Biggest contribution to KMF: He works on records from the beginning stages of writing through final production, so he can give attendees a very real perspective on the way records get placed and the whole process of writing.
Recent Projects: "Suitcase" - Mary J Blige http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgaad9UEYoY&feature=youtu.be
Mark Feist is a truly talented, experienced, and passionate songwriter and producer. Since moving to Los Angeles from Australia in his 20's, he's worked with stunning artists including Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland, Natalie Cole, Hot Chelle Rae, The Spice Girls, John Legend....the list goes on; check it out in full on AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mark-j-feist-mn0000830686/credits
With an impressive career like his, it's no surprise that Mark said his biggest challenge is always trying to outdo his last record and take everything to the next level again and again. His motivation and love for making music, he said, come from the way music can become a part of your soul. "Music is the only true universal language," he said. "There are no barriers, no color line. A melody with lyrics can touch someone's life. That's why I do it."
Coming into his first KMF, he said he's looking forward to connecting with people and helping those with doubts and questions. "If I can just help one soul to find or tweak their journey as they navigate through it to help them get there faster, that's what it's about!"
Mark's advice for artists:
- Don't forget that it's a business
- Be in touch with the market. If you want to break through and be competitive, research the top records in your genre and make sure your music compares
- Demos no longer suffice; people want to hear a finished product
Source: Mark Feist