Marten with Nancy Wilson and Chris Broderick

Why a Music Career Coach?

Why hire a Music Career Coach? First of all, it’s never too late to start a music career or take your career to the next level. Get help with expert feedback and support to help you start and grow your music career, ranging from a business perspective to performances and songwriting.

I have been in this business and played music since I was 12. I left Sweden for America, worlds away at 18 years old, and made it in a business that so many people are working so hard to break into. I have great ideas, empathy and compassion for others. Are you stuck and need to remove that block? Coaching means inspiring, encouraging, offering ideas, life experience, and real stories. My knowledge and journey has a lot to offer.

I am a veteran bass player with over 30 years of experience touring and recording with platinum selling billboard bands such as, Lita Ford, SteelHeart, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob and From Classical to Rock.

My experience as the music coach for the community  outreach program Operation Gig, geared towards military veterans offered by the Orange County Music and Dance using the healing powers of music, Operation Gig has brought the veteran community together during the time of social isolation.

Marten is the author of the book “Make Label Contact/The Ultimate Source Directory,” a reference and musicians guide, aimed towards musicians for record companies and demo submissions (published by SCI Publishing.) This book is widely considered to be the guide for any musician. Marten is also co-founder and producer of From Classical to Rock charity concerts, benefiting public music education (For more information on From Classical to Rock (click here). Marten also holds bass clinics and music seminars, performs at music trade shows and gives a limited number of private lessons whenever possible.

Coaching Testimonials

George Lynch
George LynchGuitar Legend, Dokken, Lynch Mob
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Marten Andersson is what You would have if Billy Sheehan and John Entwistle had a kid.
Jasmine Star
Jasmine StarJasmine Star Music
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Marten Andersson is Awesome! One of the Best Bass Player/Coach on the Planet and one of the Nicest People You will ever meet. Talented, Experienced, Kind, and Generous, Marten is my Dude!!
Robert L. Carter
Robert L. Carter20 Years Retired Naval Chief Petty Officer
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I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Marten during the 2021 summer Operation Gig program, Marten was the music coach. I have nothing but positive things to say about Marten. I accredit Marten for helping build my confidence, by making what I once view as difficult music concept appear achievable. He has an infectious can-do attitude, a no man or woman left behind mind set. Marten is an exceptional musician with a thorough knowledge of music, an excellent showman.
Lizzy Borden
Lizzy BordenVeteran Singer and founder of the rock band Lizzy Borden
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As Good As They Come!
Jimmy Perez
Jimmy PerezMilitary Veteran, Operation Gig Participant
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It has been a privilege to have meet you Marten. You have given me great support and your passion to support the troops genuinely shows. This experience means a lot to me.
Michael T. Ross
Michael T. RossKeyboard Player: Lita Ford, Hardline, Raiding The Rock Vault
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Marten Andersson, no there is this guy, a role model friend. One of my dearest buddies. Such a big heart. He got me on a Lizzy Borden album, and let me guest with his band Steelheart live. He always hooks his friends up and never ask for anything in return. It's hard to get him back because he has always been booked with the best artists.
Lita Ford
Lita FordRock Legend
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Marten brings to the stage a sound and high energy dynamic style of bass guitar playing like a freight train hauling thunder through a hurricane.
Billy Sheehan
Billy SheehanBass Legend
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Marten Andersson is one of the best rock bass players I know!
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