What is the best thing about making music?
It brings people together
What is the hardest thing about making music?
There is a lot of competition with other bands
How important are public performance royalties to you and in keeping the NZ music world ticking?
From strumming / humming / creating the first notes of a song through to a completed mastered recording, on average how long does it take you to write and record a song?
I just write lyrics and the inspiration for this can happen in an hour or so for most lyrics I write
Why do you do what you do – why do you make music?
I enjoy writing lyrics which I hope can influence people globally
What is the most helpful songwriting tip you’ve learnt?
Never give up, keep believing in yourself
What are three artists / bands you are excited about at the moment?
Stevie Nicks, Elton John, Pet Shop Boys
What are you working on at the moment / tell us about your latest release / project?
I am collaborating with musicians overseas to compose songs with my lyrics and am wanting to connect with gay-friendly people to do more of this.
Where can we access your music / links?
starnow.com/michaelkmair has a demo of my lyrics, it is called Bent Love.