JAI JOSEFS


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Jai, in addition to being a successful songwriter/producer, is the author of Writing Music for Hit Songs, the definitive text on modern music writing endorsed by hit writers including Diane Warren.   He also has written the multi-media workshop 2 CD-Rom set Secrets of Songwriting Success, available in both PC and Mac versions.

Jai is a nationally renowned songwriting coach who has taught songwriting classes at UCLA, NSAI, and the Songwriters Guild and over the last 15 years has pioneered a system of songwriting education that has enabled many of his students to launch successful careers in the music industry. In addition to teaching, he has been a successful songwriter, arranger and producer, Jai's credits include songs recorded by artists such as Jose Feliciano to Little Richard, as well as for companies like RCA, MCA, Motown and Disney. His songs have been used in TV shows on every major network, including such shows as CSI, Spin City, Smallville, Nash Bridges, and Malcolm in the Middle. Recent film credits include Random Hearts (w/ Harrison Ford), Waking Up in Reno (w/ Billy Bob Thornton), and Roosters (with Edward James Olmos).

Many of Jai’s students have gone on to successful careers in the industry, and several have been signed to major label deals. Here's what some of them say:

“Learning our craft in Jai’s Saturday Songshop was truly one of the building blocks of our career. Jai’s an inspiring and amazing teacher who had a profound impact on our writing!” • Karmina (Kelly and Kamille) – Artists w/Billboard Top 25 hit “The Kiss”

“My band went from playing small local gigs to having an international distribution deal with Sony/BMG. I attribute this primarily to how much my songwriting improved during my time in Jai’s Saturday Songshop.” • Jeff Prince – Writer/Guitarist “The Kimberly Trip”

“Jai’s coaching made an enormous difference in my ability to write music more effectively. The skills and techniques I learned from him opened up possibilities that gave me more freedom – like giving a painter more colors in his palette to paint from.” • Susie Suh – Sony/Epic recording artist - produced by Glen Ballard

Jai and Cat Cohen have appeared together on numerous pop music industry panels and at songwriting events such as Taxi.com’s Road Rally.

For more information on Jai, check out his website www.jaijomusic.com.  

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