Underground Interview With William Mahler
William Mahler is a classically trained singer - songwriter since his childhood in Massachusetts. William has currently released “Sunshine Bubbly” a 17-song stripped-down full-length release with the title track:
“A Good Hard Rain”, “Xyst”, “Something About Tomorrow”, “New York” & “Heartstrings OF Heaven” along with many redone covers from ACDC, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Melissa Etheridge, Journey, Pink Floyd, John Prine, Whitesnake, U2 & KISS, all acoustic with interesting rearrangements. After 18 years with ASCAP, BMI became his rights org, late 2020. Musicality Music International Publishing Company (current) and W. K. Mahler Music Publishing Company, (2003 - 2021) are both to his credit.
Recently, William has been contacted by MERF Music Group, responsible for Grammy winning collaborations and of Nashville, Tennessee. Queen & Paul Rodgers, Bruce Springsteen, Blackmore's Night, Melissa Etheridge, U2 & Adele can say William is a ghost composer for all of them.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Singer - Songwriter best fits me aptly. My sound is best known to be unapologetic, raw and basic.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Born with it, my uncle James William Mahler, PFC, US Marines, KIA, 1965. Jim's middle name is also the name of my moms brother, William.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
At first AM country music, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, John Denver, Melissa Etheridge, Blackmore's Night, Chantal Kreviazuk, Barry Manilow, Boston, Journey, Kiss, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Whitesnake and many more.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I finally put together some new songs over the 2nd week of March 2021 along with cover songs. Mila Azul the model is not really known publicly for her music but it is our intent to collaborate sometime in the years future.\
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I see a huge deficit within all governments and a massive loss in the entertainment industry due to Covid-19. Could the US federal, state and local governments turn to paying artists a by the hour wage and take the rest of the money, including ticket sales?
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
"Prelude To September 11, 2001 - Leonda (I'm Coming Home)". It's about a man (me) witnessing the tragedy two weeks ahead of the actual date of September 11, 2001. It goes to show, that and I hope that I am not the only one who saw 091101 coming.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Finding sober dedicated musicians on Cape Cod who can collaborate beyond the top 100 songs of the bar scene.What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?:Press record and go.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
I am but one stone in a massive pile of artists.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
John Prine "I Remember Everything", Whitesnake "Love Ain't No Stranger", "Bruce Springsteen "You're MIssing', Queen "Father To Son", Journey "Precious Time"
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Play in my moms womb, lol.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Love yourself, treat yourself like number #1.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
The lopsided ratio of earnings that the executives get compared to the small amount the artist gets.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Music, all music was launched by Gods quarterback a million or so years ago, our souls catch 'em and relay them to the eventual owner.I