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Episode 63: My friend & Mentor, Josh Doyle
We’re chatting with Josh Doyle, one of my most valued mentors and founder of L.A. based record label and sync licensing company, 3 Theory Music. 3 Theory Music is a collective who have been placed with Amazon, Nike, Nintendo, Toyota, Netflix, HBO, and so much more.
Episode 62: Playlists are a Songwriter's Best Friend
Playlist challenge! I challenge you to build better habits around listening to new music. Consistently listening to new and current music in your genre will do more for your music than you know!
Episode 61: Seth Mosley
Grammy-Winning Producer, Songwriter, Podcast Host, Publisher and Educator at Full Circle Music Academy Seth Mosley has some thoughts on shifting gears in the music industry.
5 DAY BOOTCAMP (LIVE)
Listen to this week's episode to get your personal invitation and to hear what a past bootcamper has to say about the lasting effects of their experience.
Bootcamp: May 19 - 23rd, 2022
Song Critiques with Josh Seawell
Have you ever wanted a song critique, but weren’t sure how to go about it? Or maybe you’ve asked for a critique, but you never heard back. It's common even to be intimidated by the idea of sharing your songs with professionals, but that all has the potential to change.
Let's get you in a helpful mindset before you ask for a song critique from a pro!
Episode 58: Student Success Story feat. Dan Walker
Listen to his episode to hear how one student has transformed his entire outlook and future in music.
Dan says, “Don’t let fear hold you back".
What does the work ethic of an up and coming country artist and songwriter look like? Megan Barker is the person to tell you. The grind is no stranger to Megan. And neither is the music industry. She shares insights that span generations.
Catch more from Megan on Jammin’ in Jammies podcast.
BIG announcement for the SFG team! Heather Evans is coming on board as an artist and sync coach and we could't be more excited!
Get to know Heather and her story on this special podcast episode.
Enjoying the Process
Don't let it be drudgery all the way! If you've been discontented recently, this is the episode for you. Listen to the end for five tips to start finding joy in the process again.
Are you afraid there’s no opportunity for you to pursue your passion? This is the episode for you. Tamara is here to encourage other artists and share her wealth of knowledge about being a performing artist, getting into sync licensing and everything in between.
From busking on the street to having his song used in a Starbucks campaign, John doesn't keep his steps to success a secret.
Meeting of the Minds
You may have heard the word, "mastermind" being thrown around, but do you know what it is, and more importantly, how it can benefit you as a creative type? Listen-in to hear Mike's experience and why he believes finding one can turn out to be a pivotal career decision.
Self doubt might as well be a big flashing sign saying, "PAY ATTENTION!". Tune in to hear how to offset this tricky trap. With a new perspective, you can make decisions for your career in a more productive and soul fulfilling way.
Six Tips to Get Your Organized
We're celebrating episode 50 here at the Songwriting for Guitar Podcast!
As a thanks for listening, Mike gives his top tips so you can stay productive, even in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Talking with the CEO & co-founder of “We Should Write Sometime”, this episode examines the landscape of co-writing and the reasons collaboration is the best path to success.
Most importantly, now you don’t have to be in a music city to write songs professionally anymore.
Episode 48: Marketing with Rick Barker
Rick Barker resigned as Taylor Swift’s manager in 2008 to focus on helping artists all over the world build, grow, and monetize their fanbases. In this episode, Rick zeroes in on the common sense practices that artists should be following to navigate marketing in today’s musical landscape.
Gabe Schillinger is a music producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in hip hop like Snoop Dogg. In addition to that, he also teaches entrepreneurs in music and other industries how to grow and scale their businesses!
Creating Impactful Guitars
Want to know my biggest secret when it comes to recording impactful guitars? We're talking about the one concept that every recording professional knows, and the key to doing it well.
Episode 45: Production, Entrepreneurship & Licensing w/
Anthony Clint Jr.
Get the inside scoop about being a music entrepreneur and the world of production and licensing for TV, film, & media. @Clintmusic has worked with Grammy nominated artists as well as had major placements in the sync world.
Dreams vs. Goals
Wake up! I think you're dreaming! In this episode, we talk about turning your dreams into reality, because I don't want your music dreams to stay a dream.
Episode 43: Student Success Story with Neil Turk
Mike talks with current student Neil Turk, about his turning points that have guided him into the best year of his life. He credits Mike’s course, Riff to Radio as one of those beginning turning points. Take a listen to Neil's story and get inspired, you might hear a lot of yourself in it.
Ever wonder what it takes to get your songs into film and TV?
This week, Mike talks with longtime music supervisor Jody Friedman about common mistakes and myths around licensing.
Legendary Descendents/All guitarist Stephen Egerton opens up about his early influences, the progression of his signature style, and the way his mind processes music.
Founder of the Rockstar Advocate, Suzanne helps artists develop a mindset of self-care and sustainability.
Lisa discusses the importance of mindfulness when it comes to all aspects of a career in music.
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