very relaxed and calm vibe. The singles are now on many „Relaxing“, „Calming“, and „Study“ Playlists on Spotify. I composed the songs with impressions I got from the nature. There’s also a unique canvas to each song.
Could you sum up some personal milestones in your artist development?
My album „Night Songs“ reaching #1 in the German bestseller download charts classical on Amazon and playing a big orchestra concert this summer. Also. reaching over 250.000 on Spotify.
What do you think is the best way to market your music as a classical music composer in today’s day and age?
The best way is to treat your music like popular artists. I reached 5000 Fans on Insta with doing posts and stories of my music and my life. So, I think even a classical composer can reach ordinary music fans. Most of my listeners are not classical fans per se, but like my music and my content on social media. To interact with fans is important I think. They are always happy when I reply to comments and so they stay.
What are crucial things modern music producers can learn from classical composition?
I think there is no difference between classical and popular music production.
What is the first thing you do when writing a new piece of music?
I sit at the Piano and let my soul speak. Sometimes it’s like a therapy for me. I let it flow. Nothing is written on paper. I record my feelings.
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How important are data insights for your (strategic) decisions?
Very important. Everyday I do a checkup with ForTunes to see what has happened. How much Plays did I gather over the last few days and which playlists added my music. I also like the playlist recommendations feature a lot.
What’s next for Dennis Korn?
My next goal is to reach 1 million streams on Spotify and generally grow my audience even further.
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