So Ed, you think you're an songwriting expert or something?

I guess it depends what you mean by expert. I’m not saying I have all the answers. I’m not saying I know everything there is to know about songwriting. I’m not trying to convince you I’m some guru or authority or magical songwriting wizard with the power to fix our broken world.

But I have been around the block a few times. I’ve been writing songs and studying music for more than twenty years. I’ve worked on more than a hundred creative projects. I’ve lived on two continents and visited thirty countries. And I’d like to think that all taught me a thing or two.

I created The Song Foundry to start passing some of that on. And as long as people keep telling me they get a lot of value from what I create, I guess I’ll keep creating it.

 

Is Ed available to speak at an event or run a masterclass?

Yes – I’m always up for speaking in public and working with new people. Sometimes I’m limited by my schedule, but if you have an idea for an event or masterclass, let me know via the contact page and let’s see what we can fix.

I have an idea for an article that's gonna blow your freakin' mind. If I tell you it, will you write about it?

Absolutely. Use the contact page to let me know.

There are already quite a few articles on the site though, so please do a site search first to make sure the article of your dreams doesn’t already exist and you just didn’t know about it.

I wrote a great article. Can you publish it?

You’re welcome to try. But it’s not often we accept unsolicited articles for the site.

I wrote a great song. Can you tell me what you think about it?

It’s always great to hear from The Song Foundry community, and if I’m not up to my ears in creative projects I’ll do my best to answer your general questions.

If you have specific questions about the songs you’re working on, the best way to get feedback (and my undivided attention) is by booking a one-on-one session via our coaching page.

Can you get me an agent? A manager? A record deal?

I created The Song Foundry to share great songwriting ideas. There are already plenty of sites that give advice about breaking into the music industry and that can offer professional services or facilitate professional connections.

If you’re looking for help on the business side of songwriting, it’s worth looking up one of those sites or checking out some of these books on our bookshelf.

I noticed a mistake on your website. Can I tell you about it?

Sure – please do. We try to keep our website looking fresh, but accept that occasional typos, broken links and factual errors are all part of our beautifully imperfect world. Send us an email via the contact page and we’ll do our best to fix it ASAP.

I have a really great product or service and I'll give you a mountain of cash to promote it. Is that cool?

You’re welcome to let me know via the contact page. I’m often glad to tell our community about products and services I’ve used first-hand and think our site readers will find useful.

In your message you should let me know about what your product is, how it might benefit our community and whether there’s any time limitation on your request.