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Top Songwriting Workshop Questions - and Their Answers

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18 In teaching songwriting and music business workshops over the past fifteen years, I’ve observed that there is a “greatest hits” of questions that I get over and over again from my attendees. I thought it might be helpful to share those questions and my answers here. Music Business 1. When… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.18 WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Stripping Down Your Demos & Getting Them Cut This workshop is for songwriters who would like to streamline the demo process, keep their demo budgets in check and maximize the return on their investment. The workshop also provides multiple examples of stripped-down demos that… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: July

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18 WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Stripping Down Your Demos & Getting Them Cut This workshop is for songwriters who would like to streamline the demo process, keep their demo budgets in check and maximize the return on their investment. The workshop also provides multiple examples of stripped-down demos that… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: June

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.13.18 WORKSHOPS BMI/ Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough” When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2 - 3 PM Where: BMI’s Nashville office (10 Music Square East, Nashville 37203) How: Register online here Get an insider’s perspective on the process of… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18 WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough” When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2 - 3 PM Where: BMI’s Nashville office (10 Music Square East, Nashville 37203) How: Register online here Get an insider’s perspective on the process of making… Read more...


6 Tips for Exercising Your Songwriting Muscles

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From News, posted 4.24.18 The difference, in my experience, between professional songwriters and hobbyists has very little to do with raw songwriting ability. It has to do with taking that talent and honing your skills. Being a pro requires an ironclad work ethic to not only create a consistent body of work, but also… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: April

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18 WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: April 17, 2018, 12:30 - 4:30 PM Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring… Read more...


Two Big Mistakes Songwriters Make

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From The Weekly, posted 10.16.17 In the twenty-five years that I’ve been writing songs and, more recently, since I’ve been teaching, I’ve made and/or seen some common mistakes in both writing and navigating a songwriting career that can be avoided. Here are two of them. Forfeiting Craft for Emotion and Vice Versa We all write… Read more...


3 Quick Tips for Making a Rough Recording

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From The Weekly, posted 7.07.17 As much as we’d like to admit it, not all of our songs are going to be worth spending the kind of money and time that professional recordings require. In order to know whether or not your song is - or can be - worth that investment, song critiques are… Read more...


How to Find the Right Engineer, Producer and Musicians to Record Your Music

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16 For songwriters getting ready to demo a song, it’s essential that you choose a professional recording studio with qualified personnel. However, if you haven’t spent much time in the studio, it can be tough to know what distinguishes true professionals from amateurs. As a second part to my… Read more...


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