MusicMarch 4, 2017

The songwriters behind hits for Eminem and Calvin Harris on how pop music gets written


The Spinoff and Spark proudly present Pod On The Couch, a weekly podcast exploring music and the people that make it. This episode: songwriters Mike Elizondo, Emily Warren, and James Newman join host Henry Oliver to talk about the modern pop songwriting process.

Spinoff Music editor Henry Oliver talks to Mike Elizondo (credits include: Eminem, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg, to Twenty One Pilots, Maroon 5, Tegan & Sara), Emily Warren (credits include: The Chainsmokers, Jessie J, 5 Seconds of Summer, Tiesto, Fifth Harmony, Sean Paul), and James Newman (credits include: Calvin Harris and David Guetta). They’re all here as part of SongHubs Auckland, a five-day songwriting workshop put on by APRA for twelve New Zealand songwriters.

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