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Every week, we sit down with an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. There are millions of singers, thousands of artists, and only 40 top songs per genre at a time... this podcast is about the people who make them. Produced by Joe London & Ross Golan in association with Big Deal Music & Mega House Music. And The Writer Is... ™

And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan Big Deal Music // Mega House Music

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Every week, we sit down with an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. There are millions of singers, thousands of artists, and only 40 top songs per genre at a time... this podcast is about the people who make them. Produced by Joe London & Ross Golan in association with Big Deal Music & Mega House Music. And The Writer Is... ™

    Ep. 147: Michael Bublé

    Ep. 147: Michael Bublé

    Today’s multi-platinum entertainer, songwriter, producer and humanitarian guest was a man on a mission when he signed his record deal with Reprise Records almost two decades ago. The Canadian artist has earned 4 Grammys, scores of Junos, critical acclaim and sold well over 60 million records. As a songwriter, some of his No. 1 smash hits include the now iconic “Home”, “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Everything”. His 6 global tours have sold out in over 40 countries. Today’s guest has accomplished the unthinkable: a pop artist who is equally at home in the worlds of great standards, jazz, r&b, beautiful ballads, and can also swing like his musical heroes like Louis Prima and make it all work harmoniously. His 2011 holiday album, Christmas, went straight to No. 1, his third chart topper and the second biggest selling album of that year. It has continued its reign every year during the holidays and has to date sold well over 16 million copies around the world and has been streamed over 4 billion times – ten years following its initial release. He is a proud husband and a father to three beautiful children. Our guest is also deeply committed to supporting many charities including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). The anticipation is rising as this artist is set to release his ninth studio album in early 2022. And The Writer Is… Michael Bublé!


    Artwork: Michael Richey White
     
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep. 146: Golnar Khosrowshahi

    Ep. 146: Golnar Khosrowshahi

    Today’s guest is Golnar Khosrowshahi, the Founder and CEO of Reservoir, an award-winning independent music company headquartered in New York City and with operations in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London, and Abu Dhabi. Founded in 2007, Reservoir is the first U.S.-based publicly traded independent music company and the first female founded and led publicly traded music company in the U.S. Under Golnar’s leadership, Reservoir has grown to own and administer over 130,000 copyrights and 36,000 master recordings, with titles dating as far back as 1900. Golnar continues to lead the team in building a well-attended roster and an established catalog, earning her the recognition as one of Billboard’s Most Powerful Female Executives for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, and a Billboard Indie Power Player for 2017 and 2018. Furthermore, Reservoir was awarded Publisher of the Year at Music Business Worldwide’s The A&R Awards in 2017 and 2019, and was named IndependentPublisher of the Year at the 2020 Music Week Awards.
    In addition to her role as CEO of Reservoir, Golnar serves as a Director on the board of the National Music Publishers’ Association, based in Washington, DC and working to ensure fair compensation and property rights for songwriters and their representatives. She also sits on NMPA’s SONGS Foundation Board of Directors, an organization that raises funds to support career songwriters. Working alongside Artist Director and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Golnar served as Board Chair of Silkroad, a non-profit organization formed in 2000, and is now a Director. And the Executive is…Golnar Khosrowshahi!
     


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 145: Tainy

    Ep. 145: Tainy

    Leading a new wave of Latin music and culture for over a decade, today’s famed producer and artist guest, is the mastermind behind some of music's most iconic hits. A four-time GRAMMY© nominee, three-time Latin GRAMMY winner along with seven nominations, multiple BMI Award Winner, he has been churning out career-defining hits for artists as well as his own, including Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalia, Lauren Jauregui, Zion & Lennox, Anuel, Ozuna, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel, Kali Uchis, Rauw Alejandro, Jhay Cortez and more. In 2019, he made his artist debut reaching the top charts with hit singles: “I Can’t Get Enough,” ”Adicto,” ”Callaita,” #1 Latin Pop and Airplay single “Agua” and GRAMMY® nominated “Un Dia(One Day).” In 2021, our guest continued pushing the culture forward on a global scale executive producing, Selena Gomez’ first full Spanish language body of work "Revelacion," "Sunbathe" alongside Miguel, and Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’ “Dakiti,” which went No. 1 globally. In addition, he continues to break records as the only producer to sit at the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for a record 102 weeks.  His latest two hit releases pack massive star power; “Summer Of Love” with Shawn Mendes and “Lo Siento BB:/” featuring Bad Bunny and Julieta Venegas.  And The Writer Is… Tainy!


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 144: Tommy Brown

    Ep. 144: Tommy Brown

    Today’s guest is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. He currently lives in LA and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our guest has been Grammy-nominated as well as receiving multiple awards from ASCAP. He has scored multiple chart-topping albums while working with Ariana Grande on all six of her studio albums as well as executive producing Grande’s 2020 album Positions. In addition to Grande, his most recent work includes Justin Bieber’s single “Holy”, Blackpink’s “Ice Cream feat. Selena Gomez” and “Bet You Wanna (feat. Cardi B)”. Brown has also collected production credits for three songs on Grammy-award-winning artist Meghan Trainor's second album, Thank You. Our guest learned from production greats Roy "Royalty" Hamilton and Rodney Jerkins, while working alongside them and eventually creating a team of his own. And The Writer Is… Tommy Brown!
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    And The Update Is...October 4th, 2021

    And The Update Is...October 4th, 2021

    Your weekly update with industry news and happenings from ATWI. Update for the week of October 4th, 2021.
     
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    Ep. 143: Jeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers)

    Ep. 143: Jeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers)

    Today’s guest is the co-founder, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for the American folk rock band, The Lumineers. On January 22nd of 2021, our guest released his highly anticipated solo debut album, Piano Piano. Releasing through Dualtone Records in the U.S. and Canada and Mercury KX for the rest of the world, Piano Piano is a collection of gorgeous, intimate piano-centric instrumental songs that Fraites has been working on for the better part of a decade. The profoundly revealing and emotionally direct songs capture Fraites’ reflective moments from his Denver home. His songwriting reaches into deeply personal spaces with moving grace and stark elegance, retaining the folk-inspired melodicism so familiar from his work in The Lumineers, transported into a more classically sophisticated setting. In addition to piano, Fraites plays nearly every instrument on the album, including guitar, drums, synths, and programming. And The Writer Is… Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers!


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    • 1 hr 15 min

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