Gather round for music business guru Cliff Goldmacher's lesson on the top 5 Mistakes Songwriters Make in the Studio (for all the RIGHT reasons). In the music business for over twenty-five years, Cliff is a songwriter, producer, engineer, author and owner of recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee and Sonoma, California. A multi-instrumentalist and session musician, Cliff has recorded, played on and produced thousands of recordings for major and independent publishers, record labels, from up and coming songwriters to GRAMMY winners. Cliff has worked as a staff songwriter for a major Nashville publisher and his songwriting collaborators include multi-platinum selling and Grammy winning artists Ke$ha, Keb’ Mo’, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Mindy Smith & Lisa Loeb. Cliff’s songs have been cut by major label artists in genres ranging from country, pop and jazz to classical crossover. His music has also been used on NPR’s “This American Life” and in national advertising campaigns. Along with multiple songs in the top 40 on the jazz charts, Cliff’s song "Till You Come To Me,” went to #1. As an educator, Cliff teaches workshops for BMI, ASCAP, The Stanford Jazz Workshop, NARAS, LinkedIn Learning, The Songwriter’s Guild of America, the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International, Taxi and The Durango Songwriter’s Expo. For multiple years, Cliff served on the San Francisco Board of Governors for the Recording Academy (GRAMMY Organization). As an author and journalist, Cliff has written articles for EQ, Recording and ProSound News magazines along with numerous music websites and blogs. Cliff’s first eBook “The Songwriter’s Guide To Recording Professional Demos,” has sold over 6,000 copies.