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8 Step Creative Process to Help You Write Better Songs

March 27th, 2018 by

Eight Step Creative ProcessThe following steps can be used in nearly any creative activity especially in the songwriting creative process.  It is a basic road map to follow that will provide greater clarity in the creation of your next song.

Identify the Topic

The beginning of the the creative process requires that you pinpoint the main topic want to express. As a artist you want to express your ideas, beliefs and thought to your audience. Having a clear picture of the topic makes it easier to come up with viable working ideas. (more…)

To Be a Successful Songwriter Do These 5 Things

November 14th, 2017 by

Becoming a Successful Songwriter
A bad song is worse than silence. There are songs you’ve heard where you couldn’t wait for them to finish.  Chances are they were dull and boring.  That is why it is important to compose songs that are interesting and engaging. In this article you will learn 5 thing To be a successful songwriter.

Crafting a good song requires more than writing lyrics grammatically correct or correct word order.  There are certain rules you need to consider when writing a song.  Understand this, the primary objective with any song is to engage the listener.  Fortunately, there are several tools and apps you can use to keep from sounding dull.   Here are five different methods you can use to improve you songwriting skills. (more…)

How You Can Write Great Songs

October 26th, 2017 by

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Songwriters may often ask themselves, “What makes a song great?” The answer to that question can make the difference between a mediocre song and an amazing song. Hopefully, once you finish reading this post you will be on the path the write great songs. This is not a new topic it has been written about by many experts in the industry. Trying to unravel the right formula is a lot like hitting a moving target. Taste change, technology changes making it difficult to nail down the right formula. (more…)

Songwriting News October

October 19th, 2017 by

Songwriting News October
October Songwriting News and Events featuring these news stories…

  • The 20 Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music Right Now
  • How To Balance Conversational and Poetic Language In Your Songwriting
  • Universal launches startup ‘Accelerator Network’ in bid to find the next Spotify
  • Will.i.am Joins ‘Mobile Record Label’ Startup Amuse, Talks ‘Defining a New Type of Record Industry’
  • Two Big Mistakes Songwriters Make
  • APRA AMCOS Announces A Bumper Year For Songwriters Thanks To Streaming And Export
  • Incoming Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Shreds With Corporate Bandmates at Aspen Fest: Exclusive Interview
  • Official: Miles Leonard stepping down at Parlophone, Mark Mitchell named Co-President
  • The magic of making hits: The psychology behind and economics of pop culture
  • Should music videos have to disclose product placements?
  • C3 Warn Against “Transparency In Music Licensing And Ownership Act”
  • Scrappy NSAI turns 50, keeps fighting for songwriters in D.C.

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Best Songwriting Articles – Learn How to Write Songs Blog 2017

October 16th, 2017 by

best songwriting articles 2017Taking a look back at 2017 here are the best songwriting articles on the Learn How to Write Songs blog.

There are a variety of subjects that songwriters find useful.  You will find these are the most popular for this year.

These posts are filled with an abundance of tips, ideas, insights written to help you write better songs..

In case you missed these blog posts or neglected to bookmark them for future reference and inspiration, here are the Best 10 Learn How to Write Songs Blog Posts of 2017 and don’t forget to leave a comment to join the discussion: (more…)

Songwriting News September 6 2017

September 4th, 2017 by

Songwriting News September

Songwriting  Giants Webb And Harnick Write New Books, While David Is The Subject Of A New …

Forbes

Three giants of American songwriting are in the limelight today with new books:  Jimmy Webb and lyricist Sheldon Harnick each have penned one, while lyricist Hal David is the subject of a new biography by his widow, Eunice.

A Sought-After  Songwriter  With A Powerful Pedigree Offers Her Best Tips On Finding Happiness

Forbes

Many of us can get pretty myopic about success and happiness. We are convinced we need an exact cocktail of events to occur before we allow ourselves to believe we have achieved success. If only we had that job, car, house. But the reality is that success comes in many forms. You can thrive at any time. The key is to recognize and embrace those riches when they come your way.

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Songwriting News August 25 2017

August 25th, 2017 by

Current Songwriting News August 25 2017 Learn How to Write Songs

Teen songwriters in NYC compete for a recording session

WABC-TV
The #MyNYCSong contest is designed to help young people here in the city find their voice, and the city has recruited teen musicians to help spread the word.. What inspires you about New York City and so we’re looking for young songwriters to tell that story,” Julie Menin, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of …

Louis Tomlinson: ‘Songwriting helped me forge my musical identity’

Music News
Louis Tomlinson became a songwriter in order to gain a musical “identity”. The 25-year-old singer first found fame as one fifth of boyband One Direction, before proving he’s more than just a pretty face by working with other people to pen tunes for the group, including songs Perfect, Strong and Taken. He’s now branched out on his own as the band enjoy a hiatus, and is using his songwriting skills for his own music too.

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10 Best Resources for Creative Songwriting

May 9th, 2017 by

creative songwriting guitarThe pressure is immense for a modern songwriter. What if your mind gets blocked? What if you write a song that sounds and feels like another one and you don’t even realize it? You’re under constant pressure to meet the expectations and be more creative.

Well, there’s a good thing in being a modern songwriter: you can get better and more productive thanks to technology. There are great tools and online resources that will boost your creativity. We’ll list 10 of them. (more…)

Tips on how to write music for a song:

January 14th, 2017 by

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Decide for which target audience when you write music for your song

If you write a music only for yourself, you are not limited in your self- expression. But if you are composing music for other people, it should be understandable for them also. For example, the songs in a rock style won’t be accepted by a large number of elderly people, while tracks in chanson style will be pleasant for them. (more…)

Using loops and music samples can be a useful tool for songwriters

August 28th, 2016 by

Loops and music samples

Using loops and music samples can be a useful tool for songwriters. Here is a collection of various packages you can use in your songwriting process.

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Vintage Keys Loops – Loopmaster

March 9th, 2016 by

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Understanding Royalty Free Samples and Loops

March 6th, 2016 by

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It is so simple to create your own music productions. This is because of the availability of computers and music software. Songwriter, music producers are creating their own songs and one tool they like to use is samples and loops. Finding samples and loop are extremely easy to find with stores like Loopmasters. Making sure that the samples are legal to use in your production can be a minefield. If done the wrong way could get very expensive. To help make it easier to acquire music samples with less risk many content providers offer Royal Free Music. (more…)

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Is Loopmasters The Right Solution For You?

March 6th, 2016 by

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Most musicians, songwriters and music producers assume that when it is time for them to start planning a song, that creating that song won’t be an issue all. But, unfortunately that is not always true. The creative muse doesn’t always show up in the time frame you need. However, This will cause you to start looking for help in producing that songs. Loopmasters is a resource that may be able to help you in song production by providing you an extensive library of royalty free music sound samples and music loops. (more…)

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How Digital Audio Workstation Software Helps Songwriters

March 5th, 2016 by

Digital Audio Workstation Computer Studio

Early in the music industry music was recorded and produced using hardware based equipment. This equipment used analog methods to save the sounds. Analog is synonymous with tape recorders. As technology progressed digital recording replaced analog; we now live in a time where digital is the standard. Digital is used to produce music. Digital is the end product.

The digital revolution has allowed musicians and songwriters the ability to record and produce songs in home studios. The center of this revolution is the personal computer. This machine changes the way artist create music. The basic home studio has several items at its core. This core is what makes up a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). The DAW setup consists of a computer, music software package, audio interface, microphones, monitors, instruments, and a midi keyboard.

There are several brands of music software package that make up the digital audio workstation. Here is a brief description for each type. (more…)

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Learn How to Use Samples to Produce Songs

March 5th, 2016 by

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There is no question that everyday computer performance improves. Because this is true, computers are able to easily run most music programs. This is good news that creative artist who want to produce songs. In this article you will learn some valuable ideas that help you write some amazing songs that sound great. Cost is one consideration to look at when setting up your music studio. The good news the start up cost is fairly minimal. To get started you need a decent computer, some music production software, VST and loops. (more…)

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