Visit http://www.MichaelBrandvold.com This week’s episode #128, October 10, 2013 – The Craft of Songwriting with Adam Mitchell, Award Winning Producer & Songwriter.
Adam Mitchell is an award winning record producer and songwriter who has had his songs recorded by and worked with many of the music business’ most illustrious names like, Kiss, Chicago, Linda Ronstadt, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Manhattan Transfer, Art Garfunkle, Olivia Newton-John, Graham Nash, and many others .
A former Warner Bros. recording artist, his songs have been recorded over 150 times, in all genres and in several languages by many of the top names in music around the world. Several of his individual songs have been recorded over twenty times by different artists and his work has won numerous busic business awards, including Canada’s Juno and RPM’ Magazine’s Best New Artist.
In addition to Adam’s work as a producer and writer, he is a board member of the Songwriters Guild of America and in frequent demand as a teacher of songwriting and contributor to songwriting clinics around the world.
A partial list of artists who’ve cut Adam Mitchell songs includes…
Olivia Newton-John -“Dancing Round and Round”
Kiss – “Creatures of the Night”, “Crazy Nights”, “Danger”, “Keep Me Comin'”, “I’m a Legend Tonight”, ” Partners in Crime”, “I’ll Fight Hell to Hold You”, “Little Caesar”
Chicago – “Man to Woman”
Art Garfunkel – “The French Waltz”
John Waite – “Tears”
Nicolette Larson “Fool for Love”
Merle Haggard – “Out Among the Stars”
Anne Murray – “”Yucatán Cafe”, “TheFrench Waltz”
A cross-section of some other Artists who Have Recorded Adam’s Songs….
Hurricane / metal
King Cobra / metal
Black and Blue / metal
Silent Rage /metal
EZO / metal
Peter Criss/ rock
Tom Johnson of Cheap Trick/ rock
Patty Smyth and Scandal /pop rock
Bonnie Tyler / rock
Wendy O. Williams /punk
Waylon Jennings / country
The Good Brothers / country
Bette Midler /pop
Susan Egan / broadway
Jane Oliver / pop
Cher / pop
The Country Gentlemen / bluegrass
Leon Ware / soul
Adam Gregory/ country
Jason McCoy/ country
Clare Lynch /bluegrass
The Seldom Scene / bluegrass
Randy Kohrs /bluegrass
Commander Cody /pop rock
Doug Kershaw / country
Joe Sunn / country
Lynn Anderson / country
Wes Hutchinson / indie rock
Reed Foehl / indie rock
Jason McCoy / country
Spring / folk rock
Paul Anka / pop
…And many others
Adam also produced the recent “Song Stories with Graham Nash”. This highly acclaimed series for XM Satellite Radio was their most popular show ever and featured, Adam’s interviews with Carole King, Paul Williams, Waylon Jennings, Grace Slick, Steve Cropper, David Crosby, Mac Davis, Graham Nash and many others.
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Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.
Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.
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Brian Thompson, Managing Partner for Thorny Bleeder Records, is a Vancouver based music industry entrepreneur, record label owner, artist manager, marketing consultant, radio promoter, publicist, web designer, blogger, and industry speaker.
Formerly the corporate head of music buying and marketing for a large national music retail chain, Brian has since moved on to become a well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, music marketing, social media, and technology.