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Last update: 2015-04-17

Judy Stakee chats about artist development and what it takes to get to the next level.

2015-04-17 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 47s

I believe in the new age of music. You, as a songwriter and artist, can carve out your own path to success. Your perspective is something to be celebrated. –Judy...

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Peter Spellman outlines success strategies for today’s indie artist

2015-04-10 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 34s

Peter Spellman is an artist development specialist, helping musicians apply their entrepreneurial instincts to create success. He is director of the Career Development Center at Berklee and the author of several...

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Pat Pattison of Berklee College of Music shares a glimpse inside his songwriting toolbox.

2015-04-03 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 39s

Write Fearlessly! — Pat Pattison Pat Pattison is a Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches Lyric Writing and Poetry. In addition to his four books, Songwriting Without...

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Keith and Sue Mohr – open mic songwriter contest, artist self-discovery process, and the value of 1000 loyal fans

2015-03-27 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 48s

“Let’s Be Independent Together!”– Keith Mohr Founder/President of Indieheaven, Keith Mohr and President of The Inner ViZion, Sue Mohr have over 30 years combined experience consulting in the arena of...

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Robin Frederick shares songwriting secrets of today’s chart topping hit songs.

2015-03-19 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 44s

Robin Frederick has written and produced more than 500 songs for television, records, theater, and audio products. She’s a former Director of A&R and Production for Rhino Records and Executive...

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Cliff Goldmacher talks about how to co-write successfully and how to record a pro song demo

2015-03-13 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 44s

“Co-writing, especially for songwriters who are used to writing alone – it’s a pretty daunting prospect,” says Cliff Goldmacher, owner of Nashville Studio Live and Educated Songwriter. “You’re opening up...

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Shannon Curtis shares her proven format for successful house concert tours, creative streams of income, and relationship marketing.

2015-03-04 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 39s

Shannon Curtis is an independent songwriter, singer, performer, recording artist, and author. Her first full-length record of downtempo dreampop, Cinemascope, was released in June 2013, and received a nomination in...

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Scottie “Mad Dog” Blinn – Creating your own style within a genre, road tours, and “live” studio recording

2015-02-25 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 26s

Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn is the former front man for the Mississippi Mudsharks with multiple San Diego Music Awards and nominations (3 wins, 15 nominations), European blues chart topping CD‘s...

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Wade Sutton of Rocket to the Stars offers up a galaxy of advice on artist development and live performance. Part 2

2015-02-18 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 39s

Wade Sutton, Rocket to the Stars creator and director, spent nearly two decades working as a radio journalist before founding one of the largest artist development competitions in the Eastern...

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Wade Sutton of Rocket to the Stars offers up a galaxy of advice on artist development and live performance. Part 1

2015-02-05 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 36s

Wade Sutton, Rocket to the Stars creator and director, spent nearly two decades working as a radio journalist before founding one of the largest artist development competitions in the Eastern...

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Delaney Gibson on choosing your musical path, knowing your passion, and being authentic

2015-01-19 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 24s

Independent singer/songwriter Delaney Gibson’s unique style of confessional, theatrical-pop music is on full display with her new album Tall Like the Tree (2014). Delaney was raised in Ventura, California, where...

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Hunter Scott of LaFamos PR & Branding – Are you ready for a PR Firm?

2015-01-02 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 23s

Hunter Scott, the co-founder of the Los Angeles-based public relations and branding firm, LaFamos, is one of the music industry’s most dynamic visionaries. As the head of marketing and publicity,...

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Cory Wilkins talks about artist branding, social media and stage craft

2014-12-08 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 34s

Cory Wilkins is a Country artist and popular live performer living in San Diego, California. His EP Beyond the Bonfire, rel…eased in September 2013, includes six songs in Wilkins’ trademark...

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Colin Clyne on believing in yourself, open mic to big stage, and creating a team.

2014-11-17 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 24s

A native of Stonehaven, Scotland, Colin Clyne recently ended a 10 year stay in Southern California, where along with Scotland he had a sizeable following. He is now based back in the NE of Scotland.

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Heart’s guitarist Craig Bartock talks about the music business, opportunity and music production.

2014-10-27 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 33s

Craig Bartock is a member of the legendary rock band ‘Heart’ and has been touring with them since 2004. Craig has been a music business professional for over thirty years...

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Cathryn Beeks discusses local music promotion and support for homegrown artists.

2014-10-16 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 25s

Cathryn Beeks talks about her life, musical journey, and her commitment and innovative efforts in creating a platform for local songwriters and performers. By doing so Cathryn has created a model that by example...

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Mark Jackson discusses career choices, creative inspiration and performance presentation

2014-09-11 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 36s

Mark Jackson talks about Life/Career choices as a performing songwriter, offering up several valuable gold nuggets picked up throughout his years of writing, performing and recording music. Wonderful lessons for...

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Robert Cowan on collaboration, allowing and sharing

2014-08-14 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 10s

Some folks are blessed as natural storytellers who have a gift for weaving memorable and captivating narratives from life experiences. Robert Cowan is not only a master storyteller with a wealth of both...

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Robert Cowan on Band and Road Etiquette

2014-08-08 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 14s

Some folks are blessed as natural storytellers who have a gift for weaving memorable and captivating narratives from life experiences. Robert Cowan is not only a master storyteller with a wealth of both...

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Preparing for the Recording Studio – Organizing to save time, money & turn out a better product. Part 3 of 3

2014-07-11 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 11s

This episode of Songwriter Insights is the 3rd and final of a three-part series with John Hildebrand. John has given us a great deal of information about studio recording that we’re sure...

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Preparing for the Recording Studio – Organizing to save time, money & turn out a better product. Part 2 of 3

2014-06-27 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 13s

This episode of Songwriter Insights is the second of a three-part series with John Hildebrand. John has given us a great deal of information about studio recording that we’re sure will...

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Preparing for the Recording Studio – Organizing to save time, money & turn out a better product. Part 1 of 3

2014-06-20 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 11s

This episode of Songwriter Insights is the first of a three-part series with John Hildebrand. John has given us a great deal of information about studio recording that we’re sure...

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Ken and Dave Introduce Songwriter Insights Podcast

2014-06-19 :: Host: Ken Lehnig / Producer: David Dodds
Length: 7s

In this inaugural episode Ken and Dave give a brief look back at Songwriters Marketplace beginnings, it’s restructure and future direction. The Songwriter Insights Podcast is a big part of that...

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