Featured by Huffington Post, Funny or Die, Medium, CAFE, and Broadway World. I specialize in Themes, Jingles, and Novelty Songs!
Let me help you bring your idea to life! From concept development to lyrics, melody, chord changes, guitar, piano, vocals - I can take your idea from start to finish or provide anything in between.
I have a background in comedy, having trained at The Groundlings, Second City, and Upright Citizens Brigade. I have written and performed musical comedy in clubs and festivals around the world including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, NY Int'l Fringe Festival, Feinstein’s/54 Below, LA Comedy Festival, NYC Comedy Week, NY Funny Songs Festival, Upright Citizens Brigade NY/LA, The Comedy Store, The Peoples Improv Theater, and rocked the STAPLES Center at an LA Kings Game. I have written, directed, and performed in viral musical videos that have appeared in the Huffington Post, Funny or Die, CAFE, Medium, and Broadway World, amassing over 14 million views.
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Interview with Adam Blotner
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Joy, humor, silliness, passion, empathy.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My sense for comedy.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Rock/Top 40
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Stephen Schwartz, because I would love to learn from him how to use a pop style to reach deeper into peoples' hearts.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Funny, catchy, bold, exuberant.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Michael Jackson's music goes beyond genre to reach all people. Max Martin creates so much with so little. Stephen Schwartz tells his character's stories with empathy and power. Dan Bern uses humor to tell truth. Christopher Guest is brilliant.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to give myself boundaries within which I can find some freedom. Whether a specific point of view, a theme, an idea, an emotion - I'll "sit" in it, and then sing it out however it comes out, either as a sequence of notes or a lyric or both together. Then I build the rest of the song around that little moment.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been humming melodies and creating comedy since I was a kid, and formally writing songs since 2002. I created my first comedic band in 4th grade - The Singin' Salamis. My parents sent me to the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts where I focused on Musical Theater, and continued to do theater through college. When I graduated, I moved to LA to pursue my life-long dream of being on Saturday Night Live. I took classes at The Groundlings, where I wrote and performed a musical sketch about a Jonas brothers-style teen duo, which led to the idea for my musical comedy act "Pop Filter."
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My acoustic guitar, a microphone, two speakers, and an amplifier - because I wouldn't want to have to shout over the sound of the ocean.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't like to write "comedy songs" - I like to write great songs that just happen to be funny!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating something from nothing!