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I’m Cliff Goldmacher. I’m a songwriter, music producer and educator. I help songwriters - and even business people - put their best career foot forward with my workshops, video courses and by turning their songs into broadcast-quality, pitch-ready gems.
Get to know Cliff: a multi-instrumentalist, chart-topping songwriter, tri-coastal producer and voted “friendliest” by his high school senior class.
Access on-demand, practical songwriting and music biz instruction from one of the industry’s most in-demand teachers.
Have Cliff produce stunning recordings of your songs while streaming the session to you “live” and in full fidelity.
Let’s be honest. Meetings are better with a guitar. Let Cliff take your next off-site, team-building exercise or conference keynote all the way to 11.
Whelp… After over 150 posts on songwriting, studio work and the music business, I’ve decided to step away from my blog to purse new avenues for my songwriting and teaching. That being said, I’ve worked very hard to make sure that most, if not all, of these posts have what they call “evergreen” information. This
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Thanks to Shannon O’Keefe at ConsumersAdvocate.org and author, Leslie Cook, for this thoughtful article… For singers and songwriters looking to break into the music scene, online streaming services have become one of the main ways of getting their product before a wider audience. Being able to present your music to a larger number of people
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Teaching songwriting and music business workshops over the past fifteen years, I’ve observed that there’s a “greatest hits” of questions that I get over and over again from my attendees. I thought it might be helpful to give you not only those questions to think about but also my answers. I’ve broken it down into
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I’m speechless with gratitude and awe at your skills.
You really know how to keep the flow.
The fish was a little salty but the liver was great.
Cliff, the calmest man in show business.
Thanks. I learned a lot.
Cliff has a rare ability to bring business principles to life by connecting them to fundamental, human emotions.
His workshops help teams think differently about goals and cut through common business jargon to focus on what really matters.
Cliff’s presentation at TEDx Stanford was a highlight of the day. He left us all wanting more!
Love love love the new tune. AND it was fun to write with u!! More…more!
Thanks again for allowing me to share your talent with all my fans. It was fun as always and they will surely love the new songs.
Ok. That song is so stunning I could die. I love it and would so love to sing it! I just love the lyric, too. So beautiful…and totally my exact vibe.
Cliff knows what to teach because he’s been there, done it and experienced it from the student’s perspective. He’s not another boring academic.
He’s engaging, he’s well informed and he passes along the stuff that can make you successful if you simply do what he teaches!
I truly value your expertise, knowledge and kindness with your tips and blogs.
Thank you for your concise and focused look at what it takes to be a pro songwriter.
Your tips are always helpful in making me look at things from a different angle as well as reinforcing things that I know but sometimes fail to do.
Cliff, just wonderful! All your articles are full of knowledge.
I want to personally thank you for sharing all this info.
I got more out of one session on songwriting and the pitfalls to avoid than I did from years of reading the books on effective songwriting technique.
Cliff’s ability to zero in on what works in a song—and what doesn’t—is uncanny. Also, his clear explanations and examples illustrate his points most effectively.
My consultation was both fun and beneficial. Cliff’s insightful comments took each of my songs to a new level.
I look forward to our next session!
Having someone to rely at of this level is absolutely precious. Not only was the feedback constructive but the motivation and inspiration I got from our chat is beyond words.
Cliff truly is a mentor.
Cliff’s insights on song structure, lyrical content and melody have helped me present songs in a more modern, marketable manner.
Cliff is a consummate professional and I look forward to working with him again.
Cliff’s turnaround time, professionalism and expertise are incomparable.
Being able to listen in on a high quality live stream of the studio session in Nashville was just one of the many highlights.
Cliff turned my very rough recording into a professional demo that I now can’t wait to pitch.
I’m amazed how you captured the essence of my song so well – exactly how I heard it in my head from the very beginning.
I would not want to change anything.
What an amazing experience that was! My expectations were exceeded on so many levels!
Everything Cliff has done for me is of the highest quality.
Any extra amount I’ve paid for his services is due to quality and is worth it!
Cliff has taken a dream and turned it into reality for me. I have had songs that I wanted to do something with forever.
Cliff is the “gold standard.”
I thought today was going to be the worst day of my professional career and it turned out to be one of the best!
You knew exactly what the song needed.
Now we feel confident that the song will find the recognition it deserves.
You are so super easy to work with- I am not “techy” at all and you walked me through the logging into the studio process so patiently. Thank you.