Writing Songs That Are On The Cutting Edge

Wanting your songs to be innovative and fresh is the dream of most songwriters. As long as people “sort of” get it, you’re on the right track. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Innovation in songwriting is a tricky balancing act that […]

Has Technology Changed the Length of a Song Intro?

Keeping in mind how quickly a listener can change songs today, has technology been changing the standard length of a song intro? ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ Technology has been catering to the short attention span of humans, and it’s […]

5 Factors Affecting Your Songs’ Longterm Staying Power

Thoughts on why some songs get airplay decades after being written and performed, and why others die a quick death. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base, starting right now! _____________ The hope of every songwriter is not just to write something that has relevance and market value today. […]

Successful Songwriting: Start by Identifying the Goal(s)

You wouldn’t set out on a journey without knowing where you want to end up. Songwriting is not much different. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base, starting right now! _____________ Good songwriting, like any kind of musical composition, is a mixture of working forwards and working backwards. Working […]

Why Saving Your “Failed Songs” Pays Off

If you’re not saving the bits of songs that never see the light of day, you should be. You could be tossing out hit material. ________ Over the past few years I’ve been writing almost daily articles on this blog. And if I’m ever stuck for a word, or a better way of communicating an […]

Songwriting When You Don’t Feel Inspired

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Kick-start your songwriting career, starting now. _________ I have great admiration for those who write movie scores. They don’t have the luxury of waiting until they feel inspired. Professional productions run on a schedule, and it’s usually tight. That ability to write on demand is possible for all […]