EP 176: Chris Lyon – Writing Pop Music

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Chris Lyon is a producer and songwriter from Bethesda, MD. He has written and produced songs for The Chainsmokers feat. Winona Oak (‘Hope’), AlunaGeorge feat. Bryson Tiller (‘Cold Blooded Creatures’), Carly Rae Jepsen, Phoebe Ryan, and Chelsea Lankes. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he works closely with Kyle Shearer and Nate Campany (Tove Lo, Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa).


  • Working as a professional songwriter
  • Learning to write quickly
  • The pressures that come along with being a pro songwriter
  • Understanding “song math”
  • Breaking the “rules” of audio production
  • How to get started as a writer
  • Being an artist vs. a writer
  • Chasing perfection
  • Getting your compositions right

To learn more about Chris Lyon, visit: https://www.iamchrislyon.com/

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