(Press Release) The team of the hit podcast series And The Writer Is… hosted their Season 2 kickoff party last night at the iconic Sound City Studio in Van Nuys before hundreds of songwriters and music industry executives.
The evening was highlighted by the show’s host Ross Golan and co-producer Joe London announcing the lineup of the new season -- which launched earlier that day with Golan’s interview with Jack Antonoff, who recently penned hits for Taylor Swift, Lorde, St. Vincent and his own band Bleachers. The duo was then presented gold plaques in commemoration of the podcast’s first season exceeding 500,000 downloads.
Season 2 guests will feature Julia Michaels, Charlie Puth, Claude Kelly, Dan Wilson, Sir Nolan, Babyface, Lindy Robbins, Mike Posner, David Israelite and a special country music week featuring Thomas Rhett, busbee, Nicolle Galyon, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell.
In attendance was a who’s who of hit songwriters, including the podcast Season 1 guests – Benny Blanco, J Kash, Sean Douglas, Jason Evigan, Bonnie McKee, Ricky Reed, John Ryan, Simon Wilcox and Ali Tamposi.
Also attending the event were members of the podcast’s partners Big Deal Music Group and Mega House Music, as well as several music industry managers, agents and publishers and media companies, such as Apple Music, Pandora and YouTube.
And The Writer Is… releases new episodes every Tuesday and is available to stream or download at www.andthewriteris.com, iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spotify and other podcast platforms.
ABOUT AND THE WRITER IS…
Hosted and co-produced by hit songwriter Ross Golan and directed and co-produced by Joe London, And The Writer Is… is a weekly podcast series featuring acclaimed and venerable songwriters intimately discussing what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. Ross explores the songwriting process, inspirations, and pitfalls of some of today’s hottest songwriters like Savan Kotecha, Bonnie McKee, Ricky Reed, Mike Caren, Benny Blanco, Desmond Child, Luke Laird, Bebe Rexha, and Evan Bogart. Each hourly episode is an insightful and often humorous look into a hitmaker’s craft, lives, and passions that would only be revealed to a fellow songwriter.