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 & Composer With 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.