Andrea Stolpe is a renowned, multi-platinum creative consultant whose methodology for songwriters and music artists has been taught worldwide. A writer with 20+ years experience in the music industry, Andrea has penned songs for such artists as Faith Hill, Julianne Hough, and Jimmy Wayne and has worked at companies including Universal Music Publishing, EMI, and Almo-Irving. Andrea is the author of Popular Lyric Writing: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling, a staple text for songwriting programs at Belmont University in Nashville, Berklee College of Music, and University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Her online courses and video series have garnered Music Educator’s Grammy Nominations, and the prestigious Gold Telly Award for non-broadcast education videos. Andrea continues to speak out for songwriters and the craft at music conferences nationally and abroad.
Feedback on our songs can be challenging to make sense of and use for a stronger song. In this workshop, we’ll discuss some of the most typical feedbacks we hear on our songs, and connect them with the craft and techniques that will strengthen our songwriting skills for more consistent, engaging songs.
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Andrea will discuss tools to smoothen out:
1. Confusion around characters and its relationship to Point of View
2. Cliche language and its relationship to Using Better Imagery
3. Song and section length and its relationship to Musical Contrast
4. Unclear chorus message and its relationship to Title Position
5. Distracting or outdated demos and its relationship to Simplicity