About

“A supremely gifted performing songwriter”
– Performing Songwriter

New York-based recording artist, writer, and lecturing professor Mike Errico has built his name on the strength of critically acclaimed releases and extensive composition for film and TV. He teaches songwriting at universities including Yale, Wesleyan, the New School, and NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. He was nominated for 2019’s David Payne-Carter Award for Excellence in Teaching, and taught the 2022 GRAMMY® Museum’s inaugural Summer Sessions in New York City.

In addition to his performing and teaching careers, Errico’s opinions and insights have appeared in publications including The New York TimesCNN, the Wall Street JournalFast Company, and many others.

Music, Lyrics, and Life (Backbeat) is his first book.

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LINKS TO MUSIC: 

Bandcamp | Pandora | iTunes | Spotify 

LINKS TO PURCHASE MUSIC, LYRICS, AND LIFE: A FIELD GUIDE FOR THE ADVANCING SONGWRITER:

Amazon  | Bookshop | Goodreads  |  Books Are Magic 

 

PRESS FOR MUSIC, LYRICS, AND LIFE: A FIELD GUIDE FOR THE ADVANCING SONGWRITER

TV:

Cameo on Billions (Showtime)

http://errico.com/mike-on-billions-showtime/

 

Events:

-Mike Errico Tapped to Teach GRAMMY® Museum’s Inaugural NYC Songwriting Sessions for the Recording Academy

https://www.musicconnection.com/mike-errico-tapped-to-teach-grammy-museums-nyc-songwriting-sessions/

Video diary of the sessions: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf5R1kggV9H/

Virginia Festival of the Book

https://www.vabook.org/2022/03/14/music-lyrics-and-life-a-songwriting-workshop-with-mike-errico/

Andrea Stolpe Songwriting Retreat – April 13

https://www.andreastolpe.com/new-york-songwriting-retreat

 

Features:

Entrepreneur, “Inside Fender’s Plan to Rock the Guitar Industry With New Hits and Classics”

https://www.entrepreneur.com/growing-a-business/inside-fenders-plan-to-rock-the-guitar-industry-with-new/437024

Smithsonian, “What Pop Stars and Actual Stars Have in Common”

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-songs-and-galaxies-both-repeat-180980721/

American Songwriter, “Jay Joyce and the Power of Mistakes”

https://americansongwriter.com/songwriter-u-jay-joyce-and-the-power-of-mistakes/

 Music Connection: “Artist to Artist: Write a Mission Song”

https://www.musicconnection.com/artist-to-artist-write-a-mission-song/

ASCAP.com: “What the Brain Likes”

https://www.ascap.com/help/career-development/mike-errico-what-the-brain-likes

American Songwriter, “5 Gems from the A&R Department”

https://americansongwriter.com/songwriter-u-five-gems-from-the-ar-department/

Yale Daily News: Artist Profile

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2021/11/01/artist-profile-former-yale-lecturer-and-singer-songwriter-releases-field-guide-to-songwriting/

– Music Connection: “What Writer’s Block Isn’t…and What It Really Is”

https://www.musicconnection.com/artist-to-artist-what-writers-block-isnt-and-what-it-really-is/

– American Songwriter: “Why You Need a Mission Song”

https://americansongwriter.com/songwriter-u-why-you-need-a-mission-song/

– Music Connection: “How to Tell if Your Song Is Finished”

https://www.musicconnection.com/tip-jar-how-to-tell-if-your-song-is-finished/

– NME: Rock band to release 1,000-track album of 30-second songs to protest Spotify royalty rate

https://www.nme.com/news/music/rock-band-to-release-1000-track-album-of-30-second-songs-to-protest-spotify-royalty-rate-3155423

SonicScoop, “Songwriters: Meet Your Field Guide”

https://sonicscoop.com/2022/01/03/songwriters-meet-your-field-guide/

Largehearted Boy: Music, Lyrics, and Life playlist

http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2021/11/mike_erricos_pl.html

NYU News: Artist Profile

https://nyunews.com/arts/music/2021/11/08/mike-errico-music-lyrics-and-life/

Mixologist Lindsay Merbaum creates custom cocktail for Music, Lyrics, and Life:

http://errico.com/the-official-cocktail-of-music-lyrics-and-life-with-recipe/

Songfacts: Mission Songs

https://www.songfacts.com/blog/writing/mission-statement-songs

 

Podcasts:

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST OF PODCASTS FEATURING MIKE ERRICO

 

All of It with Alison Stewart on WNYC/NPR

https://www.wnyc.org/story/mike-erricos-music-lyrics-and-life-field-guide-advancing-songwriter

Music Books in Process interview with author and New Yorker staff writer Burkhard Bilger

https://youtu.be/Bj_2mSN8gj8

What’s in a Song with Scarlet Keys

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0iuYAwHJeNMYlzcW6r1Spn?si=69be4206673547a5

Media Industry Guru, with Forbs West

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3JSpymxuuwjGficndNPmVP?si=85c1d42840664b17

New Books Network: Pop Culture Podcast

https://open.spotify.com/episode/03DeCzdJMOLZsFt8EKLYYl?si=e7d97c22615f43c2

Thinking Outside the Blocks Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHu3hmZ8AQ

The Profitable Musician with Bree Noble

https://profitablemusician.com/how-to-succeed-in-the-business-of-songwriting-with-mike-errico

Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight

https://newbooksnetwork.com/music-lyrics-and-life

Music Matters with Jason Tramm

https://youtu.be/sxbFuYSAccE

The Musician’s Venture podcast

https://musicians-venture.captivate.fm/episode/mike-errico-finding-the-flow-in-songwriting/

-Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1FeN8IWjbnVqsi6Pa8dmfs?si=d43dae6ba56f4c7d

Entrepreneur magazine’s Get a Real Job with guest Emily White

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/is-spotify-friend-or-foe-to-musicians/id1495098982?i=1000552550866

Break the Business with Ryan Kairalla (re-broadcast on Sirius ch.145)

https://www.ryankairalla.com/btbpodcast/episode/90c9bb45/btb-ep-318-we-interview-mike-errico-about-his-new-book-on-songwriting

Hey Human with Susan Ruth

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hey-human-podcast/id1134101582?i=1000555097059

Mindful Warrior with Kami Craig

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mike-errico-connecting-to-authenticity-and-play/id1591504595?i=1000551224246

The Record Player: On Sparklehorse, with Jeff Ito and Matt Wardlaw

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1868553/10039588-sparklehorse-vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot-1995

The Writer Shed: How to Write a Song

https://thewritershed.buzzsprout.com/

The Record Player (excerpt)

https://youtu.be/xFP9UjSAJZI

American Songwriter: The Zak Kuhn Show

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4YqHvccd1oOj18bPaEBzFA?si=1beb0ffabeef4e63

80/20 podcast

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2MUh5dtTfZqznx860vPipx?si=14172f0383dd4fdc

Entrepreneur magazine’s “Get a Real Job” podcast with Dan Bova
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-a-real-job/id1495098982?i=1000542071640

Song Exploder podcast endorsement of Music, Lyrics, and Life

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXoGQX6L0R_/

Third Story Podcast with Leo Sidran

http://www.third-story.com/listen/mikeerrico

Booked on Rock podcast with Eric Senich

https://www.spreaker.com/user/discoveryeric/episode-40-mike-errico-music-lyrics-and-

StoreyTime podcast with Stephanie Storey

https://youtu.be/zrq32tV1VVI

Write About Now podcast with Jonathan Small

https://writeaboutnowmedia.com/podcast/2021/11/30/how-to-unlock-your-creativity

The Commentary podcast with Joseph Planta

http://thecommentary.ca/ontheline/1979-mike-errico/

 

Contest:

Women That Rock book giveaway

https://www.instagram.com/p/CY7VH6MFsdm/

 

Radio:

– Sirius XM Q&A w/Eric Alper (available on the Sirius app)

https://www.siriusxm.com

Sirius XM “Debatable,” with Alan Light, Mark Goodman (available on the Sirius app)

https://www.siriusxm.com/channels/volume

– Sirius XM, “Feedback” with Nik Carter, Lori Majewski (available on the Sirius app)

https://www.siriusxm.com/channels/volume

Write On! Radio, KFAI, Minneapolis

https://www.kfai.org/program/writeonradio/

-KBAC, Santa Fe, NM

https://post.futurimedia.com/kbac/playlist/listen-578.html

 

Past Live Events:

 

– Played the Mike Errico Annual Holiday Show/Book Release Party, full set is on IG

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CXVMhr0o7to/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

– Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series, 12/7, 7p

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-writers-space-reading-series-december-tickets-220111969827