I’m a songwriter, author and entrepreneur.
I’ve written songs for Oriental DreamWorks, edited music for ITV, wrote the bestselling book The Art of Songwriting, and worked on more than a hundred different creative projects around the world.
I also created a site called The Song Foundry.
And here at The Song Foundry we do things differently.
We’re not about quick tips and tricks. We don’t do step-by-step programs. And most of all, we don’t do hit song formulas. (Because, if you were wondering, there aren’t any.)
We’re about tools, ideas and techniques. We’re about empowering you to think for yourself, do things your way, and become the best version of the artist you are already – whether you’re on your first song or your thousandth.
So if you care more about being famous than making great music, or you’re looking for quick shortcuts instead of genuine long-term growth as an artist, then the site probably isn’t for you.
But if you’re ready to take your skills to the next level, start thinking outside the box and unlock creativity you didn’t know you had, you’ve come to the right place.
Welcome. I’m glad you found us.
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