How did you come by your stage name?
My real name is “Jürgen Pleines”. The name didn’t really mean anything to me. It had to be a stage name. I thought about it and then came up with the idea of ”Pleinetti”. The name has something Italian in it. That’s how my stage name Jürgen Pleinetti came about. I could keep my first name.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I discovered my passion for music early on. Whether in the shower, in the bath, or later in the karaoke bar. I always wanted to make music just for myself privately. I had never thought about making it public. More and more friends of mine and people who are important to me influenced me and at some point, I couldn’t say no anymore and recorded my first song “I want to dance” with a music producer.
Then I switched to another producer, “Florian Glötzl”, who first turned this song into a danceable pop song. I stayed with him and produced two nice holiday songs with him last summer, “Tanz mit mir den Rumba-Fox” and “Come On Board”. We shot the music videos on Mallorca on a yacht, on the beach, and in a bar. Now I had finally arrived, namely with the music.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
The Christmas song “It’s Christmas Time” came about on a whim. I needed an emotional melody and lyrics. It should be a song with content from my life, home, and sister because I haven’t seen my parents for 36 years. When I received the composed melody from my producer, I immediately realized that it would be an ideal melody for a Christmas song.
I just sat down and started writing. It should definitely be an English song. When I finished and started singing the song, I knew “this is it”. We then recorded it in the studio and loved it. I just wanted to promote this song nationally and not internationally. Why? I don’t know anymore either! My partner said every day, “Please do it internationally, the song has to go out into the world”.
Jürgen Pleines Interview with Muique Magazine
I always said “no”. Other people have tried and I always said no. A few weeks ago I even got a very lovely video message from my favorite actress from my favorite TV series. (Diane Neal / Law and Order). She also told me that the song is very beautiful and that I should go ahead and publish it. I think after that I was really convinced and started the promotion internationally.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
The biggest challenges for me are the different pitches, which are very different in my songs. Another challenge is always memorizing everything. But that works very well now. I would give my work ethic an absolute A, because I’m very ambitious. If something doesn’t work right away, I remain highly motivated, no matter how long it takes. I do this until it works 100% and I’m happy for myself.
What are your plans for the near future?
I would like to continue making my German music but always produce an English songs. I am very happy when I can make people happy with my music. If these people and fans are happy with it, then so am I.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shoutouts?
Yes, first of all, I would like to thank my partner “Sigrid”, who was convinced from the start that the song should be heard internationally. I would also like to thank Diane Neal for her kind words.
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What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Never give up, keep fighting, the path is rocky and difficult, but with enough motivation and diligence, anything is really possible.