Songwriting Expert Ralph Murphy on TAXI TV



Ralph Murphy and Michael discuss current songwriting trends and techniques. Great show! Recorded on 4/21/14 – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/music-marketing-online

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11 thoughts on “Songwriting Expert Ralph Murphy on TAXI TV

  • December 28, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    thank you lads great stuff .Ralph your are a wealth of musical knollage great to see you here on Taxi

  • December 28, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    Comment from Michael….."he was sensible with his earnings when he had his number 1's…he didn't squander it on hookers and drugs"

    DAMN….i've been married for 17 years and have been songwriting for 10 years+…..i'm ONLY writing 100's of songs TO blow it all on HOOKERS and DRUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SHAMELESS PLUG….i never aimed to write to and for the ladies..it just HAPPENED THAT WAY….i penned the lyrics to JASMINE LAMPORT'S "STRONG"…the last comment from a chick called Jill who listened to it was "this girl just put me right back in a room with my father to resolve a few issues we had to sort out between us….MY FATHER HAS BEEN DEAD FOR FOUR YEARS…how did Jasmine Lamport do that??"

    HAPPY WITH THAT REACTION.

  • December 28, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    erm…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. WHY NOT DO BOTH!!!!!!!!

  • December 28, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    Very informative. Had to hear it  twice to take it all in.

  • December 28, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    Murphy has a lot of great insight to convey. Where I see a lot of people getting stuck is where Industry and Art intersect. He's talking about how to write for the main consumers of music. The Industry is driven by the bottom line which you could argue isn't the way it should be and you would be right, but it's the way things are. Genuine art is better in all ways, but only a few artists achieve huge success vis a vis the Industry. I say, go for art. Do what is best for you as an individual and for music as a whole because integrity and creating something beautiful is always better than money. Having said that, a writer can still incorporate many of these ideas to further their craft. It doesn't have to be either or, it can be both and.

  • December 28, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    Any reason why Michael nor Ralph mentioned punk or something along those lines, making that popular. Instead its been all rap, pop, or country.  

  • December 28, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    I've not joined TAXI yet as i'm still setting up a new studio, i can't recommend Ralph's book enough, buy it people. I've had some success with music xray (film placements) but i have a feeling that TAXI will be more productive for me. Thanks for all the video advice/interviews – invaluable.

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