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John Braheny

John Braheny – Forever, the Songwriters Best Friend – Part Three

The Book If you’re a songwriter, “The Craft and Business of Songwriting” is the Bible. First published in 1988, this value-filled text was one of John’s proudest accomplishments. His “best business card”, he quipped. John wrote a bi-weekly column called Song Mine, for Music Connection Magazine. These articles, with excerpts from several hundred interviews, were […]

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John Braheny

John Braheny – Forever, the songwriters best friend – Part 2/3

JoAnn It was 1979.  Jimmy Carter was our President.  Our federal debt was an ‘overwhelming’ 800 billion. The city of Pittsburg owned both the Super Bowl and World Series Championships.  The Sugarhill Gang released the first commercial rap hit, “Rappers Delight,” bringing rap off the New York streets and into the popular music scene.  The music industry […]

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John Braheny, the Songwriters Best Friend

John Braheny – Forever, the Songwriters Best Friend – 1/3

On January 19, 2013 songwriters lost a good friend. Affectionately dubbed “the Songwriters Best Friend”, John Braheny passed away at his home in the Los Angeles area, after an off and on battle with battle with prostate cancer spanning over 12 years. He was 74. After over 40 years of mentoring, coaching and consulting songwriters […]

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