My guest today is Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer, Mark Ronson. Mark was born in London and raised in New York City, where he became known as a DJ. He has collaborated with artists including Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus. Mark produced “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars that spent 14 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Currently, he’s the host of “The FADER Uncovered Podcast”. We talk about his early childhood, collaborations, and creativity during this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- How did your parents encourage you to get into music in your childhood and then support you as you build your career?
- You’ve collaborated with well-known artists including Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus. What’s the process of tracking these artists down and convincing them to work with you on a new track or album?
- When you’re in the studio, why is listening such an important part of your creative process?
- You interview a variety of artists for your podcast The FADER Uncovered. What types of creative struggles do your guests have in common and how did they break through them to achieve success?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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