From Lyrics to Life: Mike Errico, Recording Artist


Mike Errico: Critically Acclaimed Singer / Songwriter / Recording Artist / Educator / Author (The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal)

On this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we welcome New York-based singer/songwriter, writer, and professor Mike Errico. With critically acclaimed releases and extensive composition for film and TV, Errico has made a name for himself in the music industry.

In addition to his successful music career, Errico is a professor of songwriting at top universities such as Yale, Wesleyan, and NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. He was nominated for the David Payne-Carter Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019. Most recently, he taught at the GRAMMY┬« Museum’s inaugural Summer Sessions in New York City.

Errico’s book, Music, Lyrics, and Life (Backbeat), explores the intersection of songwriting and personal experiences, offering readers insights into the creative process.

During the show, Errico shares his journey in the music industry, from his early beginnings to his current work as a professor and writer. He also discusses his creative process and how he balances his music and teaching careers. Listeners will gain a deep understanding of what it takes to make a successful musician and songwriter and how to stay inspired through it all.

In addition to discussing his book and teaching career, Errico shares his opinions and insights on various topics, from the state of the music industry to the importance of songwriting in our lives.

Tune in to The Jay Franze Show for an insightful conversation with Mike Errico. Whether you’re a musician, writer, or simply a music lover, this episode is not to be missed.

Show Information

  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Mike Errico
  • Recorded: April 10, 2023


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