Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year – Stay Strong!

I’m guessing that you’re good and ready to bid 2020 a heartfelt goodbye, and that you’re looking forward to 2021 with more than just a little hope. I could be accused of being an eternal optimist, but I really am expecting a much better new year, and I hope things are lining up to be […]

Merry Christmas - From Gary Ewer

Merry Christmas to Everyone!

It’s been a tough year for us all, there’s no doubt about that. And at holiday times we’re used to looking forward to being with friends and family, and we usually take great joy in that. This year a lot of “being with friends” is going to happen virtually. For many, it’s going to be […]

Songwriter

What Role Does ‘Vision’ Play In Your Songwriting Process?

You encounter the word vision a lot in the creative arts. Actually, you encounter it in lots of other areas, too. Who can forget former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s cringy support of “developers”, who are the ones who flesh-out corporate or industry ideas, giving consumers a product that is the result of someone’s initial vision? […]

Paul McCartney - White Album Sessions

The Difference Between Meaning and Message

If you wish that your songs had better lyrics, and you’re actively working on improving that aspect of your songwriting, that is definitely time well spent. Meaningful, powerful lyrics will likely be studied and admired long after practically any other element of songs. In the writing of more poignant lyrics, it’s worth noting that meaning and meaningful […]

Lenny Kravitz

When Simplicity Rocks: Lenny Kravitz and “Fly Away”

Twenty-one years ago Lenny Kravitz released “Fly Away“, the fourth single from his fifth studio album, ‘5‘. If you’re not sure you know the song, you’ve likely heard it as the soundtrack for travel agencies, car companies and more, like this Nissan commercial from 2011. If you’re ready to study — to learn why a great song […]

Audience entertainment

Balancing Message With Entertainment Value

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 10-eBook Bundle” covers every aspect of good songwriting. It’s being used by thousands of songwriters to improve their technique. Start writing the best songs of your life, now! Every song is, to some degree, entertainment. If you aren’t entertaining your target audience, you’re missing the mark. That’s not to say […]