Mar 22, 2013, 11:26

Location: Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Member since: December 2, 2012

Tracks in portfolio on 151 (click here to hear all tracks)


Dean Wagg is the songwriter and composer behind Max Power. Max Power’s music has been featured on many major networks including CBS, Fox Sports and MTV, and in shows such as “10 On Top,” “The Sevens,” and “Access Hollywood”. Max Power has had countless placements for radio and TV commercials in many countries, including France, Canada, Australia and even Mozambique.

Max Power has a catalogue of hundreds of tracks, and excels in many genres, including Dramatic, Classical, Rock, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Electronic, and more. From edgy and intense tracks to atmospheric and uplifting, Max Power’s highly emotive work is perfect for a variety of Film, TV, and Commercial productions.

Some Questions We Asked Dean of Max Power:

1. Which are your best, or even favorite tracks? Why?

I like creating the more organic stuff so my orchestra/string/piano stuff is my favorite. Some of the recent ones I like include “Wet Sand”, “With Love”, “Silver Clouds” and ”Shoot For The Stars”.

Some of my most popular tracks are:

“Tomorrow We Fly”

“Hip-Hop Ghost Rider”

“The Inception of An Idea”

2. High profile projects or clients you have worked for?

I’ve been lucky enough to get quite a few of the large networks under my belt. I’ve written music which has been used on the Discovery Channel, Fox Sports, CBS, National Geographic, multiple MTV shows, and I am one of the regular writers for NBC show ‘Access Hollywood’. I also recently provided the theme tune for the Australian Open Tennis Championships.

3. Primary instrument?

Guitar! I love to play guitar solos. I’d put self-indulgent six minute lead guitar solos on every one of my tracks if I could get away with it. Of course I would probably also starve!

4. Favorite music-making piece of gear or software you currently use?

I bought a ukulele and I’ve been having a ton of fun messing around with it. I’d never really played one before but I’ve gotten the hang of it enough to start recording with now. It’s actually used on production music way more than people would necessarily know. As far as ‘in the box’ stuff goes, I love all pretty much all of the Izotope plug-ins. Particularly Ozone.

5. Piece of gear or software you wish you owned?

I would love a Gibson Les Paul. I’m a lefty so they’re a little pricey and I haven’t been able to justify letting myself have one. Yet…

6. Film score or song you admire? Why?

I love Hans Zimmer’s recent work. He seems to get better and better. The stuff Zimmer did for Inception and The Dark Knight Rises is incredible. I hope to be working at that level within ten years. And Thomas Newman’s score for American Beauty was ground breaking. Now everybody sounds like him

7. Music education background?

I’m self-taught on every instrument apart from the piano. I just couldn’t pick it up so I gave in and got lessons from an amazing teacher and former touring philharmonic member. I feel I was lucky to have even spent time in his company. I learned so much about music, not just the piano.

8. Memorable “Aha!” moment during your musical education?

If it sounds good play it! Don’t worry if something is structurally or tonally incorrect. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s wrong. If it sounds good to you, then that’s all that matters. I have had music placed that even I didn’t like! I look at royalty statements and think, ‘really, they used that!?’

9. If you had a time machine and could record or perform once with any artist, who would it be?

Well as long as we’re fantasizing – I’d probably form a super group, with Hendrix on lead guitar, John Bonham on drums, Paul McCartney on bass, Elvis on Vocals & Lennon on Keyboards. Guess that puts me on rhythm guitar but to be honest I’d probably forget to play.

10. Moment you first knew you would be a musician?

As soon as I heard Angus Young (of AC/DC) playing guitar I knew I wanted to play what he could play. I just locked myself in my bedroom for six months until I could do it.

11. Advice you would give to a younger family member interested in a music career?

Go for it! Starting out it’s hard as the money takes a while to start coming in, so you probably need to supplement your income for quite a while. But when you start getting paid for doing what you love? There’s no feeling like it.

12. Five songs or albums you’d take with you to a desert island?

Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life

AC/DC – If You Want Blood

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Pink Floyd – The Wall

DustySpringfield– Dusty In Memphis

Radiohead – OK Computer

(that is a weird looking selection!)

13. If you could master another instrument, what would it be?

I play drums but I’d like to get really good. Like Neil Peart good. Not sure that’s gonna happen anytime soon though. Come to think of it, I’m not sure that’s gonna happen to anyone anytime soon!

14. Favorite time of day to work in your studio?

I seem to be more productive in the afternoon, but to be honest I love it so much I don’t really care what time I’m in the studio.

We thank Dean for sharing some of his musical background with us and for contributing Max Power’s tracks to, the Production Music Marketplace. The next time you need royalty-free edgy and intense tracks or atmospheric and uplifting music for a project, check out Max Power’s tracks on


Chris Cardell is the co-founder of, a production music marketplace with over 22,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music and custom music from a online community of professional musicians. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.



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