And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan show

And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan

Summary: Every week, we sit down with an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. There are millions of singers, thousands of artists, and only 40 top songs per genre at a time... this podcast is about the people who make them. Produced by Joe London & Ross Golan in association with Big Deal Music & Mega House Music. And The Writer Is... ™

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 Ep. 13: Ricky Reed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:58

Originally from Oakland, California, this writer-producer has built an incomparable resume over the past decade. Just this past year alone, he was nominated for Producer of The Year at the Grammy's AND announced his very own imprint label under Atlantic, Nice Life Recording Company. When he's not perfecting one of his own projects, he's shaping other artists' careers with notable hits such as Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty", Meghan Trainor's "NO", and Twenty One Pilots' "Ride." Still, he does it all with the humblest attitude and warmest personality. And The Writer is...Ricky Reed!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 12: Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:38

One half of the world renowned production and songwriting duo, Stargate, this producer-songwriter is no stranger to the Billboard Hot 100. Originally from Trondheim, Norway, and now based in the States, he and his partner have been penning and producing hits with some of music's biggest names for over two decades. Garnering production and writing credits on massive #1 singles such as Ne-Yo's "So Sick", Beyonce's "Irreplaceable", and Katy Perry's "Firework", the versatility and incredible talent of this creative easily puts them into a class of their own. And the writer is...Mikkel Eriksen!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 11: Mike Caren | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:22

Songwriter. Record Producer. A&R Executive. This hitmaker has done it all. You'd be hard pressed to find a person in the business who isn't familiar with the work of this heavy hitting creative. With writing credits such as Beyonce's "Ring Off" and A&Ring Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" and CeeLo Green's "Fuck You", amongst countless others, this songwriter's work is seemingly always on the radio. CEO and Founder of Artist Publishing Group...And The Writer Is...Mike Caren!    See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 10: Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and The Tantrums | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:30

This French-American frontman is the principal songwriter of their own widely popular LA based band. Chances are you've heard multiple hits they've penned for said band on the radio, such as "Breaking The Chains of Love", "Moneygrabber", and "Out of My League". And while frontmen often times can have reservations about collaboration, this songwriter seeks it out and believes it to be a welcome addition to the creative process. And the writer is...Michael Fitzpatrick!   See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 9: Bonnie McKee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:40

In an industry that has historically been dominated by men, this songwriter has been tearing down ancient gender barriers in the music business for over decade. She has made a name for herself as a co-writer of numerous #1 hits, all while with her own flourishing artist career to boot. Collaborator on massive songs such as Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", "California Gurrls", "Roar", as well as the Britney Spears hit "Hold It Against Me" and Taio Cruz's "Dynamite", there no question that this creative mind has songwriting skills of the highest caliber. And The Writer Is...Bonnie McKee!     See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 8: Evan Bogart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:15

This songwriter has a story unlike many others. Notably, they didn't first infiltrate the industry as a writer - but broke through as an executive first. However, while working a desk gig as an agent, their songwriting HOBBY started leading to a number of worldwide HITS, including Beyonce's "Halo", Ashley Tisdale's "He Said, She Said", and Rihanna's "SOS". No wonder this former hobbyist has since turned their side-gig into their main-gig...And The Writer Is...Evan Bogart!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 7: LunchMoney Lewis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:20

This Miami native is not only known throughout the industry for his infectious hits, but also for his contagious positive spirit. Since relocating to LA, he has become a trusted collaborator and featuring guest artist. As co-writer of massive songs such as Fifth Harmony's 'Bo$$' and Jessie J's 'Burnin' Up', and the namesake of his artist project with addictive jams like 'Bills' and 'Whip It!', this songwriter is sought out by many for his strength, spirit, and skills both on and off the field....And the writer is...LunchMoney Lewis!   See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 6: Jason Evigan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:30

With a number of worldwide #1 singles already under his belt, this Grammy nominated co-writer of Jason Derulo's smash 'Talk Dirty", Nick Jonas' "Chains", and David Guetta's "Lovers on the Sun", has made the term 'in-demand' an understatement. Beyond his skills with the song-pen, he is also well known in the community for his non-profit work and interests in spirituality. One of the most beloved people in the songwriting business...And The Writer is...Jason Evigan.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 5: Justin Tranter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:01

One of the most in-demand songwriters in the industry, this songwriter is a fierce force to be reckoned with. With notable cuts on Justin Bieber's smash hit "Sorry", Nick Jonas' "Close feat. Tove Lo", and Maroon 5's newest single "Cold feat. Future", he has quickly and justifiably become one of the busiest creative minds in Los Angeles. Not even to mention his penchant for fashion and political activism. And the writer is…Justin Tranter!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 4: Sean Douglas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:36

From Los Angeles, CA, he is one of the most diverse songwriters in the game. His lyrical wit is always evident whether he’s writing club bangers or Country ballads. He is not just a songwriter, but a song-crafter. He was nominated for a Grammy this year for Best Country Song. And the writer is…Sean Douglas.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 3: Savan Kotecha | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:26

From growing up in a conservative family in Austin, TX to executive producing and crafting some of the worlds biggest records, this brilliant writer and businessman has truly earned his status as one of the elite top liners in the industry.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 2: J Kash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:17

A star in the music community, not only for his writing but also for his Phoenix story of rising up after hitting rock bottom. He is a true legend in the making who’s only just begun to tell his story.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ep. 1: Benny Blanco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:28

He’s already a recipient of the Hal David award given by the Songwriter Hall of Fame and he’s only 28 years old. He’s the youngest of the real super-producer class and undoubtedly a better person than musician. He has too many #1 songs to count. And The Writer Is Benny Blanco  See for privacy and opt-out information.


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