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Today is the big day we get to unveil the new C-Sharp Productions website! Over the last few months we have been expanding our services to songwriters and independent artists. We now offer recording and production AND songwriting coaching and lessons! C-Sharp Productions is becoming a recording studio for new songwriters and singers, and creating […]


I am excited to announced that I have launched a new website. This site features my new songwriting lessons that I am offering in Minneapolis. Check it out at http://www.songwritingminneapolis.com If you are a songwriter looking to grow your craft, you should check this out.


Listen to “Tonight We Dance” then read below. This past weekend I wrote a song. I wanted to share the thought process and some of the “behind the scenes” workings of the song. This new song is called, “Tonight We Dance.” The tempo is 132 bpm. The goal was to create a bridge that contrasted […]


If you want to write songs that are commercially viable, or at least in the realm of mainstream popular songs, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you sit down to write. One way to write some pretty sweet songs is to really study songs that are already hits. Take what works for […]


In the music business, the crowd of people that work together is quite small. People work with people they know, and they hire people they know have the skills to get results. It always amazes me how many hit songs are written by established artists who moonlight doing songwriting. Gaga is getting her write on. […]


I will be wrapping up getting a certificate in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music and their Berklee Music Online programs. I have found these courses have helped me grow as a writer. It helped me clean and tighten up some of my work. It helped me see songwriting in a few different lights. […]


I found this very interesting article about Rebecca Black’s song, “Friday.” It takes a look at the songs structure and chord progression. Love it or hate it, it used songwriting techniques that work. Many times as songwriters we stray away from what we know works because we try to be 100% original, but ya gotta […]