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Max Martin Interview

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Max Martin doesn’t do many interviews, so when one shows up, it’s almost always a must read. Jan Gradvall, writing for Di Storytelling:

    Three examples of current Top 40-tracks – all three with Max Martin as co-composer. The only driver who doesn’t seem to be listening to Top 40-radio is Max Martin himself.

    ”No, I rarely listen to the radio”, says Martin while driving. ”Most of the time, I tend to listen to my own stuff, whatever I happen to be working on at the moment.” What he listens for is details that could be improved. Is the bass too loud? Is the intro too long?

    On his phone, Martin plays a demo that world-leading artist X just may record. It’s followed by a song that might be recorded by world leading-artist Y. When Martin asks me what I think, it seems like he’s more interested in what my body language is telling him than in what I actually say. Later on, I’ll find out why.

  2. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Good read, that guy is brilliant and still seems to stay grounded.
  3. Steve_JustAGuy


    Such a fantastic read. From Chet Baker to Kiss, sounds like he and I would get along.
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  4. yessss! can't wait to get into this later. i love max.
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  5. Double info score on the Chorus article discussion page today: gonna take this Max Martin interview and throw it in my Pocket for later.
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  6. marceting


    One of the best of all time. I wish more people knew about his brilliance!
  7. morken

    Not everything means something, honey Supporter

    Most interesting read in a looong time. Truly fascinating stuff. I've always wondered who Max Martin really is.
  8. One of the best reads I've ever had in my entire lifetime. He's such an influential musician, and I hope he'll continue to be recognized for his talent and his knack for tunes. Dude's a music god.
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