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.

In addition to his performing and teaching careers, Errico’s opinions and insights have appeared in publications including The New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and The Observer.

SOCIALS 

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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

 

NEW:

 

 

SCHEDULED:

What’s in a Song podcast—TBD

The Entrepreneurial Musician—TBD

 

RECORDED:

 

Media Industry Guru podcast

 

LIVE:

 

TV:

Cameo on Billions (Showtime), January 31st

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

Events:

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

 

Podcasts:

All of It with Alison Stewart on WNYC/NPR

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

New Books Network: Pop Culture Podcast

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

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/

 

Features:

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

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

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

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

– 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/

ASCAP.com: “What the Brain Likes”

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

Largehearted Boy: Music, Lyrics, and Life playlist

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

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/

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/

– Shepherd.com: “The Best Non-Songwriting Books for Songwriters”

https://shepherd.com/best-books/non-songwriting-books-for-songwriters

Songfacts: Mission Songs

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

Seattle Book Review: Five Star review

https://seattlebookreview.com/product/music-lyrics-and-life-a-field-guide-for-the-advancing-songwriter/

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