About This Group


Singer-songwriters, guitarists, pianists, and artists of other musical styles, connect together here about creating songs, writing lyrics, jamming, performing and more. You are encouraged to:

  • Share your original songs
  • Listen to songs by other group members
  • Request and give feedback

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Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

Songwriting Exchange

Join us at 9pm on August 19th at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City for a performance featuring songs written by Songwriting Exchange winners Connor Mahoney and Justina Shandler. They will be joined by a band of New York-based professional musicians, including songwriter and pianist Deidre Rodman Struck.

Click here to see videos of their winning submissions!

 Recap: Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search

Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search began last spring with a nationwide call for songwriters. After six weeks of online songwriting activities, a group of talented young songwriters took the trip of a lifetime, performing at the CMDA Route 40 Music Festival and collaborating with young South Africans.


Click here for a recap of the complete project.


Songwriter Series

Explore the craft of songwriting in this ongoing series. Through regular interviews and short videos, professional songwriters share inspiration and advice about diverse musical styles and approaches to the art of songwriting.



Click here to see more interviews.

Discussion Forum

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Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck 5 hours ago

Hi Kaitlyn Mann!! So glad you found us again! I'm singing along to your catchy Christmas song, "Ho ho..it's gonna be Christmas.." I could totally hear that on the radio!

Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on Wednesday

And Takin My Love that I performed last month at the Sugar Bar in NYC  http://youtu.be/u5i7f5nngy4

Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on Wednesday

My other new song, Hopeless, that sounds depressing, but it's about feeling empowered to decide what we let in and that we have a choice.  https://soundcloud.com/kaitlyn-rose-mann/hopeless-by-kaitlyn-mann

Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on Wednesday

Sorry, guys, I've been posting my songs to the wrong place!  I had wondered why I hadn't been hearing anything from the group. . . here's my new Christmas song that I am going to perform this Tuesday, 12-23 at the Mercury Lounge at 7 pm.  Come out if you can!  https://soundcloud.com/kaitlyn-rose-mann/its-gonna-be-christmas-by-... 

Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on Wednesday

Joseph Makoviecki Very nice song.  It's quite pleasant to listen to.  I enjoyed the vocal harmonies.

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on Wednesday

Sneh Ratna Choudhary great hook with "further and further away". I was having trouble with the video (it kept stopping mid-song) but kudos for performing live! Your voice sounds great. From what I could tell there was a lot of repetition in the vocal register (mid-range) and I was hoping for some soaring vocals at the end, but like I said, my computer was struggling. Keep it up!!

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on Wednesday

Joseph Makoviecki this is a GORGEOUS song! I especially love the line "It's been so long since I was seventeen'. Very evocative. So glad you got to see Mike V in action!

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on Wednesday

Micky Lapin, nicely done! I like the lyrics a lot. I would reconsider using the word "mystery" anywhere but the chorus-is there another phrase you could use for "a good kind of mystery"? Also I was a bit confused about the key of the song after listening to it. Would you mind posting the chords? Thanks!

Comment by Sneh Ratna Choudhary on December 10, 2014 at 1:07pm

Comment by Sneh Ratna Choudhary on December 10, 2014 at 9:43am

Joseph Makoviecki i had a chance to heard your song ...it sounded so ...comforting! :)..reminded me of ho hey by lumineers and whiskey lullaby a little..:) 


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