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A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.

A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.
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Toronto, Ontario

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A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.

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English

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4165344273


Episodes

Songs by the Hosts: how we wrote ’em

10/13/2019
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For this host’s show, Michael, Neel and Phil brought in a song each and discussed how we wrote and some cool approaches in the songs. AND, Vanessa was in the house!!! What a fun episode! Listen to the Episode What we talked about The 2nd Annual Holiday Gift GuideCreating Lyric Sheets that Don’t SuckNeel’s process behind writing “The Wicked Queen”TaxiSongTradrThe Wicked QueenPull Me Away From You Lyrics – NoiseNot EdwinWriting Better Lyrics – Pat Pattison101 Songwriting Wrongs & How To...

Duration:00:56:56

Steve Koven – Play Piano, See The World

10/6/2019
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This week, SongTalk welcomed jazz pianist and teacher Steve Koven. Steve is a composer, performer, producer and educator. He has one of the longest standing trios in Canada, performing, touring and recording together for over 26 year. Aside from performing and recording with his trio – Steve Koven Trio – Steve also has other recording projects such as the Koven Collective and Koven & Law as well as Lazersuzan We talked with Steve about: The Trio …

Duration:00:56:58

Bridging classical and pop music with Alex Whorms

9/29/2019
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This week singer-songwriter and Hamilton Arts Award for Emerging Artist winner (2019) Alex Whorms joined us to talk about her sophomore EP, Burgundy, and two of the songs. We talked about: grantsmusic royalties Listen to the show Download the lyrics to follow along: Too Many Love Songs Birds …

Duration:00:56:23

The Beatles, who? Yesterday movie review with Emmanuel Lopez

9/22/2019
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Emmanuel Lopez, movie blogger and Social Media Wingman, joined Phil and Michael to talk about the latest Danny Boyle movie, Yesterday where a struggling songwriter wakes up in a world where the Beatles never happened. Is he the only one who remembers all those great songs, and what should he do.…

Duration:00:57:27

Making the most of your voice with Taylor Abrahamse

9/16/2019
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This week, professional singer/songwriter, voice actor & co-founder of Silverthorn Studios recording, Taylor Abrahamse joined us in the studio at SongTalk World Headquarters. Taylor was a Top 40 finalist on Canadian Idol, has performed on stages across Ontario, has also written & produced musicals, and music for animated series and viral internet music through Corus, DHX & Super Planet Dolan.…

Duration:00:57:34

Stark Naked and the Fleshtones: classic punk rock band

9/8/2019
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Stark Naked and Eugene Ripper of Stark Naked and the Fleshtones joined us to talk about their heyday in the early 80s as an awesome live band in Toronto. We talked about: …

Duration:00:57:25

Favourite Movie Soundtracks!

9/1/2019
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This week SongTalk welcomed our pal Matthew Reid to our studio to talk about movie soundtracks. We chose our favourites and talked about why they made the cut and what were the runners up. We talked about: …

Duration:00:56:44

How to write a Musical – it takes longer than you’d think! with Frank Horvat and Catherine Frid

8/28/2019
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Long-time friend of the show, songwriter and composer Frank Horvat brought in his musical writing partner Catherine Frid to explain all the steps it took to write and produce their Toronto Fringe hit Spend Your Kids Inheritance. Listen to the show: What we talked about: This Is It_Frid HorvatNew Waters_Frid Horvat…

Duration:00:57:29

Songs without a chorus

8/18/2019
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This week we talked about songs which have no chorus. First, we had to be clear about what does make a chorus. Then we deep dove on three songs we think don’t have one. What do you think? Leave a comment with your pick for a song without a chorus.…

Duration:00:57:03

Creating Soundtracks with Jeff Alan Greenway

8/5/2019
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This week SongTalk welcomed Jeff Alan Greenway to our studio. Greenway is a film composer, singer/songwriter and pianist from Pickering, Ontario. He has written music for film, worked as a session player, orchestrator and arranger, released his own original album “Great Expectations” and wrote the score to the international documentary The Secret Life Of Frogs, which won a Nature award at the Cannes Media and TV festival.…

Duration:00:57:04

Gigging on trains with Sarah Hiltz

7/28/2019
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Listen to the show: Sarah Hiltz is a contemporary folk artist based in Toronto. Her current project has her researching the ways Canadians experience, express and suppress anger in modern society, especially women, and creating a song cycle in response. Sarah’s last album, Beauty In The Blue, compiled songs and stories culled from her multiple journeys across Canada as a travelling musician on VIARail’s passenger train, “The Canadian”.…

Duration:00:57:53

Robert Cross: Leading With Lyrics

7/14/2019
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This week SongTalk welcomed Robert Cross to our studio. Robert Cross was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He started playing guitar at 14, just so he could learn how to write songs. Cross is the singer and guitarist of the original rock band Satin, who released their first album Drop Dead Gorgeous in 2019.…

Duration:00:56:48

Music Royalties with Vel Omasic

7/7/2019
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Vel Omazic of Canada’s Music Incubator explains the ins and outs of Music Royalties and how to make sure you are getting what you should as a songwriter and/or a performer in Canada. Put simply, if someone is making money or conducting business based on your work, you’re entitled to a royalty.…

Duration:01:53:26

Rocketman: The Elton John biopic movie review

6/30/2019
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The Song Talk Radio Team discussed the latest biopic about Elton John in the movie Rocketman. Composer and Second City writer Matthew Reid joined us. We talked about: Bohemian Rhapsodyfriendship and collaboration Listen to the show: …

Duration:00:57:02

Robert Ball: Giving Voice To The Personal

6/23/2019
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This week SongTalk welcomed Robert Ball to our studio. A native Torontonian, Robert Ball is a multi-faceted singer who has traveled to and performed in over 60 countries around the world. His sound has been described as soulful, jazzy, Neo-soul and he is a much in-demand session singer.…

Duration:00:57:49

Shuffle Demon Richard Underhill on how to add horns to your songs

6/16/2019
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Toronto-based Saxophonist Richard Underhill talks about his work with Blue Rodeo, The Shuffle Demons, and how horns work within a song. We talked about: The Shuffle Demons – Spadina Bus lyricsSell Me Thishttps://www.facebook.com/richard.underhill1https://twitter.com/RichUnderhillhttps://www.instagram.com/richunderhill/ …

Duration:00:57:23

Songwriting for Beginners

6/10/2019
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We talked tips and tricks for beginner songwriters. Our producer Vanessa and techie Micah also joined in the conversation. Some of the stuff we covered included: Rocketman movie pre-screening contestcollaborationVanessa’s postFeedSpot’s Top 20 Songwriting Podcasts!…

Duration:00:57:26

Matthew Reid: Music Composition – Live, recorded and improvisational

6/2/2019
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This week SongTalk welcomed Matthew Reid to our studio. Matthew is a critically acclaimed, award winning composer for film, television, games and theatre. His funny songs have delighted almost a million people during his tenure as composer for Toronto’s world famous Second City comedy theatre.…

Duration:00:57:22

New School R&B: Creating toplines with Kelsey Vaz

5/24/2019
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R&B singer/songwriter talks about how to work with beats supplied by producers and performing live. AND we announce the RocketMan contest: Win 2 free tickets to the invite only advanced screening of the Elton John biopic, Rocketman, Wednesday, June 29th in Toronto.…

Duration:00:57:22

Pena Hughes-John

5/20/2019
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Visiting from the United Kingdom, Pena Hughes-John joined us with two of her original songs. We talked about: all about rhymes with Blair Packham Listen to the show Download the lyrics for: Somewhere in the MistKeeping the Score…

Duration:00:57:18