Mac DeMarco is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. The Canadian artist began his career in 2006, and he is associated with the slacker rock and blue wave music genres. The success that this artist has achieved in his career in the music industry means that Mac DeMarco’s net worth is now an estimated $3 million, and here is an overview of how he achieved his wealth.
DeMarco’s Early Life
McBriare ‘Mac’ Samuel Lanyon DeMarco was born on April 30, 1990, in Duncan, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. However, he was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, after his parents divorced when he was four. He started having guitar lessons from his maternal grandmother at the same time as he was a student at McKernon School, a junior high. While at high school, he joined several bands, including the post-punk group ‘Outdoor Miners,’ the alternative R&B group ‘Sound of Love,’ and the indie rock band ‘Meat Cleavers.’
His Early Music Career
In his late teens, DeMarco was living in the Killarney neighborhood, and it was there that he self-produced his first album ‘Heat Wave.’ He had a 500-unit run made in 2009, which sold out. During this time, DeMarco also worked on psychedelic video projects. Also, in 2009, DeMarco formed a group with Jen Clement and Alex Calder, and they were signed to Unfamiliar Records. The group began touring with the Japandroids, a Vancouver-based band. Mac DeMarco moved to Montreal from Vancouver in 2011 to focus on his solo music career. After struggling to find work as a musician, he made money by taking part in medical experiments. He also worked as part of a road paving crew. He got his big break in 2012 when Captured Tracks signed DeMarco. Within a month of signing with the label, DeMarco had released an LP called ‘Rock and Roll Night Club,’ which featured just four tracks.
DeMarco’s Career from 2012 Onwards
DeMarco’s record label was impressed with his LP, and it led to him releasing his first full-length album ‘2.’ The album was relatively successful and attracted positive attention from music critics, including the Pitchfork designation of ‘Best New Music.’ One of the tracks from the album was also licensed for a Target commercial. In 2014, DeMarco released his second album ‘Salad Days,’ and debuted the lead single ‘Passing Out Pieces.’ Once again, DeMarco received Pitchfork’s designation for ‘Best New Music,’ and the album was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Award, although it did not win. DeMarco increased his wider popularity after appearing on the talk show ‘Conan’ in March 2015 and performed his song ‘Let her Go.’ Later that year, he released his third album, ‘Another One,’ which is predominantly a collection of love songs. At the same time as releasing the album, the artist also released a video about making the album. The first single from the album, ‘The Way You’d Love Her,’ was released by Captured tracks in May 2015. Later in 2015, Mac DeMarco released an instrumental album with nine tracks titled ‘Some Other Ones.’ DeMarco announced in January 2017 that he was set to release his third studio album, ‘This Old Dog,’ later in the year. On the day of the announcement, he released two of the album’s singles, although ‘This Old Dog’ was not released until May 2017. During 2017 and 2018, De Marco appeared on several talk shows to promote his album and his tour.
Mac DeMarco’s fourth studio album, ‘Here Comes the Cowboy,’ was announced in March 2019. When he made this announcement, he released the first single from the album, which was titled ‘Nobody.’ The album was released two months later. Although the album received mixed reviews, it was the first of DeMarco’s albums to appear in the top ten on the US Billboard number 10. ‘Here Comes the Cowboy’ raised controversy when music fans noticed similarities between DeMarco’s album and an album by Japanese-American artist Mitski. Her album’s title was ‘Be the Cowboy,’ which fans thought was very similar to DeMarco’s album title. Both DeMarco’s album and the album by Mitski contained tracks titled ‘Nobody.’ Mac DeMarco claims that he had never heard Mitski’s album until after the similarities were raised, while Mitski also seemed unconcerned at any perceived similarities. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Mac DeMarco has also collaborated with other artists. In September 2020, De Marco collaborated with the British artist Yellow Days on a track called ‘The Curse.’ A month later, De Marco featured in ‘Moving Men,’ a single by French musician Myd. The music video for Myd’s single also featured an animated version of DeMarco. Another music video in which DeMarco has appeared was for Crowded House’s single ‘Whatever You Want.’ Mac DeMarco has received multiple award nominations for his work. These include nominations for the Polaris Music Prize for Album of the Year in 2013, 2014, and 2017. He was also nominated for the Rober Awards Breakthrough Artist in 2012 and the Best Male Artist and Best Songwriter award at the 2014 Rober Awards Music Prize. However, DeMarco has not yet won an award for his music.
Mac DeMarco’s Net Worth
According to Wealthy Persons, Mac DeMarco’s net worth is approximately $3 million although this is an estimation. He has made his money as a singer and songwriter. Most of his money has come from sales of his albums. Mac DeMarco remains active in the music industry and has the potential to further increase his wealth, although he has not yet announced the release of his next single.
Mac DeMarco’s Personal Life
Between 2012 and 2016, DeMarco lived in Brooklyn, New York. He then moved to the Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Kiera McNally. DeMarco often holds jamming sessions at home with his friends and fellow musicians, including Mac Miller, Anderson Paak, and Thundercat.
Written by Allen Lee
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