So Ed, you think you're a songwriting expert or something?
I mean, nobody has all the answers. Nobody knows everything there is to know about songwriting. I’m not some magical guru or songwriting wizard with the power to fix our broken world.
But I have been around the block a few times. I’ve been a musician and songwriter for more than twenty years. I’ve worked on over a hundred creative projects. I wrote a best-selling songwriting book, created one of the Internet’s most popular songwriting sites, lived on two continents and been to thirty-odd countries. And I’d like to think that all taught me a thing or two.
So yeah, I’d say I’m a songwriting expert. I created The Song Foundry to start passing some of that expertise on. And as long as there are people out there who find what I do useful, I guess I’ll keep doing it.
Is Ed available to speak at an event or run a masterclass?
Yes – I’ve taught or spoken at a ton of different organizations including The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The Royal College of Music and Bath Spa University, and I’m always interested in speaking or working with new people.
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 a great idea for a new article on the site. Will you write about it?
Absolutely. You can share your idea on this page.
There are already tons of articles on the site though, so please give the a site a search to check the article you’re suggesting doesn’t exist yet.
I wrote a great article. Can you publish it?
Sure, get in touch to tell us about it! But please be aware we don’t publish guest submissions all that often.
Hey Ed, 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, but because of the volume of email I get I’m not always able to answer individual questions.
If you want feedback on your songs, the best way to move forward is to either book a coaching session or sign up for a song critique. If you have more general questions, you can also join our monthly Q&As as part of our masterclass series.
Can you get me an agent? A manager? A record deal?
I created The Song Foundry to share great songwriting ideas, because that’s my passion and my area of expertise. If you’re looking for advice on the music business, I recommend you check out some of these books or one of the internet’s music industry blogs.
I noticed a mistake on your website. Can I tell you about it?
Yes – please do. We try to keep this site looking fresh, but accept that occasional typos, broken links and factual errors happen sometimes. Send us an email via the contact page and we’ll do our best to fix it.