Pop and Rock Music Articles
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.
Interview with Olivia O’Brien, who has a big duet hit with Gnash, “i hate u, I love u.” She tells how she co-wrote this song, and discusses the new songs she’s released.
Ian Axel & Chad King talk about their songwriting, including how they wrote their big hit, “Say Something.” They also discuss their new tour and next album.
Interview with The Futuristics (Joe Khajadourian & Alex Schwartz) about their big hit “Bad Things.” They’ve also had hits with Flo Rida and other artists.
Dennis DeYoung, renowned co-founder of multi-platinum rock band Styx, discusses his great career, and tells how he wrote seven of the group’s classic hit songs.
Interview with Allee Willis, about how she co-wrote classic hits for Earth, Wind & Fire (“Boogie Wonderland” and “September”), Pointer Sisters and Pet Shop Boys.
Stephen Bishop tells how he wrote his hits “On and On” and “Save It For a Rainy Day,” and the #1 hit “Separate Lives,” recorded by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin.
Interview with Ricky Reed, who co-wrote the hits “No” and “Me Too” for Meghan Trainor, and produced the hit “Ride” for Twenty One Pilots. His new single is “Express Myself.”
John Ryan tells how he co-wrote several hits for One Direction (“Best Song Ever,” “Story Of My Life”) plus hits for Jason Derulo, Pitbull and John Legend.
Interview with acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading, who talks in-depth about her songwriting, and about her new live concert DVD/CD release, Me Myself I World Tour.
New interview with platinum artist Gavin DeGraw, who’s released his new album, Something Worth Saving, and single “She Sets The City On Fire.”
Interview with Foy Vance, a soulful U.K. artist who has signed with Ed Sheeran’s label via Atlantic Records. He also co-wrote 2 songs on Sheeran’s acclaimed album, X.
Interview with U.K. songwriter & artist Jamie Scott, who co-wrote the hit “Cold Water” for Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber & MØ, plus several hits for One Direction.
Interview with hit writing/producing trio TMS. In addition to their worldwide hit “Me Myself & I,” they’ve had hits with Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Emeli Sande and Sigma.
Interview with rising pop songwriter Scott Harris, who co-wrote two hit songs which are in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Interview with top writer/producer RedOne, who discusses his debut single. He also tells how he co-wrote smash hits for Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez.
Interview with Emily Warren, who co-wrote the big hit “Don’t Let Me Down” for The Chainsmokers (featuring Daya). She’s also had cuts with other top artists.
Interview with renowned music artist & comedian ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, who tells how he comes up with creative ideas for the hit songs he parodies.
Interview with Mick Ralphs; he recalls how he wrote such classic hit songs as “Can’t Get Enough,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Movin’ On.”
Interview with Ruth B, whose debut single “Lost Boy” has become a breakthrough hit. She tells how she wrote “Lost Boy,” and discusses her songwriting.