Testimonials 

Simon Paine
(client)
Simon hired
 Mark Smith as a Business Consultant
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
Mark Smith has superb practical ideas on the music industry that he has learned from years of experience. His business models will accelerate anyone serious about a career in music and particularly with his international perspective is operating ten years ahead of his time.”

James Henderson
(client)
James hired 
Mark Smith as a Career Coach
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative
“I purchased 
Mark Smiths Music Career Masters course and was blown away at the incredible amount of detail, resources and information that was included. One of the many great things about Mark’s course is that it is set up as a course with workbooks that you fill out as you go. It is not just a hand book as “handy” as those can be, this course is like nothing else on the market. It’s more like a college education in the music industry from someone with a proven track record (who is also cool to listen to since he’s laid back type of guy). The course also has videos and interviews for the visual and audio learners. So, it covers every area of learning styles. Bravo! As the music industry rapidly changes and new opportunities open up for indie artists and even major artists who want to take a new approach to their careers, Mark offers the knowledge, and tools to take control of your music career to be heard, and be seen by fans and industry professionals from every field that you definitely need to be in touch with. I will be utilizing these resources and information for a long time in the future and will be highly recommending this course to all of my musician friends as must have info.”

Martin White
(client)
Martin hired 
Mark Smith as a Business Consultant
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mark as a speaker to anyone who wants practical insightful information on the “new model” in today’s music business . Mark has a unique and successful track record which he is more than willing to share with anyone in clear and concise manner, accessible for all.”

Tony Ward
Program Director – Music Matters Asia, Branded Ltd. (business partner)
was with another company when working with
 Mark Smith
“I had the pleasure to work with Mark on Music Matters in Singapore (Asia’s leading music industry conference) and at the Music Matters Live festival. Mark participated in a management mentor session (with other high level artist managers) during the conference. This session received excellent reviews. Mark also managed the bands Goober Gun and Will and the People – both bands performed at Music Matters Live. Mark worked proactively for his clients and had excellent communication skills throughout the conference and festival.”

Rob McNicoll
Director, Copper Monkey (business partner)
was a consultant or contractor to 
Mark Smith
“Mark is a gifted and inspirational band manager, public speaker and expert in the evolving music business model. Having spent time with him in the Far East, I have witnessed first hand how he has mastered this complex cultural relationship to create incredible opportunities not just for the artists he manages personally, but also others. There is no doubt he is one of the UK’s, if not the World’s, leading experts on bringing western artists to an Eastern audience, proven by the fact Mark is responsible for 2 of the only 7 Western artists to have ever played in Cambodia. Aside from this professional expertise, Mark is also a very open and giving industry professional. He helps and mentors over 3000 aspiring artists through his website, and is always willing to impart word of wisdom borne out of 15 years hard work in the industry. Whether you are looking for someone to help you break an artist in China, Vietnam or Cambodia, or simply learn how to monetise your artists in the increasingly fragmented music industry, Mark should be your first port of call.”

Dan Medland
Artist Manager, IE Music (business partner)
was with another company when working with 
Mark Smith
“Mark is a super enthusiastic and driven individual who i have the pleasure of working with on numerous occasions. He has always given his all to a project and there simple aren’t enough people like him in the industry. Dan Medland” (Passenger)

Tony Moore
Director of Music Art and Development, The Bedforfd (business partner)
was with another company when working with 
Mark Smith
“Mark is an energetic, dynamic and passionate worker. As a manager of artists I have seen his enthusiasm and professionalism create wonderful opportunities and it is always a pleasure to work with Mark on different projects tony Moore”

Bourby Webster
Director, North Street Consulting (business partner)
was with another company when working with 
Mark Smith
“Mark is one of the hardest working managers in the music industry I have yet to meet. Where some would go half way and think it enough, Mark doesn’t leave a stone unturned when it comes to wanting the best for his artists. A reliable, professional, on-time working partner – a rare breed in the music industry and someone I will treasure working with on many future projects.”

Xan Phillips
(client)
Xan hired 
Mark Smith as a Promoter
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
“With boundless energy and creative flair Mark has always delivered. When it comes to artist management and promotion he has great insight. I use some of his ideas and observations to keep my own business in order. I’m looking forward to his book coming out.”

Steve Conte
(client)
Steve hired
 Mark Smith as a agent/tour manager
Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity
“I’ve just finished a successful UK tour with my band – Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth – that was totally booked, promoted and tour managed by Mark. It was a brilliant experience…I highly recommend him!”

Adam Gerard
Senior Brand Development Manager, Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (business partner)
was with another company when working with 
Mark Smith
“Having worked with Mark on a number of projects I can confidently say he’s a tireless and dedicated manager who has a clear vision as well as the talent and charisma to bring it to life. Very experienced in harnessing the power of the web to his bands’ advantage, no problem is too big or small for Mark to tackle with ease.”