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Songwriting is not just a component of music, it’s a real craft in itself.

Being a songwriter can be daunting, frustrating, sometimes overwhelming…but it can also be really rewarding and fun.

If you’re a songwriter or have a passion for songwriting, you’re going to become a big fan of today’s guest!

In this episode, we’re joined by songwriter, producer, session musician, engineer, author and music studio owner Cliff Goldmacher.

Cliff, who has been in the music industry for well over two decades, is also the mind behind Educated Songwriter, a website that teaches the business and craft of songwriting.

In this fun, value-packed conversation, Cliff and I go over several key concepts, from the ways you can build a reputation as a songwriter, the dos and don’ts of co-writing, to how to pitch a song like a pro.


In This Episode, We Talk About:


  • Ways to build your reputation as a songwriter
  • What to do before you record your demo
  • What songwriters can do once their song is finished
  • Ways to finish the song you’ve been working on forever
  • Ways to pitch a song like a pro
  • The Dos and Don’ts of co-writing
  • Things to do to move your songwriting career forward


Resources, Links and People Mentioned Today:


Get Your FREE Copy of Cliff’s eBook!

Click the book below to get your free copy of Cliff’s eBook The Songwriter’s Handbook and make sure to give him a shout out on Twitter by clicking the tweet below

the songwriter's handbook


Thank you @cliffgoldmacher for this great podcast on the craft of #songwriting! cc @edusongwriter Click To Tweet

Sign up for the FREE webinar “Twitter Made Easy”!

Click the image below (or here) and sign up for April 1st webinar Twitter Made Easy, which I’ll be co-hosting with Madalyn Sklar!

Twitter Made Easy


Make sure to follow and use the hashtag #TwitterMadeEasy and click the tweet below let Madalyn and I know you’ll be on the webinar!

So excited, I've just signed up for @MadalynSklar's upcoming webinar #TwitterMadeEasy! Click To Tweet


Vote for Ross Barber at the IMA!

Remember my friend Ross Barber, who joined us on episode 41 to talk about music websites? He has been nominated for the Independent Music Awards! Let’s show him our support, click the image below and make sure to vote for Ross aka Electric Kiwi!


ross barber ima 2015


Let Ross know you have voted for him by clicking the tweet below:

I have just voted for the one & only @ElectricKiwi at the @IMABuzz! Good luck Ross!! Click To Tweet