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.

SOCIALS 

Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  | 

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), January 31st
http://errico.com/mike-on-billions-showtime/

YOUTUBE:

– Music Books in Process interview with author and New Yorker staff writer Burkhard Bilger
https://youtu.be/Bj_2mSN8gj8

The Record Player (excerpt)
https://youtu.be/xFP9UjSAJZI

StoreyTime podcast with Stephanie Storey
https://youtu.be/zrq32tV1VVI

LIVE EVENTS:

– Mike Errico Tapped to Teach GRAMMY® Museum’s Inaugural NYC Songwriting Sessions
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

PODCASTS:

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST OF PODCASTS FEATURING MIKE ERRICO

Includes:

All of It with Alison Stewart on WNYC/NPR
https://www.wnyc.org/story/mike-erricos-music-lyrics-and-life-field-guide-advancing-songwriter

American Songwriter: The Zak Kuhn Show
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4YqHvccd1oOj18bPaEBzFA?si=1beb0ffabeef4e63

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

Third Story Podcast with Leo Sidran
http://www.third-story.com/listen/mikeerrico

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/

80/20 podcast
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2MUh5dtTfZqznx860vPipx?si=14172f0383dd4fdc

Booked on Rock podcast with Eric Senich
https://www.spreaker.com/user/discoveryeric/episode-40-mike-errico-music-lyrics-and-

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

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