“If everyone else is doing it, what’s the point?”
This is the quote that stuck with me from this delightful, weird, rambly conversation with Marc Martel. Let me introduce you to Marc, in case you don’t know him already.
Or, maybe I should have given you this one first: an imagining of how Pavarotti and Freddie Mercury would have done a duet.
Incredible, right? Marc and I have known one another for fifteen years, back when we were both graduating college. He was playing with the band Downhere, who had just been signed to a major Christian label. I was working in a church doing youth ministry. Now he is pulling double-duty with his first solo album, Impersonator (it’s SO GOOD) and being the frontman for the Queen Extravaganza, which means he channels Freddie Mercury for half the year. Exciting life, right?
Marc has navigated the music industry in the new, digital age, which set the stage for changes in the book world as we have moved to digital there as well. I loved talking to him about promotion, his passion, and….the Backstreet Boys. No, really. We talk about the Backstreet Boys.
Listen to Create If Writing – Episode 013
I hope you love this interview and feel inspired to find your weird way of embracing your passion. I think we all dream of making our passions a working reality, and that’s just what Marc has done and is doing.
This is the video he made with his wife, Krystal Martel. (Check out Krystal’s photography site!)
And if you LOVE the new music on the podcast as much as I do, you can check out more about her and her music on her site.