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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 should… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: October

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: New York BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. When: October 25, November 29, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM Where:… Read more...


A Conversation With Hitmaker Howard Benson

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.18. Producing hit songs requires as much technical know-how as the ability to let one’s head fly above the clouds, so to speak, and if there’s any producer who can legitimately claim to have mastered both skills, it’s Howard Benson. A onetime aerospace engineer, Benson has become a go-to producer for some… Read more...


Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a Mercedes… Read more...


Composer Sarah Gibson Talks Toy Pianos and Sound Investments

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Born into a creative and artistic environment, Los Angeles-based composer and pianist Sarah Gibson has been writing songs since she was five years old. Noted as a “serious talent to watch” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gibson often finds inspiration in visual art, and is equally comfortable composing music for a chamber… Read more...


A Hopeful and Healing Conversation With Composer Hannibal Lokumbe

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. For more than four decades, composer and jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe (né Marvin Peterson) has been celebrating and commemorating the African-American experience through music that leaves audiences and orchestras alike spellbound with its poignant and riveting historical rawness. His work, which can be defined as nothing short of a healing awakening,… Read more...


An Uncommon Woman: Composer Joan Tower Reflects Upon Six Decades in Classical Music

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Most artists hope for a long, rewarding career in the music industry, and composer Joan Tower has raised the bar with an action-packed career spanning more than six decades. Recognized by The New Yorker as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time,” Tower was born in New Rochelle,… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: September

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. Cliff Goldmacher Workshop-Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough” A rough recording can do so much more than just capture the melody and lyric of your latest song.Caring about all facets of the songwriting and recording process, not only helps you present your songs in the best light but… Read more...


How to Comp Your Way into a Great Recording

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.18. Some days things are just happening—you pick up the guitar, you jump in front of the vocal mic, and, there it is, one take, done. Other times, not so good—for whatever reason you struggle to complete a plausible solo break, but in the end it took you about a dozen tries… 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 have… Read more...


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