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Tips, techniques and all the information you need starting out as a songwriter. Hosted by Jamie Coupe and Callum Mirams, we will bring you lots of interviews with musicians, publishers and all sorts of industry experts. Our promise is to keep things practical, keep things informative, and throw in a few laughs and stories on our journey with you to become better songwriters.Brought to you by 'Condimaniac', Condiments for Flavour Obsessives https://condimaniac.com/

I Wish I Knew THAT About Songwriting Jamie Coupe and Callum Mirams

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Tips, techniques and all the information you need starting out as a songwriter. Hosted by Jamie Coupe and Callum Mirams, we will bring you lots of interviews with musicians, publishers and all sorts of industry experts. Our promise is to keep things practical, keep things informative, and throw in a few laughs and stories on our journey with you to become better songwriters.Brought to you by 'Condimaniac', Condiments for Flavour Obsessives https://condimaniac.com/

    Insights #7: Why Songwriting Can Feel Like Bringing Fish to the Fish Market

    Insights #7: Why Songwriting Can Feel Like Bringing Fish to the Fish Market

    In this episode, Jamie shares a mind hack to help you push through the pressure of 'making it' so you can actually make it.

    Edited and mixed by Tiki Horea
    tikihorea.com
    @tikiproducer
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iwishiknewthataboutsongwriting
    Jamie's Instagram: @jamiekarlcoupe
    Jamie's Website: jamiekarlcoupe.com
    Get your song reviewed: send an MP3 or link to iwishiknewthatpod@gmail.com

    Send us videos of you playing to feature them on our stories!
    Send your suggestions on Instagram.

    Be well, write well.
    J & C

    • 10 min
    Emily's Helpdesk #2: Anderson Powers, Dylan Martinson, Stu Neil

    Emily's Helpdesk #2: Anderson Powers, Dylan Martinson, Stu Neil

    In this episode, Emily and Jamie review a couple of great listener songs.

    Topics covered in this episode include:
    - The importance of intros as part of the progressive development of the song's arrangement
    - Melodic contrasting
    - Transitioning from one section of the song to the next one
    - Prosody (yup, it's so important that we bring it up every couple of episodes)
    - The production must serve the song
    - The Five Dimensions of Singing (Lyric, Melody, Rhythm, Tone, Intention)
    - Arrangement can change how the intended emotions come through
    - The Underlick
    - Strive to make every section of the song catchy
    - Creating a safe, comfortable environment for creative work to take place in
    - How your posture affects how you feel, and the vibe you're giving off
    - The two types of empathy and how they relate to songwriting
    - The studio experience is usually more impactful than the result of the session itself

    Songs reviewed:

    Anderson Powers - Jack Black
    Dylan Martinson - Wouldn’t Be Enough
    Stu Neil - Your Memory Makes Me Cry

    Question:
    What do you do to prepare for a writing session/rehearsal so you can be present? - Andy 
    Book a free call with Emily right here or by going to calendly.com/emilytallman
    Emily's personal Instagram: @therealemilytallman
    Emily's artist Instagram: @mleofficial

    Edited and mixed by Tiki Horea
    tikihorea.com
    @tikiproducer
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iwishiknewthataboutsongwriting
    Jamie's Instagram: @jamiekarlcoupe
    Jamie's Website: jamiekarlcoupe.com
    Get your song reviewed: send an MP3 or link to iwishiknewthatpod@gmail.com

    Send us videos of you playing to feature them on our stories!
    Send your suggestions on Instagram.

    Be well, write well.
    J & C

    • 55 min
    Hannah Darvas

    Hannah Darvas

    In this episode, Jamie and Hannah talk about:

    - How she got her start in songwriting
    - The importance of preparation and of having a solid portfolio
    - When can you start emailing industry people?
    - Do you need a degree to be an artist?
    - How to deal with creative slumps
    - What you can do with songs that have a really cool section, but nothing else
    - What mindset changes you need to make in order to improve your chances at making songwriting a career

    Hannah's Instagram

    Edited and mixed by Tiki Horea
    tikihorea.com
    @tikiproducer
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iwishiknewthataboutsongwriting
    Jamie's Instagram: @jamiekarlcoupe
    Jamie's Website: jamiekarlcoupe.com
    Get your song reviewed: send an MP3 or link to iwishiknewthatpod@gmail.com

    Send us videos of you playing to feature them on our stories!
    Send your suggestions on Instagram.

    Be well, write well.
    J & C

    • 52 min
    Insights #6: The Unfair Pressure of "Talent"

    Insights #6: The Unfair Pressure of "Talent"

    In this episode, Jamie talks about how talent isn't the be-all end-all.

    - There are a few ways to come out from under the pressure of talent
    - What are the things you need to have in order to be successful
    - Why networking is bad.
    - Why building relationships is good.
    - Bring value to people's lives
    - Do it. Write. Record. Publish.

    Edited and mixed by Tiki Horea
    tikihorea.com
    @tikiproducer


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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iwishiknewthataboutsongwriting
    Jamie's Instagram: @jamiekarlcoupe
    Jamie's Website: jamiekarlcoupe.com
    Get your song reviewed: send an MP3 or link to iwishiknewthatpod@gmail.com

    Send us videos of you playing to feature them on our stories!
    Send your suggestions on Instagram.

    Be well, write well.
    J & C

    • 14 min
    AD: Songwriting Coaching with Jamie

    AD: Songwriting Coaching with Jamie

    Book your FREE 60 minute songwriting coaching session with Jamie here:
    https://calendly.com/jamiekarlcoupe/60min

    Bring your questions, your issues, your concerns as a writer to the call. 
    Have fun!
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iwishiknewthataboutsongwriting
    Jamie's Instagram: @jamiekarlcoupe
    Jamie's Website: jamiekarlcoupe.com
    Get your song reviewed: send an MP3 or link to iwishiknewthatpod@gmail.com

    Send us videos of you playing to feature them on our stories!
    Send your suggestions on Instagram.

    Be well, write well.
    J & C

    • 13 min
    Spicy Segments #2 - co-hosted by Kier Kemp

    Spicy Segments #2 - co-hosted by Kier Kemp

    Spicy Segments are sponsored by Condimaniac.

    In each episode, Jamie and Kier Kemp, Condimaniac's CEO, talk about life as an obsessive person, music, business, the music business, the business of making music, growing a devoted fan base, and more.

    - Being memorable is hard work, but it's worth it
    - Unpleasant experiences can and should be used to better yourself
    - Creativity can come at a price
    - Trying to please as many people as possible leads to nobody loving what you do
    - Niching down can have a downside. Be smart about it.
    - The imposter syndrome can be used for good
    - Passion can be used to fuel your investments, your work, your art, your education, and more.
    - Your eccentricities can be used to make you stand out in the crowd
    -  Mediocrity is dangerous if taken as expertise
    - Beating yourself up for mistakes or character flaws doesn't lead to improvement. Taking the whole you into perspective does. See the good, accept the good, see the bad, work on the bad.
    - Create stuff that YOU love, then promote it. Be your own biggest fan.

    Must read:
    The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann

    Create your own sauce here
    Kier's Instagram: @kierkemp
    Kier's Website: kierkemp.com
    Condimaniac Instagram: @condimaniac
    Condimaniac Website: condimaniac.com

    Edited and mixed by Tiki Horea
    tikihorea.com
    @tikiproducer
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iwishiknewthataboutsongwriting
    Jamie's Instagram: @jamiekarlcoupe
    Jamie's Website: jamiekarlcoupe.com
    Get your song reviewed: send an MP3 or link to iwishiknewthatpod@gmail.com

    Send us videos of you playing to feature them on our stories!
    Send your suggestions on Instagram.

    Be well, write well.
    J & C

    • 43 min

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