Naomi Crain interview with the songwriter of pop hits such as "Wreaking Ball' (Miley Cyrus), 'A New Day Has Come' (Celine Dion) and The Weeknd's 'Earned It'.
This week, [Naomi Crain] talks to hit songwriting and producer, [Stephan Moccio] about [songwriting, passion, talent and success].....
Over the years, Moccio has penned songs for superstars like Dua Lipa, Avril Lavigne, Seal, James Blunt, and Ne-Yo, landing seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 on the strength of his undeniably original and deeply resonant melodies.
What does it take to be a successful songwriter, producer or artist? Is it a 'good start' in life, talent, hard work or luck? This is one of the many questions that Naomi poses to the deeply purposeful and passionate musician, whose answers are delivered as thoughtfully and delicately as his music.
In speaking of his latest album 'Lionheart'...“If people are going to gift me with the hour of their time that it takes to listen to this body of work, then I want to give them something valuable in return,” he says. “It needs to be something beautiful, first and foremost, but it also needs to be something that makes them feel peaceful inside. I want this music to be meditative and transformative for everyone who hears it, and to give them back the time and space that so many of us are missing today.”
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