Songwriters - Artists
Songwriting Courses - Retreats - Masterclasses
You’ve written a great and commercial song and made an amazing demo. Now what? It’s time to get the song – and maybe yourself as the artist – out there. But how?
Tough question, with no easy answers. But at least I know the hard answers, and I can help. I will guide you through what it takes and how the music business works: the steps necessary to become a successful artist or songwriter, writing and producing songs and music for film and t.v., live performance, and the arcane areas of music publishing and record deals – pretty much anything relating to the creation of music for commercial usages or presentation of yourself as an artist or a songwriter.
I will provide all the answers and help in all areas: generating and developing your ideas, lyrics, music, the difference between writing for yourself as an artist and writing for someone else, what makes a great lyric and melody and how to make collaborations work. I will show how you to avoid the common pitfalls such as lyrical cliches and “old” chord structures, and how to be ready when – as often happens – you are called upon to make changes to your music quickly, even in the studio while a song is being recorded. And always, we will keep our eyes on the ball of writing something that is not only great but also contemporary and commercial.
Join me and let us write that hit song! Jud Friedman.
ALL LEVELS of experience more than welcome from experienced Songwriters / artists / producers to just starting outs! Team work makes the Dream work!
ONE-ON-ONE STUDIO MENTORING SESSIONS
We will work on both the writing and the recording of one or more of your song(s). The choice of how to spend the time we have is up to you and will depend on to what extent you want to focus on one or the other of those goals. Ultimately it's YOUR session, and I want to make sure you get as much out of it as possible!
in general, the 1 on 1 session are usually split into two parts.
First, we focus on songwriting: the songwriter plays as many songs as she/he wants to and we discuss them from the two perspectives of making those songs as great as possible and learning about songwriting and improving your writing for the future.
In the second part of the day, we will record a preliminary version of one or two of the songs we have been working on. I will help with overseeing track production and vocal production, etc.
Some basic questions will always be simmering on the back burner of our session, and you can bring them to the front burner any time you want to :) -