The Craft of Songwriting with Adam Mitchell, Award Winning Producer and Songwriter

The Craft of Songwriting with Adam Mitchell, Award Winning Producer and SongwriterThis week’s episode #128 October 11, 2013 The Craft of Songwriting with Adam Mitchell, Award Winning Producer and 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”

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About Michael Brandvold:

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.

Michael has also managed the online efforts for Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

About Brian Thompson:

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.

Free Webinar – Unleashing The Marketing Power of KISS For Your Business

Unleashing The Marketing Power of KISS For Your BusinessIn conjunction with Steve Jones author of Brand Like a Rock Star: Lessons From Rock ‘n’ Roll To Make Your Business Rich and Famous I am pleased to announce a new webinar, Unleashing The Marketing Power of KISS For Your Business. This webinar is free to attend.

When: Friday, May 3, 2013 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there is no denying the marketing brilliance of KISS. Widely recognized as the most well-branded rock band in history, KISS has created a literal “army” of fans through their four decades together.

What can your business learn from KISS?

How can you turn casual customers into members of your own army?

This fast-paced webinar will take you backstage to reveal some of the core marketing strategies behind this legendary band, and show you how to use them to make your business stronger and more profitable.

Michael Brandvold was personally tapped by Gene Simmons of KISS to manage the band’s on-line brand. He has since helped artists as diverse as Madonna, Rod Stewart, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne develop their on-line and social media presence. Today he is a freelance music industry consultant based in California.

Steve Jones is the author of “Brand Like a Rock Star: Lessons From Rock ‘n’ Roll To Make Your Business Rich and Famous”, a marketing book that illustrates how your business can benefit from the strategies of rock legends. He has managed radio brands in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean and currently oversees 86 brands for Newcap Radio, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Bruce Kulick Sits Down with Threes Sides of the Coin & Takes You Inside KISS

Three Sides of the Coin is a KISS podcast featuring Michael Brandvold, Mitch Lafon and Tommy Sommers.

In episode #14 we sit down with former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick. Bruce discusses so much, including: Would he wear Ace’s makeup? Has he ever worn Ace’s makeup? Would he come back to the band? What it was like working with Bob Ezrin, Ron Nevison, Toby Wright and Paul Stanley as producers. What is his least favorite album that he played on. The Kulick Brothers… playing with his brother Bob. He gives us a teaser listen to a unreleased Revenge track Do You Wanna Touch Me.

This is only our opinion… it is neither right nor wrong.

Three Sides Of The Coin is unofficial & unsanctioned and has no affiliation with the band KISS. Continue reading

Paul Stanley’s Stage Raps, Are They Good, Are They Bad, Are They Needed?

Paul Stanley's Stage Raps, Are They Good, Are They Bad, Are They Needed?Three Sides of the Coin is a KISS podcast featuring Michael Brandvold, Mitch Lafon and Tommy Sommers.

In episode #12 we discuss Paul Stanley’s stage raps. Have they change over the years? Are they still good? Are they a important part of a KISS show?

This is only our opinion… it is neither right nor wrong.

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Did Gene Simmons Lose the Demon Character on Three Sides of the Coin

Did Gene Simmons Lose the Demon Character on Three Sides of the CoinThree Sides of the Coin is a KISS podcast featuring Michael Brandvold, Mitch Lafon and Tommy Sommers.

In episode #11 we discuss Did Gene Simmons Lose the Demon Character. Has the demon character softened over the years? Does Gene do things on stage that are not characteristic of the demon?

This is only our opinion… it is neither right nor wrong.

Three Sides Of The Coin is unofficial & unsanctioned and has no affiliation with the band KISS.

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