Songwriting Tips: Jai Josefs Talks About Transforming The Tune

servethesong.net Interview at the TAXI Road Rally with hit songwriter and songwriting coach Jai Josefs, author of Transforming The Tune – Secrets of Musical Rewriting. Jai Josefs is also the author of Writing Music for Hit Songs, the definitive text on modern music writing endorsed by hit writers including Diane Warren. He is a nationally renowned songwriting coach who has taught songwriting at UCLA as well as for dozens of songwriting organizations and conferences nationwide. Many of Jai’s students have gone on to successful careers in the industry, and several have been signed to major label deals. Jai is also a successful songwriter whose credits include more than 30 recordings with such companies as MCA, RCA, Motown, and Disney and hit artists like Jose Feliciano. His songs have been used in TV shows on every major network (CSI, Brothers and Sisters, What About Brian, Monk, Cold Case etc.) as well as over a dozen major motion pictures with such stars as Harrison Ford, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Billy Bob Thornton. In his latest work, Jai teaches the songwriting techniques used by hit writers like Pink, Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, Rob Thomas and John Lennon. Learn more about Jai Josefs at www.jaijomusic.com.

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Published: 2010-11-18 23:07:36
Songwriting Tips: Jai Josefs Talks About Transforming The Tune

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