Hi! I'm a singer-songwriter/musician I've been writing music for almost ten years now and am studying Songwriting at Belmont University. I've been playing guitar for over 10 years.
When crafting a new song I strive to not just write lyrics but to elicit a variety of emotions from the listener. It motivates me as a songwriter when someone walks up to me after a performance and tells me they felt as if I had written that song about them. I recently wrote, "Jackson's Song," for a family whose son has Dravet Syndrome, a rare seizure disease disorder. I write what people want to listen to and I write what people ask me to. I lean more towards country, pop and indie folk music. I play the acoustic guitar and piano as well as write my own music.
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Interview with Samantha Schwieger
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing lyrics and melodies
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jack Johnson, Stevie Nicks, John Mayer
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Lyrics first, then melody, then re-writing to fit the best tempo
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Ideas, rhymes, big pictures, melodies
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyric writing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk, indie, singer-songwriter, acoustic
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Command+S is your best friend
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Garth Brooks because he's a genuine person that has always had a passion for music and it always shows in his performance and writing. He knows what it's like to start from scratch.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I write fold-acoustic style music, lyrically driven
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been writing music for nine years now and have been a student at Belmont University for three years. I am earning my BA degree in Songwriting and will try to graduate early. I have done a music business internship, but have had many side jobs over the summers to help cover costs.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, laptop, converter, cables, and any microphone
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am a fairly introverted person but I always put my best self out there and will provide whatever needed and asked for in a professional way.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What do you want the feel of the song to be? 2. Do you have a certain idea in mind already? 3. What do you need this for? Who is this for? 4. Did you want to be apart of the creative process? 5. When do you need the song by?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A lot of people have told me, "Oh, anyone can write a song." However, this is a gift that I have been blessed with like many others. Songwriting is a full time job.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: 1. How fast can you get this done? -Whenever you need it done
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It doesn't feel like a job
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll write the song until you love it.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, I've never worked with analog.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A couple demos for one of my classes
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A friend approached me about writing a song for his son who has Dravet Syndrome. It is a rare disease disorder and the foundation has been trying to raise money for research and to become more known. I wrote this song for his family and the benefit he held and together over $7,000 was raised from that night and sales alone. I didn't take any of his profits, just digital streaming profits. Every physical CD sold, the money went straight to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. Seeing the impact this one song had on many families and the one we know changed who I write songs and why.