One room, two titans of music. Some great hats. This week, Starling meets Adam Anderson, songwriter and musician with the synth-pop/new wave band Hurts, who have enjoyed a stack of hit singles and best-selling albums worldwide. She's also joined by record producer/songwriter Tom Fuller, who has worked with some of the biggest names in music from his music studio, The Cabin.
 
The trio discuss songwriting, creativity, writers block and whether you should chase a hit, or write good music and hope it gets picked up. They talk about how to set about writing great songs and how to avoid the pitfalls of collaborative writing.
 
Starling's World is a podcast about making it in the creative industries. Every two weeks, rising star Starling interviews a creative industry professional at the top of their game, from songwriters to film makers, producers, managers and agents, right up to major label execs.

Creativity is a bitch: it creeps up on you in the bath, it’s not there when you plan for it and the path to success is as clear as trying to find your tent in a festival site. With no torch. Pop singer Starling has created a podcast interviewing top industry creatives including Bjork producer Damian Taylor, Former Head of Specialist Factual at C4 David Glover (he created Gogglebox), and many more. 

The aim? To help people aspiring to make it in the creative industries by learning from the experts: What makes them tick, how they got to the top of one of the world's toughest industries, their mistakes, triumphs, and the moments that made them who they are. 

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