Pop and Rock Music Articles
Joel Little has written & produced hits with Lorde (“Royals,” “Team”) and Khalid (“Young Dumb & Broke’), and he’s won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.
Interview with John Gourley, lead singer for Portugal. The Man, about their songwriting and how they wrote their hit, “Feel It Still.” Their latest album is called Woodstock.
Interview with Leland (aka Brett McLaughlin), who has co-written hit singles for Daya (“Hide Away”), Troye Sivan (“Youth”) and Selena Gomez (“Fetish”).
Sydney Sierota, lead vocalist for pop band Echosmith, discusses their new EP and their songwriting. She also tells how the group wrote their hit song, “Cool Kids.”
Interview with hit songwriter & artist Erika Ender, about how she co-wrote the #1 worldwide hit “Despacito” performed by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber.
Interview with Rena Lovelis, lead singer of the band Hey Violet, about their songwriting, their hit “Guys My Age,” their new single “Hoodie,” and their debut album.
Grammy-winning writer/artist Dan Wilson tells how he co-wrote big hits for Adele (“Someone Like You”), Dixie Chicks (“Not Ready to Make Nice”) and other artists.
Interview with James Arthur about how he wrote his big hit, “Say You Won’t Let Go.” He also discusses in-depth his excellent new album, Back from the Edge.
Singer/songwriter JD Souther tells how he co-wrote three classic hit songs for The Eagles (“Heartache Tonight,” “Best of My Love,” “New Kid In Town”) plus other hits.
Interview with Kevin Rudolf, who has a new single, “Nobody Gets Out Alive.” He’s also known for his hit “Let It Rock,” and co-writing hits for other artists.
Martin Page tells how he co-wrote the #1 hits “We Built This City” for Starship and “These Dreams” for Heart. He also discusses his solo career and five albums.
Interview with hit songwriter Neil Ormandy, about how he co-wrote James Arthur’s hit, “‘Say You Won’t Let Go.” He’s also has a sync company called SILO Music.
Dewey Bunnell & Gerry Beckley tell how they wrote America’s classic hits “A Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway” and “I Need You.”
Interview with pop singer/songwriter Matthew Koma, who also co-wrote a hit for Zedd (“Clarity”), and he’s worked with Shania Twain and Bruce Springsteen.
Jack Tempchin tells how he wrote hits for the Eagles (“Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone”), and how he co-wrote several hits for Glenn Frey’s solo albums.
Interview with Asia Whiteacre, who co-wrote Hailee Steinfeld’s hit “Starving,” and her new single, “Most Girls.” She’s also co-written with Hey Violet and Rachel Platten.
James Pankow of Chicago, tells how he wrote such classic hits as “Make Me Smile,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Colour My World” and “Old Days.”
Chris Stein of Blondie discusses the group’s new album Pollinator. He also tells how he co-wrote with Debbie Harry their classic hits, “Heart of Glass” and “Rapture.”
Interview with pop songwriter Ali Tamposi, about how she co-wrote the recent hits “Let Me Love You” and “It Ain’t Me.” She also co-wrote a #1 hit for Kelly Clarkson.
Interview with Gino Barletta (pict. above with Daya), who co-wrote two hits for Daya: “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty.” He is also President of Artbeatz Records.