Songwriting: Improving Your Odds

A typical audience member is better at saying why they like a song than why they don’t. When a listener doesn’t like a song, they don’t take the time to wonder why. They just don’t like it, and that’s all they know. They click to listen to something else, and they’ll do that until they find […]

The Earworm Factor: Writing Accidental Music

Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” was the number-one single on the Billboard charts for 2014, and by any measurement you choose it was the most commercially successful song of that year, with 13.9 units sold. If there was ever a song that could be called an “accidental hit”, “Happy” fit the bill perfectly. It innocently inserted itself […]

Writing Like You Belong To Today's Music World

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle covers every aspect of songwriting, from creating chord progressions, to writing melodies and lyrics, and much more. Now with a 7th FREE eBook. Read more… ______________ It’s a quandary for “older” songwriters: you spend years, even decades, trying to improve your writing skills. It’s not easy… it takes time. But […]