StrongWriter On the Radio: (Episode 57) “Shelly Peiken – What a Girl Writes”
“Shelly Peiken – What a Girl Writes”
Featured Guest: Shelly Peiken
Shelly Peiken is a multi-platinum Grammy nominated songwriter who is best known for her #1 hits “What a Girl Wants” and “Come On Over Baby”. She earned a Grammy nomination for the song “Bitch” recorded by Meredith Brooks. She’s had hundreds of songs placed on albums, and in TV and film.
Her “Serial Songwriter” Facebook page has become a forum for all things songwriting and ideas about navigating a changing music business as a creative person and parent.
In June of 2014 Shelly was invited to blog for The Huffington Post. She is well known in the music industry as mentor, panelist, consultant and guest speaker.
Shelly is a New Yorker at heart who enjoys her life in Los Angeles with her husband, composer Adam Gorgoni and their daughter, Layla.
I’ve always been inspired by the place within that’s in a continual state of pursuit; a search for something different, something better, or what might have been …while still feeling that if given the choice, I wouldn’t trade my world for any other. Life isn’t perfect. But some days it’s filled with so much joy it seems as perfect as perfect can be. Still, that state comes and goes. It’s from that divine discontent songs can’t help but emerge.
Special thanks to Shelly Peiken for the use of her images and music.
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SHELLY PEIKEN: Confessions Of a Serial Songwriter
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