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songwriting  // Posts tagged as "songwriting"

28 Jan Posted by in Blog, Newsletter, Tips | Comments

Top 10 Songwriting Insights From Durango

Top 10 Songwriting Insights From Durango

Twice a year for the last six years or so, I have attended the four-day Durango Songwriters Expo. The people that attend this intensive confab are publishers, film supervisors, performers, and most of all songwriters of all ages. I’m going to break with my usual MO here and not drop any names, but I can ...

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30 May Posted by in Podcast | Comments

SiS Podcast: David Guilbault

SiS Podcast: David Guilbault

David Guilbault Classic Americana singer/songwriter David Guilbault is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. David & Chris go in-depth about David’s latest experimental project: Giving his songs to 4 different producers to let them do what they will. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the play icon above to stream, or click here ...

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01 May Posted by in Podcast | Comments

SiS Podcast: Erin Jordan

SiS Podcast: Erin Jordan

Erin Jordan Retro-cabaret singer/songwriter Erin Jordan is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. Erin shares songs from her new album with the band Bakelite 78, insight into her original sound and songwriting process, and performs a new song, “Jim.” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the play icon above to stream, or click ...

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29 Mar Posted by in Podcast | Comments

SiS Podcast: Rebekah Ann Curtis

SiS Podcast: Rebekah Ann Curtis

Rebekah Ann Curtis Singer/Songwriter Rebekah Ann Curtis is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. Rebekah shares new, unreleased tracks along with stories about her songwriting and performing history. She performs “What Goes Up” live to finish the show. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the play icon above to stream, or click here ...

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07 Mar Posted by in Blog, Tips | Comments

Song Critiques: Why You Need Them, Why You Should Do Them

Song Critiques: Why You Need Them, Why You Should Do Them

Song Critiques: Why You Need Them, Why You Should Do Them There are two crucial steps that many amateur songwriters overlook in their quest to improve their craft and take their songs to the next level. First, they fail to subject their songs to a critique by other songwriters, and second, they fail to critique ...

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28 Feb Posted by in Podcast | Comments

SiS Podcast: Jabi Shriki

SiS Podcast: Jabi Shriki

Jabi Shriki Pop/Rock musician Jabi Shriki is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. Jabi shares tracks from his new album, Puzzle Pieces, and the philosphy behind them as well as a new tune played live. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the play icon above to stream, or click here to download Click ...

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30 Jan Posted by in Podcast | Comments

SiS Podcast: Charlie Heinemann

SiS Podcast: Charlie Heinemann

January, 2012 Charlie Heinemann Americana singer/songwriter Charlie Heinemann is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. Charlie shares songwriting tips, songs from the album “Disheartened” with his band The Repeat Offenders, and plays a new song live. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the play icon above to stream, or click here to download ...

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24 Oct Posted by in Blog, Tips | Comments

Songwriting Lesson: Matching Melodies and Lyrics

Songwriting Lesson: Matching Melodies and Lyrics

I would like to start off our little coaching session with a tip that is crucial for good song development. It’s sad but true that many songwriters ignore this skill I am about to tell you resulting in underdeveloped songs. It’s also a skill that’s not easy…I suppose that’s why many overlook it. Here it goes! ...

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Aug/Sept 2011 Songwriting Contest Results!

Aug/Sept 2011 Songwriting Contest Results!

Thanks to everyone who sent in entries to the Songwriters in Seattle contest and thanks to Brian Nelson of Paintshaker Music for providing the grand prize: 8 hours of studio time at Elliot Bay Recording Company. Congratulations to the winner of our August/September 2011 Songwriting Contest… CHARLIE HEINEMANN For his song “LA Is Totally Awesome” ...

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14 Sep Posted by in Blog, Links, Music Biz | 5 comments

“Mooncakes” on NPR’s Marketplace

“Mooncakes” on NPR’s Marketplace

Songwriters in Seattle had a really cool and unexpected bit of national media attention Monday with our song, “A Black Market For Mooncakes” being part of a segment on NPR’s Marketplace. I’ve been asked a lot about how it happened, all the way back to the origin story of the song, so I thought I’d ...

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