Striking Note Records is an indie record label with the goal of making timeless music that feeds the mind and soul.

Writer-Producer Mark Hauptschein on Stratocaster

Mark Hauptschein

A life-long musician and songwriter, Mark abandoned the corporate world in 2013 to dive full-time into music. Striking Note’s first project was Camila Ballario’s Another Good Mistake, an album written and co-produced by Mark along with Rich Rankin. The title track earned second place in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

Mark’s songs soulfully portay life’s ups and downs. Rooted in rock, singer-songwriter and Americana, with touches of jazz and soul, the music delivers emotional twists that command repeat listens.

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You’ll hear beautiful ballads, funk infused rhythms and driving rock tunes. Along with Mark’s guitar and keyboard work, a host of other musicians contribute compelling performances including mandolin, accordion, dobro, Hammond organ, drums, bass and brass.

Mark took on the artist’s role himself with the recent releases of Killer Ghost and Blind the Truth. Inventive videos were made for each. Fourteen new songs are set to be released and you can sample them here.

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