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Mark Cofer #mymusicstory

February 29, 2016 Existing Artist Tips, M - N - O, Music News Blog, mymusicstory No Comments











#mymusicstory #creativeminds #growwithus

We’re sharing the music stories of industry veterans, aspiring young musicians, and entrepreneurs to help others make informed decisions when it comes to their own story.

Mark Cofer shares his musical story and answers questions about his musical journey on how to be successful in the music industry:

  • Mark is a composer based out of Nashville, TN, USA.  He has scored several Feature Films and has music that has played in Film Festivals all over the country.  He has composed cues for TV as well as webisodes.  His musical style ranges from Epic Orchestral landscapes that have a digital undertone to quiet singer/songwriter tunes that you can play around a fire.  He produces bands of all genres and spends his free time drinking tea and hanging out with his wife Claudia and his dog Presley.

    Listen to Mark Cofer’s music here:

    t: @markcofer
    f: facebook.com/markcofer

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    What do you love about the industry? What do you wish you’d be told about it? What do you need to know? Share your story with us and we’ll put it out to our industry connections. Learn from our stories and create your own!

    Share your own story with us here:

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  • What are your tips for new and emerging talent to stay afloat and last long term?

    Hard work. If you work hard and when the opportunities become available, you will be ready for them.

    Listen to yourself.  At the end of the day, you are you. Don’t let someone influence you to the point where you are outside what you want to be. Listen to your heart.

    Be yourself. Some people work so hard to sound like someone else. The hardest person to be when you are starting off is yourself.  Once people recognize your uniqueness, people will want to sound more like you.

    What has been one of the toughest music / entertainment related experiences you’ve faced?

    Being heard. There is so much music being created now… everyone seems to have a home studio. There’s an enormous volume of songs being created daily. We are all swimming in a sea of white noise.

    How did you get through this experience or deal with it?

    I suppose I am still dealing with it.  Honestly, the only thing you can do is work hard and wait for the right opportunities to be heard.

    What did you learn from this experience?

    I learned that being loud and creating more content than anyone isn’t the best way to be heard.  Having quality work to show is what’s important in the end.

    Which music / entertainment related book, blog, film or documentary would you recommend to inspire someone, and why?

    I think it depends on what you want to be.  You want to be a rockstar?  I love ‘Runnin’ Down A Dream’ the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Documentary.  You want to compose and orchestrate film scores?  There is a guy named Mike Verta who offers some great film score advice.


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