Hit songwriter Jesse Lee tells the story behind Kelsea Ballerini's "Peter Pan" and gives some wit and wisdom for newbie songwriters.
When Menken began film-scoring at Disney nearly 20 years ago, the tuneful magic had almost disappeared from the Magic Kingdom. “When I came aboard at Disney, Howard Ashman and I reintroduced that style,” Menken says. “We said, ‘Here are some things that are intrinsic to Disney.’ ”
"Since I began writing songs that are political and social songs, they have always been accompanied by some of my personal songs," confesses the slight 60-year-old musician. It is not an apology or a compromise, but the state-as he's seen it-of truly working from his deepest places.
As for the late Donald Gardner, his stroke of genius happened back in 1944 while he was teaching a class of "almost toothless" youngsters at Smithtown Elementary School in Long Island, New York.
Written by: David Starr and John OatesRecorded by: David StarrLet’s start off with a few lowballs! What comes first for you - the music or...
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” Written by: Jörgen Elofsson, Ali Tamposi, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin Recorded by: Kelly Clarkson Peak Chart Position: No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Walk us through a typical Day in the life of Ali Tamposi. Ali Tamposi: I wake up,...
Songs can often feel as gifts dropped from heaven. Aria Pullman-Ostrander, known onstage as simply AO, feels that notion on a deeply...