As songwriter’s it is important to create a brand for yourself. As an artist who want to be know and recognizable. In this article Boone Shanks share how Jackson Pollack was able to create a brand for himself. Although he is a painter the concepts will work equally well with songwriters.
We live in the times of the market, and culture also functions according to its laws. Only individual projects and their authors become its products. The popular French philosopher Derrida is the same brand as Madonna, Mercedes or McDonald’s. There is no mass and elitist culture, but there is only a marked space consisting of separate brands. For examples, you do not need to go far artists who are being sold.
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Songwriters write songs because they have something to say. A songwriter is also an artist. When a collection of songs are written, that collection becomes what is known as the artist voice. When writing songs it is important to have your own unique voice.
One important aspect of developing your own unique voice is to be original. There are many ways an artist can be original. To start out you can take an existing concept and think of it in a new way. Take a fresh perspective on this concept and develop it into something different. To do this you need to be inventive. Using things in novel ways will also help you be more original. This transition will build your creative chops. Continue reading
The use of songwriting software makes the task of writing songs easier. Technology allows the songwriter the ability to record songs at home. The advantage of songwriting software is the ability to modify digital audio, add special effects and use virtual instruments. These programs provide synths that use real instrument samples. The songwriter can create drum beats and loops for their songs. Song tracks can be edited and improved by touching up parts that you don’t like.
Once a song is finished, it can be interfaced with other multimedia apps. There are several brands of songwriting software. Some of the more popular ones include Cakewalk Sonar X2 Producer, Steinberg Cubase, Finale 2012 and Masterwriter Songwriting Software. Each one not only records songs they also have additional features as well.
The prolific use of songwriting software has revolutionizes the art and craft of writing songs. In day gone by the cost of making a demo or final product was very expensive. Software opens the door for creative artist an affordable option in getting songs out to the public. Now the home computer is the recording studio,
Though the use of the software an artist is empowered to write and record songs. This creates more opportunities for songwriters. Independent artist can compete with the larger music industry. It makes the playing field level. It is now possible to reach fame by recording songs and publishing them directly on the Internet. Now distribution is quick and easy. It can be done from the comfort of your home.