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Song Talk Radio | Songwriting Tips | Lyrics | Arranging | Live Feedback

Songwriters sharing tips and techniques on better songwriting – and the odd bad joke.

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October 19, 2021
Songwriter Lockwood Barr stops by to share her experiences in co-writing in Nashville. We talked about: How to approach co-writing Helluva Habit Lyrics – Lockwood Bar We should Write Sometime co-writing app SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3E4HnLFuksywb7geo3uHa2 WEBSITE: https://lockwoodbarr.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/musicbylockwood/ Lockwood Barr is a powerhouse country artist tinged with a rocker edge. Bas...
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We have a fascinating show this episode with our special guest, Jordana Talsky. Jordana is a singer, songwriter and vocal looper who fuses multi-genre influences into her own sound. She accompanies herself by voice with a Roland Boss RC505 loop station. Her ethos is to incorporate digital means into live performance in an organic way, …
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This week, Marlon Chaplin joined us again to talk about how trusting in his producer/collaborator made all the difference in creating a new direction for his new album, Synestalgia. Songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Marlon Chaplin is back with a brand new full length album, the first since 2018’s critically acclaimed rock record, ‘The Circle’. His …
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Sean Bertram returns to the show to talk about his new album. In the past four years, Sean Bertram has released his debut album (The Right Place, 2018), graduated at the top of his class from Humber College’s prestigious Bachelor of Music program, released his first EP (Echo, 2020), and won “Best Pop Song in …
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September 14, 2021 58 min
This week SongTalk tried something a little different. We brought in some our favourite songs sung in a different language than English. They say music is the international language so we thought we would put that to the test. Phil, Neel and Mike each presented three songs in a language other than English and we …
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September 6, 2021 58 min
Well, this summer is gone so we thought we’d try to grab the last bit of joy by sharing our fav summer songs. What are the tunes that bring you back to the lazy, hazy days of summer? Give our Summer Songs playlist a spin (or a click):
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This week we welcomed the return of burned-out mathematician turned indie-soul artist, Jeremy Voltz with his new song, Like the Very First Time. Voltz’s music is inspired by thinking deeply about the people in his life and what he’d love to have the courage to say to them. Reminiscent of Jeff Buckley, Hozier, and Stevie …
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Bradley McCaw is an award-winning singer/songwriter. His career started with him singing classical music and touring internationally with the group THE TEN TENORS. A native of Australia, Bradley spent fifteen long years making good in every job a musician and writer could possibly have, ending his day with a stack of old vinyls by his …
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If you have Music Licensing questions, then this show is for you! Michael Elsner of MasterMusicLicensing.com stopped by to share some killer tips on how to get your songs into Movies and TV and his Master Music Licensing course. Lexie Jay of Featurette filled in for Neel who was skiving off somewhere. We talked about: …
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  People think that pop songs have a standard structure – verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus –  and many do. Mostly because that familiarity works. But some hit songs challenge convention, they chart their own path to great success. So this episode we thought we would find some recent songs that go against the …
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“Beauty is what I’m chasing” Anna Larson is an emerging singer-songwriter, fusing diverse musical roots with piano-driven originality. Larson has several single releases slated for 2021, kicking off with “Won’t Let you Down”, due out June 25. Wrapped in vocal harmonies and warm guitar tones, it is new music for dreamers. 2021 has also seen …
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North Carolina Wordsmither Big Greg stopped by to talk about the importance of hooks in hip-hop tracks. We also talked about using Room EQ Wizard software to improve our mixes. We talked about Room EQ Wizard Free Software Ultra-Linear Measurement Condenser Microphone Song Talk Radio Meetup Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/biggregplk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/biggregplk Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/biggregplk SoundClou...
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This week it was just the family, as hosts Mike, Neel, and Phil each posed a question to reveal how they became the songwriters they are today, and give out songwriting tips in the process. We talked about: What I Learned From Freddie – Neil Peart (Course Teaser) – YouTube Drumeo on Facebook How Mike …
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Very excited to have the Juno-award winning songwriter, author of an international #1 hit song and the very first MuchMusic VJ join us on SongTalk. Christopher Ward has done all that and more. In our recent interview, Chris talked about his new release Same River Twice, its unique recording process and why he wanted to …
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As the founder and president of Linus Entertainment, Geoff Kulawick grew the start up label to become one of the most successful independent music companies in Canada.Mr. Kulawick has successfully sourced, negotiated and closed on the asset purchase of twelve prominent label and publishing catalogs, most recent the closing on January 1 2021 of the …
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Nabil Durzi & Michael Massaro stopped by to talk about adding jazz to electro. We talked about: Phil’s Drumset update The drumset How do you record all your songs? How “finished” are they? Using a spreadsheet to keep tabs of your songs in progress Cakewalk gets left off of VST integrations   Nabil, is a …
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May 10, 2021 58 min
This week SongTalk resolved the controversy over standardized tuning to 440 hz! Okay maybe we didn’t resolve anything. But we did invite our good friend and frequent guest Matthew Reid to discuss the origins of the standard tuning setting plus the pros and cons of having a standardized tuning set at 440 hz rather than …
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“NFTs stand for non-fungible tokens, and they allow the audience and fan base to take part in auctions for unique content from the artists, labels, and festivals that they love, where the transactions go directly into the pockets of the artists.” This is according to music publicist and blogger Eric Alper, of thatericalper.com. We also …
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The guys share tips and talk about vaccines and drum kits and stuff. We talked about: Vaccines Neel’s electronic orchestra stuff Finding new structures for songs Cheap eDrum-kit woes NFTs? Songs too long? Bands with great harmonies Diatonic? Morrisey’s no fun anymore    
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This week SongTalk dives into how to best use DAWs or Digital Audio workstations. Home recording is booming and it’s not just because of Covid. Musicians have long been using different software at home to do what used to cost thousands of dollars in a professional recording studio. How do make the most of your …
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