Sending Your Stuff To Labels, Better Timing | The Holistic Songwriting Podcast 4

How do I properly send an email or letter to a label or producer to get them to listen to your songs? – Luke (0:42)

I could be wrong, but it seems to me my musical strength resides in that what makes me weak as a human being: my suffering, my “pathos”, which I try to convert in my music. Still, my sister, who happens to be my closest confident, says my lyrics lack a silver lining. She often feels like I’m asking for the listener to “cry with me” instead of learning something from my suffering. So my first question for you is: how to make my songs more joyful, more universal, more “bankable” I guess? – Ghali (3:48)

Secondly, I must admit I have trouble keeping a steady rhythm when I play music. Often I find myself, changing the tempo from the first chorus to the second, and never is the tempo similar when I play the song just a couple days apart. That’s pretty bad, isn’t it? How can I fix that? – Ghali (6:24)

Finally, I heard you say in one of your videos that every artist should be his own producer, otherwise he would never make it. My final question is: where do I acquire the knowledge of a sound engineer? I’m trying to use cubase but I’m having a hard time even doing the simplest things, let alone adding a drum line. – Ghali (10:24)

Do the notes you play have anything to do with an artist tapping into his song writing zone?cause on certain beats I tap in real fast and others i don’t know how to begin writing?? how do I constantly start writing on any instrumental without hesitation? what’s the key to this?? – ??? (12:19)

Written by Friedemann Findeisen

I’m Friedemann Findeisen, a creative weirdo from the middle of nowhere. I love making things, learning things and helping people. If I don’t make, I get restless. If I don’t learn, I feel empty. If I don’t help, I feel ungrateful. Good things have happened when I managed to balance all three.In the past, I’ve been a magician, public speaker, music video director, songwriter, producer, board game designer, author, publisher, YouTuber, music profiler, illustrator, musician and film composer.The best things I've ever made are Holistic Songwriting Academy, my book The Addiction Formula, the YouTube show The Artists Series, my Grunge album Canohead and my board game Cantaloop.