In Praise Of Songwriting Workshops!

No rain in Spain ...well once 


September is a month I’ll remember for a long time to come. Most of my coaching is done from my home office in Nashville via Skype and my songwriting clients are all…

My Five Favorite Books For Songwriters by Cliff Goldmacher

1. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron 

Amazon Summary: 

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the…


Five Ways to Find Songwriting Collaborators

Compliments of Cliff Goldmacher

So let’s say you’re a lyricist  who has lots of great song ideas but no melodies to hang them on. Or, let’s say, you’re an experienced musician and vocalist but can’t imagine putting words to…


Five Ways Songwriters can Avoid Writers Block

Compliments of Cliff Goldmacher

Songwriting – like any art – requires at least a certain amount of inspiration. However, the more you write the more often inspiration isn’t as available as you’d like it to be. Occasionally, inspiration can…

Interview with Jazz Singer Shana Dinha

Jazz Singer Shana Dinha Talks Her “Sounds of Spring” Show, EP ‘The Seasons We Carry’, and Making a Positive Difference with West Coast Songwriters Executive Director. Ian Crombie in Berkeley, CA

It’s been said that West Coast Songwriters…


The Pros and Cons of Songwriting Contests

By Cliff Goldmacher

As a songwriter starting out, the allure of the songwriting contest is clear. It’s an opportunity for the industry recognition we all desire. And while on some levels this may be true, I think it’s valuable…