5 Big Questions For Every Songwriter And Artist

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The Idea

I’m working with songwriters around the world, every week, and one of the first things I ask them to do before we jump into coaching is answer 5 questions.

There are lot’s of reasons behind this idea but most of all it helps me ( and them) get to the core of their desire. There are no wrong answers. Years ago I had a meeting with Simon Cowell and he asked “who are you and why should I care”. He was kidding... I hope, but the idea stuck with me. Knowing why you’re on this path and what you have to offer really is huge . So ask yourself...

The 5 Questions

1)  What do I want?

2)  Why do I want It?

3)  How will I get there?

4)  What tools do I need?

5)  Where am I right now?


Mark Cawley


Nov 16, 2016

Nashville, Tennessee

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I'm currently coaching writers worldwide, online, one on one and taking new clients for the winter. Visit my website for more info www.idocoach.com or write to me at mark@idocoach.com

Check out this interview in the recent edition of M Music and Musicians Magazine for stories behind a few of my songs!



About Mark Cawley

Mark Cawley is a hit U.S. songwriter and musician who coaches other writers and artists to reach their creative and professional goals. During his decades in the music business he has procured a long list of cuts with legendary artists ranging from Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan and Diana Ross to Wynonna Judd, Kathy Mattea, Russ Taff, Paul Carrack, Will Downing, Tom Scott, Billie Piper, Pop Idol winners and The Spice Girls. To date his songs have been on more than 16 million records. Mark’s resume includes hits on the Pop, Country, R&B, Jazz, and Rock charts and several publishing deals with the likes of Virgin, Windswept Pacific, and Steelworks/Universal. Mark calls on his decades of experience in the publishing world, as an artist on major labels, co-writer with everyone from Eliot Kennedy and Burt Bacharach to Simon Climie and Kye Fleming, composing, and recording to mentor clients around the globe with iDoCoach. He is also a judge for the UK Songwriting Contest, Nashville Rising Star, a contributing author to  USA Songwriting, Songwriter Magazine,  Mentor for The Songwriting Academy, sponsor for the ASA, judge for Belmont University's Commercial Music program and West Coast Songwriter events , a popular blogger and, from time to time, conducts his own workshops.Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Mark has also lived in Boston, L.A., Indianapolis, London, and the last 20 years in Nashville, TN.