13 episodes

It's songwriting in real time!

Listen in as host Jonathan Mann (Guinness World Record Holder for Most Consecutive Days Writing A Song - 4000 days and counting), writes his daily song. You'll hear everything from the nuts and bolts of lyrics and chords to the more emotional work of failure, frustration and general messy chaotic wildness that comes with a daily creative practice.

As It Happens: Song A Day Jonathan Mann

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    • 5.0, 45 Ratings

It's songwriting in real time!

Listen in as host Jonathan Mann (Guinness World Record Holder for Most Consecutive Days Writing A Song - 4000 days and counting), writes his daily song. You'll hear everything from the nuts and bolts of lyrics and chords to the more emotional work of failure, frustration and general messy chaotic wildness that comes with a daily creative practice.

    My Baby Yoda Song Went Viral On TikTok

    My Baby Yoda Song Went Viral On TikTok

    This episode is all about how I made the song and what happened once it went viral.

    • 17 min
    The Lyrics Came To Me In A Dream

    The Lyrics Came To Me In A Dream

    I woke up this morning with some lyrics and a melody in my head.

    • 15 min
    A Good Ol' Fashioned Song Fight!

    A Good Ol' Fashioned Song Fight!

    SongFight.org is a weekly song competition that’s been going since the early aughts. Each week you’re given a title. You make a song with that title, email it to the "fight master", who then posts all the songs to be voted on. The song with the most votes wins. There’s no prize but the warm satisfaction of a job well done.

    From roughly 2003 to 2005, I participated in SongFight every single week. I rarely won, but as a precursor to song a day, I found it was a great way to keep myself accountable, to keep writing songs. Since starting Song A Day, I occasionally go back and participate in a fight...

    • 19 min
    I Undertook A Difficult Song Request

    I Undertook A Difficult Song Request

    Every once in a while, I'll put the call out on Twitter and ask people what they think I should write about. The suggestions are often about current events. Or animals. Today, I decided to go with a suggestion that's a bit more difficult to interpret.

    • 18 min
    Let's Avoid Existenial Dread By Listening To This Podcast

    Let's Avoid Existenial Dread By Listening To This Podcast

    Today's song is about all the ways we distract ourselves to avoid being alone with our thoughts and our mortality. It started when the title popped into my head.

    • 17 min
    Trying To Knock Myself Out of A Rut

    Trying To Knock Myself Out of A Rut

    Every once in a while, I try starting a song using an instrument I don't normally use.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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Oh mystery bard

I miss you please keep gliding this podcast

harzach98 ,

One of my new favorite podcasts

As a songwriter, I find this podcast very inspiring. I love the format of each episode and I am a really big fan of the commentary after each song. Not only is it fun to listen to, it has also taught me a lot about writing!

Kiefer97 ,

Nice

Episodes aren't too long. Host is friendly and personable. Song creations are always interesting to hear for music fans and inspiring musicians like myself. Check it out!

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