Songwriter 101: Know Them Now – Songwriting Techniques & Tips

Songwriting 101: Know Them Now at Kennesaw State BMI organized an all-star panel of songwriting experts for its Songwriting 101: Know Them Now discussion, held September 28 at Kennesaw State University, 20 miles north of Atlanta. Featuring hit writers India Shawn of Full Circle (Lloyd, Chris Brown, Diddy Dirty Money), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph of the Jugganauts (Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West), REO of the Sound Killers (Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé), and JR Get Money of the Building (Lupe Fiasco, Diggy Simmons, Plies), the conversation covered how to pitch songs; making the decision to work hard — and sticking with it; the importance of forming strong relationships; how BMI can support aspiring songwriters; the art of actually writing a hit; and much more. BMI’s Byron Wright, Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, served as moderator. www.bmi.com More about BMI www.bmi.comGet paid when your music gets played. Join BMI! www.bmi.com Learn about future BMI events. www.bmi.com Music Career Advice www.bmi.com Songwriter101: songwriter101.com YouTube FaceBook: facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com ABOUT BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 500000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The US corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it

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Published: 2012-02-13 21:23:49
Songwriter 101: Know Them Now – Songwriting Techniques & Tips

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    Many people who wish to become a part of a songwriting team will ask the question ‘what is the optimum number of people that I should have on my team?’ Well, how high is the sky? These are both rhetorical questions, meaning that they have no answer. There is no hard and fast rule to the number of collaborators that should be used on any team. However, common sense does dictate that if you take the ‘It takes a village’ approach to writing songs, it will minimize your take when it comes time to divvy up the proceedsÉ

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