Songwriting
What is a Featured Artist Release?

What is a Featured Artist Release?

Every so often, a seismic shift happens in the music industry that turns everything on its head. The last time this truly happened was with the introduction of streaming services. This was poised to be a great alternative to the reality of illegal websites like...

Writing Captivating Song Lyrics

Writing Captivating Song Lyrics

Greetings, songwriters! Let's talk about iconic song lyrics for a moment - and I mean those lyrics that people sing back to you when you mention the title of a song.  The Power of Song Lyrics Try it now with these hits: take note of the first words that pop into...

The Limits of Networking and Cold Outreach in Songwriting

The Limits of Networking and Cold Outreach in Songwriting

They told me to go down 16th Avenue That I might have a chance to make my dreams come true But I’ve looked everywhere, and I don’t know where they are The one that can make me a country music star. ‘Get in line, buddy Get in line, buddy’ That’s all I heard him say;...

How Fancy Does My Song Demo Need To Be?

How Fancy Does My Song Demo Need To Be?

Greetings, fellow songwriters!  February was a short – but full – month, and as a result February’s post will be shorter than usual.  That said, I wanted to address a question that frequently arises: “Just how fancy does my song demo need to be?” I’ve...

The Pros and Cons of Co-writing

The Pros and Cons of Co-writing

In last month’s blog we explored some ways to overcome songwriter’s block, and I mentioned that co-writing songs is one of the most important suggestions I’ve received – so important, in fact, that I promised to devote my post this month to the topic of co-writing....

Six Tips For Overcoming Songwriter’s Block

Six Tips For Overcoming Songwriter’s Block

Songwriting can seem like an exercise in two extremes. Sometimes the words flow so smoothly you can hardly write them down fast enough – almost as if you’re just transcribing for someone else.  And then there is most of the time…  We’ve all been there: Some...

Why won’t anyone record my song?

Why won’t anyone record my song?

Every songwriter’s dream is to have their music picked up by an artist who loves the song and feels like their fans would too. But sometimes, songwriters spend years trying to get their music in front of artists to no avail. How does this happen? And more importantly,...

How much money do you make if someone records your song?

How much money do you make if someone records your song?

While most songwriters would consider their work to be a “labor of love,” those who write for a living (or want to) must deal with a painful reality: It’s really hard to get someone to record YOUR song. And as hard as that is, it’s even harder to actually get paid for...

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