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Caleb J. Murphy is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Richmond, VA, whose music has been on major TV networks and in indie film projects. His areas of expertise include songwriting, home production, and balancing life with being a musician.

After teaching himself guitar in 2002, he started publicly releasing music in 2009. He has since released over 100 songs he produced in bedrooms, basements, and garages across the U.S. His music has also appeared on ABC, NPR, and alongside U2 and Kings Of Leon on the radio. Music has also been on Canadian TV (CTV) as of this year.

Caleb’s press:

“The harmonies on [Not Gone] are absolutely stunning. FULL STOP. …This is one of the most intriguing folk tunes I’ve heard in all of 2020. I hope the complexity of this piece of music is not lost on listeners; it’s really something special.” — Ear To The Ground Music

“With a lyrical prowess that is nothing short of magical and an ability to weave words into an entire world, experiencing Caleb J. Murphy’s music for the first time is quite literally a religious experience.” — Melo Music

“The main note sequence on the chorus [of “Bless These Heavy Arms”] sounds absolutely beautiful, especially when the gorgeous backing vocals are added.” — York Calling

He also likes to share what he’s learned about being a musician through his writing. And as a contributor to Careers In Music, Caleb passes along what he knows and researches about songwriting, recording, sync licensing, and how to be a DIY musician.


  • Caleb has released 100+ songs over his career

  • His song “No Man’s Land” was on NBC’s Chicago Fire

  • His song “Rewind” was on ABC’s The Rookie

  • Caleb sends a twice-monthly newsletter called 5 Things To Help You Keep Going that features five resources from the internet that will help indie musicians.

  • He created an eBook called Create Your Game Plan to help musicians figure out how to build a music career

  • Caleb has a perfect 5/5 rating on SoundBetter where he offers his production and mixing services.

  • Caleb won a songwriting award for “Lyric of the Year” at the Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival.

  • His song “Favorite Part of Life” was on a Canadian TV show called Children Ruin Everything.


As a Writer, Caleb has helped thousands of part-time musicians through his newsletter 5 Things To Help You Keep Going and he has written for some of the biggest music advice websites, including Digital Music News, Bandzoogle, and Music Connection Magazine. Other reputable outlets have found his advice helpful enough to share it with their readers, like Ari’s Take, Pittsburgh City Paper, ASCAP, BMI, and Hypebot.

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