R#142 with Julia Kautz, musician & composer

Julia Kautz

The first star interview with Phil Collins and songwriting training.

Julia Kautz was chief reporter for the youth magazine BRAVO for years and is active as a singer and composer. She wrote songs for, among others, Max Mutzke, Cassandra Steen, Wincent Weiss, Vanessa Mai and for the Japanese number 1 album by the Korean boy band My Name.

The native Austrian was enthusiastic about music as a child. A passion that she always pursued stubbornly and in a variety of ways.

After working for Austrian newspapers and magazines, she joined the German magazine BRAVO in her early 20s and moved to Munich. From then on she traveled all over the world to interview stars like Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. Sometimes an absurd parallel world that also caused a lot of self-doubt in her role as a musician.

Julia Kautz quit in 2012 and focused only on her own music. Then in 2013 the major deal with Warner Music with the duo NEONHERZ. The project was not successful, since then Kautz has known that she wants to remain independent, she explains in the Redfield Podcast with Alexander Schröder.

She reports on countless songwriting sessions, how they take place in Germany, the USA or Sweden and how she sees her role in them. She explains the network she built to give her songs to the right people and how to get around songwriting blocks and practice composing.

New single “Bengalos”: https://youtu.be/K4GymW0Mfp0