Revised 2013 About the Book Achieving “hit creator” status has all the time been a formidable goal for any songwriter. Never more so on the other hand than in the 21st century. Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted, fragmented listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there for long enough for your song to grow to be “their song” requires more than being only a “good” songwriter. Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting “The Book” arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process and opening the door to serious professional songwriting. Hall of fame songwriter Paul Williams said in his review of the book “If there used to be a hit songwriters secret handshake Da Murphy would probably have included it.” About the Creator Ralph Murphy, songwriter, has been successful for five decades. Consistently charting songs in an ever-changing musical environment makes him a member of that very small group of professionals who make a living ding what they care to do. Add to that the platinum records as a producer, the widely acclaimed Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting articles used as a part of curriculum at colleges, universities, and by songwriter organizations, his success as the publisher and co-owner of the extremely successful Picalic Group of Companies and you see a pattern of achievement according to more than luck.