The goal – every single day – is to write something special and great but also commercial and current. This is the music business. It is our job to sell our songs, to have artists – ourselves or other people – record them, not to have them sit in our computers gathering digital dust.
I have been a professional songwriter and performer for more than 30 years. I have numerous Academy Award, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations and hit songs under my belt. I know what it takes to write songs that not only move people but also move up the charts.
If you need songs, I have them, in all different genres: rock, pop, r&b, rap, classical, country, etc. If you need help with your songwriting, I will provide it in all areas: generating and developing ideas, lyrics, music, the difference between writing for yourself as an artist and writing for someone else, what makes a great lyric and melody and how to make collaborations work. I will show how you to avoid the common pitfalls of young and even established writers, such as lyrical cliches and “old” chord structures, and how to be ready when – as often happens – you are called upon to make changes to your music quickly, even in the studio while a song is being recorded. And always, we will keep our eyes on the ball of writing something that is not only great but also contemporary and commercial.
Remember – your family may hear your new song and say “we love it”. But standing out from all the other people whose families also love their songs is a whole different story. That’s where I can and want to help.