A songwriter is an expert whose main work is to write lyrics and melodies in songs. The songwriter profession, similar to other professions requires one to be creative, passionate and have a love for writing. A songwriter is also required to understand how to work with the latest music technology including computer sound editing, sequencers, and more.
A songwriter will create songs for other artist or bands for them to perform but the credits will remain his/hers.
Songwriters also partner with artist and other songwriters when it comes to creating materials for their shows.
To be a professional songwriter, you must be able to create lyrics and write melodies. There is huge a difference between a lyricist and a songwriter in that the former knows how to write lyrics but does not know how to write melodies. That means an artist will have to come up with their melody.
It has never been easier to chase your dream and make it come true than it is today. In the music industry, the sky is the only limit. All over the world, talented singers and songwriters succeeded to make a name for themselves even if they’ve started from scratch.
In the music industry, you need to be talented, passionate, and courageous – the rest will be history. There’s no such thing as the right path to follow.
There are some great artists that took the hard path, some were born in the right family, and of course, there are some that had nothing but their passion for music, these usually being the ones that are able to find the path towards success on their own.
No matter what your path towards becoming a songwriter will be, you have to remember that it won’t be a piece of cake and that you have to fight for your dreams.
But, as we could all use a great story to inspire and motivate ourselves to move along, here’s our top 5 inspiring stories of successful songwriters:
Working with another songwriter can definitely improve your chances of success. This is because 1) two heads are often better than one, and 2) the person you co-write with may be more advanced and/or better connected than you are, giving you a leg up on getting your songs cut.