Release an album? In 2020? The Twenty-Fourth episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series explores this. Continue reading #24 – Releasing an album in 2020
“I hate my rhymes but hate everyone else’s more.”
It’s one of those lines that’s remained with me from Linkin Park’s Meteora album. There are times when it feels acutely close to home, and that’s when I know it’s time to get moving. Continue reading New album ideas
It’s never a perfect science as to what makes a hit song. Some say the key to good songwriting is the melody. Some say good songwriting is the combination of a catchy melody with the right lyrics. Some say songwriting has little to do with it – it all depends on the artist… some artists will sell plenty of copies of a new album no matter how poor the songwriting is.
This was a song which was birthed out of the music. The songwriting process is a strange one, because there’s never any true way of knowing when and where inspiration will come from. I’ve resolved to follow Bob Dylan’s advice and make a conscientious effort to hang around the ink well.
When I penned this song, it came out of a Continue reading Behind the Song: Leave It Behind
The alarm clock went off way too early this morning at 6.15am. I love the way Michael Griffiths (our graphic designer) puts it: getting to bed early is actually much harder than getting up early. S’truth.
I had good reason though. Last night we launched our new album, On The Edge Continue reading CD Launch
The Ryan Calder Band at work on recording the second album, On The Edge.