Danny ‘Kootch’ Kortchmar: Legendary Guitarist & Producer
Danny 'Kootch' Kortchmar’s résumé is outstanding! As a renowned guitarist, producer, songwriter, and session musician, Kootch has played, produced, and written for artists like James Taylor, Don Henley, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne. As a songwriter, Danny has…
From Lyrics to Mixdown: How to Record a Song

As producers, engineers, and songwriters, we sometimes struggle to transpose the sounds and ideas in our heads to “tape.” We may have all the tools at our disposal to make great music—quality instruments, microphones, all the fixings of a home…

Joe Napolitano: Songwriter, Producer, & Engineer
Joe Napolitano is a multi-instrumental songwriter, engineer, and producer, who has played in several prominent LA-based indie rock bands over the years (Le Switch, Faraway Places, Tandemoro, Parson Redheads). In the producer/engineer role, he values a collaborative and sympathetic approach…
6 Ways to Avoid Writer’s Block

It’s something that every creative has experienced and will likely face again: the feeling of being totally out of ideas. Inspiration comes to a halt, and starting or finishing a project seems like an insurmountable task. Writer’s block is discouraging and…

6 Steps in Becoming a Better Songwriter

The path to improvement as a songwriter is an on-going, ever-evolving process. As a craft, songwriting is highly individualistic, dictated by a host of personal characteristics. The instrument(s) you play, the genre(s) you most enjoy, and your technical and creative…