In the music business for over twenty years, Cliff Goldmacher is a songwriter, producer, session musician, engineer, author and owner of recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee and Sonoma, California.

A multi-instrumentalist, Cliff has recorded, played on and produced thousands of recordings for major and independent publishers, record labels, up and coming songwriters and Grammy winners.

Cliff has worked as a staff songwriter for a major Nashville publisher with songwriting collaborators including multi-platinum selling artists Chris Barron (the Spin Doctors), Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart, Lisa Loeb and Ke$ha.  His songs have been cut by major label artists in genres ranging from country, pop and jazz to classical crossover. His music has also been used on NPR’s “This American Life,” in national advertising campaigns and as the opening song in a musical on London’s famous West End.  In 2010, Cliff’s song “Till You Come To Me” spent 27 weeks in the top ten on Billboard Magazine’s jazz chart and finished as the Mediabase #1 and Billboard #2 most played jazz song of the year.

To see Cliff’s recent TEDx Stanford performance, click here.

In his capacity as an educator, Cliff has taught workshops for BMI, ASCAP, The Stanford Jazz Workshop, The Songwriter’s Guild of America, the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International, Taxi and The Durango Songwriter’s Expo. Cliff is also an author and journalist contributing articles to EQ, Recording and ProSound News magazines along with numerous music websites and blogs.

Cliff’s eBook “The Songwriter’s Guide To Recording Professional Demos” has sold over 5,000 copies.


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