Photo credit Patricia O’Driscoll
Regular monthly episodes will start airing January 2020 on Acme Radio Live
We are accepting submissions from all over the world! You can enter your song below to be critiqued on the show.
Beth Nielsen Chapman is an eclectic, critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter. A member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame with 7th #1 hits, and songs sung by Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John, and Neil Diamond. With 14 albums of her own, numerous film and TV placements hits like Faith Hill’s “This Kiss”, and multiple Grammy nominations, she’s kept busy despite adversity. Losing her first husband to cancer, then herself surviving breast cancer and a brain tumor, it is a deep well she taps into at her shows, workshops, and keynotes for healing, inspiration and the creative flow. For more information about Beth’s teaching and speaking events, click here.
1. Each episode will start with an intro from Beth with some stories and fun-- including the “Beth-ism teaching tip” of the month.
2. Next we will feature a few critiques, either with the songwriter in the studio performing their composition live or else down the line. Beth will give feedback and encourage discussion with the songwriter who is in the hot seat.
3. There will also be “special (legendary) guests” from songwriters to “song people” i.e. those in the business of guiding songwriters. Many fascinating discussions around the paradox of creative freedom and what makes something commercial. (Beth’s T-shirt says *“Don’t plant your seedlings too close to the superhighway of the music biz!”*)
4. Every episode will include a segment called “The Perfect Song” which may even be the one you send in! If one of the submissions is airtight and ready it might be featured in this spot! Otherwise Beth will be taking suggestions from listeners as well as legendary guests on what they consider a perfect song and we’ll choose one and take it apart and see what makes it tick!