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Composer Matt Mahaffey Animatedly Talks About Life With Shrek, The Ninja Turtles, and More

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19. When songwriter, composer and producer Matt Mahaffey started scoring for animated projects with the game-changing Shrek, the transition was not only serendipitous, but also a kind of full-circle turn. Mahaffey was just four years old when he started writing songs and playing drums, and soon honed his craft performing at Dollywood.… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Hit?

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19. When I worked in the A & R Department at a major record label, and later, as production coordinator for albums by hit artists, in many cases, my ears were the first barrier that had to be crossed when a song was submitted for those acts. Almost all the songs I… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: January

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


Eban Schletter: On Work and Play

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. The SpongeBob SquarePants composer talks about how both help him write the music we all love. Read more...


What Skills Do You Need to Be a Successful Songwriter?

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. An aspiring songwriter recently asked me several intriguing questions: “What abilities do I need to write songs? Do I need to be able to read and write music? Play keyboards or guitar? Sing in tune?” He followed up by asking what additional skills he would need in order to record demos… Read more...


Get in Gear With Today’s Recording Essentials

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. A starter sampler of really useful tools for everyday recording Read more...


In the Zone with David Liebman

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. The jazz saxophonist reflects upon five fruitful decades in the music business Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: December

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


Top Songwriting Workshop Questions - and Their Answers

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. Cliff Goldmacher answers 9 burning questions about the music business, co-writing and the demo process Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: October

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


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