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The MVP

Entrepreneurs and business teams will often strive to create a “Minimum Viable Product” (or MVP) in order to assess whether their idea is worthy...

A Few Tips On Chorus Writing

In my last post, I walked you through the verse writing process which is – for the most part –  all about storytelling. So, if in the...

A Few Tips On Verse Writing

One of the things I’ve noticed in my corporate songwriting workshops for business teams is that the moment I start to break down songwriting into...

Good Songs

Good Songs… A number of years ago a hit-songwriter friend of mine in Nashville was dating a woman who worked as an executive for a large bank....

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How To Make A Metaphor (Exercise)

How to make a metaphor If you’re uncertain how to make the leap from...

Why Songwriting?

After writing over a thousand songs, I’d be lying if I told you I could...

The Mighty Haiku

“A good haiku rescues a moment in time” -Billy Collins These days,...

The Story of the Warden

This post is an excerpt from my book, The Reason for the Rhymes: Mastering...

Five Questions with Jane Allen

This “Five Questions” blog post, features the CEO of the Nashville...

The Wonderful World of Metaphors

By definition a metaphor is simply “a thing that is representative or...

Five Questions with Dushka Zapata

In the next of “Five Questions” blog post, please welcome VP of...

Learning To Be A Better Collaborator

So much of the ultimate success of any creative/innovative endeavor is...

Five Questions with Diana O’Brien

In the next of “Five Questions” blog posts, it’s my distinct honor...

The Power of Vulnerability

As a songwriter, vulnerability has been my stock-in-trade for the past...

Five Questions with Dan Roam

Welcome to the first in my “Five Questions” blog posts. In order to...

My Co-Write with Grateful Dead Drummer, Mickey Hart

As I’ve mentioned previously, the act of co-writing a song is a perfect...