Few know how challenging it can be to navigate the music business better than the very people who sustain it – hardworking professional songwriters. One writer who lived through that struggle and attained great heights is BMI affiliate Shelly Peiken.
A GRAMMY-nominated songwriter whose work has sold in excess of 50 million records, Peiken shares her wisdom from over two decades in the business in her new, long-awaited memoir, Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, which hits bookshelves on March 22, 2016.
Beyond a poignant portrait of Peiken’s life and career, Confessions is an invaluable source of insight for the next crop of resourceful songwriters, as the author provides advice for getting the best results in the creative process and tips for adapting to the ever-shifting trends inherent in the industry.
Peiken realized her lifelong goals and made an indelible mark when songs of hers like “What A Girl Wants” and “Bitch” became decade-defining hits for Christina Aguilera and Meredith Brooks, respectively. Her songs have also been recorded by a diverse array of artists including Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, the Pretenders, Keith Urban, Cher, the Backstreet Boys and many others. But that success didn’t happen overnight.
By sharing her experience and her journey as a songwriter, Peiken’s story is informative and inspirational, but also a compellingly funny read, a must for music industry newcomers and veterans alike.
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