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7 Rules For Better Songwriting

Posted by on Monday, October 17, 2016, In : Songwirting Tips 



1. Write in the moment.
So many times I've had song ideas that sort of crept up. My best successes have been when I stopped what I was doing and wrote the ideas down. At best, grab your mic and get to work, but at least jot it down. I've even sung lines into my phone so I can remember melodies for later. Keeping a notebook nearby is definitely a necessity for songwriters.

2. Don't be afraid to view songwriting as storytelling and role playing. Use songs to explore things you might not have exp...
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7 Creative Ways to End a Song

Posted by on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : Songwirting Tips 




When you're writing, the end of the song is naturally the last thing you think about. You can end cold or you can fade out, but there are numerous other ways to bring your song to a close, such as dissolution, subtraction, cadences, and the false beginning. After all, the last moments of your song are the freshest memory your listeners will have.

Here are seven creative ways to close out your song, with a few examples for inspiration. And please pardon us if the list is a bit Pink Floyd-centri...
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Songwriting 101: The Top 3 Things Every Hit Chorus Has in Common

Posted by on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, In : Songwirting Tips 




This week I'd like to take you into the wonderful world of lyrics. For some people, mostly musicians-turned-songwriters, lyrics are hell on a stick. Making dope melodies and tracks is easy peasy. But writing an interesting yet simple lyric that people can identify with and remember? That hasn't already been done a million times before? Kill me now.

I feel your pain, amigo. I grew up on instrumental classical and jazz music, and English isn't my first language. I didn't care about lyrics at all...


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How to Write Songs That Get Stuck in People's Heads

Posted by on Monday, September 28, 2015, In : Songwirting Tips 




If you've seen Easy A, you probably remember the scene where Emma Stone receives a card that plays Natasha  Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" and how Stone's character hates the song ­ at first. Flash forward to a few days  later, and she can't stop singing it.     There are songs that we can't stand, yet can't get out of our heads. There are also songs that we love and feel  addicted to. For whatever reason, songs get lodged in our brains ­ and often stay there for a maddeningly long t...

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Selling The Song You Have Written To Industry Professionals

Posted by on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Songwirting Tips 



So you have written some great music and would like to sell your songs to artists who are looking for great material, but you are unsure of how to go about it. Well this post will hopefully give you a little insight on how to get your music to the right people who can "do something" with it.


The most likely person who would listen to your music and promote it to artists would be a song publisher. Song publishers function as agents for songs and songwriters. Getting a song publisher to accept y...


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5 Easy Songwriting Techniques To Apply To Your Premium Beats Download

Posted by on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Songwirting Tips 




Listening to all the great hits on the radio might leave you wondering how do they make it look so easy. Especially the artists who are timeless and have been creating great music for years that seem to always grab our attention. They seem to have an endless supply of great ideas, that make us wonder, how do they do it? Clearly they have an inexhaustible supply of good songwriting techniques that they have educated themselves with over the years.


The best songwriters usually achieve their abil...


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