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When a Songwriting Process Leads to Visionless Music

An online friend (@uberkings) sent me the link to a New Yorker article from 2012, called “The Song Machine – The hitmakers behind Rihanna” (John Seabrook). Things change quickly in the music business, but I suspect that most of what this article is saying still holds true in 2015. And it’s depressing. And don’t get […]

Instinct and Instruction: The Unnecessary Battle

Valuing your musical instincts doesn’t mean you should avoid a bit of musical instruction. ______________  It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. And get a 7th eBook FREE, “From Amateur to Ace – Writing Songs Like a Pro.” Time to become the best songwriter […]

Nuts & Bolts (Quite Literally…) and Music

The best songwriters are the ones that experience music in the most ways. ___________ Buy “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, and get back to songwriting excellence. ___________ Follow me on this one: Every once in a while, I sit back here in my office and look around me at everything that’s been made by […]

The Dilemma of Sameness in Today’s Pop Music

If everyone is craving sameness in music, what’s an intelligent songwriter to do? _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and find out which songs become hits, and why they sound so good. _____________ No doubt you’d heard on the news a while back the results of a study, recently completed in Spain, that shows […]

An Important Rule About Rules: There Are No Rules

It’s a real shame if your need to follow rules just cramps your creativity. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ Every once in a while even I use the word “rules” when it comes to music, though I try not to. I prefer words like “guidelines”, “formulas”, and […]

Musical Success: “Design is how it works…”

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Kick-start your songwriting career, starting now. _________ The death of Steve Jobs has everyone in a bit of a stunned state of reflection. Like other iconic individuals whose life work has affected and influenced us so deeply, the ubiquity and immortality of their life’s work and product has […]