RSR243 – Cheyenne Medders – Songwriting and Producing Pop Indie Rock and Folk - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR243 – Cheyenne Medders – Songwriting and Producing Pop Indie Rock and Folk

Cheyenne talked about writing songs and finding your own lyrical voice, knowing what to write about, making a living as a song writer, and mixing with templates and referencing, plus The Artist Way and The War Of Art.

My guest today is Cheyenne Medders a singer-songwriter, producer and musician living in Nashville. Originally from North Georgia and taught guitar by his father, Cheyenne started writing songs and playing music with his brothers as a young teenager. In 2005 he moved to Nashville, where he produces his own music and helps other artists bring their ideas to life. 

Cheyenne co-wrote songs on The Secret Sisters' Grammy -nominated album You Don't Own Me Anymore as well as Ward Thomas' UK #1 album Cartwheels. He collaborates with Allie Farris as FM and Sara Beth Go as Geographi, and his brothers Carson and Will Medders as The Medders. 

He is a member of indie rock band The Nobility, and produces lo-fi electronic music under the name Bellbear. He is a member of the Real Sword music collective in Nashville. Cheyenne runs a home studio called Departure Room and has produced, mixed, written on, played on or otherwise worked on recordings by The Secret Sisters, Sarah Darling, The Kernal, James Paul Mitchell, Z Swann, Jude Smith, Svrcina and more. In 2019 he released 3 new singles from his upcoming full-length album Sapphired Up, due in February 2020.

I actually met Cheyenne through his uncle’s studio designed by Carl Tatzwhich I was checking out back when I wanted to build my own studio. In fact, I got my design for the loft above the control room from there. 

⬇︎⬇︎Scroll down to listen⬇︎⬇︎

Thanks To Our Sponsors:

OWC is your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs and used Macs for your studio. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Find out how awesome your studio can be at

WhisperRoom brings you comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at

The new Amethyst mic by JZ Microphones brings you a rich warm tone with perfect detail using Golden Capsule technology, and hand-built class A discrete circuitry. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The Amethyst mic at

The new STX series is modeled after the 101 amplifier used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Learn more at

Presonus Studio One is easy to use with intuitive drag and drop simplicity making it great for beginners yet flexible and powerful for experienced producers. You will find everything you need to create your masterpiece. Download the free Studio One Prime at “Wherever sound takes you.”

Listen here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

Watch More On Youtube: Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to to get started for free now!