Category: Coaching

Think you suck? Watch possibly the most inspiring video ever (Ed Sheeran)

One thing I know for sure is most artist I coach, no matter how successful, have hang-ups about their music ability… Typically I hear: I can’t sing (or “I don’t have a natural singing voice”) I don’t like the quality of my voice I listen to [insert Artist name] and my [insert instrument] playing sucks …

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The Dream: Getting Your Music In The Charts

A few months ago I was approached by an artist who dared to dream. At the time, chart success seemed like a crazy and distant concept, but I planted the idea in her head and with a strategy and plan in place, the dream has become a reality. Congratulations to Sam – one of the amazing …

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Mark Interview on Stock Joker TV & Radio

I was honoured to be invited as the first guest on the amazing new Stock Joker Radio & Podcast.  Stock Joker Radio broadcasts from iconic recording studios across North America. The recording below was at The Armoury Studio in Vancouver, Canada where the likes of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Yes and INXS recorded legendary albums. Hope you …

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How To Live Your Music Dreams

The World’s #1 Ranked Music Coach – Mark Desvaux. Dream bigger than you could ever imagine about your potential in music. My name is Mark Desvaux and I’ve am privileged to be living the dream in music as a bestselling recording artist, songwriter (publishing deal with Warner), producer of Top 30 artists and record label owner. Just …

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What Musicians Can Learn From the Genius of #Banksy #Dismaland

“I’ve created great music, I just can’t seem to get anyone interested. What am I doing wrong?” It’s one of the most common questions I hear from people as a Music Coach. Today I saw #Banksy’s “bemusement park” spectacle #Dismaland. It’s amazing and comical. It’s impossible to buy tickets on the web site (satirizing the crashing web servers …

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How Do I Kickstart My Music Career?

Today I got the following email which simply asked: “How do I kickstart my music career without money?” My answer: “Determination. Passion. A Written Goal. A Vision. Hard Work. ..and belief in yourself. All are free… Follow your passion and money will follow you.” Remember that every one of your music icons once had nothing. …

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Which National Radio DJ Will Play Your Music?

I remember once writing down this crazy dream: “To hear one of my tracks on national radio”. When it actually happened, I learnt something so invaluable which has lived with me every day since. Are you sitting comfortably..? As artists we have to let go and let the world decide. Let me explain… Imagine you …

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How to Create a Stunning Web Site as an Artist, Band, DJ, Songwriter, Producer or Record Label for under $100

To breakthrough into the music industry, it is essential to have a professional online image. Even with the popularity of Facebook, your web site is still the most crucial connection you can have with your current and future fan-base. One of the most common questions I am asked is “How do I get a professional music web …

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Get Professional Feedback on Your Music

Here’s a crazy thought that always amazes the artists and musicians I coach. Have you ever considered that, as you create your songs, you will listen to them more times than your number one fan? This creates two phenomenons. Today I’ll focus on the first – “Ear Blindness” (look out for the second in a later …

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Client Success Stories: Amber Skye – Amazing Recording Artist & Actress

For those of you who caught the US smash TV show The Blacklist which aired after The Voice yesterday, you will have seen Amber Skye. For those in the know, Amber is an amazing Recording Artist who I have been coaching for over a year and she continues to prove that you can be brilliant …

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