“One of the things that annoyed me the most in my younger years as a pop writer was how secretive writers would be about their craft, especially in the UK. It frustrated me how people wouldn’t be open about their findings, what formulas they’ve spotted and how to apply them to new compositions. Later in my career I started to travel more regularly to Los Angeles and I attended Songwriting Masterclasses and Music Industry Workshops led by legendary platinum selling writers who would talk very openly about how they do what they do as I would sit frantically scribbling like crazy as they shared their art in fascinating detail. Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that songwriting skills are acquired through passion and work rate and the “secrets” shouldn’t be a secret to anyone who wants to learn. Its compelling to see how complicated songwriting is sometimes but its also truly spellbinding to see how incredible simple it can be.”
Jonny Amos, Creative Director, The Song Lab.