The Art of Writing Great Lyrics (Paperback)
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Packed with literally hundreds of hints, tips, and inside information only a working writer would know, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics demonstrates proven, no-fail methods for everything from communicating through song, defining styles, and collaborating with a partner to studying the market, making a great demo, and getting started on a career. Includes a handy A to Z checklist for reviewing new songs.
About the Author
Pamela Oland participates in songwriting and music seminars around the country and abroad, as well as offering lyric evaluations and career consultations. She frequently co-hosts "Samm Brown's For The Record," a Sunday music industry interview show live at 2:00 pm PST on KPFK 90.7 FM.
Her extensive movie work includes the end-title to "Puerto Vallarta Squeeze," the "Digga Digga Dog" opening and end-title song to 102 Dalmatians, and main themes to "Coming To America,""Gideon,""Burglar," and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka." Her t.v. work includes "Reaper," "Bad Girls Guide,""Little Miss," "J*A*G," "TheSopranos, themes to "Thunder In Paradise," and "Dexter's Lab," "Xena: Warrior Princess (3 songs for the cult favorite "Bitter Suite" episode) and all songs (music & lyrics) for the award-winning Kids Ten Commandments.
Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Selena, Frank Sinatra, the Jacksons, Gladys Knight, Nikka Costa, and Reba McIntyre, are among artists who've recorded over 450 Pamela Phillips Oland songs. Anne Murray's "Duets," nominated for 2008 Best Album and Best Pop AlbumJuno Awards, features Anne's re-recording of Oland & James Dunne'sGrammy-Nominated #1 song "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do," which has logged more than 1,000,000 airplays.