The Modern Recordist podcast EP: 041 – How to write 1000 songs, developing your songwriting muscle, and honing your craft with Cliff Goldmacher

The Modern Recordist EP 041 with Cliff Goldmacher

Hey, all you Modern Recordists! I’m SUPER excited to bring you a MONSTER of an episode. This one is heavy-hitting, and full of knowledge bombs from songwriter, producer, author, and educator, Cliff Goldmacher.

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Cliff has been in the business of songwriting and music making for more than 20 years. Throughout his career, he has worked and collaborated with up and coming songwriters, multi-platinum selling artists, and GRAMMY award winners. He’s had songs cut by major label artists in country, pop, and jazz, and his song “Till You Come To Me” went #1 on the jazz charts.

Some of the artists and songwriters Cliff has worked with include, Keb Mo, Ke$ha, Lisa Loeb, Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors, and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead.

In addition to all this, Cliff also runs recording studios in both Nashville, TN, and Sonoma, CA, teaches workshops around the country, as well as online through, is the author of “The Songwriter’s Guide To Recording Professional Demos,” and has even done speaking engagements, such as his recent TEDx Talk “Some Things I’ve Learned About Songwriting In 25 Years”

On this episode, Cliff and I talk about what it takes to build a prolific career in the music business over the long game.

Here are a few of the things you will learn about on this episode:

• Learning the songwriting process by writing a lot
• The importance of connecting with people and building authentic relationships
• Keeping focused on the emotional seed of a song to create meaning
• Cliff’s philosophy on “good” and “bad” songs

And that only scratches the surface. Hit play and listen now to soak in all the knowledge Cliff drops on us!

Also, Cliff has a special link for you to his online courses on songwriting, which include a 30 day trial of Click or tap – – to get them now.

Make sure you connect with Cliff at his website – – to follow up, get links to more songwriting resources (such as his book), as well as any production and/or recording needs you may have.

Lastly, click or tap here to catch Cliff’s TEDx talk “Some Things I’ve Learned About Songwriting In 25 Years”

About The Modern Recordist

The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary. Each week I venture on this journey, either in a casual hang out with a guest, or by diving into a specific topic for a few minutes in more of a monologue-structured format.

Hear stories and learn from the most innovative, inspired, and talented songwriters and artists in the music scene. Spark your creative genius with actionable advice and takeaways. Become inspired and move to action as you design and live your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary.

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After you’ve listened to the episode posted above in it’s entirety, take a few minutes to poke around my site here. There’s plenty of valuable things to soak in, such as previous episodes of The Modern Recordist podcast, and even my free resource on simple tips for recording drums:

Recording Drums 101: A Home Studio Recording Guide For Pro Sounding Drums

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That’s it for this week. There’s more for you next week. In the meantime, go live your life of an extraordinary artistic visionary, and create something impactful the world!


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