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Video: Copenhagen Songwriters Festival – Interview with Founder Brett Perkins

Copenhagen’s songwriter scene is well and truly alive and buzzing. With an abundance of independent songwriters and music artists, the city has a network of performance venues for original music. Now in it’s 4th year , the Copenhagen Songwriters Festival, is a sign how the songwriting community is stronger than ever. This Scandinavian city, the … Continue reading

MPF Podcast 004: Mark Cawley on Writing for Legends

Mark Cawley’s catalog of work has included writing songs for artists such as Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and even The Spice Girls. His songs have appeared on more than 15 million records so far. He has even worked with legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach. In this Music Producers Forum podcast episode 4, … Continue reading

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Image courtesy of Steven Snodgrass In 2008 I interviewed Tracy Chapman’s multi Grammy Award winning producer, David Kershenbaum (Click here to read the article). I was in awe of each and every sentence, though one clearly sticks in my mind. ‘Tracy has an amazing catalog, that still sells to this…

MPF Podcast 003: Barry Southgate – To Mars and Back

Barry Southgate has supported major US R&B artists when touring Australia, including the legendary Brian McKnight. In this conversation, I talk to Barry about his time with his idol, and himself becoming a finalist on the Australian Idol competition. We also chat about his time beyond the reality show, and how he independently produced his … Continue reading

Taylor Swift – Hitting the right notes in music and business

Taylor Swift’s multi award winning career, has made her one of the most successful singer-songwriters before the age of 21. In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan reported Swift as the most successful digital artist in music to date with over 34.3 million digital tracks sold*. I must admit, I have never given a minutes attention to … Continue reading

Artist Preview: Barry Southgate, an artist bringing change and not standing idol

True success is well and truly earned, and that journey means taking initiative and simply getting things done. Songwriter, producer and vocalist Barry Southgate is living by these rules. His motto is ‘bring change somewhere’, which is a simple yet profound philosophy.  As an independent artist with a solid fan base, he’s producing his own … Continue reading

iPad music production ‘dogma’, putting creativity first: the rUbba nEck Manifesto

With your iPad at hand, here’s a chance to get your songwriting and production skills into action. Music Producer Chris Lee Ramsden, follows the Lars Von Trier  footsteps for electronic musicians, creating the manifesto for rUbba nEck. Interested? Read on…  Music production can be a long, tortuous process. But it doesn’t have to be. Most … Continue reading

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