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Rob Wells is an award-winning producer/songwriter based in Toronto with a mile long list of credits filled with the who’s who of today’s music business. Some highlights include everybody’s favourite pop sensation Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert – who is now on tour as the singer for Queen’s comeback tour and several others including Cyndi Lauper, Selena Gomez, Backstreet Boys, Mika and so many more.

I’m sure by now he has an entire room dedicated to awards received including first place in numerous songwriting competitions, SOCAN #1 awards, gold, platinum & multi-platinum certifications.

We had an amazing conversation with Rob where he opened up about what makes him tick when deciding which indie artists we will work with and incredible stories from behind the scenes, including one about a song that was constantly rejected before getting cut by the Backstreet Boys.

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If you don’t have our free eBook, The Indie Artist’s Guide To a Successful Music Career, fill out the form below to get it right away and flip to page 6 and 7 to find your hit song checklist. There are 25 questions to ask yourself to determine if your songs are “hit quality” so make sure you’ve got the PDF to follow along.

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If you enjoy this interview with Rob Wells, you’ll actually have your chance to have him critique your song live at a very special workshop coming up on December 7th here in Toronto on a Saturday downtown: Making Hits with ROB WELLS.

Enter the discount code “PODCAST” to get $25 off either a VIP ticket or a regular ticket. If you purchase your ticket before October 15th you’ll also get FREE access to our social media workshop: How To Triple Your Fan Base In 90 Days.

So Rob, tell me some of the things you’re looking for in an indie artist when deciding if you’re going to co-write and produce a track for them.

Here are some of the topics we discussed with Rob on the show:

  • How one song went from constant rejection to getting cut by the Backstreet Boys
  • What Rob looks for when choosing which indie artists to work with
  • How Rob transitioned from normal job to multi-platinum producer/songwriter
  • “The Campfire Test” and why it’s the ultimate validation for a truly great song
  • The number 1 thing that turns Rob off an indie artist
  • Rob’s process for co-writing songs with his artists
  • The 3 things you need to succeed as an artist in the music biz
  • The magic of co-writing
  • What every artist must do BEFORE they start aggressively promoting themselves
  • How to connect emotionally with people through your songs

Song Critique Workshop In Toronto with ROB WELLS


Do you want to know how to write SMASH HIT songs that are ready for hit-radio?

Learn what it takes to make HITS with SUPER PRODUCER ROB WELLS (Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert, Ariana Grande) in a special workshop for songwriters on December 7, 2014 here in Toronto.

Making Hits with Rob Wells will show you exactly how a multi-platinum songwriter/producer would approach 25 songs submitted by different indie artists like you in a live, intimate setting.

This is like getting a sneak peak into a co-writing session with a songwriter and producer that’s working with the biggest name in the music business today!

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