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The Way Artists Find Songs Is Broken

How does a songwriter get a song discovered? Have you heard the story of how the song “Old Man In the Shanty” made its way into the hands of Lonesome River Band and became their first hit? It’s an interesting study in support of today’s blog! During the late 1970s, a...

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The Way Artists Find Songs Is Broken

The Way Artists Find Songs Is Broken

How does a songwriter get a song discovered? Have you heard the story of how the song “Old Man In the Shanty” made its way into the hands of Lonesome River Band and became their first hit? It’s an interesting study in support of today’s blog! During the late 1970s, a...

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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...

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Why Songwriters Should Be Paid When You Reserve Their Song

Why Songwriters Should Be Paid When You Reserve Their Song

I not-so-recently experienced the thrill of having a song "put on hold" by an artist. I had labored hard over the lyrics and melody to tell a special and meaningful story. I created a "scratch" recording of the song and a chart to communicate the chord progression....

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What is a Song Demo and is it Worth It to Make One?

What is a Song Demo and is it Worth It to Make One?

A song demo can be one of the most powerful tools in the songwriter’s arsenal. Of course, a song demo can also be an enormous waste of money! Knowing what a demo is and when it is best to invest in one will save you time, money, and frustration. In this blog post,...

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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...

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