- The social media universe in 2020
- Guitars are selling better than ever during the pandemic
- Songwriter/educator Andrea Stolpe
Andrea Stolpe has written songs for Faith Hill, Julianne Hough, Daniel Lee Martin, Jimmy Wayne, and others. Sheâs also worked as a staff writer for EMI, Almo-Irving, and Universal Music Publishing.
Andrea teaches songwriting at the University of Californiaâs Thornton School of Music, and is the author and instructor of Berklee College of Musicâs online course âCommercial Songwriting Techniques.â
Her book, Popular Lyric Writing: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling, offers songwriters a practical approach to lyric writing according to each writerâs unique voice, and the ability to finish songs with greater ease and consistency. She also offers songwriting retreats both online and in person.
During the interview we talked about what it means to be a staff writer, the songwriter as producer, if lyrics or music should come first, placeholder lyrics, and much more.
On the intro Iâll take a look at the social media universe in 2020 and guitar sales peaking during the pandemic.