Songwriting - Producer

Technology and the Songwriting Playing Field: Avoiding the Pitfalls

Not that long ago, most of the music you were likely going to hear was good music. I’m talking about before the internet made streaming easy and everywhere. If you were a child of any time before the later 90s, the music you heard was probably the music on the radio, and then the albums […]

The Wrecking Crew

Adding Non-Standard Instruments to Your Song Recordings

How much thought do you give to the instrumental accompaniment for your songs? The question may feel like a no-brainer; if you’re a guitarist, you’ll use guitar. If you’re a keyboardist, you’ll lean towards using keyboards. But simply deciding to use the instrument you’re most comfortable with may be missing great opportunities to create something interesting for […]

A Good Recording Needs a Good Song As a Starting Point

I still believe that no matter how excellent the quality of gear is these days, and how easy it is to do your own sound recording, that if you really want an excellent product to “shop around,” it’s a great idea to hire a professional producer. A producer is positioned to be more objective about […]

How Good Does Your Demo Need to Be?

 You should see your demo as being every bit as important as your final product. It used to be that a demo was rather rough around the edges. As long as you were giving the producer and other personnel the idea of the basic workings of the song, you were fine. These days, demos really need […]

Using Objective Listening to Improve Your Songwriting

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages covers every aspect of songwriting, from melodies to chords to lyrics and more. The 10-eBook Deluxe Bundle is on sale right now. Read more _____________ Objectivity, from a songwriter’s point of view, is the ability to listen to your own music as if it were someone else’s. And that’s […]

Making a High Quality Recording of Acoustic Instruments

Written by Gary and David Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Gary Ewer is the author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” suite of e-books. Download them today, and discover how to turn your songs into hits. ________________ Making a demo recording of your songs is an important step to making it in […]