Ready to take your songwriting to the next level? Join The SFG Podcast hosted by Emmy Award Winner, Mike Meiers. Tune in for insider tips from industry pros, career boosting strategies, and a blazing burst of caffeinated energy.
Whether you're an established songwriter seeking fresh inspiration or a rising talent ready to embark on your creative journey, The SFG Podcast is your platform for bridging creativity with growth.
Episode 99: 5 Ways to Breakthrough Songwriter’s Block
The infamous writer's block strikes again! Cue ominous drums, Duhn duhn duhhhn. It's a familiar struggle, an inevitable part of the creative process that can leave even the most seasoned songsmiths questioning their abilities. But there's a way out of this creative funk, and the path to renewed inspiration is within this episode.
Hitting a creative wall is perfectly normal, a hurdle that some of the greatest songwriters have confronted on their journeys. The key to breaking free from this creative paralysis lies in building a toolkit of strategies that rekindle your muse, reignite your passion, and empower you to overcome the songwriter's block that threatens to stifle your creative process.
Tune into and explore these five key techniques to navigate through the dry spells with ease. The more you apply them, the less likely you are to find yourself trapped in the same unproductive patterns.
For those serious about improving their songwriting, join The Songwriting Survival Guide to learn how to navigate the path to success and avoid common pitfalls. It all starts this weekend October 27th-29th. www.songwritingforguitar.com
Ep. 98: Tips to Gain Confidence in Your Songwriting
Welcome to a special episode where we dive into essential insights on becoming a more confident and successful songwriter. In this conversation, we join Mike Meiers and Judy Stakee as they discuss the journey of gaining confidence in songwriting and offer valuable tips for songwriters of all levels.
Judy Stakee, a renowned figure in the music industry, shares her wisdom and experiences gained from working with some of the biggest names in the business, including Sheryl Crow and Katy Perry.
Judy and Mike provide valuable insights into developing your own unique process and system to unlock the emotional content in your lyrics and melodies as well as the keys to success in this industry. They also discuss the importance of self-love, embracing your vulnerabilities, and the perpetual learning that is essential for growth.
Conversations like this one can help get you on a path to change your entire energy around songwriting.
It's time to unlock your potential and make 2024 a year of musical triumph. Join the "Songwriting Survival Guide" event now and get instant access to the first two modules on "5 Lyrical Pitfalls" and "Shredding the Guitar Rulebook".
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Ep. 97: Live Gigs to Full Time Production
Join Mike Meiers and Steph Trivison in this awesome podcast episode where they talk about the journey of going from live gigging into commercial production, and prove even though it’s not easy, it’s totally doable.
Discover Steph's background and the extraordinary path she traversed to become a powerhouse in the music production scene. Tune in as they discuss the challenges, triumphs, and pivotal moments that propelled her into the world of sync licensing, where Steph's expertise shines. If you're passionate about music, the creative process, and the exciting world of production, this podcast is a must-listen.
Steph Trivison has shared stages with Grammy-winner Jack Antonoff, American Authors, Robert Randolph, and Eisley. Her innate charisma even landed her a role in a McDonald's commercial as well as the voice and theme writer of the Care Bear “Dare to Care”.
Her music has been featured on Amazon Prime, The Grammy Awards, The Golden Globes, ESPN, BBC, the Life is Strange video game series, and more. Steph's versatility extends to crafting podcast themes, audiobook scores, and collaborating on projects for television, film, and books.
Ep. 96: Five Steps for the Modern Songwriter to Start Getting Placements
Don't miss out on the chance to supercharge your music career through sync licensing. There's never been a better time to invest your time in learning the process.
This exciting episode is cut from a live session hosted by Mike Meiers at the Austin Music Foundation.
In this hour-long deep dive into the world of sync, Mike shares invaluable insights on how to kickstart your journey as a songwriter in today's music industry.
Sync licensing isn't a sprint; it's a marathon that requires dedication and self-investment. Mike firmly believes that every songwriter should know the rules of the game.
Far too often, talented songwriters miss out on opportunities because they weren't prepared. Tune in to gain the knowledge you need, ensuring that when the opportunity knocks, you'll be ready to seize the biggest paycheck of your career.
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Ep. 95: Why'd You Write a Book, Mike?
In the world of short form viral videos and online courses, why would someone create a physical book as a teaching tool? C.O.O., Heather Taylor, asks the hard hitting questions in this week's Songwriting for Guitar Podcast episode.
Pre-Order your copy of "The Songwriting Guitarist" here before Sept. 26th: https://www.songwritingforguitar.com/preorder
With your physical copy, you'll receive an audio book download that includes a bonus Author's Notes as well as an official Resource page with audio clips to follow along and improve!
Ep. 94: Co-Writing, The Second Hour
Welcome to part two! Now that you've completed the first hour of your co-writing session (following our previous episode, "Co-Writing, The First Hour"), you've gained insights into how to maximize that initial hour by focusing on building a strong connection with your co-writer and ensuring certain steps are addressed.
In the second hour, you may encounter two distinct paths. It may have gone well, and you're now prepared for what comes next, or it may not have gone as smoothly, leaving you wondering about the next steps and how to communicate that.
By the end of this episode, you'll have a clear understanding of what the second hour could look like in either scenario.
Regardless of the outcome, perseverance is key! I hope you explore co-writing further and continue to embrace its challenges and remarkable results.
Unlocking Creative Potential
Mike is great. His podcast are always informative and fun. You always come away with some interesting insights and ideas.
This podcast has great information and helpful advice for songwriters!
Informative & Entertaining
Mike knows his stuff and so do his guests. They know the music, how to create it and how to make is a successful business. It's not always the advice you want to hear but it's the advice you NEED to hear. He is doing the work to back up waht he says and genuinely wants to help others succeed.