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?

Very important

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.

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