All posts by Jori Hamilton

How to Share Your Love of Songwriting by Pursuing a Career in Music Education

January 23rd, 2021 by
How to Share Your Love of Songwriting by Pursuing a Career in Music Education

We don’t have to tell you how incredible music is. The benefits are endless and impossible to capture with words. Music connects us as people. It is known as the “universal language”. It’s calming. It’s healing. People even use music therapy to lower stress and treat mental health conditions.

But, again, as a songwriter, you undoubtedly already know all of that. Songwriters often have a passion for music that many others don’t possess. But, unless you manage to sell your songs to a famous musician or record label, you might not be able to rely on a career as a writer.

There’s nothing wrong with that. Many songwriters write for themselves or do it as a hobby. But, if songwriting alone isn’t scratching your musical itch, you might want to consider a career in music education. It’s a fantastic way to share your gift and passion with others, and fuel them with the tools and skills they need to discover how incredible music really is.

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How to Jump Start Your Songwriting Career if You’re Struggling Financially

October 8th, 2020 by
Jump Start Songwriting Career

You’ve probably heard the “starving artist” expression more than once in your life as a musician. And while there are plenty of stereotypes about songwriters and their financial struggles, unfortunately, many of those stereotypes are true. Songwriting isn’t always a lucrative profession, especially when you’re just starting out.

In many cases though, it’s just a matter of getting your foot in the door with a great song, or getting noticed by a popular artist to start making real money from your words and music. But what can you do to make that happen? How can you jump-start your career as a songwriter, even if you’re struggling to pay your bills? Let’s take a look at a few tips you can use to work toward a successful songwriting career while remaining financially stable.

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    The range required of the singer in order to sing the song you write is another consideration for you to keep in mind. Even professional singers only have a range of about an octave and a half that they are comfortable with. If you find yourself needing to break into falsetto every time you come to the come to the chorus, it’s time to re-tool your melodyÉ