To Be a Successful Songwriter Do These 5 Things

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. Continue reading »

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How to Be Wildly Successful: 8 Tips for Independent Musicians

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If you think that starting a music career and selling albums is an easy thing to do, you are so wrong!  Actually, it’s more like working on something for a long time, but get some unexpected results every time. What’s so wrong with this music business and why independent musicians are workaholics – we are going to find more and share the useful information with you, young stars!

One time or forever

Unlike in businesses related to selling goods in-demand, music activity requires not only high quality, but also the ability to meet the customer’s preferences and understanding what kind of music the audience wants. As part of the audience, you probably know that some artists appear rapidly, rise up quickly with one or two songs, shine brightly for some time, and lose all attention as quickly as it all has begun! Some independent musicians turn up their activity again and make noticeable success in this business. But for most of such artists there is no second chance. They start working again, hoping to bring the second wave of the popularity, but they don’t get even half of the success of their first boom! Continue reading »

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10 Tips on Composing Music

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Writing songs is usually a personal process. What works for you may not work for others, which is why most composers write their song.  Writing songs is the process of discovering sound, melody, and lyrics that harmoniously complement each other. With this in mind, here are 10 tips on composing music: Continue reading »

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How You Can Write Great Songs

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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. Continue reading »

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Songwriting News October

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
  • 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

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: Continue reading »

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How to Write Better Songs

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Once you have decided to try yourself in composing verses and want them become a song one day, but you do not play any musical instruments and can’t compose own music, then you have to understand that writing a good song is not that easy, as it may seem at first sight; you have to work very hard to make your text attract the attention of musicians.

The lyrics of the song must tell a complete story and convey feelings of the songwriter, thus the main aim of any author is to write words he wants to hear himself, the words listeners will not be able to stop repeating. Continue reading »

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Some of the Best Platforms to Promote Your Music

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The music industry has been changed forever by the launch of the internet. When before you’d spend hours pouring over your mixtape, ready for your one shot with a record label that you might not ever get again, has now transformed into a place where you could wake up the next morning with millions of followers. In this post you will discover some of the best platforms to promote your music.

It’s a crazy world we live in, but it’s just as hard, even not more challenging to get noticed by the public and record labels. To give you the best start in your music career, here are some of the best places to promote your music, giving you a very real shot at your chance in the limelight. Continue reading »

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Learn 7 Important Laws for Smart Songwriting

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Music surrounds us every day – we hear it while driving the car, shopping in the mall, or eating in a restaurant. It has become a part of our everyday routine, and some of us can’t imagine an hour of our lifetime without a favorite song.

Music is something we aspire to. It’s something that communicates emotions rather than words. It motivates us to work, rest, cook, exercise. There’s a song for everything we do. It awakes right emotions, so that we can get more motivated.

And if you belong to that type of people, who like to sing about their emotions, you’re probably a potential songwriter. It may seem that if you have an ear for music and a poetic talent, it would be super easy for you to right a hit song.

But you’ll be surprised to find out that world’s top hit songs weren’t just an occasional alphabet soup put to music. They’ve all been created according to laws of songwriting.

So if you’re really into pursuing a dream of being a successful songwriter and want to improve your poetic and musical talents, here 7 important laws for smart songwriting. Continue reading »

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How To Use Someone’s Musical Style Without Losing Your Own

Musical Style musician man guitar recordingLearning how to use someone’s musical style without losing your own is quite tricky. There are various things that you have to consider, especially the technicalities of the thing that you are about to do.

Even if you are a seasoned composer already, you cannot still guarantee that you won’t experience these musical “lagging.” In fact, it is an inevitable predicament that you will tend to copy the music of other people. And the biggest deal about it is that you can be unconsciously doing such. Of course, it is a bad thing. Why? Well, because it is the epitome of plagiarism.

So if this is the case, are there any plausible options where you can somehow imitate the musical style of other musicians without stepping into a legal landmine? Yes, there are. Just take the time to read this article so that you will be guided. Don’t worry. These pieces of advice that I will give you are just basics and doesn’t require too much stressing on your part. Continue reading »

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Songwriting News September 6 2017

Songwriting News September

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


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


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

Current Songwriting News August 25 2017 Learn How to Write Songs

Teen songwriters in NYC compete for a recording session

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’

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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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How Can Music Affect Our Moods?

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When writing songs the hope is that it will provide an emotional response to the listener.  There are many emotions experienced when listening to music. Here Gerry Clarkson a musician and a blogger explore the The Relationship Between Sad Music and Depression and how music affects our mood.  Here is his contribution.

From the rhythms of our ancient dynasties to present limitless streaming services, music has been serving as a crucial part of the human experience.Fascinatingly, for teenagers and those who have just crossed their twenties, music seems to have a major role to play. According to different studies, the adolescents listen to the music for around 2-3 hours each day, particularly when feeling upset.You feel what music you listen! Continue reading »

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What Nobody Tells You About Songwriting

Writing a song with guitar pen and paperWhat nobody tells you about songwriting? If you are an aspiring songwriter, you might have asked yourself this question. Are there some things that you should know before you thread this career? Is this path even worth pursuing for? Well, these queries surely need elucidation. After all, it would be bad to leave amateurs clueless and blindsided. 

It is a common sight that songwriters don’t get enough training to get them started. In fact, we could say that it is formal education regarding songwriting is a rare thing. You can only get it if you enroll in music schools. Of course, we have to emphasize that not all music academies will offer such course.  Continue reading »

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Behind the Scenes: Pros and Cons of Signing a Record Deal

Record Deal - Signing a recording contractAs practice shows, musicians who dream of a record contract with a label are completely unaware of what these ominous 80-100-page agreements with record companies are. A cooperation agreement with a record label is a legal agreement between an artist (or a band) and a corporation (record company).

Music production and its further sale is the basis of show business industry. First of all, any record company calculates how much money it will be possible to earn on this or that musical project. Labels constantly compete for attracting new consumers, who are actually fans of bands and performers. After making a record deal with a certain artist, the company automatically expands its sales market with the help of current and future fans of this artist. For a record company, any artist is just a means of earning money by selling a music product to the fans.

If you have decided to make a record deal, you have to be aware of all pros and cons, concerning label deals. I am going to start with positive sides. Continue reading »

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