NASHVILLE RESIDENCY MENTOR:
Not only is Mark Moffatt one of the most experienced and respected producers to emerge from Australia, he is also an accomplished musician (guitar, pedal steel), engineer, and writer.
In 1980, he took a position as director of artist development/house producer with Rupert Murdoch’s Festival Records, at that time Australia’s largest independent record label with 25% of the market. That year saw Mark’s first nomination as “Best Producer” and the beginning of steady chart success through the eighties and nineties.
During his career in Australia he featured in reader and industry polls, including the Rolling Stone “Best Producer” and ARIA “Producer of the Year” categories . He has more productions in the APRA Top 30 songs of all time than any other single producer and has produced an astonishing 15 ARIA Hall of Fame inductees.
As a writer he has had two #1 Australian country singles, two top ten pop singles, two top ten UK & European singles, and has composed scores for seven major motion pictures and TV series.
Mark relocated to Nashville in 1996, at the invitation of Ten Ten Music president Barry Coburn. As director of A&R at Ten Ten until 2001, he worked extensively in the development of superstar Keith Urban.
Production credits include : Keith Urban /the Ranch, the Saints, Yothu Yindi, the Divinyls, Neil & Tim Finn, Ross Wilson, Slim Dusty, Tony Joe White, Stacey Earle, O’Shea, Jasmine Rae, Deana Carter, Leslie Mills (with John Shanks & the Dust Brothers), Gloriana, Adam Gregory, Jason Aldean remixes.
Mark is a leader in the emerging Independent sector of the Nashville Industry, achieving the highest number of independent Music Row chart entries in 2005 and 2007 saw his first Grammy nomination.
Mark is the Nashville Representative for Australian performance rights organization, APRA | AMCOS, and is the current President of the Board for the America Music Association.
For more info, please visit markmoffatt.com.