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About the Author Friedemann Findeisen

I’m Friedemann Findeisen, a creative weirdo from the middle of nowhere. I love making things, learning things and helping people. If I don’t make, I get restless. If I don’t learn, I feel empty. If I don’t help, I feel ungrateful. Good things have happened when I managed to balance all three.

In the past, I’ve been a magician, public speaker, music video director, songwriter, producer, board game designer, author, publisher, YouTuber, music profiler, illustrator, musician and film composer.

The best things I've ever made are Holistic Songwriting Academy, my book The Addiction Formula, the YouTube show The Artists Series, my Grunge album Canohead and my board game Cantaloop.

  • Songwriter and artist for 15 years. 
  • 10+ million streams as an artist and co-writer.
  • Signed several recording and publishing contracts with Universal, Warner, and Sony. 
  • Headline tours in 20+ countries + many major festivals (including Coachella).
  • Winner of NME and Los 40 artist awards.
  • Degree in Jazz vocals.

He lives in Spain and Australia.
  • Dear Friedemann Findeisen

    My name is Mazwe Cuba and I am a huge fan of your videos, your blog and your book. While watching one of your videos you said you always asked the question of how a song was written. What I wanted to show you is this musical algorithm I have created which can create music in any genre, key or tempo. Besides that, it also uses some of the modern pop songwriting techniques you have covered in your videos among others you are yet to cover. Whether you believe in algorithm produced music or not, I was hoping you could try to understand the songwriting processes the algorithm uses to create the composition (especially pertaining to the singers melody). The songs which have the singers melody in the final composition are Sparks, The Background Home, Drunk Lovers, Visual and Jazz Complete. These are all played by lead instruments which you will hear. Majority of the other compositions do include the singers melody however I left them out of the final composition due to the inability to find an instrument that fits with the background music. To access my website visit : or my YouTube page :

    Hope to hear from you soon


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