“So You Want To Be a Rock N’ Roll Star (Why Songwriting Matters)”: If you are a budding songwriter, producer and performer, I am one of you and have been for more than 30 years.
I have played solo and in bands. I’ve had songs placed in television and film. I’ve played little clubs, bigger venues, people’s living rooms and street fairs. I have had the heartbreak and near misses of a record deal back in the day.
I have taught either songwriting and/or performance workshops in the Los Angeles area for 10 years.
All of those facts are meaningless in the long run. The only thing that matters is whether YOU can get something out of this book.
I know you can if you have an open mind about your art and your craft.
There are no short cuts when it comes to becoming a top rate songwriter, producer and performer. You may ask yourself “Why is he saying producer?” The answer is simple. The nature of the music business has changed so much since 2001 that everyone seems to be recording their own CDs and demos on Pro Tools and similar platforms in their own living rooms. That means YOU are producing these recordings yourself. Like it or not, you are the producer. I am not going to delve into production technique. I will gloss over that stuff suspending my disbelief KNOWING that you will turn the knobs correctly, or find someone who can.