Last Day of Class, “The Art and Business of Songwriting” at Yale

Last Day of Class, “The Art and Business of Songwriting” at Yale

Yesterday was the last day of my course, “The Art and Business of Songwriting,” at Yale. Thanks again to guest speakers Amanda Palmer, Jonathan Coulton, Ryan Miller, writer/producer Scott Jacoby, entertainment attorney Bob Donnelly, Mantis Evar (co-founder of Indaba Music), and Eliot Van Buskirk (Evolver.fm). It’s been a fantastic experience for the students, and revelatory for me. Final presentations were great, and celebratory pizza at BAR on Crown Street was delicious. Break out the threadbare cardigan sweaters: my seminar at Yale University is entitled “The Art and Business of Songwriting.” Course description: “Music sits at the forefront of creative and technological revolutions, and songwriting remains the fundamental form of its expression. This seminar will focus on establishing a personal songwriting voice, and then explore a song’s application within the fundamentally shifting industries of film, TV and the Web via crowd sourcing, collaboration and copyright.” Sounds good, right? Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
Special Thanks: Scott Jacoby

Special Thanks: Scott Jacoby

Grammy-winning producer Scott Jacoby covered the map, from the psychology behind production to how much time Vampire Weekend takes to get the perfect tom sound. Great guy, and a great class. Break out the threadbare cardigan sweaters: I will be teaching a seminar at Yale University entitled “The Art and Business of Songwriting.” Course description: “Music sits at the forefront of creative and technological revolutions, and songwriting remains the fundamental form of its expression. This seminar will focus on establishing a personal songwriting voice, and then explore a song’s application within the fundamentally shifting industries of film, TV and the Web via crowd sourcing, collaboration and copyright.” Sounds good, right? Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
Cool Guitars: Les Black Beauty

Cool Guitars: Les Black Beauty

I mean. C’mon. More Cool Guitars on the Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/mikeerrico/cool-guitars/ More Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
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