20 Most Recent Feature Articles

This section features our most recent interviews/articles with hit songwriters,
top recording artists, and producers, in all genres of music.

Thomas Scherer
Interview with Thomas Scherer, Executive VP of Writer Services, BMG Chrysalis U.S.
Thomas Scherer, a top creative exec for BMG Chrysalis, explains how BMG has become one of the world's largest music publishing companies..
 
Kodaline
Irish Rock Band Kodaline Discuss Their New Album Coming Up For Air And Their Songwriting
Steve Garrigan, lead singer for Kodaline, talks about the band's rise to success, their new album and their songwriting.
Craig Wiseman
Hit Songwriter Craig Wiseman Builds Big Loud Shirt, A Top Music Publishing Company
Craig Wiseman talks about his company Big Loud Shirt, which publishes many country hits and represents Florida Georgia Line.
 
Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha Readies Album, Co-Writes #1 Hit "The Monster" for Eminem & Rihanna
Bebe Rexha discusses her upcoming debut album on Warner Bros., and how she co-wrote a smash hit for Emimem & Rihanna.
Greg Holden
Greg Holden Releases Debut Warner Bros. Album, Co-Writes Hit "Home" for Phillip Phillips
Rising singer/songwriter Greg Holden talks about his new album Chase The Sun, and how he co-wrote the big hit "Home" for Phillip Phillips.
 
Natalie Hemby
Interview with Natalie Hemby, Hit Songwriter for Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town
Top Nashville songwriter Natalie Hemby tells how she got started, and became a hit collaborator and Grammy-nominated songwriter.
Dallas Davidson
Interview with Top Nashville Writer Dallas Davidson, 2-Time ACM Songwriter of the Year
Dallas Davidson talks about writing hits for Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton & others. He also offers tips for new songwriters.
 
John Ehmann
Interview with John Ehmann, Vice President of A&R at Interscope Records
Young A&R exec John Ehmann talks about discovering & signing Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc, and working with Carly Rae Jepsen and other artists at Interscope Records.
Pete Ganbarg
Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc Talks About His Hits "Wake Me Up" And "The Man," And His Songwriting
Interview with pop/R&B star Aloe Blacc about how his two big hits: "Wake Me Up" (with Avicii) and "The Man," He also discusses his songwriting process.
 
Pete Ganbarg
Jesse Shatkin
Jesse Shatkin Breaks Through As Hit Writer/Producer, Co-Writes "Chandelier" With Sia
Interview with Jesse Shatkin, about how he co-wrote & produced the Grammy-nominated hit "Chandelier" with Sia. He also works with Kelly Clarkson & others.
Pete Ganbarg
Kevin Kadish
Success Story: Kevin Kadish Co-Writes & Produces Meghan Trainor's #1 Hit, "All About That Bass"
Writer/producer Kevin Kadish tells how he wrote "All About That Bass" with Meghan Trainor, plus her new single "Lips Are Movin."
 
KC
KC (of KC and the Sunshine Band) Talks About His New Album Projects And His Classic Hit Songs
Legendary disco/pop artist KC (Harry Wayne Casey) discusses his group's new album, and how he wrote classic hits like "Get Down Tonight."
Pete Ganbarg
Mary Lambert
Mary Lambert Talks About Her Album Heart On My Sleeve, And Co-Writing The Hit "Same Love"
Mary Lambert discusses her new album, her single "Secrets," and how she co-wrote the hit "Same Love" with Macklemore & Lewis.
 
Rhett Akins
Interview with Rhett Akins, Hit Songwriter & Artist Who's Co-Written 18 Number One Country Hits
Rhett Akins has become one of the top Nashville songwriters, co-writing hits for Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, and his son, Thomas Rhett.
Pete Ganbarg
David Israelite
David Israelite, President of National Music Publishers' Association, Talks About Streaming and Other Issues
Top exec David Israelite explains why streaming companies Spotify and Pandora are underpaying songwriters, and what can be done.
 
MAGIC!
Interview with Hot Pop Band MAGIC! About Their Hit Single "Rude" And Their Songwriting
Rising group MAGIC! talk about their rise to success with their worldwide hit "Rude," and their success writing songs for other top artists.
Pete Ganbarg
Chris Tompkins
Chris Tompkins Co-Writes 10 #1 Country Hits for Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood and Other Artists
Interview with Chris Tompkins, who's a two-time Grammy winner for Country Song Of Year. He's written many hits for top country artists.
 
Pete Ganbarg
Jesse Kongos
Interview with Rock Band KONGOS About Their Breakthrough Hit "Come Me Now" And Their Songwriting
Jesse Kongos discusses how the band (consisting of 4 brothers) got started, signed with Epic Records, and had a hit with "Come With Me Now."
Pete Ganbarg
Cole Swindell
Cole Swindell Breaks Through As Artist, Co-Writes Hits for Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan
Rising country star Cole Swindell talks about his career as an artist, and how he co-wrote hits for Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.
 
'Weird Al' Yankovic
'Weird Al' Yankovic Talks About His New Album Mandatory Fun, And His Songwriting
Interview with renowned music artist & comedian 'Weird Al' Yankovic, who tells how he comes up with creative ideas for the hit songs he parodies.
Pete Ganbarg
Rodney Clawson
Interview with Rodney Clawson, Top Nashville Songwriter Who's Written 11 #1 Country Hits
In-depth interview with Rodney Clawson, who's co-written hits for Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and George Strait.
 
Pete Ganbarg
Phillip Phillips
Phillip Phillips Talks About His New Album Behind The Light, And His Songwriting
Interview with American Idol star Phllip Phillips about the making of his second album, his songwriting and his Fall concert tour.
Pete Ganbarg
Gavin DeGraw
Gavin DeGraw Talks About The Songs On His New Album Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw
Singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw discusses in-depth how he wrote his hit songs "I Don't Wanna Be," "Not Over You" and his new songs.
 
Ashley Gorley
Interview with Ashley Gorley, Hit Songwriter for Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Many Country Stars
Nashville writer Ashley Gorley has co-written 13 #1 country hits. He talks about his career, his co-writing and how he wrote some of his hits.
Pete Ganbarg
Vance Joy
Vance Joy Breaks Through With Hit "Riptide," Releases Debut Album on Atlantic Records
Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy discusses his hit "Riptide," his debut album, his songwriting, and his tour opening for Taylor Swift.
 
Pete Ganbarg
Capital Cities
Pop Duo Capital Cities Talk About Their Hit "Safe and Sound," Their Songwriting and New Single
Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities discusses the duo's rise to success, their big hit "Safe and Sound," their songwriting and unique videos..
Donald Passman
Top Attorney Donald Passman Discusses 360 Deals, Streaming Royalties and Other Key Issues
Interview with prominent music attorney & author Donald Passman, about the latest issues and trends in the music business..
 
Julian Bunetta
Julian Bunetta Breaks Through, Co-Writing & Producing Big Hits for One Direction
Julian Bunetta has become a top hitmaker, co-writing & producing "Best Song Ever" and "Story Of My Life" for One Direction.

     
   
 
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