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Songwriting: 7 Tips How to Begin Writing Songs

August 15th, 2018 by

Songwriting Tips Begin Writing Songs Headphones Smartphone MusicEvery new songwriter can feel uninspired and lost at the beginning of this journey. The sole idea of having a blank page you need to fill with fine lyrics is overwhelming. As Peter Braxton, songwriter and an expert at a thesis writing service says: ‘The hard thing is to start the song. When you have an excellent beginning, the rest will just come rushing to you’.  Here are 7 tips to help you begin writing songs.

Writing a song isn’t half as hard as it seems. There is basically no limitation or wrong answer as to how you should begin or which idea you have to pursue. The only forbidden thing is copying other people’s songs. In fact, if you ask any songwriter how they came up with the beginning of their song, they will all struggle to explain their start. (more…)

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    If you are offered a contract by a music publisher, obviously, they like your song or instrumental theme and are reasonably confident that they can secure a recording of it. Publishers’ contracts will state a split percentage deal but you are advised not to accept less than 50% on your behalf. Terms are negotiable, i.e. 60/40, 70/30 in your favor. As it is in all things contract related, run it by your music attorney before you sign anything.