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More Secrets to Songwriting Success You Need To Learn Now

January 30th, 2013 by

Develop these attributes of a successful songwriter, and you will find yourself moving quickly toward songwriting success!

Thick Skin

The music business is a tough business. You cannot be easily hurt or upset if you want to be a successful songwriter.  There will always be situations where your work will be under scrutiny or critiqued. You need to develop a way to see past that and let it roll off your back, like “water off a duck’s back.

Duck in WaterDucks have feathers that are tight and their density act like oil. It keeps the duck dry and warm.  So when water, cold or otherwise, lands on the back of a duck, it simply rolls off. Let critiques roll off your back in a similar manner. If you are going to be successful, you need to take these situations as opportunities to become a better songwriter. (more…)

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    A good collaborator knows when the time is right to step forward with an idea. He/she also knows when it’s best to ‘lurk in the background’ and allow the voices and ideas of others to shine. Work on your ability to listen to the ideas of the people that you are working with. The phrase ‘all of us together is better than any one of us alone ‘most certainly applies to songwriting.