About Holistic Songwriting

What is "Holistic" Songwriting?

Discover How You Can Make An Impact With Your Music

Holistic Songwriting is the most complete collection of commercial songwriting technique on the web. With our ever-growing database of Youtube videos, articles, video courses, PDFs, books, audio books, cheat sheets and tools we want to help you become the professional you've always dreamed of becoming.

Holistic Songwriting means no-BS, hardcore songwriting technique for professionals. No more, no less.

Holistic Songwriting was founded in late 2015 by award-winning Songwriter/Producer Friedemann Findeisen (*1989), who comes with the highest recommendations from industry giants like Conrad Pope (John Williams' orchestrator), Erwin Steijlen (Pink, Shakira), Jeff Rona (Mission Impossible 2) or Rene Merkelbach (Within Temptation).

Friedemann is a best-selling author and a Bachelor of Music. He has written over 1000 pieces of music in a wide variety of styles (listen to the showreel here). He is a frequent guest speaker at conservatories all over Europe.

Our Mission: You, Self-Sufficient Songwriter

Follow the HS training and learn how to write, record, produce, mix, arrange and master your songs. But not only that. In just a few months, ...

You do your own marketing and stand out from the crowd. You think, talk and act like a professional in almost any situation this business throws at you. You do everything yourself at international quality standard and you do all of this with a big smile on your face.

Most importantly, you are independent - from others and any form of luck.

Meet the Team

These pictures are all definitely real.

  • Friedemann Findeisen (CEO)

    Friedemann is the heart of Holistic Songwriting. Being very German, he has a no-bullshit policy. When he’s not shouting at his employees or googling himself, he prints out “hang in there, kitty” type motivational posters and hangs them up around the office.

  • Research & Development

    Constantly working on new courses, youtube videos and songwriting tools for you to download and enjoy, our R&D team is the most important branch of HS. Going through increasing amounts of sun blocker and deodorant, this smelly brigade hasn’t seen daylight in years.

  • Human Relations

    HR’s official job description says “make sure all products are family-friendly”, but no one has ever seen them working. There are rumours that the floor is haunted – Paul from accounting says he saw a green blob slivering up the walls. We think it was just mold.

  • Marketing

    This department consists of the greediest, most selfish people you’ve ever met. If you’ve only got 10 cents on your bank account, they’ll trade you for another songwriting course. You won’t be able to eat this month, but you will know how to program a cowbell. Neat.

  • Manufacturing

    Months and months of sweaty hammering and sawing go into creating our products. Of course, this is completely unnecessary since we are a digital company, but we got used to “YMCA” blaring through the walls. Some complained but HR isn’t responding to their calls.

  • Packaging

    Since we’re a digital company, these folks mainly watch Family Feud and play “who can hold the most marbles in their mouth”. We tried to fire them but they won’t leave.

...and Niklas.

  • He does programming.

What's the best place to start?

"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to, said the cat" - "What?"- "Nevermind"

Hooks: Taylor Swift Formula

The exact formula Taylor Swift used on 1989 to write her unforgettable hooks to songs like "Shake It Off", "Wildest Dreams", "Blank Space" or "Out Of The Woods".

Even if you're not a fan, this is a fascinating look behind the scenes of a megastar.

Lyrics: The Lyric Canvas

The Lyric Canvas is a blueprint you can use to write lyrics easier, quicker and more professionally. Download, print out a stack and fill these in.

You will never get writer's block again, you will be prepared for all your co-writing sessions and you will have some killer material for future lyrics!