Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO Award winning musician and a contributing writer for The guardian and Huffington Post Canada. Dan has recently released a new album entitled Club Meds under the band name Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Dan talks to the guys on his creation process, being vulnerable, and also gives some advice to young musicians looking to make music for a living. Dan reminds the audience that there will be hard days in the creation process, but you have to trust your gut and ignore the critics.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] What does Dan do?

[2:20] What’s Dan’s why?

[5:45] Dan talks about his musical style.

[8:35] What does it really mean to be a ‘rock star’?

[12:35] Dan talks on his son being born 7 weeks early.

[17:10] What kind of challenges has Dan faced in the music industry?

[24:10] Starting your own band? Buy a van and hire a publicist.

[24:55] What’s Dan’s creation process?

[34:55] Dan doesn’t always love the creation process.

[35:55] You will have hard days in the creative process.

[40:35] Dan doesn’t want to make the same record twice.

[43:55] You have to trust your gut and ignore the critics.

[54:20] The most impressive people are the ones who can be vulnerable.

[55:20] How has Dan learned to become a leader?

[60:30] How can you lead people without being a bully?

[63:20] What does it mean to be a man today?

[66:30] Life is always complicated.

[67:10] What kind of legacy does Dan want to leave behind?

[69:05] Dan is currently working on an EP.

[70:40] ManTalks will be hosting a one day event in Vancouver on Nov 7th.

Mentioned In This Episode:


Hector and the Search for Happiness

Club Meds by Dan Mangan + Blacksmith.


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (jesusparlange.com – lateniteautomatic.com)

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