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5 Songwriting Lies You Tell Yourself about and the Actual Truth

August 1st, 2019 by

Songwriting is more than hard – it is complex, challenging, and requires a great deal of inspiration. There’s a good reason why so few people are known for their songwriting skills. You don’t start songwriting without having a really good plan, without possessing the right skills, and without the proper confidence in yourself and your resources. (more…)

Songwriting: Top 5 Tips on How to Do It Perfectly

April 23rd, 2019 by
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Probably you have googled songwriting tips, and you’ve stumbled upon this text. This means you almost certainly don’t know how to start, maybe you’re stuck or you need a tweak to your writing. Good, you’re in the right place!

Songwriting is an individual, personal process. It isn’t an exact science, so there aren’t strict rules or restrictions you need to follow. You have all the freedom you want.

However, there are some guidelines, some general principles and useful advice you can apply to craft new hits. Therefore, here are the top five tips on how to write a song. Let’s start!

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    If you only write music, or conversely only write lyrics, you can still write songs and publish them. All you need is a collaborator. Collaboration is a proven method for most writers who require a partner to do what they cannot do themselves. Most songwriters and composers know of successful collaboration partnerships, such as John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, to name just a few. There are also occasions when artistes themselves collaborate with songwriters. Publishers also sometimes put songwriting teams together. In most cases, however, publishing companies require complete songs and will only take lyrics alone under exceptional circumstances.