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Interview with STEVE MAC, producer for Susan Boyle, JLS, Il Divo, The Saturdays - Apr 12, 2010
“As soon as the producer starts thinking they’re bigger than the artist then you tend to have a few problems.”
With over 20 #1s in the UK alone and several multi-million selling albums worldwide, Steve Mac is one of the most successful producers in modern pop. His unerring gift for crafting hits was in evidence from the off when in 1991, fresh out of school, his first ever song ‘I Wanna Give You Devotion’ reached #2 in the UK Top 40. A succession of UK and German hits followed before Simon Cowell recognised in him someone that could help bring his pop visions to life, a faith duly rewarded when charges Westlife (UK No.1), Il Divo (USA & UK No.1) and, most recently, Susan Boyle (USA & UK No.1) met with phenomenal success under the masterful studio tutelage of Mac.
A modest figure reluctant to trumpet his triumphs, Mac honours HitQuarters with a rare interview in which the Surrey-born producer-songwriter talks about the challenge of satisfying 300 million expectant fans, freaking out artists with his traditional songwriting methods and about his career evolution from the "naïve" dance pop of ‘Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked)’ to the majestic balladry of ‘Flying Without Wings’.
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