The Secrets to Hit Songwriting
Writing great melodies and hooks, lyrics, finding inspiration, writing for yourself versus for others, writing solo versus co-writing, and a lot more ...
Thursday March 24th, 2pm EST
As an artist, you can have the greatest social media personality, the most well-connected manager, and the most creative release strategy in the business, but if you don't have the songs to back it up, it's all for naught.
In this free webinar from Canadian Musician and NWC, we're talking all about songwriting (and making a career as a songwriter) with two guys who have loads of experience and credits in this area; Tebey and Andre Kaden Black. With these two hit songwriters, we'll chat about tips and the lessons they've learned about writing great melodies and hooks, lyrics, finding inspiration, writing for yourself versus for others, writing solo versus co-writing, and a lot more. Of course, there will be the opportunity to ask them your own questions.
In this informative webinar, Michael Raine, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Musician magazine will be joined by:
Tebey is a Ontario-born, Nashville based country music star who has also penned songs for hit artists in both the country and pop worlds. Though he’s been experiencing solid highlights for over a decade, the past three years in particular have seen some of Tebey’s biggest successes to date with three #1 songs as a writer: a US Billboard #1 with Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else Will”; a Canadian #1 with Gord Bamford’s “Dive Bar,” and his first #1 as an artist and writer with his gold single “Who’s Gonna Love You,” for which he also received a SOCAN award in March 2019. He also co-wrote two additional top-five radio hits during this timeframe - “Denim on Denim” (certified platinum) and “Good Jeans.” Overall, Tebey has four official top-five radio singles, five top-10 singles, and four top-20 singles as a recording artist, and his music and videos have amassed to nearly 70 million streams.
As a songwriter, Tebey has earned success on multiple continents with the aforementioned #1 chart toppers; one in the US, one in the UK, and four in Canada. Notable pop artists to have recorded his songs include One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Pixie Lott, Cher, and FLO RIDA, and no stranger to the country genre, Justin Moore, Big & Rich, Jimmy Rankin, Emerson Drive, and many others all released Tebey-penned tunes. This winter Joe Nichols is releasing a song “I Got Friends That Do” featuring Blake Shelton that Tebey co-wrote with Danick Dupelle and Jimmy Thow.
Andre Kaden Black
Andre Kaden Black has more than 20 years of experience in the music industry as a songwriter, musician, and producer. He has written for indie and major labels across Canada, Asia, and the United States including Sony/ATV, Warner, EMI, Atlantic Records, Curve Music, 21 Entertainment, and Arista/BMG. He has also toured extensively across North America and Asia with artists such as Alicia Keys, One Republic, and Jason Mraz. Andre has also worked alongside countless award-winning talents, including multi-platinum artist Fefe Dobson (Island/Def Jam), Francesco Yates (Atlantic Records) Grammy award-winning talent agency Chris Smith Management, Walk Off The Earth (Columbia Records) Vivian Hicks (Big Machine Label Group) American Idol (ABC) and members of Buckcherry (Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic) Our Lady Peace (Sony Music) and Boston (Epic/MCA).
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