The Secret To Writing And Recording Songs To Completion – Marc Dold (Ep 228)

The secret to writing and recording songs to completion is something that Marc Dold wants to share with all musicians. He is a songwriter, platinum-selling producer, Apple certified Logic Instructor and indie artist known as Mawk Phoenix. This is Marc’s 3rd appearance on the podcast.

Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 131)

Today’s Indie Musician—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 165)

Marc was living in Malta, but had relocated to nearby Gozo when we spoke for this episode. If you’re like me you may need a clue as to where these places are. They are islands in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast.

Marc and I reconnected as he was finishing up a course called Musical Architects, which he describes as a practical workshop that teaches how to write, arrange, record, produce, mix and finalize a song. Marc has produced and re-mixed for more than 50 major artists such as Nelly Furtado, Luis Fonsi, Paul van Dyk, Peter Gabriel, En Vogue, Alice Cooper, Cindi Lauper, Luther Vandross, Erasure, and many more, leading to several top 5 Billboard Hits including 2 #1 Hits. Needless to say, he’s qualified to teach you and me how to get it done.

Topics of discussion…

We talk a about his upcoming album and he asks me about my experience recording songs (my first two singles). Also discussed: Marc’s Musical Architects course, getting stuck in the recording process, how he starts his days with deep work in mind, and house concerts.

On the topic of Deep Work, Marc mentions a book he was then reading called Deep Work by Cal Newport. Since our conversation for this episode, I heard an interview with the author on the Tim Ferris Show, one of my favorite podcasts. I have since added Deep Work to my reading list. Cal Newport has his own podcast, which I’m now enjoying (link in the show notes below).

Please enjoy this conversation with me and Marc Dold.

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Mentioned in this Episode

Musical Architects course by Marc

Marc on Instagram

MawkPhoenix.com

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Deep Questions podcast with Cal Newport

Related Episodes

Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 131)

Today’s Indie Musician—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 165)

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