11/13/16 Guests Michelle Lewis & Shelly Peiken
Joining us this week are guests Michelle Lewis & Shelly Peiken
First up this week is award-winning songwriter and founder of SONA (Songwriters of North America), a creative rights advocacy organization. From her first radio hit, Cher’s A Different Kind of Love Song in 2002, to last year’s worldwide number 1 single Wings by the British girl group Little Mix, Michelle’s experience as a touring and recording artist herself allows her to bring a highly credible and artistic touch to her cuts and collaborations with a diverse array of artists – from pop star Katherine McFee to pop band R5, and from singer/songwriter, Shawn Colvin to the classical trio Il Volo. SONA is currently suing the Justice Department in an effort to raise streaming royalty rates for songwriters.
Shelly Peiken is a hit songwriter who is best known for co-writing the #1 hits What A Girl Wants and Come On Over Baby for Christina Aguilera, Bitch for Meredith Brooks and Almost Doesn’t Count by Brandy. She has also written for Britney Spears, Natasha Bedingfield, Keith Urban, Celine Dion, Cher, Reba McEntire, NSYNC, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Aaliyah, Selena Gomez, Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato and others. Shelly is the author of a very popular songwriting blog, and now book, called Confessions of a Serial Songwriter.