Get Pro Music Industry Feedback on Your Song! [ft. Andrea Stolpe]


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  • Published On: 2022-06-14 06:23:29
  • Video Published/Author: TAXI Independent A&R
  • Video Duration: 01:32:41
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In this episode of TAXI TV, Andrea Stolpe shares pro music industry feedback on viewer-submitted songs on how to improve them for pitching to artists, getting signed to record labels and publishers, and getting sync placements! Even if your song didn’t get played on this episode, Andrea gives great tips and techniques that are applicable and useful for songwriters across the board.

Want to improve your songwriting and get your music signed? This episode is for you!

Andrea Stolpe is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, author, performing artist, and educator. She has worked as a staff writer for EMI, Almo-Irving, and Universal Music Publishing, with songs recorded by artists such as: Faith Hill, Julianne Hough, Daniel Lee Martin, Jimmy Wayne, and others.

Andrea teaches Songwriting at the University of California’s Thornton School of Music, and is the author and instructor of Berklee College of Music’s online course Commercial Songwriting Techniques. For the past 10 years Andrea has taught melody, harmony, and lyric writing courses for Berklee Online.

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0:00 – Intro
4:43 – “Upshot” by Janet Buller
8:24 – What do you want to gain from a critique?
11:03 – Does the melody carry the lyrics, does it grab the meaning of the lyrics enough? is the melody saying with music what the lyrics are saying with words?
15:14 – “Hoops” by Michael Leeman
24:42 – Don’t focus so much on rhyming rather than focusing on what you want to say authentically. You don’t have to rhyme!
35:15 – “Before You Call” by Mark Rabinow
43:56 – “I Want You To Love Me” by Christie Vakaleris
53:36 – “Money” by Anelda Spence
1:00:32 – “Better By The Beer” by Lark Watts
1:08:02 – “A Little Less Like Me” by Verbjorn Verlo
1:17:15 – “Crazy World” by Gene Orhpanopoulos
1:25:40 – Info on Andrea’s Songwriting Camps!
1:28:05 – Everyone needs a collaborator! Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses.

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