219 episodes

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... ™
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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... ™
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    Ep. 184: Ilsey Juber

    Ep. 184: Ilsey Juber

    Today's guest is a multi-faceted songwriter who is as versatile as she is accomplished. Topping charts from multiple genres, this writer’s vocal chops are brilliantly unique. Her songwriting wisdom is unparalleled. She’s written with huge names from just about every genre — Drake, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Kasey Musgraves, David Guetta, Nas, Panic at the Disco, Weezer, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Pink, Dua Lipa, and the list goes on. After years of defining others’ artistic visions, she is now defining her own. In her debut album, From The Valley, she crafts an immersive, singular sonic universe that sounds like nothing else.
    And The Writer Is…Ilsey Juber!

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 183: James Bay pt.2

    Ep. 183: James Bay pt.2

    Today’s three-time Grammy Award-nominated, two-time BRIT Award recipient, claimed top honors at the Ivor Novellos not just because he is an authentic crooner but because he is a prolific song craftsman. His work is known globally but his story started at open mic nights. His raw talent was captured on camera by a fan and uploaded via YouTube, which caught the attention of RCA Records, propelling him into the star he is today. His introspective storytelling and commitment to his craft have allowed him to touch the hearts of fans from all different backgrounds. All the way from the United Kingdom, this advocate for WaterAid, tiptoes a fine line between rafter-reaching rock glory and tender folk songcraft.
    And The Writer Is…James Bay!

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    • 59 min
    Ep. 182: Gracie Abrams

    Ep. 182: Gracie Abrams

    Today’s guest is one of the leading young voices in the pop world. With her breakout hit in 2019, this writer instantly connected with listeners, and through hard work and a steady stream of releases, she has built a fiercely loyal fanbase. Her debut album came out in early 2023 and received high praise for its poetic honesty and depiction of the trials and tribulations of growing up. Following this release, our guest had an explosive year: performing as an opening act for Taylor Swift on her Eras Tour and receiving a nomination for Best New Artist at the 66th Grammy Awards. Her single with Noah Kahan marked her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and gave the world a glimpse of her superstar power. Her sophomore album is set to release this summer, and we’re so excited to see what more this young artist has in store. And The Writer Is…Gracie Abrams!
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 181: Maggie Lindemann

    Ep. 181: Maggie Lindemann

    Today’s guest journey to stardom began on the World Wide Web. At 17 years old, she was quickly noticed by fans and industry professionals alike. She has since accumulated over a billion streams, sold out her first headlining tour, spearheaded her beloved clothing line, and started her own podcast solidifying herself as a multi-hyphenate artist. After spending her early 20s solidifying herself as an artist-to-watch with her massively successful sophomore and debut album, our guest is entering a new era of her artistry. Her latest EP is electrifying, filled with genre-bending tracks, and introspective storytelling. All the way from Dallas, TX, this advocate’s metamorphosis has captivated audiences around the world and empowered young women to own their truth in the face of societal pressures.
    And The Writer Is... Maggie Lindemann!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 180: Noah Kahan

    Ep. 180: Noah Kahan

    Today’s guest is a small town boy turned songwriting superstar. Hailing from Strafford, Vermont, our guest spent his life surrounded by profoundly beautiful nature, and a quaint, tight-knit community. This environment served as a source of inspiration for his introspective lyrics and homey folk melodies. After years of honing his craft in this space, our guest began to dominate the pop charts, eventually garnering several Grammy nominations. 
    On top of that he’s landed more than five billion streams, a Double Platinum Certification for his hit single “Stick Season,” and collaborations with Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Hozier, Gregory Alan Isakov, Gracie Abrams, Sam Fender, Lizzy McAlpine, Zach Bryan, Joy Oladokun, and more. Our guest has embarked on a sold-out tour across North America, selling over half-a-million tickets and performing to sold out audiences in stadiums and arenas. This guest is at the forefront of the folk-rennissane, and is doing it with grace, humility and humor. 
    And The Writer Is…#NoahKahan!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 179: Mike Shinoda

    Ep. 179: Mike Shinoda

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    • 1 hr 41 min

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