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

Songwriting Coach & ComposerWith recommendations from industry heavyweights Erwin Steijlen (Pink, Shakira), Conrad Pope (John William's orchestrator), Jeff Rona (God of War III, Traffic) and Rene Merkelbach (Within Temptation), Friedemann started his songwriting/producing school Holistic Songwriting in November 2015.He has since written a book The Addiction Formula, a 7 Day Audio Program on songwriting and video courses on Hook/Melody-Writing and Drum-Writing.