GET THE EDGE IN YOUR MUSIC AND YOUR LIFE

How can creative coaching help you?

Making music is like a rollercoaster.

If you're like most music makers then you juggle a day job to pay the bills with production on the side. You're not alone! Many famous musicians have worked regular jobs well into their careers. Bloc Party's Kele was serving popcorn whilst he was featured in NME, and Ian Curtis of Joy Division clocked in as a civil servant between gigs.

If this wasn't difficult enough, the creative process can throw everything up in the air.

How do you know what to write? How do you find a market for you music? Do your tracks sound good enough and is this even really worth pursuing? ... all these thoughts are enough to make you throw in the towel, especially in those dark periods where nothing seems to come our right - if at all.

No matter what level you're at, the creative path is tough and lonely.

But you don't have to face it on your own! Coaching gives you personal support to breakthrough all these blocks, get clarity and achieve your goals.

As your coach, I will become your trusted friend who wants and expects the best and will challenge and inspire you to create at your peak. The techniques I use are based on the knowledge and strategies I’ve developed from helping producers all over the world and working at the heart of the music industry.

Here are some of the challenges I've helped clients overcome…

I don't have enough time

Music making can easily slip by the wayside, particularly when you have a full-time job, business or family commitments. We'll develop a strategy to move you forward to success and create that space in your life for creativity.

I’m stuck in a creative rut

Hit a brick wall in your music or your life? Sometimes it’s impossible to get beyond a 16-bar loop or make anything that sounds professional. We'll uncover what's holding you back to get you fired up and in peak creative flow.

I need help promoting myself

Do you struggle with putting yourself and your music out there? Have you ever felt like your work doesn’t sound good enough, feared rejection or lacked the confidence to broaden your network? I'll help you step safely out of your comfort zone and create new opportunities for your music.

I don’t have all the skills I need

Would you like to master any new skills such as musicality, theory or mixing and mastering? Maybe you'd like to be a more original and confident producer? Together, we'll create a strategy to help you grow and I'll be there to ensure you achieve those results.

I'd like a career change

Sometimes we reach a point in our lives when we just need a change of direction. Perhaps you want to create a lifestyle business or get a day job in the industry. Together we'll navigate that shift so you can do passionate and fullfilling work every day and reconnect with who you really are.

How does it work?

You’ll get all the help you need to start changing your life and achieving results…

It's all about you

We reguarly speak for 45 minutes on Skype at a time convenient to you. Every minute of these consultations will be about how to reach your goals in the shortest possible time. We'll cover different aspects including creative process, developing your skills, mindset, productivity, collaboration, focus, time management, promotion, networking, selling and marketing yourself and your music.

Your bespoke strategy

We'll create a completely personal plan and strategy to get you where you want to be in your life and with your music. At the end of every consultation we agree on the next steps so you're certain what you need to work on next. Life is always changing so we'll continually review and adjust your plan as we go.

Help and advice on tap

If you're stuck and banging your head against your desk or need some expert advice then email me whenever you want between consultations - I've got your back.

Stay on track

After each session you’ll get a PDF of the main points covered, including challenges you've flagged, long term goals and short action steps you've decided to commit to. This enables you to refer back when you need reminding what the plan is.

Your Coach

Hi, I’m Marc and I've spent years working at the heart of the music industry with labels such as Island Records and Virgin/Emi.

Since 2013 I've helped hundreds of producers to finish and release more music, meet collaborators, do their best creative work and get it signed.

I've coached and run production camps at Tileyard Studios (home of The Prodigy, Mark Ronson, Chase & Status, Basement Jaxx & Sub Focus), Red Bull Studios, Pointblank and Peter Gabriel's RealWorld. My work has also been endorsed by Native Instruments, Focusrite-Novation, SoundCloud, Ninja Tune, Island Records, Axtone Records and many more

As a producer myself, with music signed to Universal, I've felt what it's like to struggle on your own in one of the most competitive fields. There have never been so many musicians trying to make it as there are today.

Am I a better producer than you?

Not necessarily.

In the world of tennis, professional coach Nick Bollettieri has never been a better player than Andre Agassi or Venus & Serena Williams, but he’s outstanding at bringing out the best in these players and helping them achieve their peak results.

That is the kind of value and expertise I will bring to your music and your life.

Nonetheless, you can rest assured that I have a huge breadth of experience, including:

Credentials

  • Remixed for DECCA, the label who signed The Rolling Stones & Gregory Porter.
  • Playlisted by Hed Kandi and #1 track in the Dance World Radio charts.
  • Residency for Cream in Edinburgh.
  • DJ’d on a Ministry of Sound tour.
  • Played at Sunrise Festival and residencies at The Edinburgh Festival.
  • Played launch events for Sipsmith Vodka and Bafta winning games studio, Introversion.
  • Won Scottish finals of the Vestax DJ Championships and placed #2 in the UK.
  • Engineered for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Worked for Universal Music.
  • Worked for Dolby Laboratories.
  • Worked for major tv/film post-production facility, Jungle Studios.
  • Sound design for the new London Science Gallery by The Shard

30 minutes could change your life