Mark Kendrick


My music project brand is 'Fused'. Under this I've been writing, recording and producing since 1989.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

A purpose for creative output creating music I would like to hear by others

What is your music dream?

To produce Depeche Mode, collaborate with Parralox and work with Alan Wilder

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Decent internet! ;-)

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I Die: You Die by Gary Numan

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Depeche Mode (classic era only), Gary Numan, Erasure, OMD, Tenek, Mesh, Lowe, Camouflage, De/Vision, Parralox, Iris.

What inspires you to make music?


What is the message you want to send with your music?

I'm just creating the music I'd love to buy and listen to.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Not done that for decades

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The industry has changed beyond belief, as what happened in publishing. Gone are the days of making money in this industry for many IMO, but technology has meant lower barriers to entry, which has empowered many artists to strike out on their own. Unfortunately the flip side is I feel music has lost it's 'value' to the masses who stream for 'free'. Most artists these days either have to play live for income, or do it for the 'love of it' and not look at some crock of gold at the end of the rainbow that's getting signed by a label etc. The recent upsurge of 'promotion and publishing' individuals I believe largely prays on musicians by taking a percentage of anything and also charges for promo plays and playlist inclusion etc. It's a world where the artist is scammed by many. I feel the time is right for a supportive collaborative promotion and publishing service generated by artists for artists.

What do you think of Drooble?


What frustrates you most as a musician?

Spotify and Apple Music streaming percentages paid to artists and the lack of understanding by the public that they are not really paying for music anymore and what that means to artists.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I buy music as much as I can, and offer help and support where I can. I also undertake as much production work for others as I can, and give advice when I'm working through a project.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Become their own PR agency, social media outlet and pay to get onto large streaming playlists. It's a different world that the days of radio play only. I don't like this new world, but can see how one can take advantage of it.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Tenek, Lowe, Iris, La Vogue, Michigan, Fused, Sombre Moon