Multi-talented Detroit musician Chad Nicefield (from Wilson) has launched a weekly live streamed songwriting workshop called HACKS: How Did You Make That? 


Each workshop is a ticketed event with a limit of 35 participants, to offer intimate access to some of the top songwriters and music producers as they discuss their creative process. Tickets are priced at $15 and proceeds will be donated to NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) aligned charities established to help artist crew members, music venues and venue staff who have faced serious hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brother Chad: “From the initial spark of creativity all the way through the guts of its birth, we’ll provide a deep look inside the raw materials used to create the art as we walk fans through how it became what the world knows it as today.” Emphasizing the program’s support of the music community, he continues, “Help those who create the music and art we love get the assistance they so desperately need by asking, ‘How Did You Make That?’


During the workshop, audience members will interact with Nicefield and the guest via video and will be able to ask questions during the live stream.


For more details and to purchase tickets for upcoming workshops, visit:


The current list of upcoming episodes for HACKS: How Did You Make That? hosted by Chad Nicefield is as follows:



Tuesday, August 11 – 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET

Scott Stevens (songwriter) – Shinedown’s “How Did You Love”

Delve into the process of writing Shinedown’s “How Did You Love” with guest Scott Stevens, the hit songwriter responsible for co-writing songs from bands like Shinedown, Halestorm, Highly Suspect and many more.


Tuesday, August 25 – 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET

Sammy Boller (guitarist / songwriter) – Sammy Boller’s “Cloak Of Light”

This live workshop presentation with guest Sammy Boller, the guitar virtuoso and songwriter known for his solo work and with the band Citizen Zero, explores his guitar playing and writing process on his song “Cloak Of Light.” 

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