Dimitris Kapetanakis is a Greek pop singer, songwriter, and music producer. He was born in Thessaloníki and from a very young age started engaging with singing and songwriting. He did his first live performance at the age of 17 in one of Greece’s biggest venues named “BOOM” in his hometown.
He performed in venues and sold out clubs all over Greece and London with Greece’s biggest names of the music industry and wrote and produced songs for many albums and cd singles in various genres such as pop, dance, jazz, rock, etc. One of them certified gold in Greece.
The Grammy award nominee Milcho Leviev was featured in one of the songs that he wrote and produced with Sokratis Papaioannou. The name of the song is “O Klooun” (the clown) and the jazz legend played the melodica and left his mark at this production. He released songs with Heaven Music, Warner Music, Spicy, Minos Emi and Nota Rec as a singer and a songwriter.
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to start your business?
Since I was a kid my biggest dream was to become an artist, sing and produce songs and try to express my self through music. I still remember when I was in high school and used to sing for my friends what joy this was bringing to me. Later on, I took the decision not to be on the spotlight my self all the time and try to express my self through composing and production and this is something I don’t regret at all because the love for the art remains the same and grows every day.
How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Life gives me the motivation and the proper inspiration to find always new ideas for new songs, new projects and new daily tasks that can prove my skills and my music and make me a better person as well!
How many people work for you currently?
I am blessed to have the best people around me since my beginning so they don’t work for me but they work with me! Everyone has a different task but we have the same goal, to make the best music possible for our fans and the world!
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What advice would you have for other new musicians and entrepreneurs?
Dream big and never give up! Life is amazing but sometimes very difficult when you decide to become an artist so you need to try every day harder and never forget why you started this path and that you need to move on despite the difficulties
What motivates you every time you feel bad?
The love from the people that they are close to me and I always try to remember why I started this journey to become an artist and why this is the path that I enjoy the most! Music is the perfect motivation to move on and try harder every day.
What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
The best was my first microphone and the worst didn’t happen yet but everything is a lesson in life so I am willing to make mistakes
Who supported you the most in your life?
My mother is always there for me and my best friend!
Which books do you read and recommend to get inspiration and motivation?
My favorite book is the Secret and I usually like to read everything that can put my mind into motion and inspire me to compose and write better songs! Books are every day traveling for your mind and that can make you a better person! Knowledge is power!
What are your plans?
To compose and produce the best music possible and become the better version of my self as an artist and a human being!
How people should contact you?
They can find me on my Instagram: dimitriskapetanakis_official