Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond are an absolute force in the songwriting world. Writing for the stage and screen, they've written musicals, television hits, and songs for some of the biggest names in music. We had the honor of sitting down with the pair and talking about a couple of our … Read more about Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond: Musicnotes Song Spotlight
A few years ago, we sat down across from our friends Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to record a video for a brand new video series called Musicnotes Song Spotlight. The series features a behind-the-scenes look at the popular songs we all know and love from the people who wrote them. From the moment we … Read more about Award-Winning Songwriters – Pasek & Paul
A lesser-known musical term, contrafactum, refers to a song in which the melody is similar or even identical to another song yet contains different lyrics. One of the most popular examples of contrafacta are "What Child is This" and "Greensleeves." While the lyrics convey very different meanings, … Read more about Contrafactum: What’s That?
Longtime composing/writing team Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich create songs that turn mundane day-to-day occurrences into laugh-out-loud musical events. For example, did you hear the one about the coffee Cassanova? How about the suitor who wooed his sweetheart with Weight Watchers? Have to learned … Read more about Q&A With Songwriters, Storytellers and Stage Stars Marcy & Zina
Dressing in a nun's habit while singing in Latin on national live television? All in a day's work for the supremely talented conductor, vocalist and writer Georgia Stitt! You may recognize Georgia from her role as a member of the nunnery in NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' or as a vocal coach on … Read more about Q&A with Lyricist, Composer, Musical Director and All-Around Broadway Pro, Georgia Stitt
Singing, dancing, acting... the trifecta of musical theatre talent. In fact, many Hollywood careers have been launched thanks, in part, to musical theatre backgrounds. We're all fairly well aware of the fine musical pedegree of some of Hollywood's elite: Hugh Jackman, Lea Michele, Julie Andrews … Read more about They Started on the Stage: Popular Artists Who Began in Musical Theatre
In this edition of our Musicnotes.com Songwriter Spotlight, we turn our attention to the multi-talented Georgia Stitt who has worked as a composer, lyricist, arranger, music director, performer, vocal coach and more! Whether she's on Broadway or working in television, Georgia is a consummate … Read more about Interview with Georgia Stitt: Composer, Lyricist, Performer