The Songwriter's Recording Studio

I help songwriters create music that perfectly supports their songs

“Others can now hear what's been locked in my head”

– John Every

We’ll make use of proven guidelines that successful songwriters have been using for years to explore the possibilities of making what you’ve written even better.

I’ll guide you through choosing the right style for your song, which instruments work together well, and how they can be orchestrated to create emotional impact.

I’ll help you figure out how to package and present your finished work, using graphic design, photography, copywriting, video, web & social media.


Your music is your heart; I’m here to help you bring that music alive. I work from my studio, located on the beautiful coastline of North Wales, to create the sound you want.

As a musician and a songwriter myself, I have over 20 years’ studio experience and will bring all of my skills and artistry to the production of your music. This may include anything from music arranging and session musicians to CD artwork and photography.

A wide array of virtual instruments can also be orchestrated to fill out your sound, bringing the music you’ve dreamed of to life.

Musicians and singer-songwriters: you may already have a very respectable home-made demo. This need not go to waste! I am more than happy to mix the recordings you’ve already made, taking your song on to completion. See options and prices.

Stories, advice & general musings of a studio owner

From The Blog

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Mark Pierce Studio Musician Portrait

The music marketing strategy I used to sell my album online

I found myself in the position of having written ten decent songs and was in the process of recording them to […]

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10 quick tips for songwriting success

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Are You Experienced?

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2015 review — a very creative year!

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What people are saying

Meet some of the wonderful people I've had the pleasure of working with

In 5 years you’ve produced 45 of my songs! Each time I get a track back I’m totally overwhelmed; and I appreciate that you’re a perfectionist and put everything into each one. I was a late starter, Mark, and you’ve given me new zest for life. I’ll always be indebted to you.

Maggie Adams, Songwriter, York (

One Day made it to the Semi-Finals of the UK Songwriting Contest! That’s three years in a row we’ve got a song to that stage. We’ve had some good airplay – plus, it was great to see you on the same playlist as Gary Barlow!

Howard Dobson, Songwriter, London (

Thanks, Mark, for your fantastic skill, patience and commitment to this project – not least for lugging your gear round for the album’s benefit! I’m actually quite emotional hearing the music coming together so well!

Steve Gilmour, Worship Leader & Songwriter, Prestatyn (Steve Gilmour on iTunes)

You created beautifully crafted tracks – allowing Helena’s songs to blossom without her losing control of her compositions. Needless to say she gained a place at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts – and graduated in 2015.

Steve Johnson, a very happy Dad, North Yorkshire


Day Rate
£360per 8 hour day
  • Recording
  • Editing
  • Mixing
Hourly rate
£45per hour
  • Recording
  • Editing
  • Mixing