Tag

communication

/

How to Solve Disagreements Between Co-Writers

Tips for solving issues with co-writers

My writer friend and I were sitting on her front porch on a sunny October morning, talking about writing. She mentioned that she was jealous of songwriters and thought it must be much better than writing, because we get to work together and in groups. “Sure,” I said cautiously, “but it isn’t always a great time. It can be like working on a group project in school.” My mind flashed to the ten seconds of tense silence after I snapped at another writer in a room. I was tired of them steamrolling over everything I said. I also thought about the woman who[...]

/

I’m Friends With My Co-Writer But They Aren’t Pulling Their Weight. Help!

"My co-writer is not contributing enough to our song. How should I handle it?" This question pops up often in my songwriting circles. Whether it’s a producer, co-writer or band member, people are unsure of what to do when their friends aren’t contributing enough to the project. I’ve experienced this on both sides before, and I’m going to give you some tips on how to handle this issue and (hopefully) remain friends. When Your Co-Writer Isn’t Doing Their Share First, let’s talk about the times when I’ve been that person who wasn’t pulling m[...]

/

Brass in a Song: What It Is (and What It Isn’t)

A guide to confusing studio terms

  Actual conversation I had with a client: Customer: I need brass on this song Me: Okay I don’t play that, but I do know someone if you want to hire them - Customer: No, I want you to do it. Me: ….I don’t know how though. I could play it on a synth, but it won’t sound authentic - Customer: No I want you to sing it. Sing the brass. Me: ….. Customer: Like in that style. Sing it like with brass. Me: …do you mean, like, “brassy?” Like a style? Customer: Yes! So…this is why I included the term Brass in my book. B[...]